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Black Point | Shades of Grey

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I was fortunate enough to attend a lecture by textile artist Kaffe Fassett titled ‘Glorious Colour’. Reknown for his strong, bold, contrast use of colour, I
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Lend a Hand | Weir building

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A traditional MiqMaq fishing technique, ‘Weir’ fishing in Nova Scotia has been a way of life for many families for centuries past. As soon as spring weather a
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MRB Speedsquares | Play On!

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‘Hockey night in Canada’s Play On! is the largest participatory sports festival in Canada’, so of course, we were there to be part of it! There was hype
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Thermalwise |energy efficient building

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As you know, innovative technologies and energy efficiency are priority to us. R-2000 is an industry standard introduced by Natural Resource Canada to promote energy effi
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MRB Contracting, halifax nova scotia, contractor, builder,

A worthwhile Investment

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Investment- ‘is time, energy, or matter spent in the hope of future benefits actualized within a specified date or time frame.‘ With each opportunity of a new
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Purcells Cove Road | new project

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From start to finish, we love to take care of everything! Before construction even commences on this site in Purcells Cove the MRB team are there. This build is located
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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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Safety tips | fire extinguishers

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Today the MRB team got together for another of our regular safety training sessions. This time around the session focused on the proper use of fire extinguishers. Perhaps
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MRB Contracting, halifax nova scotia, contractor, builder,

Inspiration | looking back to look ahead

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The year is quickly drawing to a close. I think back to what we were doing a year ago and it seems at once near and far. On December 3rd, 2012 I wrote a blog post about a
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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, renovations, decks, garage, contractor, halifax

Inspiration | a case for urban density

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As our home base is in North End Halifax, like our neighbours we are faced with questions around urban planning and urban density on the Halifax peninsula. From issues ar
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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, 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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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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A happy winner!

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Mieke stopped by the office this week to pick up the table her husband John DeWolf won in our giveaway a few weeks ago. Congratulations guys! We hope you enjoy it. For mo
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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, Halifax NS, renovations, modern architecture, halifax contractor

Our holistic approach

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We live in a world of specialization. The natural world however is built on diversity. In residential construction, specialization often manifests itself in the stages of
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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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MRB Contracting, halifax nova scotia, east coast modern, modpod, custom fabrication,

Building a ModPod: an East Coast Modern and MRB collaboration

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Sometimes when you hear the words ‘prefab’ and ‘house’ in the same sentence it conjures images of trailer parks and shoddy workmanship. In modern
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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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