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9th Oct 2017

The Underground House Reveals its Secrets

Imagine a secret underground house … at best you might imagine "snug and cosy" but for many "dark and slightly depressing" spring to mind. The reality in this instance is very different. You may remember reading about the in-progress build of the SB underground house project a few ...read more

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9th Oct 2017

Changing face of construction; the Barr perspective

The Barr Group Home Show is all about inviting friends, associates and newcomers to Field Farm for a true Barr Experience. It seems the perfect opportunity to share a little of what is going on behind the scenes. We ask David Noonan, Principal Contractor Construction Director, to elaborate on ...read more

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5th Oct 2017

Realise your visual dreams at the Barr Group Home Show

This year, over at Field Farm, we are planning bigger and better for the 2017 Barr Group Home Show. As well as our line-up of resident experts, ready to chat through your design and build queries we are able to host some fabulous suppliers, to give you their specialist advice and demonstrate their ...read more

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27th Sep 2017

London Design Festival Trends report from our Barr Group Roving Reporters

We sent SB Interior Design team Kirstie Howard and Barr Group roving reporters Lucy Nannery and Rachel Barrett out and about for London Design Festival, to check out the latest trends (tough job ladies!). Events all over the capital saw the latest creations from interiors, fabric and furniture ...read more

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6th Sep 2017

Behind every door is a story and, in this case, every door has a story to tell.

It quickly became clear why clients Caroline and Gervase took a hands-on (and minds-on) approach to the large-scale renovation of their stunning South Bucks rural retreat; the resulting individuality is strikingly stamped throughout the property. Brim-full of wonderful unusual features and each ...read more

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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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