The renovation and extension of Oak House is three quarters complete. A green oak frame is the basis of the construction of the extension with SIPS panels. The architect for this project is Roderick James Architects, regularly featured on the Grand Designs television programme. The electrical installation is now complete and internal plastering is under way. The property will feature a rain water harvester, photovoltaic and solar panels, and a wood burning cooker and three further wood burning stoves. Environmental considerations have been very much a priority on this project and we have utilised the very latest modern building techniques to achieve the maximum results.
Construction of this new build house is in two phases. Phase 1 is in the early part of the construction process. Steel beams arrived on site this week to allow for the installation of the block and beam first floor. The phasing of construction is to facilitate our clients remaining in residence at the existing house until phase 1 is complete. The existing house will then be demolished and phase 2 will proceed.
The conversion and renovation of this historic farmhouse is midway through the construction process. Roofing works have now been completed and the first stages of internal carpentry work are progressing well. The soul of the building has been meticulously maintained throughout and a clear historic timeline is evident. The property incorporates vast amounts of original internal timbers which have been beautifully restored by our master craftsman.
Oxfordshire Business Awards Winner2011 Sporn Construction Ltd is the Small Business of the Year!
The winners of the Oxfordshire Business Awards were announced at the glamorous awards dinner on Friday 17th July 2011. The final judging meeting took place at the end of May and was the longest in the awards 17 year history. Paul Lowe, chairman of the awards committee, said: “The 2011 awards have been another great success. The judging process was the most competitive and challenging in my time on the committee, and I believe that we have the strongest list of finalists ever.”
The awards dinner was attended by over 500 businesses from the Oxfordshire area and is one of the most prestigious events in the Oxfordshire Business Calendar. The full list of winners can be found at www.oxfordshirebusinessawards.co.uk.
Sporn Construction Ltd Awarded the Title of Small Business of the Year – sponsored by HEART FM. The Directors and the management team were at the awards dinner and were delighted to have won the award. Robin Sporn, Director, commented “The award is recognition within the business community of the professionalism of all members of our team. The company has expanded significantly over the last 5 years, in spite of the difficult economic times. The company has a clear plan to which every member of staff contributes to. Our focus is always to deliver outstanding quality and impeccable customer service. We are not just concerned about the finished project but how we get to that point. We operate contract management systems and procedures normally found in much larger construction companies however our personal approach gives us the ability to provide a bespoke service that larger construction companies cannot offer. Our aim is to make the journey enjoyable one.
Members of the Sporn Construction management team were also at the awards dinner. Mike Pearse, Site Manager, said “At Sporn Construction we are very much a team and it was fantastic to join the Directors at the awards dinner to celebrate the company’s achievement. The awards dinner was far more prestigious than I had imagined and really made us aware of just how important the Oxfordshire Business Awards truly are. What is wonderful at Sporn Construction is that we all feel a sense of ownership within the company, this is reinforced by the Directors. This award will be appreciated by every member of staff not just as employees but on a personal level too.”
A HSE inspector made a drive by visit to one our sites this week. The inspector commented that the clear implementation of Health and Safety Regulations was of a very high standard. He went on to report the site was very organised and tidy and further that all members of staff on site had the relevant PPE and safe working conditions. The inspector summarised his report by saying such standards are rarely achieved by construction companies the size of Sporn Construction Ltd.
We are extremely proud to announce that Sporn Construction are finalists in the Small Business of the Year category of the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2011. The category is sponsored by Heart FM. It is one of the most fiercely competitive categories. The winner will be announced at the awards dinner on the 17th June 2011. We are extremely delighted to have achieved a finalist position.
Robin Sporn, Director commented ” To have proceeded this far in the Oxfordshire Business Awards is fantastic and is testament to the fact that we are no ordinary builder. We operate on the level of large professional construction companies, only on a smaller scale. The management team at Sporn Construction are dedicated to the hierarchy of quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. Despite the current economic climate Sporn Construction continues to grow as a result of careful planned management and intelligent reinvestment. We have not stood still during these challenging times, rather we have have moved forward in every aspect of our business. Our finalist position acknowledges Sporn Construction as a professional innovative business.”