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18th Nov 2020

Barr Group Design Collaborators - the lifeblood of our organisation.

Since its inception, the BarrJoinery team have worked with design collaborators from Oxfordshire, London and beyond. With commissions from the tailor-made cabinetry at the infamous Abbey Road Studios to that of the terrace bar at The Groucho Club for Absolut Elyx – the team have proved that ...read more

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5th Nov 2020

Lower Beech Farm: A carefully considered extension and a timeless kitchen

Returning to Lower Beech Farm for a second build project was a happy event for the Barr Group - given that being invited back generally means a good job was done the first time round! Lower Beech Farm is a charming grade II listed Oxfordshire residence, in which, like many heritage properties the ...read more

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13th May 2020

Back doing what we love; building life-enhancing spaces for like-minded individuals.

Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce that, with a green light from the government, StuartBarr CDR contracts managers are currently rolling out Covid-19 ‘safe site’ measures to enable a return to work over the coming days and weeks. Having invested heavily in PPE, in particular ...read more

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3rd Apr 2020

BarrJoinery work alongside Nicholsons to Initiate Tree Planting Program.

With timber at the heart of almost every Barr Group project - it seems fitting that the direction of our carbon offsetting endeavours should be though by restoring the forest canopy. Although using timber to build and manufacture locks in carbon (sequestration of carbon dioxide by trees from the ...read more

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2nd Apr 2020

Isolation…or blissful seclusion?

Interior Designer Lara Clarke has ensured that anyone lucky enough to be holed up at Asher House, a recent top to toe Barr Group renovation, would unequivocally claim the latter. Most of us are taking a little more notice of the finer details of our homes right now – for good and for bad. ...read more

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25th Mar 2020

The Barr Group // Covid 19 Response

Dear Clients, Collaborators, Suppliers and Friends, The health and safety of our community is paramount. Although we have been doing all that we can to assist in the containment of Covid-19, we believe that now is the time to take more definitive steps. With an absence of specific government ...read more

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6th Feb 2020

Decorex Kitchen reincarnated in Sussex Farmhouse; featured in this months Country Homes and Interiors.

When our client Tabitha James returned home two years ago to find her whole kitchen flooded, she was devastated. Little did she know at the time that this story would have a happy ending. Tabitha’s busy life did not allow time to project manage a kitchen reconstruction, so she turned to ...read more

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17th Dec 2019

The Mulberry Cottage Fairy Tale

A client with a clear vision combined with a construction company with a desire to make it happen (as well as made to measure joinery and kitchens capacity)… the perfect blend for a design and build project. Nearly two decades ago, our clients bought a delightful stone and timber clad ...read more

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4th Oct 2019

Tackling Climate Change; Mayfield Barn leads the way with national low carbon project award win.

On the same Friday that millions of young climate change voices took to the streets, in cities across the world, the Barr Group were delighted (and humbled) to win the National Low Carbon Build Project at the Federation of Master Builders biannual awards. The project in the spotlight, MAYFIELD ...read more

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3rd Sep 2019

A precious 16thC listed property receives warranted TLC from a reverential Barr Group team.

Once the abode of a Jacobean Farmer, Dovecote House, is undoubtedly a precious piece of English Heritage. It has remained structurally unchanged for more than 400 years. Built of limestone rubble with a roof of handmade tiles (possibly in place of an original thatch) it is believed that its current ...read more

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