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The Build Sequence

The Arkhome concept has been designed to help meet a national/international need for quick, available low-cost accommodation – both in safe and high-risk locations.

It is unlike conventional built housing but is assembled on-site, with "off the shelf" components which have been factory prepared for every customer, according to their individual requirements. For a total understanding, in detail, this Summary should be read in detail, in conjunction with:

Initially, there will be four modules made available:

Note: All guide dimensions only

Modules 3 & 4 are optional to purchase, initially or at a later date to suit the owner/occupier.

Assembly Proceedure

The customer decides on the site location and verifies subsoil conditions, he prepares the required base supports of paving-grade concrete slabs or similar, all laser levelled, arranged according to chosen layout. Note: Prototype uses the 'Jackpad' system.

Set out series aluminium lattice beams – all dry cleated together. Assemble the independent /aluminium framework according to provided instruction and advice upon the selected base supports (8 for prototype). 4 Min anchor straps fixed ends of perimeter beams.

Aluminium frame consists of:

All of the above has been calculated by a Structural Engineer and all the framework is dry-fixed – bolted/screws.

Designed infill panels are constructed to form a sandwich with hardwood structural grade 19mm plywood bonded to str. Grade softwood frame enclosing high grade insulating material.

All components are designed to very close tolerances.

There will be 2 standard panel sizes employed i.e.: 2440 x 1220 mm and 2440 x 610mm. Overall thickness 110 mm.

Only the full-size panel can accommodate a window pre-inserted, and which can be located anywhere to suit the occupier.

All the panels are inserted/located into the str. Aluminium framework with compressible/waterproof seals to give an effective weather seal/soundproofing. All the panels are fixed back only from the inside to ensure maximum security/safety.

All other panels in the system are made on a similar principle with the possibility of edge reinforcement on the flooring panels. The supporting aluminium frame will be dry cleated connected and pre-drilled for detailed screw-fixing into timber.

Each module will be designed to sustain storm-force (up to 75 mph) weather, snow loading and flooding, when only combined with the floatation kit (optional purchase).

First stage floatation is provided by an inbuilt buoyancy layer.

Due to the nature of the product and the fact it is new, it must be understood that some revision/fine-tuning will obviously occur during development and prototype phases.

Roy Turner, Architect / Inventor August 2017

There are 1.15 million families on Council waiting lists for social housing in the U.K.

BBC News | 12 Aug 2018

There are 3750 recorded persons sleeping rough every night in the UK - but there are many more unrecorded.

BBC News | 11 Aug 2018

30 thousand new homes for low, affordable rent ARE NOT being built each year - so that low-paid workers are forced into high private sector rentals - which increases poverty in the U.K.

Katie Schmucker of Rowntree Foundation | Aug 2018

Flood damage can occur almost anywhere in the USA.
There are 820 sites known in the UK that are prone to flooding. 540 of these have no or minimal defences – even after the recent floods last year.
Only 280 are protected but are not 'guaranteed'.
Future UK storms are predicted to be so much worse than before.

BBC News | 8 Sept 2016

7.6 K people living alone – creating loneliness epidemic.
73 K people in temporary accommodation.
3.5 K on the Streets (no fixed abode).
300K people on Council – housing waiting lists.
90 K Children are homeless in in the UK.
"Living on a knife edge & wanting to be safe".

BBC Horizon | Newsnight 2016 Background Figures

As of November 2017 homeless and occupants of tempororary accommodation now exceed 250 K and rising.

BBC News

Past drought and flooding in Australia covering area equivalent to Germany and France combined.

Referring to my past 2014 Statements "what are we going to do?"

Diasters cause homelessness as this picture from the Daily Mail highlights

Flooding creates demand for temporary accommodation