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Archive for November, 2010

Stone Mason Course 2010-2012

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

November 2010

The masonry team have completed the first stage of their Stone Mason Course.  A traditional stone masonry course focusing on  developing  stone carving and dressing skills, together with imparting the techniques and discipline required for executing inticate detailed stone work. The course is approved by English Heritage and will continue into 2012.

All members of the team thoroughly enjoyed the course, amd have already been able to utilise their new skills on site. Paul Robinson the masonry foreman remarked “We are looking forward to completing the challenges ahead. It is fantastic to see how even the more junior members of the team are very excited about the course. Stone carving requires meticulous attention to detail, all members of staff have done exceptionally well. The standard of work required is nothing less than we expect every day on site. “

Project to be Featured by RIBA Publication

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Caswell House Barns, a barn conversion and renovation project completed June 2010 has been selected by the Royal Institute of British Architects, to be featured in their forthcoming publication ” Conservation Sector Review 2011.”  We are delighted that the project has been chosen by the RIBA.

The project, including the  album documenting the build, is available to view on our website.

Recommended Contractor by Homebase

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

We are very pleased to have been selected by Homebase to be their  recommended construction company for major projects in the Oxfordshire area. Advertising will appear in store from the 5th November 2010, starting with the Bicester, Oxfordshire store. According to the Homebase representatives, Sporn Construction will exclusively be the recommended construction company for this area.