Timber Dutch Barns
Wooden Dutch Barns
Strong Wooden Barns
Direct from manufacture we offer a range of Standard and Heavy Duty Dutch Style Barn Sheds and Workshops, planning compliant barn style sheds .
We are not competing with the light weight , Budget Dutch Barn Sheds market you see advertised on the likes of Ebay and other low grade web sites .
Each building is individually made to your requirements , we produce a basic shell of a Timber Dutch Barn to which you can alter by adding windows and so on. So you can effectively have a semi custom made building for the same price as a stock building .
Standard Dutch Barn12mm Cladding
Our standard timber barn style shed comes clad with 12mm thick T+G same as used in our popular shed range along with the thicker 2×2 ( 50 x 50mm ) framwork.
Very popular and pleasing to the eye
All our Standard Dutch Barn Sheds are made so they are fully planning compliant with a max height of 2.5m as standard . If you intend to site your new Barn type workshop within 2 meters of any boundary on your property 2.5m is the max heigh you can go before applying for planning permission . Or you will need to site the building at least 2m from any boundry on your property and that overall height can increase to around 3m. But we recommend you check with your local planning office as every area in the Uk has different interpretations of the guidelines .
For the reasons stated above , you will find the eves ( sides ) of the barn style building to be much lower than that of our Timber Garden Workshops so it is not possible to have doors fitted in the sides so can only be fitted in narrow shaped section of the building.
Available in taller versions at around 10% increase in price, where we increase the side walls to 6ft 4in compared with standard 5ft 4inch and this increased height will then allow the door to be sited any where on that Barn Building .
Heavy Duty Dutch Barn
22 or 28mm cladding
This range has extra strong 3×2 Framing and 22mm Thick T+G Cladding compares with our heavy duty garden workshop range .
So we are sure to have Timber Barn Style Building to suit your Pockets ! Ultimately price does play a big part in your selection
With standard sizes starting from 8ft x 6ft and going up to 30ft x 12ft we are sure to have a building to suit your needs. Much larger buildings are available but will need pricing on an individual basis.
We can also offer you a fully custom made Dutch Barns , virtually any size in a selection of Timber Thickness from 12mm to 44mm.
Custom Made Timber Dutch Barn Sheds .
It is NOT possible just to give a quote over the phone for a bespoke barn building as we would only be guessing . There are many factures we would need to know about and things we will need to make you aware of !
We strongly suggest you send us an email and include the following information
Your Post Code – So we can quote an all-inclusive price delivered or delivered and erected .
A picture of the site to give us a better idea of your needs .
The overall size of the building you are looking for .
Do you have any planning issues – height restrictions and so on . If you are not aware there are some basic planning regs you need to be aware of which are unless you are replaing a likes for like size building ( it can be smaller than old building no problems – but not bigger ) you can only have buildings a certain hight and size before the need to apply for planning permission.
If you google search for planing portal or planning permissions – http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/ this will give you a much better idea of what you can and can not have .\
The overall size of the new Barn you are enquiring about will make a vast difference in its eventual price . Once you start looking at buildings over 12ft in width you are into a whole different building all together . We can make timber buildings up to about 35 ft wide but the prices are considerably more than the stock sizes as they are not mass produced each building will need to be made and measured out on a one off basis.
The biggest factor people tend to overlook it the amount of snow weight you are going to expect this building to hold during a bad winter ? It could end being many tons depending on the size of the roof . So as you can see the wider the building is the more work it will involve , for this reason unless we sit down and work out all the facters involved you way as well just pluck a figure out thin air !
But for impatient ones among you here is a very rough price guide – £14 to £22 per sq foot so as you can see there can be a 50% difference for example a 20ft x 20ft could cost £5600 to £8800 depending on many factors .
All buildings are covered with a green mineral roofing felt , the standard Barn has standard grade felt and the heavy duty barn obviously has a heavy duty mineral felt . Either of this can be up graded to polyester torch on felt or felt shingles . These are priced on an individual basis depending on size of building.
Our Prices include *FREE Delivery and FREE Erecting* in our local area , out side this free area there will be an additional charge to cover fuel and extra labour time , we would need your post code so we can quote you for this service . You are of course wellcome to call and collect the building your self
Check out our 3 basic ranges of Dutch Barns using the products listed below. This list is only as a guide with most opular sizes listed and is no means the total of our range . If you can not see the size dutch barn you require , simply contact us on 0151 709 0969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some History on Dutch Barns if you are interested
Rare Dutch Barns Offer A Glimpse Into The Past
One very distinct type of timber building that can be found in the northeastern United States and Canada is the Dutch Barn. This type of barn is quite rare, and if you find one it is certain to be quite old. Today there are only a little over 500 of these barns still standing. They are easy to recognise because of their steeply gabled roofs which may extend almost to the ground on the sides. When compared with German or English barns, this type of barn presents a more square appearance. It is specifically designed for ample winter storage of hay and straw. Some built just for this purpose had no walls. Others were built with honeycombed brick walls for good summer ventilation. Most, however, were built of strong, solid local hardwood.
DUTCH BARN CONSTRUCTION
Standard construction of a dutch barn is based on an H frame design created using strong anchor beam posts that were secured with stone piers beneath the floor. This very strong design creates an open breezeway in the middle of the barn with stalls on either side and a spacious hay loft above. Horses were kept in the stalls along one wall, and cattle were kept in the stalls along the opposite wall. Large center doors allow wagons to enter and exit. Smaller doors were placed at the corners so that people and animals could come and go without navigating the massive center doors. Doors were protected from the elements by a pentice or pent roof over each door.
Construction of dutch barns in the United Provinces also included family living space; however, in the New World it became preferable to build family living quarters separate from animal quarters. It is speculated that this may have been because firewood was available in abundance, so people were able to stay warm without relying on the warmth of the animals. It is said that this type of barn (also known as a loshoe) is not an authentic Dutch barn because it is thought to have German origins rather than originating in Holland. Even when a dutch barn is built only for animals without family living quarters included, Dutch barns are quite large and present an impressive appearance in the landscape.
Locally Sourced Timber for Dutch Barns
Local timber was used to build this type of barn, and every element of the barn was wooden. Instead of nails and screws, wooden pegs (trunnels) were used as fasteners. Most Dutch barns were built of pine or oak, both of which were available in abundance in upper New York State in the 1700s and 1800s. There were several varieties of both available, and both pitch and white pine, as well as red and white oak varieties were used. Some lesser used wood varieties include tulip tree, chestnut, ash, maple and hemlock. All of these provided very hard, high quality wood. Barn builders were able to fell huge old trees in the primeval forests of those times and create solid wood barn doors and other components all of one piece of wood. Anchor beams were often as large as two feet across.
For the most part, existing Dutch barns are found in New York and New Jersey. Some have also been identified in Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky. In some instances, these far flung specimens have actually turned out to be different types of barns; however, those found in Kentucky are generally thought to be genuine because there was quite a bit of Dutch settlement in that state. As time has passed these most of these all wood structures have deteriorated and quite a few of these charming old barns have simply fallen. Others have been demolished to make room for modern agriculture and other development. Today, quite a few of those that remain are preserved as homes, businesses or museums.
Relocating Dutch Barns
Some people have even had Dutch barns moved to other states to be renovated as homes. Recently a couple in Texas purchased a historically significant barn and had it moved to Texas where it was completely renovated to create a spacious and luxurious home. This sort of undertaking can be quite complex and requires the assistance of an experienced historical renovation contractor. The original building must be very carefully dismantled and all component numbered, carefully packed, shipped and reassembled on-site. Renovation must be handled with care taking the aging materials into account and paying close attention to handling historical detail with care and respect.
Wortendyke Dutch Barn Farm Museum in Park Ridge, New Jersey is a fine example of an authentic Dutch barn. It, along with a sandstone farm house are the remains of a family farm which once covered almost 500 acres of northeastern Bergen County. The barn dates back to the early 1700s and served its function as a barn for more than a hundred years. Today it serves as a local museum where visitors can view handmade farm implements from the 1700s and 1800s and learn about Bergen County’s agricultural history.
The fact that the United States was established as a nation of immigrants means that there are many different types of architecture to see across the nation. Barns of historical value and significance in many shapes and forms pay tribute to the many different nationalities and types of people who have immigrated to the US. People interested in Dutch Barns and other types of barns will enjoy visiting Greene County’s Bronck Museum in the Upper Hudson Valley in New York State. Here several well preserved and authentic barns have been placed on display by the Greene County Historical Society.
The barns that can be viewed at the Bronck Museum show the progression of agricultural practices over the past 276 years. The first barn to be built on the Bronck farm was a New World Dutch barn. This barn was built for the purpose of supporting wheat production. It features the typical large thrashing floor with ample storage space for grain. It is an excellent example of a classic Dutch barn in perfectly preserved condition. In fact, all original beams are still in place and the entire thrashing floor constructed of three inch pegged oak planks is still intact.
Original Dutch Barns
In addition to the original Dutch barn, visitors to the Bronck Museum can also view a 13-sided barn that was constructed circa 1830 to accommodate dairy farming. This barn is the oldest of its kind in the state of New York. Today it houses antique farming equipment for public viewing. Additionally, a nineteenth century horse barn has been renovated to house a variety of interesting historical exhibits and a gift shop.
It is easy to see that there is much to admire in vintage barns of the United States. Barns built by settlers from other lands carry unique characteristics and are built of high quality, durable materials that are not even available for our use today. Of all the different types of interesting and attractive vintage barns to be seen, renovated and enjoyed today, the Dutch barn is a perennial favorite with its open, airy design and strong, practical construction. Those still standing have withstood the test of time, and given half a chance will surely continue to provide service and beauty.
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