Sunday, 9 April 2017

Cabinz Prototype Shelter endures 80+ mph winds while adjacent wood shelter has roof blown off & tree behind blown over


Cabinz Prototype Wedgeblock Shelter endured 80+ mph winds while adjacent wood shelter has roof blown off & tree behind blown over


Front view


Above  - Close up of wood shelter with roof blown off

Below - Fallen tree behind Wedgeblock shelter

Below that  - Rear view, no damage to cabinz shelter


Interior pics of shelter show the experiment to fill grp profile gaps with expanding foam still intact. (it was theorised that flx in grp / frame might loosen foam. )
The preferred infil is camping mat type foam

The shelter is pinned to the ground with 4 x 75cm rebar 9no gravel foundations , just Grp DES shed base







Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Sketch up model of Segal-method Timber Frames

Sketch up model of Segal-method Timber Frames
This extension that can help novice builders create the frame for garden offices, workshops, studios (and "Tiny Houses") up to 30m2 floor area using the Segal-method of post and beam timber framing: minimal pad foundations that cope with sloping ground, flexible grid structure, simple bolted timber joints, and using standard-length timbers to reduce wastage
 http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/segal-method-timber-frames

 

Raised Beds Installed - Part 2 - Low Cost Rot Proof Materials to Build a Garden Cloche, Greenhouse or Raised Bed for Growing Veg for Food Security and Self Reliance

Following on from Part 1 , Part 2 shows pics of the raised bed to Simons design installed in the Newtown Chester Allotment  Thanks Simon ! F...