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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MRB Contracting, beach cottage, modern architecture, kingsburg

Testimonial | The Shoebox

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We are always humbled when we get testimonials like the one below from Kevin and Jodi – owners of the Shoebox in Kingsburg. An artist with a painfully scrutinizing
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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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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, custom homes, Kingsburg, modern

Kingsburg 1 finished interior

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Kingsburg 1 is complete now and we are very pleased with the results. We showed you some photos of the interior finishes as they were being developed. Today we have photo
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Kingsburg 2: photo roundup

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It’s been a little while since the last Kingsburg update. We’re close to completion – just a few finishing details remain. Below are a photos from the m
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MRB Contracting, modern architecture, kingsburg nova scotia, beach house

When metal meets wood

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A few weeks ago we gave you a sneak peak of the cladding on Kingsburg 2. The design called for a natural horizontal wood siding for the main house, and white corrugated m
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MRB Contrating, Halifax Nova Scotia, custom kitchen, baltic birch

Baltic birch kitchen: Kingsburg 1

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So far we’ve showcased the exterior of the Kingsburg projects. Today we wanted to show you a little from the kitchen and one of the bedrooms. Our cabinetmaker execu
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MRB contracting, kingsburg, modern, cladding

this is a tease: when wood meets metal

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We could show you more imagery of when metal and wood meet at last on this unique modern cube. For the moment we offer you this small glimpse. Check back with us soon!
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MRB Contracting, modern architecture

Photo roundup: Kingsburg 2

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The beginning of the week bathed us in sun as we continued cladding Kingsburg 2. The week however turned windy and cold. The North Atlantic never fails to provide plenty
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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, carpenters, builders, halifax nova scotia

Thursday photo roundup

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  From gray misty Monday, to bluebird sky Tuesday,   to snow storm Wednesday,   this week threw just about every type of weather at us.      
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MRB Contracting, Halifax, renovations, VaproShield, Keel Agencies

Yes it’s cold: Thursday’s field notes

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It’s true. Last week was really cold. This week has been warmer and yet it’s still below freezing most days. With insulated coveralls and thermal gear it̵
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MRB Contracting, siding, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, custom homes

Cape Cod siding at Kingsburg 1

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Cape Cod siding is a beautiful product. It demands the utmost attention to detail during installation to ensure a clean uniform finish. It exacts a carpenters skills and
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MRB Contracting, KIngsburg, Nova Scotia, Modern Architecture

Photo roundup from Kingsburg

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We’ve been working high and low this week. From finishing up framing the second story of Kingsburg 2, to starting the cladding on Kingsburg 1, things are moving alo
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MRB Contracting, Kingsburg Nova Scotia

Kingsburg 2: framing

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In many ways building a house is a straight forward process. All details pertaining to design, measurements, specs, and other essentials are contained in the plans. Thing
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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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Kingsburg 1: windows & walls

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  This week the team has been busy weather proofing window and door openings, installing windows and doors, and starting to install the strapping for the siding inst
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MRB Contracting, kingsburg nova scotia, modern home

Kingsburg 1 & 2: Sandy’s week

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What a crazy week last week was for the East Coast. Our best wishes go out to those who have been affected by hurricane Sandy. We were lucky that we only got a bit of win
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