Walnut Street | renovation

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Steevo and his team have started out on a new project. It will be exciting to watch progress on this renovation as the team work methodically through the home. Out with t
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MRB Contracting, garage addition

Garage Redux project portfolio

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Remember the Garage Redux project? We’ve created a portfolio of the completed project on our work titled St. Margaret’s Bay garage addition. Click on the our wor
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MRB Contracting, renovation, south end halifax

South End living room & kitchen reno

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We recently added a new portfolio item of a renovation to a South End Halifax home. You may remember it from some of the posts last fall when we installed a giant paralla
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Portfolio | West End Halifax addition

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Remember our West End reno project? We have it up on our portfolio section now. Be sure to take a peak at the gorgeous photos.
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MRB Contracting, halifax renovation, addition, ICF

Wedgewood addition

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The team has been building an addition on this bungalow in the Wedgewood neighbourhood. The addition will create a large living area that opens up to the kitchen. The bes
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Amos Wood | textures

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What role does texture play in architecture? Encyclopedia Britannica has this to say: Texture plays a dual role in architecture: it expresses something of the quality of
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MRB Contracting, Amos Wood, agricola street

Amos Wood | cladding photo bomb

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The guys over at Amos Wood on Agricola Street have been making great progress on the complex cladding program. Amos Wood chose three types of wood for cladding: cedar, pi
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MRB Contracting, Amos Wood, renovation agricola

Amos Wood | progress report

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The last update on this project covered some of the exterior upgrades to the building’s facade. This week that trend continues. As you can see from the photo above,
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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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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, renovation, amos wood, vaproshield

Amos Wood | updates from Agricola St.

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Back to business as usual. This time with some updates on our Agricola St. project for Amos Wood. In the last blog about Amos Wood the guys had begun interior framing. As
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MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

Amos Wood | interior framing begins

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A couple of weeks ago we started chronicling our latest North End renovation for Amos Wood. Since the last update the guys have been working hard re-framing some of the s
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MRB Contracting, south end halifax, renovations, parallam

How to install an 850 pound beam

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Creating an open living space in an older home is often one of the key facets of a renovation. While on the surface it can seem straight forward – [take out that wa
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Amos Wood | in the beginning

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Recently we unveiled our Agricola Street renovation project for Amos Wood. Since then, the demolition crew  stripped the inside so that we could get started on our end.
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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, agricola street, renovations, Amos Wood

Agricola Street: Amos Wood renovation

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Over the last few years, Agricola Street in Halifax’s North End has been undergoing urban renewal. New buildings have cropped up housing businesses and people. Many
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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, renovations, halifax, door installation, contractor, Blue Skin, VaproShield

How to: giant door installation

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Replacing an old door is not unlike the process described in our last How to for windows. It’s important to ensure that the door opening is properly prepped for pro
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MRB Contracting, renovations, decks, garage, contractor, halifax

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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MRB Contracting, renovations, window installation

How to: replacing old windows

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They say that there are lots of ways to skin a cat. However, there are not many ways to replace a window. The only way to ensure that a new window will be draft free and
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