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MRB Contracting, garage addition

27 Feb Garage Redux project portfolio

Remember the Garage Redux project? We’ve created a portfolio of the completed project on our work titled St. Margaret’s Bay garage addition. Click on the our work button on the left to see it.
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MRB Contracting, renovations, garage, cedar deck, construction

17 Sep Garage redux part III

Last week we showed you photos of the garage project halfway through its development. Today we have some similar photos with more complete finishes. For the front entry we installed a new cedar deck with a horizontal slat detail. The side entry to the garage deck also has a slat detail down to the grade to compliment the front. Glass panels fill the voids for the rest of the deck railings, allowing unobtrusive views of the landscape. The cedar decking looks fresh with its natural red hues. Soon the salty air from St. Margaret’s Bay will turn it to a classic grey. Cedar has the longest lifespan of any other outdoor decking material. Below is another view of the deck railing detail. Finally, a photo of the finished concrete floor in all it’s polished greatness.
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MRB Contracting, renovations, concrete floor, halifax, builder, contractor, cedar deck

03 Sep Garage redux part II

Our garage reno project is coming along nicely. The garage is fully framed and insulated. The concrete floors poured and finished to a smooth texture. Each piece of cedar used for decking has been individually dipped in a Lifetime solution to further expand its life expectancy. This 22′ by 26′ cedar deck offers great views of the amazing landscaping on the property -and when the leaves fall, a fantastic view of St. Margaretes Bay. The guys blended the new structure with the existing walkway to create a seamless transition between the two. Access to the deck from ground level on the top side of the property was created using pre-existing piers. Below is a view of the two car garage before the deck was installed. Check back for the next update to see what the cladding will look like!
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MRB Contracting, renovations, decks, garage, contractor, halifax

22 Aug Garage redux

What better time of year to tear down an old carport/deck? One of our teams has been working down in St. Margaret’s Bay on just such a project. The old structure flanks a beautiful house with views of the bay. The new structure will feature a fully insulated two-car garage with a giant deck on top. Here are a few photos of the project so far.   The below-grade side of the garage will be protected from cold with ICF walls.     Summer mornings in Halifax. What an amazing place to live!
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