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    2nd Jul 2018

    Birch Faced Ply 'til We Die

    We don’t want to be dramatic but we are head over heels about birch faced plywood at the minute. Plywood has become a very popular material for interiors for a number of reasons. It is extremely versatile, you can use it for ceilings, cladding, cabinetry, furniture and even outside walls. The ...read more

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    22nd Jun 2018

    Nominees announced for this years 'Restaurant & Bar Design Awards’

    You may recall last September when we were commissioned for a very exciting project by Shalini Misra Ltd, an international design house, who approached us to realise their vision for the Champagne Bar at last years Decorex, to be the centrepiece in it’s 40th year. The bar was a great success, ...read more

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    23rd Apr 2018

    Environmentally Friendly Design, Inspired by Nature - Prague Design Week

    At the Barr Group we take inspiration from all over the world and from a vast array of industries. If we think a brand fits with our values and ethos we love to collaborate and incorporate their products in our designs. On 21st to 27th May Prague, one of the most stunning architectural cities in ...read more

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    6th Apr 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

    The Lamb Inn - Bounds into the 21st Century with a new lease of life

    A full renovation was carried out to this 16th century thatched pub. From the start, BarrJoinery Designer James Knight kept in mind the number one priority of its proprietors, Ian & Des: not to compromise on the traditional feel and character of the pub but, at the same time to achieve a fresh, ...read more

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    29th Mar 2018

    India Hicks on her stunning 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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    14th Mar 2018

    RIBA Henley Design Day; Saturday 17th March; a date in the diary for Creativity & Design

    The Barr Group are delighted to be joining local architects and specifiers this weekend at the 6th annual RIBA Henley Design Day. Covering the wider area of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, Henley Design Day is a great opportunity to meet local experts in architecture, design and build, ...read more

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    20th Feb 2018

    Dispelling the myths – Real Wood Veneer

    Real wood veneer begins with thin layers of rich-coloured wood, glued together with the grain at right angles over a thick core. There is a common misconception that veneered furniture is inferior to, or cheaper than, solid wood; however, veneers are often used in high-end furniture due to their ...read more

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    1st Feb 2018

    Interview with James Knight; 9 years of cabinetry with BarrJoinery

    James Knight, BarrJoinery surveyor, designer and project manager started work with the Barr Group as an apprentice, 9 years ago. Last week was his 30th birthday, (whoop whoop!) and we took the opportunity to publicly embarrass him by celebrating his contribution to BarrJoinery on line. “His ...read more

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    29th Jan 2018

    Brand to watch… Faolchú

    Winners of best new exhibitor at Decorex 2017, with a stand that really caught our attention. Faolchú are a Scottish furniture company devoted to producing beautiful and timeless pieces distinguished by exceptional craftsmanship. With values reflected in our own Oxfordshire workshop, each ...read more

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