the award winning
   Reciprocal frame Shelter Kit (RSK)

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is the first complete bamboo frame shelter kit  for disaster relief

it is designed to solve a worldwide shelter problem

"no frames are provided to support  the thousands of relief tarpaulins supplied to displaced families every year"

the result is weak and poorly constructed shelters

 
the solution is to use a simple building concept

4 bamboo poles are overlapped in turn to make a load bearing structure called a reciprocal frame

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

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

 
RSK shelters can greatly reduce this risk

THE EMERGENCY RSK

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

THE STANDARD RSK

provides emergency shelter for a family of 5 and is 

A HIGHLY VERSATILE SHELTER

TRANSITIONAL SHELTER 

THE URBAN RSK

 is the first complete bamboo shelter kit that can

 FREESTAND ON CONCRETE

all RSK shelters  use this reciprocal frame roof

 emergency RSK

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

standard RSK

highly versatile temporary shelter for five persons

double RSK

dignified living space for families in transition

urban RSK

 the first bamboo shelter kit that can freely stand on concrete

 
 
 
 
 
 RSK shelter kits have distinct advantages in an emergency

 compared to any equivalent span shelter the RSK shelter uses

by using only complete bamboo poles the RSK shelter avoids

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

the different method of roof and wall construction results in 

using only 2 lengths of bamboo for the roof allows

when bamboo becomes available families can use the same roof frame to 

from temporary classrooms to isolation wards RSKs are

 
 
 
 
 
 
health benefits

RSK shelters are designed to improve both

physical distancing and

isolation wards can provide

 
 
 a safer more secure shelter

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

the emergency RSK frame costs less than USD £5 and, if tarpaulins are unavailable, it can even be  thatched

 
disaster response is greatly improved

rapid and highly efficient deployment of dignified shelters that aspire to Sphere guidelines

 
technical support  

 is mainly from peer reviews by engineers and shelter experts

 

who have built RSK shelters in the field and contribute invaluable

 
training and education

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

 
our partners

 

 we work closely with local, national and international shelter organisations 

 

 
achieving our goals

our next goal is an 

that will help us to

demonstrate the full

VIDEO OF ASSEMBLY STANDARD RSK SHELTER
 
 
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