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15 Sep Unbridled Path |Rothesay NB

New projects are super exciting. They open opportunity for us with new design and design teams, new clients, and best of all new challenges! This awesome design by The Acre, will become part of the local community in Rothesay. Just 15 minutes from Saint John in one of Atlantic Canada's most attractive living environments. First pics here show the excavation for the main house. Footings were poured and the ICF (Insulating Concrete Form) foundation wall locked together somewhat like LEGO. When construction of the wall form is complete it will be filled with concrete. This build will be one to watch! ...

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19 Aug MRB Contracting | expanding our wings

Since conception, MRB Contracting has developed and grown roots in and around our gorgeous hometown of Halifax. With a few amazing project opportunities ie. Kingsburgh Cottage, in outlying areas of stunning Nova Scotia along way. We are excited to announce that MRB Contracting is branching even further and is commencing work on projects in beautiful New Brunswick. Working in collaboration with architects at The Acre, Smitty will lead these first builds to completion. Excavation on the sites in Rothesay and St. Andrews will commence next week. Go MRB team New Brunswick! ...

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10 Jul Purcells Cove Rd | taking shape

Given the enormity of this new construction we're not quite ready to say we're on the homestretch, but we are definitely seeing the light! Our full focus is on craftsmanship and attention to detail and we are really beginning to see the fruits of our labour. With the pending arrival of painters on Monday, the drywallers are finishing up. Electricians will also be back. Outside work is taking shape with landscape features that help settle this build back in to the surrounds. Stunning architectural design cladding continues in the soffit and drive through of the home. Every aspect as important as another. Corey and the team enjoy the beautiful summer days as they head for home! ...

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21 Jan The Company We Keep

Pick up a copy, it's FREE! The winter 2015 issue of HALIFAX Local Connections is hot off the press and features our friend Omar Gandhi on the cover. It's awesome to once again see Omar and his work in the spotlight. The article, page 22, commends Omar on his vision and passion for design and dreams that are specific to our East Coast. Our current Purcells Cove Road project is an Omar vision. Local Connections follows up 'The Architects' story with a worthwhile read on urban planning and future development in Halifax. It's exciting and energising to be a part of an industry with such vision and vigor for development and growth. ...

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Purcells Cove framing

06 Nov Purcells Cove | framing

I love doing updates on the work sites in their early stages of construction. As walls go up and floors go down the building form drastically changes and begins to take shape. Corey and the team at Purcells Cove have the first floor down, and have started framing. As the frame goes up it helps you to visualise how this build will sit in the landscape. It also gives you an idea of the complexity of the structure and support this architecturally designed home requires. Like the bones beneath its skin! ...

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Omar Gandhi Stereovision

07 Oct Purcells Cove Rd | watching the ships roll in

With MRB foreman 'Corey' at the helm, it's full steam ahead on our Omar Gandhi 'Stereovision' design on Purcells Cove Rd. Stunning northerly views to the opening of Halifax Harbour, Point Pleasant Park, and McNabs Island, will be one of this homes many features. As usual, right from the start, MRB have invested time in preparing this amazing site in readiness. The sizable build will sit on two already completed foundations. Pictures below show Corey and the team from RKO steel setting two 16 inch thick 'I' beams in place. These beams span between the two foundations and will pick up the weight load of first floor and wall loads above. Trenches were dug and lined with concrete casement to house the power lines in the from road and out of sight. Follow us on this project, and for a sneak peak of Omar's vision check out his website 'Stereovision' ...

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02 Sep MRB | Design Build

MRB's master carpenters don't just build, we craft. With attention to the finest detail, we are natural designers. How a project fits together is important to us, which is why we are now offering a fully design and build service. Our in-house designer Elaine Lourdes shares the MRB passion, and after a decade of experience practicing architecture in Asia and Scotland, Elaine understands how an integrated design and build team produces the results that our clients deserve. One team The MRB team brings together talented players who are invested in every stage of play. From first sketches through detail design, estimating, approvals to construction, one team works together and manages from start to finish. More Control With designer, carpenter, estimator and project manager working side by side, we have greater certainty over quality, cost and time. We understand the implications of design decisions and refine the details to find optimum solutions...

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