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Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2017 Winner!

Friday, November 17th, 2017

OPT Awards 2017

We are absolutely delighted to be a winner in this years Oxfordshire Preservation Trust Awards 2017 in the Building Conservation category. Our winning project “The White House” is an absolutely beautiful property in the centre of Oxford, and as a Georgian property rather unique. The OPT  Boards comments on the high quality of the workmanship of our team was very much appreciated. This outstanding achievement is absolutely as a result of the strong team work between all of our staff, our wonderful clients and architects, Nick Turner and Guy Roberts.

 

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” Aristotle

 

 

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Sporn Construction Wins Large Renovation Project 2017 at the FMB Master Builder Awards Southern Counties 2017

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

 

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We are delighted to have been awarded the large renovation project for the Southern Counties at the FMB Award ceremony last Friday. A testament to the Sporn Team and their unwavering  commitment to high quality craftsmanship backed by professional management.  Robin Sporn, Director stated “We feel so very proud to have won this award for the second consecutive year. An amazing achievement. The FMB Awards are so very important , they are the pinnacle of the awards in the Construction industry ”

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Awarded Investors in People Silver Recognition

Monday, February 27th, 2017

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We are delighted to have been re-accredited Silver Recognition by the Investors in People Board for a further three years, which places Sporn Construction in the top one percent of all recognised companies nationally.  We value our award deeply as it demonstrates our unwavering focus in delivering master craftsmanship nurtured by  our positive, progressive and innovative working environment. We originally attained Silver Recognition in 2013 and Bronze Recognition in 2010.

The Investors in People assessors spent two days talking to staff and reviewing all aspects of our business and the way it is managed. They found many areas of best practice in particular:

  • Strong Leadership – the partners and managers lead by example, working with their teams to maintain consistent service levels.
  • Learning and development – staff are constantly learning through coaching and courses.
  • Communication – there are regular staff meetings and the firm adopts an open door policy.
  • Staff Involvement – staff are encouraged to bring their views and ideas for the company to the attention of the management.
  • Our People – the staff feel valued, trusted and appreciated.  Everyone is treated as an individual.

They found that the firm was committed to business improvement through its people and that a culture had developed at the firm where the staff took great pride in delivering high quality work and ensuring the best possible client care.

The extensive report following the assessment stated:” People talk about things “not the Sporn way” highlighting the recognised and unique way people work within Sporn Construction. 88% of people agree that the organisation’s values guide the way that Sporn Construction operates and decision are made. Interviewees confirmed this with people commenting that the values are embedded and lived on a day to day basis…Strict adherence to the values is not always the most convenient thing to do however people confirmed that their importance remains uppermost even though this could be frustrating or even costly or time consuming.”

We utilise the Investors in People assessment to externally assess that our every day culture achieves our company vision and ethos and to demonstrate the  importance we place on achieving high standards in everything we do.

 

Congratulations to the whole team!

 

 

RIBA shortlisted Project Acorn House

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Acorn House was shortlisted at the RIBA awards 2016. An amazing transformation of two Victorian properties into one beautiful bespoke home. The project involved the seamless integration of old and new. A contemporary extension was added, coupled with the modern renovation of the interior utilising, whilst retaining the historic soul of the property.

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RIBA Award shortlisted 2016

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

We are delighted that our completed project Acorn House has been shortlisted for a RIBA Award. The Architect on this project –  Nikolai Delvendahl of Delvendahl Martin Architects. The project involved the complete renovation and extension of a Victorian property in central Oxford. A beautiful and amazing transformation seamlessly combining the old and the new whilst retaining the historic soul of the building. More pictures of the unique interior to be updated shortly.

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Sporn Construction wins prestigious Master Builder of the Year 2015

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Sporn Construction wins the FMB Master Builder of the Year 2015

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Master Builder Awards 2015

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Tomorrow is the Federation of Master Builder Awards ceremony 2015. We were delighted to be awarded the regional title of the Master Builder Awards for the large renovation category. A testament to the superior craftsmanship backed by professional management which is part of the everyday culture at Sporn Construction. The national winners for each category will be announced at the ceremony along with the overall coveted title of Master Builder of the year. The awards represent a unique nationwide search by the FMB to find the best builders in the UK. Nominations must come from a satisfied client, and builders are judged on their technical ability together with their customer service skills and attention to detail, along with the project’s end result.

Good luck to all the team at Sporn Construction!!!!

 

Winners at the Federation of Master Builder Awards 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

We are delighted to be regional winners ( Southern Counties) at the Federation of Master Builder Awards 2014.

 

We were nominated for the award by our clients in relation to their project,  Hazel Terrace. The scope of works involved the complete restoration, renovation and extension of the Victorian terrace property in the heart of Oxford. The project also involved an extensive and technically challenging basement. Hazel Terrace is now a beautiful home, which has been featured in a number of magazines, and is a true testament of the good collaborative working relationship between ourselves, our clients and the architects – RIACH Architects Oxford.

Regional winners are currently going through the judging process for the the National Master Builder Awards 2014 which concludes with an award ceremony in February 2014 during which the overall national winners will be announced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners at the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

We were delighted to be awarded a certificate at this years prestigious Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2014. Beech House was one of the winning projects in the Conservation Works category. A highly contended category with a number of outstanding projects. The project involved the complete restoration, refurbishment and extension of a Victorian semi detached property in the heart of Oxford. The success of the project was very much the result of a collaborative working relationship between ourselves, our clients and the architects – RIACH Architects , Oxford in conjunction with Ruggles Mabe Terrell Architecture.