"Shelter Banks" Similar to Food Banks.Providing Building Materials For Outbuildings, to People Squeezed Into The Smallest Houses in Europe
The Uk Property market has been in crisis for many years. The new concept of Shelter Banks, aims to help ease a part of that crisis.
They are similar to Food Banks in the Uk, but distributing, re-used & re-manufactured building materials that have been donated or bought in bulk at low cost. The shelters built with these materials, may be storage sheds, greenhouse or insulated garden offices for small businesses.
To facilitate this, building materials are stored in a warehouse and collected by local people, or posted to target low income groups, individuals or small businesses over a wider area.
Some materials will be free, but it depends on the amount of resources, funding & donations available, as to whether materials will have to have a small charge. If so, due to low overheads & donator support, they will much chea…
PRESS RELEASE FROM Paul Ridley, Founder Cabinz Project DATE 5/5/17
Dunkirk Migrant Camp was offered Fire Resistant Building Materials, free, a year before it burnt down On 10 April this year, a fire at the Migrant Camp in Dunkirk spread sufficently to destroy over half the buildings, many people lost all their very precious, remaining belongings and 10 people were injured. The plywood chalets for migrants at the Dunkirk Migrant Camp were built by the charities Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and 'A Home for Winter'. In February 2016, Paul Ridley of the Cabinz Project, a small community group in Chester UK, wrote warning both charities that the chalets were neither adequately insulated nor fire resistant and indicated methods to improve both and offered to pay for the necessary panels.
The method suggested was to clad the inside with plastic-coated metal sheeting and the outside with rigid foam insulation under steel outer sheeting. Paul offered sufficient panels and fixings to fill…
Following on from previous prototypes here, & here, this shelter is a lightweight, quickly constructed progression.
It is constructed by one man alone (to save labour costs) it's currently unfinished, a work in progress
The cabinz project has support of a supplier of opaque grp profiled roof sheets at very low cost (less than £3 a mtr). These are very strong & light, & are old stock / slight seconds.
We are selling these sheets for £4 a metre (no Vat ) in the Uk, to rasie funds for the Cabinz project shelter research. The project is currently funded only by voluntary labour & small donations
We recently sold at cost & donated 140 of these grp sheets to a third party aiming to build low cost shelters in Sierra Leone, Africa. This prototype is made partly to explore options for how such shelters would be made .
The frame & corner braces off-cuts are donated free by a Uk composite door manufacturer
Note. This prototype has been screwed together, so it c…