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A roundabout Kudos

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No doubt you’ve seen the round works at the North Park intersection? With high traffic incidences, collisions and ageing infrastructure, the upgrade and improvement
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Congratulations Omar

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Congratulations to our friend Omar Gandhi. Omar recently became the deserving recipient of the Prix de Rome prize from the Canada Council. The prize is awarded annually t
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Lobster | support local business

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Wherever you go, when people hear you live in Nova Scotia, an immediate topic of conversation is Atlantic Lobsters. I hosted an international visitor last week. Played &#
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Tasty Agricola St.

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Agricola St. seems to be in constant flux. Luckily it’s always for the better. In the last few months a few new doors have opened up to the public. The most notable
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Team Profiles | Bryan Rockett

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What’s your name and job function? My name is Bryan Rockett and I’m a Carpenter Can you talk about your building trade background? My building background bega
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Inspiration | Net zero energy

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What exactly is a net zero energy structure? Wikipedia tells us it’s “a building with zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions annually.”
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Ironstone Investments | renting some of our recent projects!

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Ironstone Investments in Halifax is offering short term rentals in one of our North End renovations, as well as the Shoebox in Kingsburg. Go to IronstoneInvestments.ca fo
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Community involvement | MRB table for Scott Jones

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Our photographer friend Kelly Neil is currently holding an online auction to help raise money for Scott Jones. Scott is the victim of a violent attack that left him paral
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Kingsburg II – Shoebox revealed

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The Shoebox was designed by Kevin Shoemaker. It consists of two buildings – the main house and the bunk house. We are really pleased with the finished result. Photo
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Kingsburg, beach house, MRB Contracting

Kingsburg I revealed

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Those of you who’ve been following our blog over the last year will remember the Kingsburg beach houses. We chronicled the progress of two homes from start to finis
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10,000 – the magic number

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Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, has a theory that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert in any given activity. This blog post is not about that. We
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IRONSTONE | 1 Bedroom flat for rent near Commons

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You will be the first to live in this NEW 1 bed, 1 bath main floor unit, now AVAILABLE. • this house is registered with LEED for Homes and seeking Gold Certification
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Inspirations: Larry Haun

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What does it mean to be a carpenter? I ask myself that question from time to time. In today’s residential construction, being a carpenter includes knowing how to work w
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Garage redux

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What better time of year to tear down an old carport/deck? One of our teams has been working down in St. Margaret’s Bay on just such a project. The old structure fl
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The Cunard harvest table is for sale

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Our latest harvest table creation is up for SALE for $1400.00! You can check out a ton of photos on Our Shop page. It’s also listed on Kijiji.ca. If you are interes
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MRB Contracting, demolition, Halifax builders

100th blog post

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Wow! Time flies when you’re busy building dream homes. It’s been one year since we began blogging. And this is our 100th blog post. We’d like to thank e
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2013 team lineup

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MRB Contracting, Shoebox, Kingsburg, cladding, siding

The importance of proper rain screening

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What’s a rain screen? Here’s the Wiki definition: ..the rainscreen is the first interruption between conditions that exist on the outside of a walled building
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and the Harvest Table winner is….!!!

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Congratulations to John DeWolf! You are the winner of this beautiful hand crafted harvest table built here in the MRB Contracting wood shop. Please contact our Operations
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What our clients are saying

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MRB’s perfectionism is seen in every inch and corner of our cottage. Erica & Rick Baker The challenges of having renovations to a 20 year old home would have be
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