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31st 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 more

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31st 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 more

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24th Apr 2017

Thame Community pulling together to raise money for an amazing cause

So what is all the fuss about? Is this event about more than a load of local dads and lads (and lasses) getting together to show Thame what they are made of and to raise a whole lot of cash for an amazing cause? Yes absolutely! In the words of Stuart Gibson, the man behind the event, here is a more

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14th Mar 2017

Heavenly Transformation; April's '25 Beautiful Homes' Magazine

Independent project manager Gemma May-Brown and her husband Nick, owners of a stunning Grade II listed residence, certainly know how to make property renovation look easy. This former Parsonage, commissioned in 1846 by John W Peers, Vicar of Tetsworth, remains heaving with period features, which more

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13th Mar 2017

BarrJoinery; Honoured to Contribute to Thame Youth Memorial

A chilly February morning saw the installation of an information plaque detailing the philosophy and spirit behind the Thame Youth Memorial. The memorial garden was built at the top of Thame Town Centre back in 2013, as a space where young people, taken prematurely from our world, can be remembered more

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3rd Mar 2017

The Coach House; Made to Measure to the Last Bolt

Every inch of this beautifully converted out building is made to measure to client requirements and architect specification. Designed by London/ Oxford Wolf Architects, with joinery design and manufacture by BarrJoinery…not a single detail was spared. The brief was to create a space which more

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1st Feb 2017

Acetylated Wood; BarrJoinery has been dipping its saws in the water!

To quote Josh Hudson, BarrJoinery Director, “What was the first thing we did when we got hold of a piece of treated wood which we were told did not degrade, warp or swell? … We put a it into water and waited!" Apparently this is a common response. There must be hundreds of pieces of more

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31st Jan 2017

Outbuildings; An alternative solution to extending your living space

Do you have an outbuilding, barn or garage within striking distance of your property? We are seeing more and more clients looking to extend their living space by linking existing buildings. Our clients, in a beautiful Oxfordshire village location, had a wealth of outbuildings to utilise. The old more

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6th Dec 2016

Waddesdon Manor: A Field of Light and a spruced up ’Bothy’

We are privileged to be able to work on some amazing pieces of our national heritage and Waddesdon Estate is no exception. At this time of year it looks more breathtaking than ever. A December visit at dusk, to soak up the stunningly lit house and grounds, has to be the best way to stir the more

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