NEWS

Moorland Surgery Completed August 2010

1st October 2010

Construction of Extension at Moorland Surgery  Completed August 2010

This project involved an extension to a traditional Victorian style property utilised as a doctor’s surgery, which remained in use throughout the works. The foundations of the extension are formed by the reinforced concrete retaining structure of the semi basement whilst the superstructure is constructed of twin panel timber frame.

Prior to plastering the internal skin the cavity of the twin panel  frame was highly insulated and sealed for airtightness to exceed the latest standards.

Due to the use of the extension and privacy requirements needed between consulting rooms high standards of sound insulation were also adhered to.Externally the building was clad with natural stone and Chestnut boarding, whilst the high quality windows and external doors were imported from Poland. The existing carpark was also altered and resurfaced with a SUDS drainage system.


Investors in People Award 2010

4th August 2010

Investors in People

Investors in People Award – Bronze Recognition
We are incredibly proud to announce that we have achieved the prestigous Investors in People Award, and further we exceeded the standard and were awarded Bronze Recognition. We first registered our committment to the Investors in People framework 5 years ago. All members of the team, from directors to staff on site have provided a positive contribution to our recent success. The award reflects  our continued investment in our staff and how our Company values each and every member of its team.

Simon Jones, Chief Executive of Investors in People UK, said, “This is a fantastic achievement for Sporn Construction Ltd. I would like to congratulate the organisation and its people on their commitment to continuous improvement.”

Robin Sporn, Company Director commented ” We are passionate about developing each of our employees to their full potential.The shortage of construction skills is a major area of concern and is something, as a member of the Oxfordshire Construction Training Group, we are working hard to address. The framework we have created and implemented over the last five years has not only resulted in this most prestigous award from the Investors in People Organisation but also ensured the efficient, professional management of our Company through the continued difficult economic times. Our recent growth is testiment to this. Thank you to each and every member of our team for their hard work and support.”

Achieving the Investors in People Bronze Award, firmly places Sporn construction Ltd in the top 5% of recognised organisations.

Staff Achievements

21st July 2010


Congratulations to Mark Fairbairn who has completed his 2 year NVQ Carpentry Apprentorship. Mark has passed his Level II qualification with a merit of distinction. Mark will now go on to start his Level III NVQ in Carpentry in September 2010. Well done Mark!

Adam Hall has passed the requisite interview to enable him  to start his Level III NVQ in Brickwork in September 2010 after recently completing his Level II. Well done Adam!

Maple Barn

2nd June 2010

This project has now been completed. Despite major additions to the contracted works the project was completed by the imposed deadline. The barn conversion is an amazing success due to the effective teamwork between all parties

Update on some of our current sites

9th February 2010

Hawthorne House
The structural timber frame is in place and work to external stone work and hemcrete are nearing completion.  Internal plasterwork under way.

Chestnut Lodge
The Structural Timber frame and external stonework are complete. Internal plaster work underway.

Maple Barn
Progress is on schedule to meet the imposed deadline. Re roofing with the natural slates are complete, together with the structural alterations. Internal finishes are underway.

Masonry Apprentice
Adam Hall has achieved his NVQ Level 2 in Brickwork and will shortly be starting his Level 3.