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    10th Sep 2018

    A heritage panel puzzle…complete with missing pieces.

    Thorbury Hall, Berkshire, was purchased by its current owner, David, several years ago. Living in the U.S. with his wife and family, the couple commissioned StuartBarr CDR to carry out a multi-staged project back home. The piece by piece restoration of this stunning listed English manor house has ...read more

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    4th Sep 2018

    Bathroom Design – temperature setter for the whole home aesthetic?

    The bathroom is the place we can be brave and truly express ourselves knowing that no one is watching. We are not just talking about singing in the shower and pulling faces in the mirror! Bathroom design can be a starting place of experiment and expression in décor which then translates ...read more

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    26th Jun 2018

    Living Outside…the Box: where to reside whilst your residence takes shape

    ‘POD living’ is fast becoming a habitation solution for the hipster generation – compact, eco-friendly, stylish and not afraid to be different - it is the perfect solution for living ‘outside the box.' This black and ply styled timber framed structure was designed down to ...read more

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    26th Jun 2018

    The Unexpected Double Finish - A True Story

    In the world of construction, things don’t always go to plan. Day in - day out we encounter issues which need to be addressed in order for the project to progress. Some of these things can be foreseen, controlled and headed off at the pass – and some are less predictable! At the Annual ...read more

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    22nd Jun 2018

    Barr Baleares joins the party: with the support of Mallorca's design community

    This month saw the architectural, design and real-estate community of Mallorca raise a glass to toast this special island. Barr Baleares has very much enjoyed becoming part of this world, by doing just what the Barr Group does in the UK - offering design-led manufacture and build services, to the ...read more

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    28th Mar 2018

    Behind the Scenes with Fiona Parke - Interior Designer for Russet House

    Fiona Parke, talented and industrious, is living proof that if you want to get something done ask a busy person. In fact, tracking her down for an informal chat was something of a feat in itself. Having spent a week trying to catch up with each other, an email pops up “Do you want to call me ...read more

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    28th Mar 2018

    La Bellesa settles into the Serra de Tramuntana mountainside

    After two years of feverish activity La Bellesa has settled serenely into the Serra de Tramuntana mountainside. Its low profile and multi-level habitation lends itself to the rolling landscape. Embraced by a clutch of dry stone walls, the property mirrors the ‘marges’ of the rural ...read more

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    28th Mar 2018

    RIBA Henley Design Day; a feast of architectural & design based expertise

    On a rainy Saturday in mid-March, a raincoat cladded but undeterred Barr Group joined local architects and designers for the 6th annual RIBA Henley Design Day. Covering the wider area of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, Henley Design Day is always a great opportunity to meet local ...read more

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    28th Mar 2018

    A Slice Of England - India Hicks' Oxfordshire family retreat

    Tuesday of this week saw the UK launch of India Hicks’ new book ‘A Slice of England’: a personal account of the fabulous properties which have shaped her own architectural leanings since childhood. A follow-up to her New York Times bestselling book, 'India Hicks: Island Style', ...read more

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    7th Feb 2018

    A fitting approach to an iconic Oxford University institution.

    The term “disabled ramps” in building conjures up images of plastic “hi-viz” monstrosities. When the building concerned is a stunning piece of Oxford University’s heritage one would imagine that the result could significantly detract from the architecture of the ...read more

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