dutch barn

Conversion of typical Dutch Barn to residential dwelling

How To Convert A Dutch Barn

Over the last 10 years, architects and designers have demonstrated the value of the Dutch Barn and, as a result,  local authorities have begun to increasingly recognise the steel-framed Dutch Barns as part of the heritage and chronology of the British landscape. Originally constructed during the depression when materials and budgets were scarce, they were often built using iron railway track for columns, riveted, curved angle iron for roof trusses and curved corrugated iron for roof sheeting. Of little, or no, value

Designing Dutch Barn Conversions

Over the years RRA has been a regular contributor to the world of barn conversions especially given our Grand Design success with Hillcott Barn, and now Dutch barns are the new hot-property residential building solution, which is one of Britain’s current successful property development opportunities. In December last year we explored the secret to unlocking a successful Dutch barn conversion and obtained planning permission for a Dutch Barn which was located in open countryside within a remote village of Herefordshire. The

Dutch Barn conversion planning approved

UPDATE: Find out more on recent changes to planning regulations for permitted development for barn conversions.   RRA has secured another ‘open countryside’ planning permission, for a Dutch Barn, located in the parish of Kimbolton. The approved application is a good example of how planning permission can be obtained, within a rural location, especially when the right professional team is selected to deliver a complex planning application. This application is best summed up by Cllr Felicity Norman, who made a statement during