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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
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    • CommentAuthorTriassic
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
    I'm doing a bit of a voluntary project for the Scouts.

    They have a camp site, on which they have what can best be described as a large dilapidated shed (6m x 4m) that is used as a dining shelter. It has a cooker, sink and work surfaces, tables and chairs. The shed has a couple of windows and a door and a section, about the size of a garage door opens so Scouts and easily get in and out. The current building was second hand when they got it and it's way past its best and needs replacing before it falls down.

    I've recently seen a SIPs house going up and was impressed by the speed of construction and was wondering if you can simply buy SIPs panels and use them to build a new dining shelter/shed?

    Any thought or ideas?
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
    Make your own, easy enough. I would like to get involved in a project like this. Where is the location?
    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Beware that Planning Permission might be needed for a "knock down and rebuild". If the original building was put up without permission you should be able to get that if it's been there more than 4 or 10 years depending on the exact details.

    Google finds at least one company using SIP Blanks for small buildings...

    • CommentAuthorstephendv
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Building a small shed sounds like an ideal project for the scouts to take on themselves, under supervision of course. Stick style construction is straight forward and there are many books/videos available - would be great to teach them the principals of environmentally friendly design.
    • CommentAuthorTriassic
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Just finished a stick construction dining shelter and we wanted to try something different and maybe a bit faster! We did get PP for the last building and this would be a straight replacement, we were hoping the PO would not notice that it looks new! ;-)
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    So is it anywhere near Cornwall?
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