Photo roundup from Kingsburg

MRB Contracting, KIngsburg, Nova Scotia, Modern Architecture

06 Dec 2012 Photo roundup from Kingsburg

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We’ve been working high and low this week. From finishing up framing the second story of Kingsburg 2, to starting the cladding on Kingsburg 1, things are moving along as they should.

Below Brian and Angus perform the framing nailer hand-off as they start installing the roof trusses on Kingsburg 2. This house features a concave roof that will funnel water into a scupper and down a drain pipe on one side of the house. There will be no roof overhangs.

MRB Contracting, KIngsburg, Nova Scotia, Modern Architecture

 

The shot below was taken from the second story of Kingsburg 2. In the foreground is the similarly shaped bunk house. And behind it on the adjoining lot is Kingsburg 1 with it’s elegant roof line. The next time you see a photo of that house it will be claded in beautiful Cape Cod wood siding.

MRB Contracting, KIngsburg, Nova Scotia, Modern Architecture

Another shot from upstairs. This corner of the house features two giant windows. The photo highlights some of our water proofing and insulation techniques – measures that happen during framing. On the left of the photo you can see 1.5 inch rigid foam that is sealed around its edges with acoustic caulking. Then a 2 ply LVL beam is installed for structural support. The foam will fill the void between the beam the exterior wall on that particular architectural detail.

 

MRB Contracting, KIngsburg, Nova Scotia, Modern Architecture

A view of Kingsburg 2 from Beach Hill Road.

MRB Contracting, KIngsburg, Nova Scotia, Modern Architecture

Kingsburg 1 got some insulation this week. For the cantilevered overhangs we used spray foam between the floor joists. The insulating value of spray foam is quite high, approximately R40.

MRB Contracting, KIngsburg, Nova Scotia, Modern Architecture

Mike hauls away construction debri in our dump trailer. We like keeping the place tidy.

MRB Contracting, KIngsburg, Nova Scotia, Modern Architecture

 

WHEN DOGS ATTACK! We are lucky to have a great team of dogs to keep us company while we work.

MRB Contracting, HALiFAX, Nova Scotia, shop dogs,

 

This weeks blog post would be amiss without an Instagram photo -the quintessential carpenter image.

MRB Contracting, KIngsburg, Nova Scotia, Modern Architecture