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    17th Dec 2017

    An inspirational tour with Inge Watrobski, the design mind behind Thame’s Black Horse.

    On Thursday afternoon, the Barr Group newsletter team were given a privileged preview of the White Brasserie company’s newest addition: The Black Horse in Thame. The staff were busy putting final touches in place. Inge Watrobski, White Brassieres Design and Brand Manager took time to walk and ...read more

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    15th Nov 2017

    Raising the 'Barr'; a tailored build service for each and every client

    Every build has its own very individual design and specification process, as well as timeline and budgetary requirements. All three elements critically impact the way each project should be planned and executed – and for that reason, building contracts need to be as varied and unique as the ...read more

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    13th Nov 2017

    Form meets function at the Byrnes Lab; a creative and progressive meeting of minds.

    If you are familiar with the Barr Group you will know that we always embrace a project with a difference! The creation of the new Byrnes Lab (a StuartBarr CDR - BarrJoinery collaboration) had individuality of form and function written all over it. Designed from top to toe as a close collaboration ...read more

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    9th Oct 2017

    Changing face of construction; the Barr perspective

    The Barr Group Home Show is all about inviting friends, associates and newcomers to Field Farm for a true Barr Experience. It seems the perfect opportunity to share a little of what is going on behind the scenes. We ask David Noonan, Principal Contractor Construction Director, to elaborate on ...read more

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    5th Oct 2017

    Realise your visual dreams at the Barr Group Home Show

    This year, over at Field Farm, we are planning bigger and better for the 2017 Barr Group Home Show. As well as our line-up of resident experts, ready to chat through your design and build queries we are able to host some fabulous suppliers, to give you their specialist advice and demonstrate their ...read more

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    25th Jul 2017

    Dinner is Served; thanks to the restoration of one of Oxford's most treasured college dining halls

    The Jesus College dining hall has been said to be "among the most impressive of all the Oxford college halls", with its "fine panelling, austere ceiling, and its notable paintings”. The hall has the highest Grade I designation; a listing given only to buildings of exceptional interest. As ...read more

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    10th Jul 2017

    SB Interior Design utilise the rich melting pot of Mallorcan style and materials

    The Barr Group overseas delegate is currently a hive of activity; the ‘Casa Mallorca’ project is reaching its exciting fixtures, fittings and finishes stage and further Balearic commissions are taking shape. Mallorca is an island rich in skills and local materials, with an inimitable ...read more

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    10th Jul 2017

    Shape and Form; the old and the new in perfect symbiosis.

    As a stylist by profession, Barr Group client Caroline has a wonderful eye for lines and materials. Although a London architectural firm did a wonderful job working up the drawings for the barn style annex, in terms of form and structure, much of the detail input came from Caroline herself. The ...read more

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    10th Jul 2017

    When Danish Farmhouse meets Georgian Rectory

    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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    10th Jul 2017

    Don't move improve...and pay next to nothing

    The weekend Sunday Telegraph money section echoed what most of us are thinking and many are acting on. Selling and moving not only involves the huge financial costs of stamp duty, estate agents and solicitors fees, furniture removals and possibly storage but also lost work time, and a huge ...read more

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