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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 build and manufacture. 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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1st Apr 2020

Isolation…or blissful seclusion?

Interior Designer Lara Clarke has ensured that anyone lucky enough to be holed up at Asher House, a recent top to toe Barr Group renovation, would unequivocally claim the latter. Most of us are taking a little more notice of the finer details of our homes right now – for good and for bad. ...read more

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1st Apr 2020

Hertford's renovated Porters Lodge awaits the return of vibrant college life.

Just before lockdown BarrJoinery were proud to deliver a full joinery and cabinetry set for the Hertford’s 19th Century porters lodge. The client-led cabinetry concept was the brainchild of Andrew Beaumont, Hertford’s Estates Project Manager. Centred around two striking curved reception ...read more

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25th Mar 2020

The Barr Group // Covid 19 Response

Dear Clients, Collaborators, Suppliers and Friends, The health and safety of our community is paramount. Although we have been doing all that we can to assist in the containment of Covid-19, we believe that now is the time to take more definitive steps. With an absence of specific government ...read more

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7th Feb 2020

Talking Build Quality and Apprenticeships with the FMB & ITV Meridian

As part of an investigative report on build quality, apprenticeships and training standards, Barr Group Director, Stuart Barr, and FMB South Director, Phil Hodge, talk to ITV News Meridian (Feb broadcast date and time TBC - watch this space!) Industry trends have shown a decline in the number of ...read more

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4th Feb 2020

London Calling; Embracing the challenges of working in town.

Having worked on numerous London projects over the years, we have been asked by countless clients, architects and design collaborators for a dedicated London build service. Now with established teams, 2020 looks set to bring many more high-specification Capital renovations into the Barr Group mix. ...read more

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