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Archive for October, 2011

Progress at Oak Manor

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Our masonry team have completed the construction of the first phase of this project.Roof covering is due to commence and first fix will shortly be underway on phase 1 of this prestigious new build house. 

Progress at Maple Terrace

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The construction and installation of an underground spiral wine cellar is almost complete. Renovation works continue to the inside of the property and the  construction of  the new extension.

Progress at Hazel Terrace

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Contiguous piling now complete forming the provisional structure for the basement. Work to pile caps has commenced and the majority of the steelwork to the existing house has been installed.

Progress at Acorn Farm

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

 Works continue on the construction of  a garden room, the final stage of this restoration project.

Sporn Construction Carpentry contributes to Worlds Largest Rocking Horse

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Sporn Construction were lucky enough to be given the rare opportunity of contributing to the construction of the worlds largest rocking horse. Mark, a member of our carpentry team was delighted to carve a portion of the horses tail.  The horse is the project of The Rocking Horse Shop, specialists in the creation of beautiful bespoke rocking horses.   www.rockinghorse.co.uk.  

The project is due to be completed later in the year.  Mark commented ” World Skills was not what I had expected, I had no idea of the huge scale of the event. The rocking horse was magnificent and it was truly a unique opportunity.”

Robin Sporn meets the Education and Skills Minister for Northern Ireland

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Robin Sporn had the opportunity to meet Mr Stephen Farry, the Education and Skills Minister for Northern Ireland.It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss the current curriculum for apprenticeships.                   

The minister was extremely fortunate to receive  tuition from Adam Hall, a member of our masonry team at Sporn Construction.

World Skills 2011

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Sporn Construction are extremely honoured to have been representatives of the Federation of Master Builders at the prestigious World Skills 2011 held at the Excel in London last weekend. Robin(Director), Debi(PR Manager), Adam(Masonry craftsman), Mark ( Carpentry craftsman), were invited to join the FMB as exhibitors at the convention. World skills is the fourth largest competition in the world featuring very closely to the Olympics. Participants from all over the world compete to showcase their skills, in carpentry, masonry, electrical works, plumbing and indeed skills outside the construction industry such as IT and marketing. The event is attended by government officials, prestigious companies along with thousands of people wanting to learn more about certain skills.

The Federation of Master Builders utilised the event to promote not only themselves, the largest professional body inthe construction industry but also to improve the face of the construction industry. Robin Sporn commented ” We were truly honoured to have been chosen by the Federation of Master Builders to be exhibitors along with FMB key personnel at the prestigious World Skills 2011. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet government ministers, showcase our master craftsman at Sporn Construction and also to meet the young people, and thier families, who are considering a career in the construction industry. It was a very positive feeling to be able to encourage and advise what will hopefully be the next generation of craftsman in the industry. I have tremendous admiration for the FMB for their continued efforts to improve the reputation of the whole industry. I very much share with the FMB the objective of achieving the professional reputation of the construction industry, and the master craftsman within the industry,  that is truly deserved.”

Progress at Oak Manor

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Construction at Oak House is on programme and due to be completed the middle of this month.  Installation of the wood burning stoves is due to take place this week along with the remaining second fix carpentry works.  We have recently been contacted by RIBA regarding this project with a view to featuring Oak Manor in the next annual publication of the Conservation Review.

Progress at Oak Manor

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Construction of the first phase of Oak Manor is progressing well with the masonry team achieving plate level last week.

Progress at Acorn Farm

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Construction of the Oak frame garden room is underway. The penultimate part of the renovation of this beautiful farmhouse.