I worked with Sporn Construction on the refurbishment of a listed building. From the very 1st meeting with Sporn I knew the project was in safe hands. The site foreman was very good at identifying and addressing potential problems before they arose as well as ensuring suitable sub-contractors were used on the project. Throughout the build Sporn kept the client up to date with programme and cost issues. The end result was a very satisfied client with a beautiful family home finished to a very high standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sporn Construction to other architects or potential clients.
Sporn Construction exemplify the high standards that the FMB strive to achieve. They are passionate about delivering quality: this is demonstrated by their portfolio of beautifully restored buildings, and delighted clients. It is also demonstrated by their commitment to training their team to the highest standards, so that they can deliver modern innovative solutions to 21st Century challenges like energy efficiency, alongside the best of traditional building skills. In this way they are helping to ensure that future generations will still have the skills to care for our precious stock of heritage buildings.
Sporn Construction consistently deliver exceptional standards of craftmanship and outstanding project management. Their team is skilled, reliable and easy to work with. Using their extensive experience in traditional and contemporary building techniques, Sporn Construction understand and meet our exacting requirements for high quality construction and finishing. We have no hesitation in recommending Sporn Construction to our clients.
Sporn were the main contractor throughout our 15 month residential renovation. We always found them to be extremely professional, good communicators who worked well with our architects. We were very happy with the quality of the work done and the initial costings were accurate. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sporn Construction for similar projects.
Sporn have recently completed the total refurbishment of our house in Banbury Road. The work went from tanking the basement to replacing the roof and everything in-between. The quality of the work was outstanding and the completed project won an award from Oxford Preservation Trust. Sporn’s employees and sub-contractors were, without exception, excellent. Not just competent trades people, but also responsive, friendly and helpful. Having had problems with listed building consent, Sporn were pro-active at working within or around the constraints imposed by Oxford City Council. My wife and I were delighted with all aspects of the project and would most certainly use Sporn Construction again if the need arose.
We had a very specific goal in mind for the complete renovation of a house that had been loved but neglected over a long period - to do it within a strict budget but attending to the the foundation details that make a house work, the plumbing and wiring etc as well as all the decorative elements. Robin and Shawn listened, understood and stuck as close to our brief as we could wish. They were thorough and conscientious throughout but what was more meaningful was the odd times when we were stuck with decisions around some areas and they were not only patient but rightly insistent that we were not sure enough so we should take more time to make new choices and in the end they were spot on with that advice. Robin, Shawn and the team are confident and passionate about what they do, very comfortable to lead when appropriate and at all times made us feel that we were on the journey together - and they made it fun.
I worked with Robin Sporn and his team at Sporn Construction for two years to restore and modernise my lovely Victorian home on Norham Road in North Central Oxford. From start to finish Robin was excellent at overseeing a complicated architectural plan of digging out a full basement under the garden, plus updating the interior of a completely unmodernised house. He was helpful on making key decisions and he worked seamlessly with my team of architects to realise my vision. The on-site Sporn construction team, lead by top notch foreman Anthony Alder, were hard-working and trustworthy. They were good at the craft and it was clear that they took pride in their work. I do not hesitate to recommend Sporn Construction to anyone who is considering remodelling their home (or indeed building a new one). I would be happy to answer any specific questions by email if that would be helpful.