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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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15th May 2017

Oxfordshire construction company scoops top energy efficiency award

Oxfordshire builders, StuartBarr CDR, have scooped a prestigious Master Builder Award, taking the prize for best Energy Efficient Project in the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) Southern Counties region. Now in its 13th year, the Master Builder Awards continues to be a flagship for ...read more

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8th May 2017

What should be up front on every election manifesto - according to the FMB; voice of the construction industry.

T he next UK Government will face many challenges over and above negotiating Britain’s departure from the European Union and as such the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) wants all political parties to set out their proposals about how they would overcome some of the fundamental challenges ...read more

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5th May 2017

Bank holiday Monday saw Thame locals rally together for a day of football fun

Bank holiday Monday saw Thame locals rally together for a day of football fun raising money for The Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA). Face painting, burgers, hot dogs, more than 500 cakes and plenty of tea and coffee was on hand for supporters of the two football teams competing in the central ...read more

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27th Apr 2017

Lux Styling with a capital L in the heart of Little Venice

On this project, in the heart Little Venice, we had the privilege of working with a team of true professionals. Gemma May-Brown of Kingdom Projects and Irene Gunter of interior design house Gunter and Co. are both heading up organisations with a set of values very similar to our own. To quote Irene ...read more

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24th Apr 2017

Thame Community pulling together to raise money for an amazing cause

So what is all the fuss about? Is this event about more than a load of local dads and lads (and lasses) getting together to show Thame what they are made of and to raise a whole lot of cash for an amazing cause? Yes absolutely! In the words of Stuart Gibson, the man behind the event, here is a ...read more

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