Kingsburg Tag

Kingsburg, beach house, MRB Contracting

08 Oct Kingsburg I revealed

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 finish. Now we are pleased to show you the homes as they exist with their owners personal touches. Photos by Kelly Neil. First off is Kingsburg I, designed by architect Chad Jamieson, Halifax. We'll let the photos speak for themselves. ...

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MRB Contracting, cladding, Kingsburg, new construction

28 Jan Monday’s field notes

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 some of the more sheltered bays around Kingsburg were frozen. It's strange to see a frozen briny ocean. It even seemed as if the tides had stopped affecting the shoreline along the bay roads. We spent the week working mostly on Kingsburg 1 - finishing off the Cape Cod siding and installing the skirting and decks. The place is coming together nicely. The drywall crew braved icy roads and finished up their side of things not without their own challenges from the cold.       The James Street portfolio had a few photo additions. The kitchens were fitted with modern minimalist Baltic birch cabinets. Concrete floors in the kitchen give way to beautiful hardwood floors throughout the rest of the space.   Hope you enjoyed the first on our Team Profile series featuring Mike Burns. Keep an eye for a new profile on Thursday. And as always, thanks for stopping by!...

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MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Halifax, Nova Scotia

24 Sep Kingsburg 1: Beams

And the work continues on Kingsburg 1. The beams connecting the concrete piers to the ICF walls went up last week. There's hardly a nearby place to get a cup of coffee around the job site. If anything we are self reliant. Where in the world is Kingsburg anyway? Kingsburg is a coastal community located about 130 kilometers from Halifax. Like many other coastal towns, fishing was a primary source of income for residents for many decades. With the decline of the Atlantic fisheries, the town has changed demographically. With two beaches, three lakes, and hiking trails, it has become a summer vacation spot. We are fortunate to work in such a pictureque location. Scott isn't taking it for granted as he inspects his beam installation. ...

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mrb contracting, concrete forms

30 Aug Kingsburg Projects: Day 1

There are custom homes and then there are CUSTOM homes. Yesterday we began work on one of two homes we'll be building in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. One-off homes require a lot of custom fabrication by our team -like creating custom square concrete forms and steel reinforcement for the footers and pillars.[gallery link="file"] We'll be documenting these two homes over the next few months. Stay tuned....

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