Wednesday 9 December 2020

Simple off grid Cabin that anyone can build & afford (Video)

Simple off grid Cabin that anyone can build & afford  


Part 1 via @YouTube  


 (Part 2).

Saturday 5 December 2020

'(Wo)Man Cave' Screw & Hardware Station by Halton Play Council Scrap Store with some new fixings & Fasteners supplied by Cabinz CIC / SAHBN

'(Wo)Man Cave' Screw & Hardware Station by Halton Play Council Scrap Store with some new fixings & Fasteners supplied by Cabinz CIC / SAHBN 

Cabinz also supplied 140 new slight seconds high quality Buckets to them 

Friday 4 December 2020

Saturday 22 August 2020

Cabinz CIC & Shelter & Hardware Bank Network offer of free 1 tonne of fixings to members of the Independant food aid network (IFAN) via the Dig It All project

Cabinz Cic & SAHBN have started a 'Dig It All' project with an offer to members of the Independant food aid network (IFAN)

The project is offering 1 tonne of free new screws, nails, bolts and other fixings to food banks in this network.

The aim of DIG IT ALL is for Food Banks & their partners to use these fixings in combination with locally gathered reuseable materials to build green houses, cloches & raised beds to grow fruit and veg. 

Alternatively they can repair existing facilities with them

This is a long term aim to take some of the pressure off of the Food Banks & encorage home / allotment growing, food production self reliance and mental health improvement.

This is free for the first 1 tonne but groups will need to pay postage (£12 per 23kg) or collect. 

However, we may be able to deliver to some local groups in the NW / North Wales. Items like pallets, screw sorting stations and buckets are also available for discounted price.

Thursday 6 August 2020

Economics professor Richard Wolff warns housing crash would be worse than Great Depression

Economics professor Richard Wolff warns housing crash would be worse than Great Depression

"We’re going to have this spectacle — on top of everything else happening to us — of that American situation in which we have homeless people sitting on the curb, across the street from unoccupied apartments and homes," he said."

Saturday 11 July 2020

Experiments in Prototyping a 6' Hexayurt Shelter from Kingspan Metal Sided Sandwich Panels to Bear a Snow Load for Winter Storage use

Building a Prototype for a 6' Hexayurt from Kingspan Metal Sided Sandwich Panels for Winter Storage  use to Bear a Snow Load

Please Note: at this stage we are experimenting with loose ideas from off cuts of older metal sided Kingspan brand rigid foam sheets & reused drywall framing

From looking at instructions & info at and Hexayurt playa
We decided to have a go at this.  There are over 30 Hexayurt designs. we started with the smallest for practicality

Given a potential virus caused economic depression & further crisis with a lack of low cost / easy build shelter for temp housing / work space / storage  perhaps Hexayurt designs will become more popular

We first cut and propped the 1m x 1m + size kspan sheets (80mm thick wall & 45mm thick roof ) and propped them up to explore ideas

The First idea was to have an enclosed gutter & raised edge (this was already on the offcut panels edge) The thought being that this would hold snow on the roof in winter as extra insualtion . However a very good seam seal would be required to stop leaks to inside 

Wider pics

Close up of roof seam , cut straignt at first

Top edge was cut off to make it flat against the foam end and drwall frame I beam laid on top .
Folded edge on one side, useful for fitting to wall. perhaps with drywall frame I stud as shown in pic (146mm wide )

146mm wide I stud on top of wall is too wode , but if wall was cut at an angle to mount roof, it would fit more tightly

lay up of 2 longer wall drywall studs (92mm wide) scrwed back to back to form dee pwall I beam for joining roof sheets

Wider pic

Cttting & fastening wall panels together

Peel steel on inside away from foam by hand & cut by hand with sharp kitchen knife

Note: a thin strip of folded metal had to be cut off the edge

Marking shown

Method shown for bending metal along supporting metal bar 

Wood used to keep it straignt when pressing down

Finishing by hand

Top view of seam with meatal bent, ready to be screwed in place

Inside view

External view
Note: After cutting & bending, it was a great fit,
utilizing the exisiting overlapping flap

Screwed im place with 3 rows of self drilling flange head screws inside & out

A 92mm  drywall frame stud beam was cut & bent ove the wall ridge to cover the top awaying connection of the roof panels

other top views of top plate

Sunday 14 June 2020

Cabinz are Creatively Reusing Items & selling new materials to make sneeze resistant screens for community groups & small biz

We wish to hear from community groups and small biz who may be able to use these as screens. They can buy them at the low cost below, discount for quantity

We offer no guarantees on the suitability of materials or screens, buyers do so entirely at their own risk

These are foldway used Polling station Booths that have alumium frames with telescopic legs (so can also be mounted on table tops) , and plastic sheets . They cost over £300 new ! Some of the plastic sheets need replacing (esasily done)
Frames have some marks & scratches .
£50 each some have more wear and are £40 each

Table top aluminium hinged frames that came with the Polling Booths above. They need a new plastic sheet installed,work ok, but have marks & scratches. flat bars may need bending back (easily done) 

£15 each

We can supply new old stock Opaque Composite Plastic Grp sheets at £4 per m ( this is £17 to £30 a mtr elsewhere)
and new strong 2m long composite plastic frames and all the fixings for groups to make their own screens to their own size.
£3 for 2m for thinner beams / frames (1.50 a metre) Thicker Beams are £4 (£2 a mtr ) 

Below is a green house kit prototype made from these plastic composite materials   . low cost screws & fixings also available

Cabinz also have air extraction equipment for sale.
Please contact us for further info.