Sunday, 12 April 2020

First prototype for a Low Cost DIY Cool Box Made from Insulated Composite Door Off Cuts

 First prototype for a DIY Cool Box Made from Insulated Composite Door Off Cuts.

This reuses materials materials that cannot be recycled and would become waste if not reused.
It acan be made to most shapes , but in this case utilises window cut outs in the most common existing shapes.

As well as insulating food (how well remains to be tested) it can help stop rodents & pests eating the food.

  We also hope to make a  DIY Backyard Root Cellar in a similar style 

Friday, 10 April 2020

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

With people being at home due to the virus at present, some working on the veg garden or allotment, we aim to support this, as well as contribute to helping reduce food scarcity, food poverty and promote self reliance.

 We have been fortunate to buy at extremely low cost, approx. 800 square metres clearance stock of very strong GRP fibreglass opaque roof sheets. These normally sell for £17 to £30 a metre

We are selling these for £5 a metre (lengths vary from 1.6 to 3m , 1.6m long shown in pic would cost £8)  and 2m long grp & plastic wood strips for pegs and side supports for £1.50 each.

Reductions will be given to bulk purchases from low income groups, community & allotment groups.

We have donated these rot proof materials to Allotments and Mens sheds groups previously and built Green houses Raised beds and fencing 

Thes sheets can be screwed to the grp sheet and attached to the peg with string or cable ties to stop them being blown away.
We have been working on a design for a garden cloche to protect veg for the home garden or allotment, variations are shown in th pics below.

It is not finished yet, and will require testing and feedback.

 We are selling the materials to charities, allotments & small biz to distribute to their network to make their own designs

We have a wide range of screws & fixings also available at very low cost to make these  .

A 2m strip on the top may be required , but we are debating on how to attach this in the pic below.

We show 4 different types of end panel, both in grp & pvc

Update 2-4-20
Being trialled in Newtown Allotment chester

Thanks to Simon

 These are just laid out on the plot, not installed or fixed
yet .
They may be used with a raised bed frame, made from composite plastic door offcuts
These were previously tried with Hanbridge allotment. Chester
Materials delivered below + fixings

Previously on the same allotment composite plastic door offcuts (DES -Door edge strips) have been used as raised bed pegs and poly tunnel door frames (pics below)

More thoughts on reusing plastic bottles, waxed cuboid cartons, metal cans & cardboard, for insulation & shrapnel protection

Following on from Previous experiments by Paul Ridley reusing plastic bottles, waxed cuboid cartons & cardboard over several years, main...