Suppliers

Note to foreign readers: I’m not sure that these addresses may be of any interest for you. I give them to you nevertheless.

All materials used are easy to find; here are addresses (free advertising).

Extruded polystyrene (XPS)

Large DIY stores (materials yard for thicknesses from 20 mm). Examples (dimensions in millimeters, price in euros):

Supplier Thick Dimensions Nr Price Price / m2
leroymerlin.fr 9 1000 × 1000 7 60,00 8,57
leroymerlin.fr 20 1250 × 600 1 2,85 3,80
castorama.fr 9 2500 × 800 10 131,80 6,59
castorama.fr 20 1250 × 600 1 2,30 3,07
depronfoam.fr 9 700 × 500 6 32,40 15,43

Carton

Ogéo. Store at St Denis-Porte de La Chapelle. The website only delivers to professional addreses (schools, business companies, etc.)

Weight Thick Dimensions Nr Price Price / m2
gray 420 g 0,7 650 × 450 50 27,00 1,85
gray/white 400 g 0,4 650 × 450 50 36,00 2,46

Le Géant des Beaux-Arts

Weight Thick Dimensions Nr Price Price / m2
gray 420 g 0,7 800 × 600 20 12,75 1,33
gray/white 380 g 0,4 700 × 500 50 27,50 1,57

Pattex 100% glue, double-sides adhesive

Leclerc. Caution : the Pattex 100% has a fairly short shelf life, even if it has not been started; the manufacturer gives 1 year. So don’t stock up.

Curver Unibox boxes

These boxes were easily found in supermarkets 10 years ago. They have been replaced by low-end products that deteriorate in no time, and that have useful dimensions often a little smaller. Unfortunately, these genuine Unibox boxes are increasingly difficult to find on the web. Attention: the new models, found at Fonq’s for example, don’t have the same interior dimensions: 395 × 305 × 245 instead of 400 × 320 × 220. The classic models are under the references 67307 to 67310, depending on the color (not very funny, these colors!). I recently saw some at Leclerc's.