CIOB Team Award win

At Barr Build we believe, first and foremost, in people. Together our team and our collaborators bring extraordinary design-led spaces to life.

Mamma Mia – ready for a further 40 years!

Award-winning pizzeria moves to new premises next door; extended and refurbished but "almost the same"!

Exciting new chapter for Cotswolds estate

Barr Build act as principal contractor, alongside a truly exceptional project team.

The Potting Shed: set for cosy guest living

The conversion of a traditional brick and stone outbuilding into a standalone guest annex. Works were carried out on a cost-plus basis and were aligned with the recently renovated main house.

Heritage barns repurposed

Having made a huge lifestyle change to country living, away from easily accessible London amenities, our clients were keen to make best use of their new property’s barns and adjacent landscaped outdoor pool area.

The Old Bakery: raised and remodelled

Set in the heart of a pretty Cotswolds village, beside a bubbling brook, our clients' family home at The Old Bakery is the epitome of charmed English village living.

CIOB CEO Caroline Gumble visits Grade II-listed Barr Build restoration

The Barr Build team were recently privileged to host a visit from the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Building, Caroline Gumble.

Work in progress: Ferry Cottage

The restoration and extension of Fern Cottage, a beautiful riverside house in Oxfordshire, is currently in progress.

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.

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 luxe

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.

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 Bix Farm story

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

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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

The Mulberry Cottage fairy tale

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

A niche garden room with character

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

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.