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For Sale | 213 Theatre Loft

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Like what you see? Take a tour through this finely crafted, highly stylised, modern theatre loft that could be yours. ‘A picture says 1000 words’, but if you
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MRB | #icebucketchallenge

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Challenge ‘ A call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition: a challenge to a duel.’ In true MRB spirit, the team took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge wi
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Walnut St | Product choices

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A new rear exterior clad with Cape Cod Wood Siding is a natural choice on a job like this. These gorgeous old homes have stood the test of time and earned the right to be
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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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Clifton St | green roof landscape

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Work at Clifton Street is fast transforming this work site into a home. Neat and clean lines extend from the architectural design of the house to collaborate with the fro
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Walnut St | progress

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Before Steevo and his team could start the new front porch, they had to jack up the roof to correct and straighten the sag and install new support posts. Usually, holes a
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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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