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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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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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25th Jan 2019

Kitchens with Eco Credentials

In January, particularly in today’s climate, it isn’t unusual to take a good look at the way in which we live our lives and focus on the small or big things we can do to have a lesser impact on our planet. When planning home renovations, trying to decide on the most economic ...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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17th Oct 2018

A High Spec Kitchen for High Tech Clients

For the past year or so, Richard & Jill Bushnell have been renovating their detached family home in Buckinghamshire, but when it came to the kitchen design they looked to Designer Toby Patch to bring their exacting vision to life. For these extremely busy professionals working at the forefront ...read more

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9th Oct 2018

Working with the experts, lighting by John Cullen

When BarrJoinery, alongside BarrKitchens, set about deciding on the lighting scheme for our Decorex set this year, working with John Cullen seemed the only choice. With over 35 years of experience and a unique portfolio, where they continually show how lighting can elevate a space from a Garden at ...read more

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26th Sep 2018

Classic Cabinetry combined with Salvaged Vintage Fixtures… Pug not included.

When fortunate enough to work in a period property with traditional features throughout classic kitchen cabinetry is an obvious choice. In this case the client had some fabulous vintage pieces to work with and a very clear idea of her ultimate kitchen aesthetic. With colour schemes, lighting, ...read more

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19th Sep 2018

Outbuildings: An Alternative Solution for Your Kitchen / Entertaining space.

Do you have an outbuilding, barn or garage within striking distance of your property? We are seeing more and more clients looking to extend their living space by linking existing buildings. Our clients, in a beautiful Oxfordshire village location, had a wealth of outbuildings to utilise. The old ...read more

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23rd Jul 2018

A Dystopian future with enviable kitchens - The Handmaids Tale set design

We don’t know about you but at 9 pm every Sunday for the past 10 weeks we have been glued to our televisions watching the fate of our favourite handmaid unravel in the shocking, terrifying and often bleak dystopian of Gilead, as dreamed up by the brilliant Margaret Atwood. While most of the ...read more

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