Black Point | Deck

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Meanwhile, back to Scottie and ‘the dream job.’ He and his team have been crafting the finishing touches on the exterior of this MRB design-build. Each post o
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Black Point | progress

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Outdoor living spaces have been fitted with convenient storage cupboards and built in bench seating. Relaxed decking and that stunning tricolour cladding settle the build
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Clifton St | deck

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As finishing work continues on the inside, there is exciting work commencing outside. In collaboration with designer Sue Sirrs ‘Outside Planning and Design Studio&#
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Amos Wood | street view redo

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Did you miss Amos Wood yet? The guys have been there all along, refining all the structural details that you’ll never see but nevertheless play an integral role in
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MRB Contracting, fence, slats

We build fences too

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Summertime. What a better time to build a new fence in the backyard? Traditionally, fences were built to restrict movement across boundaries. In dense urban areas fences
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MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, beach house

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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CBC news, deck collapse

Dartmouth deck collapse | what we learned

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The deck collapse that happened in Dartmouth this past week has a lot of people talking about proper construction methods and also wondering about their own safety. Decks
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MRB Contracting, renovations, garage, cedar deck, construction

Garage redux part III

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Last week we showed you photos of the garage project halfway through its development. Today we have some similar photos with more complete finishes. For the front entry w
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MRB Contracting, renovations, concrete floor, halifax, builder, contractor, cedar deck

Garage redux part II

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Our garage reno project is coming along nicely. The garage is fully framed and insulated. The concrete floors poured and finished to a smooth texture. Each piece of ce
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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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MRB Contracting, Halifax, renovations, modern architecrture, Omar Gandhi Architect, contractor Halifax

West End reno wrap up

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Perhaps you thought we’d forgotten to show you what the West End reno looked like when it was finished. Nope. Here are a few teaser  shots by Ricardo from MRB and
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MRB Contracting, Halifax builders, renovations, epdm

EPDM roof and deck reno

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Below are a few photos of a small rooftop patio renovation. For a roof covering we used Firestone’s EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) single-ply roofing syste
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MRB Contracting, halifax nova scotia, contractor, builder,

Ironstone update

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It’s been a while since our last Ironstone update. Lot’s of work has happened inside, primarily insulation, electric and plumbing. Among the new changes out
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MRB Contracting, press, The Coast Halifax

See us in The Coast

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MRB is featured in The Coast’s 2013 City Guide edition. You can see more photos of this backyard deck on our portfolio page.
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MRB Contracting, cladding, Kingsburg, new construction

Monday’s field notes

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Last week was beautiful with clear skies and amazing light. With the clear skies came cold weather. Air temps hovered below -10 C. for the entire week. Cold enough that s
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MRB Contracting, HALIFAX Nova Scotia, Omar Gandhi

Photo roudup

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We could lament the rain. The truth however is that it’s been a great week so far. While getting up before sunrise to make the trek to Kingsburg can feel daunting,
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Oxford St. outdoors

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Our client wanted a new front entry and two story rear deck. We took some photos after completing the construction. Completed project photos featuring the custom lighting
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Maynard Street backyard stylings

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The client wanted a private outdoor area to relax and entertain. This backyard renovation added a lot of living space to an otherwise unused area.
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James St. backyard stylings

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We crafted this beautiful table out of heavy slabs of rough cut lumber. Its simple lines work to compliment the design of the outdoor space while maintaining the rough he
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