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
Used cardboard with edges taped to keep air inside for insulation, framed in Pallet wood, then painted using repaint project paint
Dissasemble used Furniture
75mm Loose Pin Hinges (100mm hinges also available)
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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