Monday, 25 July 2016

Mk 1 Ship Lap Type Wall Cladding With White Board Edge Off Cut (WBEOC) 

Strips are fixed with 3.9 screws to Composite Door Edge Strip (CDES) uprights & cross beam.

 I experimented with Lumberjack PU glue to try & seal joints, but the gap was too large. Silicone sealant may work / alternatively coat back with expanding foam to seal & insulate more.

Discussion was had re: whether gap for ventilation (like louvre shutters / doors ) may be useful in hotter climates.

Edge with mdf core at end & sides is exposed to rain. We laft a test panel in Uk weather for a yr & it expanded only slightly at edge. It appears that the glued plastic & polystryrene  / foam composite keeps it in place.

Coating the back edge with paint if left exposed would be advisable.

however, the corved edge may trap water allowing it to settle deeper inot the mdf. A drop of paint or white silicone sealant may stop this  







Sunday, 24 July 2016

Mk. 2 Composite Door Panel Off Cut with Door Edge Frame & Plastic Strip Cross Bracing

Mk. 2 Composite Door Panel Off Cut with Door Edge Frame & Plastic Strip Cross Bracing



Similar to Mk 1 but double thickness with overlapping joints & a plastic vapour barrier 




Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Mk 1 Composite Door Panel Off Cut with Door Edge Frame & Plastic Strip Cross Bracing

Mk 1  Composite Door Panel Off Cut with Door Edge Frame & Plastic Strip Cross Bracing .

Note: screw are used, but staples may be used on side in manufacture


 Close up


Other end close up. Unfinished to show panel contents edge


Other side with diagonal cross bracing

Close Up 



Sunday, 17 July 2016

Mk 1 & 2 DIY SIPS Framed Panel with GRP Skin & Built in Window

Mk 1 & 2 DIY SIP Frame with GRP Skin & Built in Window

Grp corrugated sky light roof sheet, 1m x 2.3m
2 upright beams (nail gunned & glued door edge off cuts )
Cross beams added, ends screwed & triangular plastic door frame off cuts screwed in for cross bracing
Close up
Further close up
Close up of outer & insert of corner brace

Close up showing 4 screws

Other side view,

End view



few screws added (sealed with silicone) to stop expanding foam pushing sheet & beams apart



closeup of end screw, perhaps should have washers

closeup of middle screws, perhaps should have washers

Scrap Polystyrene put in 2 parts of panel to save foam (other part left clear as its the window)



Polystyrene forced  into ridge gaps to stop expanding foam escaping into window space



Expanding foam applied , along with one scrap panel of mdf / polystyrene



Poly appears to stop foam creeping / leaking

60cm wide Turkey size aluminium kitchen foil applied . I used this as it was the cheapest light reflective, fire resistant material I could think of .

This could be an interior finish or see 2 pics below
for extra panels

Close up . 2 strips of foil



Foil applied the other way on smaller part of panel


If required it can be covered in plastic panels, though more insulative, it adds more expense / weight


 Pic of other side, with clear window (Insulated parts should be painted to protect grp from Uv. reflect heat  & because its ugly

Close up 

Close up

Mk 2



Panel with no window & single middle support

 Other side view 





Double Wide Beams ( most likely design)











Saturday, 2 July 2016

Mk. 1 - 4 Prototype Frame for a Shelter with Green House Walls for Containing Veg or Plants or Garden Office / Shed with Shelves

Mk. 1 & 2 Prototype Frame for a Shelter with Green House Walls for Containing Veg or Plants


2m long  frame made of composite door off cuts with shelves joining tehn for plants or veg to sit on. Complete boxes may be installed, using an off cut at front of shelf . the rear with have a complete sheet, though windows may be added.


Close up of joint

A joining shelf is added, which will connect it to another upright

Close up of corner


Mk 2. Beam upright (no shelves as yet),
Close up of end. It show 2  side grp edge strip. Edge strips have been added to contain the window off cuts im middel & take extra weight. All are glued as well as screwed



Close up
Full length view
End view
Frame will be covered on outside with grp sheet that lets 90% of light through, but keeps bugs / wind out
Close up


 M3. with 1 Mk 4. "curved" upright on the right end .

a covering strip will be screwed to edge of shelf both sides to hide & waterproof nails head
 Close up of mk 4 upright
 Close up of mk 3 upright (2 versions with side beams further in / out)
 Other side of mk 3 upright
 With clear grp sheets (fixings to bge decided as grp sheets may be removable to access palnts if inside has insulated panel. Perhaps using butterfly nuts)
Close up showing plant hardly visible
 Extreme close up
 Other side of Mk 4 curved upright

Downloadable 3d Model of Wedge Block or Wedge Cube Shelter from Hexayurt inspiration -2 Types Design by Cabinz & Dylans model

Downloadable 3d Model of Wedge Block or Wedge Cube Shelter from Hexayurt inspiration -2 Types Design by Cabinz & Dylans model 3D Model L...