9th Oct 2017
This year we have gone the extra mile for the Barr Group Home Show 2017, as alongside our own team who are at the forefront of their fields we are bringing you some of our industries biggest and brightest, to inspire and advise you for your latest home project. From paint colour and tiles, to the lighting scheme we have you covered, take the guesswork out of home renovations and ask the experts.
The Little Greene Paint Company - exhibiting all day with a talk at 2pm in the BarrKitchens Showroom
Little Greene is an independent, British paint manufacturer, committed to the socially and environmentally responsible production of high quality paints and wallpapers. With records dating back to the year 1773, the Little Greene Dye Works of Collyhurst Wood, on the outskirts of Manchester is one of England's most ancient industrial sites for the making of paints and dye solutions.
BarrKitchens have used Little Greene paints from their very first kitchen creations in 2002. Why? Little Greene make a great intelligent Eggshell, loved by BarrKitchens designers, decorators, and clients alike. Our Designers love the finish somewhere between a matt and gloss but with brush strokes still tangible – it screams elegance. There is also a wonderful range of colours – especially the greys and blues. With favourite shades among our clients being anything from clean Shirting (129) to classic French Grey (113) to the dark depths of Dock Blue (252) Our decorators love to use as it glides on and our clients love because it is robust enough to stay looking beautiful through the knocks and spills of everyday life. We welcome Sarah from Little Greene to share her paint expertise.
Caesarstone UK - exhibiting all day, offering expert advice to all
Caesarstone is a manufacturer of quality quartz worktops and surfaces combining industry-leading technology with beautiful new designs to produce the most creative and dynamic surfaces. Since 1987 Caesarstone has been perfecting our production techniques, pioneering new designs and technologies with quartz. Today you can find our stylish collections in over 50 countries worldwide. Quality, innovation and cutting edge technology go into each and every collection. Caesarstone will not just be showcasing their latest collections but will also be giving live demos and advice on how to best care and maintain your quartz worktop once it is in your home.
AGA - exhibiting all day with demos, advice and yummy AGA nibbles
Aga is an example of British manufacturing at its finest and today's AGA is made in exactly the same way as it always has been; by pouring molten iron into moulds. It's this technique that gives the castings their characteristic surface – each one is unique – and sets AGA apart from the rest. While most cookers are spray painted in minutes, the AGA cooker's multiple protective coats of gleaming vitreous enamel take three days to apply. It's this enameling that helps ensure the working life of an AGA cooker is measured not in years but in decades.
We are very proud to be working alongside AGA Thame who supply their iconic, functional and stylish cookers to our BarrKitchen clients. They will be running foodie demos, prepared on one of their newest AGA models, throughout the day.
Reed Harris Tiles - exhibiting all day, with advice and samples galore
Reed Harris is an independent supplier of tiles, papers and paints. With a strong eye for colour and good design [with showrooms in both London and Reading]. Reed Harris work with a wide range of customers ranging from architects and designers to retail clients, offering a personalised service to all.
Karen Brimacombe from Reed Harris says, ‘being local, we have long admired the work of the Barr Group companies. When became aware that they were holding another Home Show, we approached them to see if we too could take part and were delighted that our request was accepted with great enthusiasm. We are now really looking forward to joining them on the 14th for what promises to be a very exciting day.’
Reed Harris will be bringing with them a selection of tiles and wallpapers, and can’t wait to show you their mood boards and hopefully give you a little inspiration for your next project or new build and a taste of what they can do for you.
Lighting by Plum - exhibiting all day with their amazing lighting expertise on hand. Talks in the BarrKitchens showroom at 10:30am and 1:00pm
Lighting by Plum is an independent lighting design consultancy based in Buckinghamshire. Working across the Home Counties they cover all aspects of home and garden lighting.
Plum lighting wanted to be part of the Barr Group Home Show not only to support us but also to educate and provide support to potential clients on lighting design for their homes and gardens. Placing light in the optimum locations and choosing the most appropriate light fitting for the purpose and desired effect can have an enourmous impact on the space. Lighting and lighting design doesn't have to be expensive, just considered.
Lighting by Plum design lighting schemes for all sizes of project from a single room through to a full house and garden. Plum will be offering a talk about ways in which we can enhance our homes with light at 10:30am and again at 1pm so don’t miss out!