Sporn Construction were lucky enough to be given the rare opportunity of contributing to the construction of the worlds largest rocking horse. Mark, a member of our carpentry team was delighted to carve a portion of the horses tail. The horse is the project of The Rocking Horse Shop, specialists in the creation of beautiful bespoke rocking horses. www.rockinghorse.co.uk.
The project is due to be completed later in the year. Mark commented ” World Skills was not what I had expected, I had no idea of the huge scale of the event. The rocking horse was magnificent and it was truly a unique opportunity.”
Sporn Construction are extremely honoured to have been representatives of the Federation of Master Builders at the prestigious World Skills 2011 held at the Excel in London last weekend. Robin(Director), Debi(PR Manager), Adam(Masonry craftsman), Mark ( Carpentry craftsman), were invited to join the FMB as exhibitors at the convention. World skills is the fourth largest competition in the world featuring very closely to the Olympics. Participants from all over the world compete to showcase their skills, in carpentry, masonry, electrical works, plumbing and indeed skills outside the construction industry such as IT and marketing. The event is attended by government officials, prestigious companies along with thousands of people wanting to learn more about certain skills.
The Federation of Master Builders utilised the event to promote not only themselves, the largest professional body inthe construction industry but also to improve the face of the construction industry. Robin Sporn commented ” We were truly honoured to have been chosen by the Federation of Master Builders to be exhibitors along with FMB key personnel at the prestigious World Skills 2011. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet government ministers, showcase our master craftsman at Sporn Construction and also to meet the young people, and thier families, who are considering a career in the construction industry. It was a very positive feeling to be able to encourage and advise what will hopefully be the next generation of craftsman in the industry. I have tremendous admiration for the FMB for their continued efforts to improve the reputation of the whole industry. I very much share with the FMB the objective of achieving the professional reputation of the construction industry, and the master craftsman within the industry, that is truly deserved.”
Construction at Oak House is on programme and due to be completed the middle of this month. Installation of the wood burning stoves is due to take place this week along with the remaining second fix carpentry works. We have recently been contacted by RIBA regarding this project with a view to featuring Oak Manor in the next annual publication of the Conservation Review.
The project involves a large and detailed barn conversion. Pictures to follow shortly.
Sporn Construction featured in the October issue of the Grand Designs Magazine. Robin Sporn was asked to contribute to an article on “How to find a Builder”. We are extremely proud to have our contribution rewarded with a feature in the final published article.
Robin has since been asked to contribute to a feature relating to 3D design software which should hopefully feature in the December issue of the magazine.