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3rd Sep 2020

Direct to Client; design and build with a difference … to an exceptional standard.

Alongside a thriving Principal Contractor division, the Barr Group’s ‘Direct to Client’ works remain at the heart of the portfolio. These niche and varied projects range from residential remodels to single story extensions and renovations. Examples are wide and varied… a ...read more

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1st Jul 2020

Well versed in the art of home working? We find out how some Barr Group clients and collaborators have been using their annexe spaces during lockdown.

Over the years the Barr Group have been instrumental in the creation of many an outbuilding, home office and garden annexe. In recent weeks there has been a flurry of reconnections with their recipient clients, expressing how glad they are to have gone ahead with what was, in some cases, a luxury ...read more

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29th Jun 2020

The Barr Group Directors talk about their 'Barr Build' Ambitions

...and we take a closer look at the ‘under construction’ Hollow Brook Farm Barns - a heart and soul project for StuartBarr CDR Director Chris Noonan. Q: Can you tell us how 'Barr builds' came about? Chris: Over the past twenty-five years David, Stuart and I have been instrumental in the ...read more

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9th Jun 2020

Enhancing the View from the Bridge; through securing the Magdalen College picturesque Riverside Terrace

As visitors cross Magdalen Bridge into the historic city of Oxford, their first view is of the river and the glorious 15th-century chapel tower beyond. In the latter part of 2019 StuartBarr CDR had the privilege of playing a part in enhancing this view. Working with an extended team of experts who ...read more

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5th Jun 2020

C19-safe sites across Ox, Berks, Bucks and Herts allows the StuartBarr CDR teams to progress with a wide and varied set of design-led builds.

Across the construction industry, PPE is a fundamental part of every project. Much practiced in risk assessments and site adaptation, the StuartBarr CDR teams have risen to the challenges laid out by the government and subsequently by the Construction Leadership Council with regard to COVID -19 ...read more

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13th May 2020

Back doing what we love; building life-enhancing spaces for like-minded individuals.

Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce that, with a green light from the government, StuartBarr CDR contracts managers are currently rolling out Covid-19 ‘safe site’ measures to enable a return to work over the coming days and weeks. Having invested heavily in PPE, in particular ...read more

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11th May 2020

Floristry Studio in the Countryside; a glance into the world of Claire Bowen, florist and writer, founder of ‘Honeysuckle and Hilda’.

Over the years we, at the Barr Group, have had the privilege of working with some wonderfully creative clients; those who share our quest for design-led excellence and support our endeavours towards more sustainable methods of manufacture and build. None could fit this profile more than Claire ...read more

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8th Apr 2020

A Message from the Barr Group Directors;

Watching the news footage from intensive care units and hearing the heartfelt pleas of their staff for us to ‘stay home’ only goes to reinforce our decision to pause activity across the Barr Group. At this critical time, we cannot compromise. We need to continue to support our community ...read more

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7th Apr 2020

Luxury Lockdowns; ‘Staying-in is the new Going-out’ inspiration

Lockdown has encouraged us all to use our spaces innovatively - simulating the ‘going out’ experience even though we are staying in! When we would normally be heading to the office, now we are off the study (or at least the make-shift desk in the corner!). When we would be going to the ...read more

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3rd Apr 2020

BarrJoinery work alongside Nicholsons to Initiate Tree Planting Program.

With timber at the heart of almost every Barr Group project - it seems fitting that the direction of our carbon offsetting endeavours should be through restoring the forest canopy. Although using timber to build and manufacture locks in carbon, sequestration of carbon dioxide by trees from the ...read more

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