MRB Contracting, renovation, south end halifax

25 Feb South End living room & kitchen reno

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 parallam beam. Mouse over to the our work section and see it for yourself. ...

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MRB Contracting, demolition, Halifax builders

13 Aug 100th blog post

Wow! Time flies when you're busy building dream homes. It's been one year since we began blogging. And this is our 100th blog post. We'd like to thank everyone who's been following us here, on Facebook and Twitter. As I write this I wonder what has inspired you to continue to read our blog. Is it the photos? Or perhaps following the story behind each project? Or maybe you like some of the pieces we've written about building techniques and theory? Whatever it is we'd love to know so that we may continue creating content that you want to see. Send us an email or Tweet, or simply leave a comment below and let us know what you think. Below -a collection of ¬†brief moments in time from the past year. Thanks again for reading.     ...

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25 Jun MRB featured in today posted an article today titled "Modern Architecture hits the prefab market." The article highlights the work of architect Nicholas Fudge and marketing guru Steve Chiasson of East Coast Modern Ltd. We are teaming up with East Coast Modern to be the exclusive builders of their ModPods. East Coast Modern has also teamed up with MRB Contracting Inc., the North End Halifax outfit headed by Michael Burns, to build the ModPods and HotMods and complete the finishing work on the ModHauses. We're excited to see the development of this initiative and its promise to make modern architecture accessible to a wider demographic. One of the first chances for Haligonians to catch a glimpse of an East Coast Modern design will be at the Canada Cup beach volleyball tournament (SandJam) on the Halifax waterfront. Photos from

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MRB contracting, east coast living magazine, Omar Gandhi

18 Jun East Coast Living cover!

MRB Contracting and architect Omar Gandhi's Fox Point project in Hubbards, Nova Scotia is featured on the cover of East Coast Living's summer 2013 issue. The Fox Point project in Hubbards has received plenty of attention internationally via Architecture Daily and dezeen Magazine. It's great to see the project on a Canadian publication as well.  Congratulations to Omar Gandhi for the well deserved accolades. ...

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Mike Burns, MRB Contracting, chronicle herald, halifax, business news

17 Dec MRB Contracting featured in the Chronicle Herald

Saturday's front page of the Chronicle Herald business section featured a great article about MRB Contracting and Mike Burns.     Armed with youth, an eye for the modern aesthetic and a firm handle on the power of technology, a Halifax contracting firm is out to improve the relationship between homeowners and their contractors.  Click here to read the rest of the article on the Chronicle Herald's website....

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dezeen magazine, MRB Contracting, Omar Gandhi Architect

18 Oct Moore Studio featured in dezeen MAGAZINE

This week our Moore Studio project was featured in dezeen Magazine. We are super excited that our architect colleague Omar Gandhi is getting accolades on his designs. We are also proud of our execution of the project and we look forward to many more successful project collaborations to come! The story is packed with photos as well as concept drawings. Check it out and tell us what you think.  ...

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