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.
Oak House is a Victorian detached property in Central Oxford. The scope of works include the complete renovation of the property, including the structural renovation of the existing basement,and an extension. Structural alterations to the existing house are nearing completion. Super structure works to the new extension are underway with scaffold erected ready for re-roofing to commence. The structural and engineering challenges for this project are high however they form part of the very culture of our company specialising in complex engineering solutions. Decades of experience coupled with the engineering qualifications and background of our Director, ensure the efficient integration of new effective engineering solutions to the historic fabric of the building.
The site is part of the Considerate Construction Scheme.
Hazel House is a Victorian semi-detached property within central Oxford. The scope of works includes the complete renovation and extension of this historic building. Structural alterations and strip out to the existing house are nearing completion and super structure works to the new rear extension due to start shortly. The works involve complex structural challenges, an area in which we are very much specialists as result of our vast experience and indeed the engineering background of our Director Robin Sporn.
The site is registered with,and part of, the Considerate Construction Scheme.
Sporn Construction Wins Large Renovation Project 2017 at the FMB Master Builder Awards Southern Counties 2017
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 ”
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!