Reciprocal frame Shelter Kit (RSK)

Tel:       +44 (0) 7970106786  

London

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thousands of relief tarpaulins are supplied to families displaced by disasters each year

 however no frames are provided to support these tarpaulins

the shelters built are often structurally weak, a health hazard and unfit for families to live in

the RSK is the first complete bamboo frame shelter kit to address this problem

 
 
the RSK strength and efficiency is due to its roof frame
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4 bamboo poles are overlapped in turn to make a load bearing structure called a reciprocal frame

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 this reciprocal frame is lashed on top of 4 outer poles to complete the RSK roof frame 

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this strong and highly efficient frame  supports the roof tarpaulin inside every RSK shelter

 
all RSK shelters  use this reciprocal frame roof
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 emergency RSK

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a shelter designed for both disaster preparedness and disaster response in any climate or terrain

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standard RSK

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highly versatile temporary shelter for five persons

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double RSK

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dignified living space for families in transition

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urban RSK

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 the first bamboo shelter kit that can freely stand on concrete

 
 
 
 
 RSK shelter kits have distinct advantages in an emergency
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 compared to any equivalent span shelter the RSK shelter 

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by using only complete bamboo poles RSK shelters have

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no special skills or tools are required and roof assembly is on the ground instead of overhead 

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the different method of roof and wall construction results in 

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using only 2 lengths of bamboo for the roof makes the shelters 

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by using the same roof frame the RSK shelters are

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from temporary classrooms to isolation wards RSKs are

 
 
 
 
 
 
health benefits
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RSK shelters are designed to improve both

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physical distancing and

isolation wards can provide

 
 
 a safer more secure shelter
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SEVERE STORM SHELTER

the severe storm option 

and improved fire safety of these shelters combine to provide important

 
disaster preparedness is now affordable for the most vulnerable communities
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the emergency RSK frame costs less than USD £5 and, if tarpaulins are unavailable, it can even be  thatched

 
disaster response is greatly improved
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rapid and highly efficient deployment of dignified shelters that aspire to Sphere guidelines

 
technical support  
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 is mainly from peer reviews by engineers and shelter experts

 

who have built RSK shelters in the field and contribute invaluable

 
training and education
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our training courses have demonstrated the importance of education for the wider understanding  and scaling up of this exciting concept

 
our partners
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 we work closely with local, national and international shelter organisations 

 

 
achieving our goals
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our next goal is an 

that will help us to

demonstrate the full