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




 


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