From the Revered Pen of Ptolemy Dean

Embarking on a project journey with one of the country's most eminent historic buildings architects was one to be embraced with enthusiasm and reverence.

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Team BG Tough Mudder

The great thing about a Tough Mudder is that it takes everyone pulling together to get through it, and absolutely everyone brings something to the party.

A Bijoux Jewel in a Treasure Trove of Retailers

A jewel in Thame’s collection of treasured independent retailers, Pretty Like Pictures, and Robin its proprietor, are very much public property in our bustling Oxfordshire market town.

Park Life: London Living with a Touch of Lux

When Lorna Wright trained in interior design – nearly a decade ago – she was already armed with an impressive career prologue and reflected transferable skill set. A "first" career in global commercial marketing had ingrained stringent and wide-reaching project management skills.

Barr Group Achieve Chartered Building Company Certification

Barr Group Ltd. are extremely proud to announce our accreditation as a Chartered Building Company with The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Embracing the Clyde House Curves

At Clyde House, a renovation and extension, designed by Ibbett Architecture and executed by Barr Group, included a whole house of stunning made-to-measure cabinetry.

The Stonor Park Journey

Barr Build are privileged to be acting as principal contractor on the project; proud to play a part in the structural journey of this truly outstanding building.

The Barr Group 2022 Apprentice Search

Alongside National Apprentice Week, Barr Group celebrated 15 years of their thriving (and award-winning) apprenticeship programme.

Hollow Brook: The Backstory and the Full Enki Magazine Feature

The flagship Barr Group conversion of a concrete framed agricultural building into a highly unique and sustainable family home.

The Bix Farm Story

Bix Farm sits serenely into the rolling Berkshire countryside; creating flow, for three generations and guests to live ‘separately together’

The Realisation of The Hide

When our clients spotted a run-down bungalow, perched on the hillside in a small hamlet just north of Berkhamsted, they found themselves with an difficult decision to make - it was a wonderful site and a residence with enormous potential… but equally a huge undertaking!

A Minimalist Modernisation of a Thames-side Apartment

Set within a converted warehouse building, with its history in the hemp trade and shipping chandlery, the Barr Group team worked closely with Last Interior Design, to turn a dark and enclosed riverside apartment into a light, airy, restful abode.

The Design Minds Behind Meadow Barn; and How Moving There Has Been Life-changing for Its New Owners

Meadow Brook started life as a disused livestock shed; a huge metal frame ready and waiting for its next incarnation.

A Suite on Two Storeys: Tailor-made for Panelled Perfection

The remodelling and refurbishment of the master suite at Ferry House was designed by our clients themselves and translated into a structural specification and finishing schedule by the Barr Build Direct to Client team.

Maddi Sharkey Shares Her Build Story

Maddi shares her experience of transforming a chocolate box cottage into her dream modern home. of creating her dream home with the help of Barr Build.

Nurturing Talent: Apprentices of today... the Barr Group leaders of tomorrow

As a building and manufacturing company, our workforce is the lifeblood of our company.

Why Barr Build? An Interview with the Directors

Directors Chris Noonan, Stuart Barr and David Noonan discuss the recent rebrand and share exclusive insights into the ethos at Barr Build.

The Mulberry Cottage Fairy Tale

The renovation story of a delightful stone and timber clad cottage in idyllic South Oxfordshire.

The Mayfield Barn Eco-Vision; in tune with its surroundings without costing the Earth

Mayfield Barn was the first in a pair of Dutch barn conversions situated in fields just outside the village of Long Crendon.

A Niche Garden Room with Character

A light-filled garden room with unique features to compliment a Grade II listed residence.

Floristry Studio in the Countryside: A Glance into the World of Claire Bowen

We take a much-anticipated tour of 'Honeysuckle and Hilda’, the floristry studio founded by Florist and Writer, Claire Bowen.

Crinan: The Buckinghamshire Barn with a Highlands Inspired Outlook

We explore Stuart and Charlie Barr's own converted barn, a family home inspired by childhood holidays in Scotland.

A Collaborative Project in Memory of Melissa Lancashire

Over the past couple of months Barr Group have had the privilege of working with the team at Lord Williams’s school and some truly fantastic collaborators on a memorial project, in honour of a much loved teacher and member of the Thame community.

Isolation or Blissful Seclusion?

Interior Designer Lara Clarke has ensured that anyone lucky enough to stay at Asher House, a recent Barr Group renovation, would unequivocally claim the latter.

A Timeless Extension for a Grade II Listed Farmhouse

Bringing space and light into a 1600's Oxford residence, while complimenting the original architecture.

Rustic Outdoor Living

Let us inspire you with outdoor living spaces that are perfect for socialising, whatever the weather.