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Awarded Investors in People Silver Recognition

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!

 

 

Construction Progress at Hazel House

July 14th, 2016

Extension Ashlar complete. Plastering nearing completion and 2nd fix carpentry underway.Progress

 

New Commercial Fleet Takes to the Road

June 28th, 2016

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A welcomed opportunity to photograph our new fleet of vehicles at our office in Stratton Audley, Oxon.

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RIBA shortlisted Project Acorn House

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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New project to commence 2016

May 4th, 2016

Construction of a bespoke new home of timber frame construction in Oxford. Work programmed to start Summer 2016.

RIBA Award shortlisted 2016

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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Construction Progress at Hazel House

May 4th, 2016

Construction continues on the renovation and extension of this Victorian property in Central Oxford. First fix works are nearing completion. Windows have been installed. Plastering works due to start imminently. Project is currently 2 weeks ahead of program.

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Construction Progress at Beech House

May 4th, 2016

Construction continues on the renovation and extension of this Victorian property in central Oxford. Second fix is underway and nearing completion. External works underway. Bespoke wreathed handrail now installed.

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Construction Progress on Maple House

May 4th, 2016

Construction continues on this prestigious commercial  office renovation project in central Oxford. Works to the basement and first floor are complete. Works to the top floor underway and completion of ground floor. Tiling to commence this week and external stone work.

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Construction Progress Oak Barn

May 4th, 2016

Construction continues on barn conversion for wedding venue. The major alteration and masonry work is now complete. First fix has begun.

 

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