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    • Country Homes & Interiors

      August 2019

      Lead Interior Designer, Rachele Bowley from Barr Design chose soft tones and rustic features alongside bespoke handmade geometric tiles from Huguet and strong matt black lines in this Mallorcan bathroom. See more of this villa renovation at sister company Barr Baleares.

    • Elle Decoration

      June 2019

      BarrJoinery feature in the top 5 best bespoke joinery companies as named by Elle Decoration in this special 30th anniversary edition. Including an interview with the team on how to make the most of storage and the process behind specialist design-led cabinetry.

    • The Saturday Telegraph

      June 2019

      When architect, Brain Tracey designed a glass room, for his own home, he was not afraid to challenge the norm. A partner at Leslie Jones Architect, Brian is no stranger to designing with a difference. Main feature in the property section of The Telegraph.

    • Enki Magazine

      May 2019

      Crinan Barn is the feature case study in enki magazine this month. Gracing twenty-one of its beautifully crafted pages, the Barr Group are delighted to be a part of the enki revolution. A whole team project for BarrJoinery, BarrKitchens, StuartBarr CDR and Barr Design.

    • Enki Magazine

      April 2019

      A DTC ‘design and build’, this 3-bed micro-home has everything the family needs to live in designer comfort. Built on a steel beam base, the pod can be moved in the future if required. The Pod will house a couple, their two children (and dog) for the duration of their barn conversion build.

    • OnOffice

      April 2018

      Transforming this converted barn into a state-of-the-art office space for high-end dentistry company 'Byrnes Lab' in Oxford, reflecting their ethos. A joint Barr Group project including interiors by Barr Design, build by StuartBarr CDR and internal doors and windows by BarrJoinery.

    • Grand Designs

      April 2018

      Wisteria Lodge makes a double spread in this special ‘25 period home projects’ pull out. The new contemporary layout combined with the original striking features makes for an architecturally and aesthetically pleasing project all round.

    • The Saturday Telegraph

      February 2018

      The innovative Underground House draws the attention of the National press this week. Not only are the clients (one of whom himself being an architect) delighted with their unique home, but also keen to note their project ran ahead of schedule and within budget.

    • Oxfordshire Homes & Interiors

      January 2018

      Journalist 'Gill Oliver' chooses the Barr Group projects for a four page special on 'Construction Innovation'. An informative look behind the scenes of our most memorable projects of 2017.

    • Grand Designs

      October 2017

      The Barr Group feature in an 8 page spread on the striking new build annexe at Upper Green Farm, see more on our project page.

    • Grand Designs

      September 2017

      The Barr Group projects makes it to the front page in this edition of Grand Designs, which nicely follows into a project special in next months edition.

    • The Sunday Telegraph

      July 2017

      The Sunday telegraph article - the money section certainly echoes what most of us are thinking and acting on. As director of the Barr Group, Stuart Barr gives his opinion on why improving your home is a highly profitable investment.

    • Grand Designs

      July 2017

      We love to see our projects in the national press and this one is no exception. This outstanding underground house sunk nine metres below ground level picked up the 'Best Energy Efficient Project' with the FMB.

    • Architectural Digest

      June 2017

      India Hicks, David Flintwood & their family enjoying their beautiful home in AD. This gorgeous new build was designed and built by the Barr Group team & modelled upon their traditional upbringing, which is clearly reflected in their choice of Georgian English country house style.

    • 25 Beautiful Homes

      April 2017

      25 Beautiful Homes admires the work of the Barr Group Companies - a touch of grand luxe in this converted Grade II Listed former parsonage.

    • Grand Designs

      September 2016

      When BarrKitchens designed the layout, there were no restrictions beyond what was practical – & striking. The new space lent itself to linear runs because of its elongated shape allowing for a clean, pared-back contemporary feel, with a 4.4m-long island & floating units.

    • Homes and Gardens

      July 2016

      Garden designer 'Sarah Naybour' provided StuartBarr CDR with the plans to bring this fabulous outside space to life, in conjunction with the renovation within. Thank you H&G for a great article!

    • AGA Living

      Spring 2016

      This fascinating renovation and extension with eclectic hand made BarrKitchen caught AGA's attention. Every detail was considered - down to the built in creature comfort step!

    • 25 Beautiful Homes

      June 2016

      This simple beautiful loft conversion, designed by HollandGreen Architects with its clean lines and calming colour scheme quite rightly made it into 25 Beautiful Homes.

    • KBB

      April 2016

      KBB loved this stunning open plan kitchen living space, with seamless indoor outdoor living and wow factor BarrJoinery bi-folds in a massive eight panel configuration.

    • House & Garden

      September 2014

      A stunning Barrkitchen featured as part of a Barr Group Companies project; Old Dairy Style.

    • Essential KBB

      April 2014

      This whole house renovation with heritage kitchen extension and roof light, designed by Ptolomy-Dean Architects, made a wonderful case study feature for EKBB.


    • Low Carbon Project

      Federation of Master Builders Awards Winner 2019

    • Commercial Project

      Federation of Master Builders Awards Winner 2019

    • Apprentice of the Year

      British Woodworking Federation Awards Finalist 2017

    • Energy Efficient Project

      Federation of Master Builders Awards Winner 2017

    • Small Project - Rhodes House, Oxford

      Oxfordshire Preservation Trust Awards Winner 2017

    • Building Conservation - Jesus College, Oxford

      Oxfordshire Preservation Trust Awards Winner 2017

    • Young Achiever of the Year

      Constructing Excellence Awards Finalist 2016

    • Best Local Builder

      LABC Building Excellence Regional Finalist 2016

    • Apprenticeship of the Year

      Oxfordshire Business Awards Winner 2016

    • Business Person of the Year

      Oxfordshire Business Awards Winner 2016

    • Apprentice of the Year

      Oxfordshire Construction Training Group Awards Winner 2016

    • Significant Contribution to Oxford

      Oxfordshire Preservation Trust Awards Winner 2014

    FMB Testimonial


    • Mill House Fly Through

      A visual journey of through one of our completed DTC projects, from shiny letterbox to perfect garden gate.

    • The Barr Group Christmas Card 2016

      A bit of festive fun, with the StuartBarr CDR team, to finish off 2016; on-site, in the workshop and back at the office.

    • The Barr Group - Inspiring Young People

      We hope to inspire young people and to pass on our skills and knowledge... this footage shows how.

    • The Barr Group - Doing Things Differently Yearbook 2016

    • BarrKitchens Christmas Dish Off - The Outtakes!

      ... and the funny bits!

    • The Barr Group - Energy & Vibrancy Within

      What our customers and business partners think of us is top of our success measures; here are some thoughts.


    • CITB

    • Federation of Master Builders

    • The Guild of Master Craftsmen

    • GO Construct

    • Oxford Preservation Trust

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