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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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8th Jul 2019

An Evolving Build – the stunning outcome of an unfolding vision.

The Meadow House build started with a fixed schedule of works, which, during the course of the project, developed delightfully from functional to fabulous! The finished product is certainly proof that an evolving build can be just as successful as a fixed one. No stranger to setting a scene, our ...read more

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22nd May 2019

A legacy going forwards; as the man with 'the beard' ends his tenure, BarrJoinery looks to embrace the challenge of exciting new frontiers

Although the time has come to say farewell to the infamous Josh Hudson, BarrJoinery co. founder and Barr Group figurehead (and beard), for the last 12 years, we know that his legacy will live on. Moreover, we are thrilled that Josh’s move to Rycotewood College (the place where it all began!) ...read more

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7th May 2019

Elle Decoration's 30th Anniversary edition feature with BarrJoinery founder Stuart Barr

This months Elle Decoration celebrates 30 years of stylish advice and inspiration from one of the leading interior design magazines in the country. For this anniversary edition, we were honoured to be chosen as one of their top five best bespoke joinery companies. Our Founder and Director, Stuart ...read more

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22nd Nov 2018

Contemporary with a Twist - taking a look at the BarrKitchens of 2018

Established in 2012, BarrKitchens quickly became known for quality made-to-measure kitchens in traditional styles; cock-bead panelling with scribed plinths and classic hand-painted shaker door fronts with traditional ironmongery. The look has been very much Old Rectory meets English Farmhouse. ...read more

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8th Apr 2020

A message from the Barr Group Directors;

Watching the news footage from intensive care units and hearing the heartfelt pleas of their staff for us to ‘stay home’, only goes to reinforce our decision to pause activity across the Barr Group. At this critical time, we cannot compromise. We need to continue to support our ...read more

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1st Mar 2019

The Barr Group Thailand Community Project

Back in 2010 Stuart, and an extended team of Barr Group adventurers, headed to the Thai / Myanmar (Burmese) border to help build infrastructure for The Baan Unrak Children’s Home there. Reeling from many years of civil war and an unprecedented refugee crisis, the Sangkhlaburi area was then, ...read more

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12th Dec 2017

Functionality, simplicity and beauty; a Nordic Christmas Kitchen in the Home Counties

Nestled in Haddenham you will find a little slice of Nordic Christmas, with a spicy mulled wine freshly brewed and a Christmas Bundt cake about to go in the oven... discover a traditional kitchen with a nod to our friends in the North. Scandinavian design, particularly their distinctive Christmas ...read more

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1st Aug 2017

When Danish Farmhouse meets Georgian Rectory… “who doesn’t want to live in a merchant ivory film?”

When the architect of India Hicks, society royal and lifestyle brand entrepreneur, and her hotelier husband David Flintwood contacted us, to make all of the doors and windows for their Oxfordshire country manse, we were delighted. Little did we think that the Barr Group would be commissioned to ...read more

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6th Jul 2017

The Timeless Elegance of a Thame Quintessence

Lashlake House in Thame is a project that is a perfect example of what can happen when the whole Barr Group gets together. Whether between StuartBarr CDR and the BarrJoinery team or BarrKitchens Designer Lucy Hillier and interior designer Louise Holt, the results are finished to the highest ...read more

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