Kingsburg 2 Tag


06 May Kingsburg 2: photo roundup

It's been a little while since the last Kingsburg update. We're close to completion - just a few finishing details remain. Below are a photos from the mill work installation, outdoor details, and the custom stairs. [caption id="attachment_2513" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Every beach house deserves an outdoor shower![/caption] [caption id="attachment_2514" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Sliding barn door on the bunkhouse.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2515" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Tom the cabinetmaker inspecting the view in between installations.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2516" align="alignnone" width="383"] Some of the kitchen cabinets were installed.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2517" align="aligncenter" width="510"] We love the hardware on these upper cabinets.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2518" align="aligncenter" width="510"] The master bath vanity was installed as well.[/caption] ...

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MRB Contracting, modern architecture, kingsburg nova scotia, beach house

04 Apr When metal meets wood

A few weeks ago we gave you a sneak peak of the cladding on Kingsburg 2. The design called for a natural horizontal wood siding for the main house, and white corrugated metal for the bunkhouse. To bridge the gap between the two, the architect added recesses and bump-outs to the main house and incorporated the white metal detail. The windows have a natural galvanized finish detail. You may wonder why the roof line looks unfinished. That's because the metal drip cap has yet to be installed. Keep checking in for our full completed portfolio of Kingsburg 2. ...

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MRB Contracting, carpenters, builders, halifax nova scotia

17 Jan Thursday photo roundup

  From gray misty Monday, to bluebird sky Tuesday,   to snow storm Wednesday,   this week threw just about every type of weather at us.       Kingsburg 2 has windows and doors in and is ready for cladding. What will it be? It will be a combination of wood and metal. Stay tuned and as always thanks for checking in.   ...

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MRB Contracting, Kingsburg Nova Scotia

26 Nov Kingsburg 2: framing

In many ways building a house is a straight forward process. All details pertaining to design, measurements, specs, and other essentials are contained in the plans. Things aren't quite as simple however when the task is at hand. Carpentry requires a whole lot of problem solving and creativity. Take dimensional lumber for example.  A 2x4  seems like a fairly standard piece of lumber that anyone can get at a hardware store. However, on closer inspection you'll notice that it may be bowed, it could wane, and almost always it is crowned. It's this simple challenge of making all of those imperfect pieces of natural lumber come together in a square and plum frame that makes us love what we do. Getting a week of clear sunny skies sweetens the pot. ...

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MRB Contracting, kingsburg nova scotia, modern home

05 Nov Kingsburg 1 & 2: Sandy’s week

What a crazy week last week was for the East Coast. Our best wishes go out to those who have been affected by hurricane Sandy. We were lucky that we only got a bit of wind (nothing out of the ordinary for Nova Scotia), and a lot of rain.   Even with the bleak weather forecast the team maintained a steady pace in Kingsburg. Kingsburg 1 in the photo above has the roofing completed as well as the tar paper. Kingburg 2 Below is a shot showing the floor joists installed.   Another view of the floor joists. The scenery from this house will be spectacular.     Last week we showed you the wall construction of the bunkhouse. In the photo below you can see the mezzanine beginning to take shape.   The photo below was taken from the main floor of the bunkhouse with the opening in the mezzanine in the background. The design will afford the space a feeling of open space with its high ceilings.   Later this week we'll profile a local company that provides some really interesting architectural building products. Stay tuned and thanks for reading!...

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MRB Contracting, Kingsburg Nova Scotia, modern architecture

25 Oct Kingsburg 2: beams & bunkhouses

  Our Kingsburg projects have been moving right along. This week the team has made great strides towards getting Kingsburg 2 ready for framing. After all the piers were poured it was time to connect some of the dots. The six big round piers on the top side of the hill are for the bunkhouse. The bunkhouse was sheathed with exposed v-groove pine which will be completely painted in white. Inside the bunkhouse there will be an L-shaped mezzanine for a play area with the living space below. The walls for the bunkhouse were build on the floor and then raised into position.   And while the project changes day by day, the view remains the same. Breathless. There are tractor operators and there are tractor operators. Kevin gently placed each of these half tonne beams in place with deft skill. Each beam was attached to the concrete piers and concrete walls using large anchor bolts. Here Smitty drills the holes with a hammer drill. Then he'll fill the hole with a fast setting two part epoxy and hammer in the bolts. Once the epoxy sets there's no getting the bolts out. The beams are then safely secured. The next step was to install the sill plate on...

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MRB Contracting, concrete

20 Sep Kingsburg 2: what there are 2?

What we didn't tell you? It's true. We've been commissioned to build two homes on adjoining lots. And although the early photos of the foundation work may look similar, the two homes are completely different on the outside. Both foundations feature ICF walls and Form-A-Drain technology. Both are modern homes - designed by architects specifically for each client. Both overlook the majestic North Atlantic. [caption id="attachment_970" align="aligncenter" width="510"] The quintessential MACK Truck concrete mixer in a red and yellow colorway.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_974" align="aligncenter" width="510"] It's not quite like looking down the barrel of a gun. But anyone at the end of this slide feels a sense of urgency to get the job done.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_971" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Caption contest photo. Comments are open.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_975" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Who says you can't push a loaded wheel barrel with style?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_973" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Scott moves material while Andrew and Rob deliberate about some final details.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_976" align="aligncenter" width="510"] The boys take the time to screed the concrete to get it level. This step is key in ensuring that the ICF walls, and everything else that goes above for that matter, remains level and true.[/caption] Wow. There is a lot happening down in Kingsburg. Stay tuned as we...

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