the award winning
   Reciprocal frame Shelter Kit (RSK)

Tel:       +44 (0) 7970106786  

London

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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

 
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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 

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

 
RSK shelters can greatly reduce this risk
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THE EMERGENCY RSK

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

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THE STANDARD RSK

provides emergency shelter for a family of 5 and is 

A HIGHLY VERSATILE SHELTER

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TRANSITIONAL SHELTER 

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THE URBAN RSK

 is the first complete bamboo shelter kit that can

 FREESTAND ON CONCRETE

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

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 uses

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by using only complete bamboo poles the RSK shelter avoids

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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 allows

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

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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