new-construction

Purcells Cove Rd | watching the ships roll in

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With MRB foreman ‘Corey’ at the helm, it’s full steam ahead on our Omar Gandhi ‘Stereovision’ design on Purcells Cove Rd. Stunning northerl
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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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Black Point | Framing

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Beautiful bright sunshine has been a great motivation for Scottie and the team to get to work on the Black Point build. ‘Its a dream job site!’ Working on a s
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MRB Contracting, architectural cottage,

Black Point | first glimpse

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Black Point is our latest in-house designed project. The cottage will look out onto Blind Bay and will be set amongst the trees. A couple of sketches and some photos from
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halifax winter, construction, framing, mrb contrating

Clifton St. | framing bedrooms

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The guys managed to get the roof on before the scheduled ‘snow Wednesday.’ It was a good thing too because with more flurries throughout the rest of the week
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MRB Contracting, clifton st., TGI trusses

Clifton St. | roof layout

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It seems like the prevailing weather pattern thus far this year includes bluebird skies sprinkled around snowy Wednesdays. Inevitably every Thursday then begins with some
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MRB Contracting, Clifton St, halifax contractor

Clifton St. | 2nd story framing

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Below is a pictorial essay of the progression of the second story framing at the Clifton Street house. As one of the carpenters on the job site it’s always amazing
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MRB Contracting, blizzard

Clifton St. | the blizzard

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There’s a lot of talk about the latest blizzard. Schools were closed. Roads were slippery. The sorts of things one can expect to happen with a large snowfall well -
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MRB Contracting, Clifton St., architectural homes, beams, mud

Clifton St. | do’s and don’t's

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Don’t: get your boots stuck in the mud. It took Rockett about 5 panicky minutes and a whole heap of shovelling to free up his sinking foot. Do: ask the excavator to
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MRB Contracting, Clifton St., framing, air tight

Clifton St. | framing part 2

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For many carpenters, framing is one our favourite aspects of building a home. And what’s not to love? We get to take a giant pile of sticks and convert them into a
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MRB Contracting, modern home halifax, framing

Clifton St. | first floor

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And we’re back! We hope you had a great holiday. We did, and now we’re ready to get back to work. Both the Agricola St. and Clifton St. projects are moving al
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MRB Contracting, modern homes, halifax

Clifton St. | and then came snow

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It’s winter. Yes it’s true. You can tell on our work site when everyone is wearing their insulated Carhartt overalls. Classy eh? Maybe not but definitely warm
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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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MRB contracting, Clifton St., ICF

Clifton St. | ICF walls

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In the last Clifton St. update we talked about the footings. Since then the team has been busy assembling the ICF blocks for the basement. Aside from a few days of heavy
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MRB Contracting, Clifton Street, footings

Clifton St. | concrete for the footings

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Where were we? Yes right, footings. After getting the Form-A-Drain installed it was time to make some forms for interior footings. Then we  draped the Form-A-Drain in dr
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MRB Contracting, halifax, foundations, formadrain

Clifton St. | footings

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Work has begun in earnest on the Clifton St. house. Since our last update the two old homes were demolished. The lot was excavated, service lines were installed, and spac
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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, north end halifax, modern architecture

Clifton St. -our latest North End Halifax project

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We are super excited about this new family home. By the time you read this, these two old homes will be no more. In their place will be a modern family home that will uti
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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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