Friday, 18 February 2022

Plan to make a low cost hardware kit to allow low income groups to build locally sourced (preferably reused) panels to make foldable shelters like Hexayurts, or for childrens play dens, animals pens or room dividers to reduce heating costs and noise

 Plan to make a low cost hardware kit to allow low income groups to build locally sourced (preferably reused) panels to make shelters like Hexayurts, or childrens play dens, animal pens or room dividers to reduce heating costs and noise

  Following on from previous Experiments in Prototyping a 6' Hexayurt Shelter from  Metal Sided RIGID PIR Foam Sandwich Panels  this expands the idea to use  Loose Pin Hinges (Bzp 75mm -100mm)

 

on the corners joints instead of roof tek screws, so the hinge pins can be removed, and the shelter can be diassembled for storage / easy portability. Reusing panels for alternative uses such as window shutters for insulation / security could be explored. 

A profile / cover to seal the roof seams will have to be designed.

This panel joining system could also be used inside for other shelters such as childrens play dens, animals pens or room dividers to save heating energy, quickly stored away when unused 

An internal tensioned wire or threaded bar system to tighten structure may be required as loose pin hinge joints may need tightening. Perhaps this could be incorporated into a mezzanine in a hexayurt design 

A similar method has been used for 'removable pin split hinges as baseboard connectors'

Materials to experiment making panels for interior use:

If there is a budget:  

metal sided PIR sandwich panels (as in pic above) sips panels, mgo sips, 

recycled plastic panels (poss made by methods of www.preciousplastic.com

No budget: 

Used cardboard with edges taped to keep air inside for insulation, framed in Pallet wood, then painted using repaint project paint

Dissasemble used Furniture

We have been fortunate in aquiring several thousand of the hinges and brackets detailed below at very low cost, so we can beging to offer these hardware kits


75mm Loose Pin Hinges (100mm hinges also available)

 

 

 

Panel corners can strengthened with these Blooma Steel Fixing Clip 24mm Bracket 
 
or smaller panels can be joined together by using them in pairs fixed back to back 



 Panels from dissasembled furniture could be used like in link below and joined togethere with Blooma Steel Fixing Clip 24mm (pic above)

 Low Cost 1-2.05 M High New Remanufactured Shelving with Wood & Threaded Metal Bar Uprights that is Fully Height Adjustable in Several Sizes For Sale 

 Pic of plywood Hexayurt design which may be able to benefit fron the loose pin hinge idea

 

 related page http://hexayurt.com/index.old.html  

video of a Fold up Hexayurt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzC-T72tnYc




 


Sunday, 6 February 2022

Low Cost 1-2.05 M High New Remanufactured Shelving with Wood & Threaded Metal Bar Uprights that is Fully Height Adjustable in Several Sizes For Sale - Shop Fitters Welcome

Low Cost 2.05 M High New Remanufactured Shelving with Wood & Threaded Metal Bar that is Fully Height Adjustable in Several Sizes for Sale

These shelves with a chipboard core are remanufactured from new kitchen or bathroom cabinets from large manufacturers. Quality fixings are supplied by TIMCO

These shelves have thin rod uprights, so maximise the shelf space. They can be arranged in different configurations & heights, so parts are sold seperately . 

The shelves shown can easily split into 2 x 1m high ones without cutting the 1m long rods

Different Sized Shelves & threaded rod are available. If heavy items like records are being stored, an extra threaded rod upright can be added in the middle  

Please note: So they can place them where they want on the shelf, the buyer will have to drill 16mm holes in the shelves ( 16mm+ Drill bit & drill required) for the threaded rod to pass through. We have contacted mens sheds projects, who may be able to drill the holes for you at low cost. please contact your local diy group. 

Alternatively, we can drill holes for £3 a shelf

Sizes of shelves are:

45 x 98cm ( shown in pic)  

56.6cm x 71.5cm (small desk size in brown)

 57.5 x 47.8 cm (grey colour) 

 37.5 x 47.8cm brown

47.8cm x 47.8cm brown

 




 
 Smaller sizes available
 

 
 

Prices  : 

Shelves  (18mm thick) Large are .......................  £7 each

Medium are ...........................................................£6 each

Smaller ones are  ...................................................£5 each

1m x 20mm diameter Threaded Bar .......................£6 each

1m x 16mm diameter Threaded Bar .......................£4. each

1m x 12mm diameter Threaded Bar .......................£3 each

 1m x 10mm diameter Threaded Bar .......................£2.20 each

8mm & 6mm only for very small shelves

 1m x 8mm diameter Threaded Bar .......................£1.80 each

 1m x 6mm diameter Threaded Bar .......................£1.40 each

 

16mm diamter Nuts................................................10p each  

16mm Diameter Coupling Nut..............................50p  each

16mm Diameter DomeNut....................................50p each

Penny Washers if required .......................................5p each  

Drilling 4 Holes in shelves ............................£3 each shelf

 

New Heavy Duty Castor Wheels are avalable @ £8 each if mobile shelves are required 


 To make the Shelves in the photo :

 Shelves                    (6 in pic) @ £7 each = £42

Threaded Rod      x 1m (8 in pic) @ £4 each =£32 

 16mm diamter Nuts (48 in pic) @15p each = £7.2 

Coupling Nuts......... (4 in pic)  @£50p each = £2

16mm  Dome Nut (8 in pic) @£50p..... .........-£4

Packet of 4 Corner brackets.........................= £2

(to attach shelf  to wall- pics below)

Total...............................................................£89.2

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

These are the set of 4 wall connectiong fittings for the shelves
 
 


New Filler panels that can be attached the back of shelves are available in wood effect, white or cream 

£3 each





Heavy duty metal framed mobile shelves on castor wheels are also available for £150, they cost over £1000 new

They are double sided or potentially accessed from 4 side depending on your shelves, some have a movable bar to stop contents  coming out when shelve is moved.

Height is 1860mm x 950mm wide x 680mm deep

 (colours may vary, shelves and plastic containers not inc. )





Saturday, 22 January 2022

Reuse campaigns and ideas in various stages of development by Paul Ridley & other associates / volunteers from Cabinz group or the Shelter & Hardware Bank Network (SAHBN)

 This is a page for mainly reuse campaigns and ideas in various stages of development by Paul Ridley & other associates and /or volunteers from Cabinz group or the Shelter & Hardware Bank Network (SAHBN) in the Uk

Dig It All  2020

Proposed to the IFAN Food Bank Network & Other related charities to donate 2 tonnes of screws & fixings to food support users of food banks in growing their own fruit & veg in DIY built green houses / cloches and food storage sheds Hd 

Regen P3R2-Jan-2022- current

- Economic & Environmemtal Regeneration throught Preparation. Reuse, Repair & Remanufacture 

This is a material reuse based campaign involving 

1. Preparation

Climate change with stronger winds / floods  requires shelters / fencing etc ot be strengthened to resist these forces

2. Reuse

Gov orgs & businesses need to develop a  reuse strategy

3. Repair

Inflation and shortages make repair increasingly important

4. Remanufacture

This needs to be expanded to support start up businesses for economic & environmental benefit

Hexayurt / Wedgeblock & Related Structures using Composite panels - 2020 - current

 Various work over last 2 yrs

Current thoughts are on reusing perspex screens from covid screens to divert from the waste stream for energy saving room dividers, greenhouses, cloches, animal shelters & shed windows.

 Hexayurt structres made of pallet wood frames with perspex plastic screwed to them will be a protype soon   



Friday, 24 December 2021

New Stainless Steel Screws, Fixings, Used Platforms, Mobile Shelves & Air Extraction Pipes Available From CABINZ CIC

Pics below show some of the range of stainless steel fixings from split boxes. 

We have been talking to boat repairers and others in the marine industry, who use these fixings.

 Nick Gates in Emsworth Yacht Harbour has adapted some used ground level panels we have supplied to incorporate a system for joining them together, so they can be set at an angle.

 One of the prototypes is shown in the pics below

Please contact us at cabinznet@gmail.com if you are interested in buying some.

 The stainless steel fixings are high quality from TIMCO and low cost . We have some other fixings we can sell at lower cost or possibly donate to low income groups or charities.

 

 

 


Adjustable Mobile Shelves for tools, fixings or parts on 4 heavy duty castor wheels are for sale 

(colours may vary)

 

Approx. 4 tonnes of new old stock galvanised air extraction pipe in several diameters & 3 or 6m lengths with many fixings and joints




Stainless Steel & anodised aluminium grab handles available 

 

























 

Approx. 1/3 of a tonne of Wood donated to Prestatyn Mens Shed Group by cabinz & fixings delivered, donated by Christ Church Church Prestatyn

 

 






 

Thursday, 11 November 2021

 Screws &  Fixings & New Buckets  donated to the recently opened Emsworth Men in Sheds Group & Approx 40 kg of fixings donaed to Havant mens Sheds

 





Next Door is the Hole in the Wall Group for making Pottery / Ceramics
All within the Emsworth Community Centre hampshire


The Emsworth Village Hall
Around the corner is the Emsworth St James C. Of E Church




 

Plan to make a low cost hardware kit to allow low income groups to build locally sourced (preferably reused) panels to make foldable shelters like Hexayurts, or for childrens play dens, animals pens or room dividers to reduce heating costs and noise

 Plan to make a low cost hardware kit to allow low income groups to build locally sourced (preferably reused) panels to make shelters like H...