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Articles By Geoff Van Brunt

November 8, 2023
How to Find the Perfect New Home Designer for Your Dream House

Designing and building a dream home is an exciting and daunting task. It requires a seamless blend of artistic vision, technical expertise, and adherence to building codes and regulations. To navigate through this complex process, it is crucial to enlist the services of Registered Building Practitioners or Architects. These professionals are vital in ensuring your […]

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October 6, 2023
Fix That Ice Dam Forever

If you have battled ice dam formation on your home, you know how frustrating it can be. At a minimum, these cause damage to the roof and, in extreme cases, cause damage to the interior walls. We find that most home owners have tried various solutions prior to contacting Mavriq Construction. These include Manual Removal, […]

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June 29, 2023
Discover the Latest in New Flooring Options for 2023

Are you planning a flooring remodel or building a new home? Choosing the right flooring can be daunting, but fear not! In this blog post, we’ll dive into the latest trends and innovations in flooring materials, making it easier for you to find the perfect fit for your home. Latest Hardwood Flooring Trends Gone are […]

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June 27, 2023
Best New Countertops for Kitchens and Bathrooms in 2023

Ready for a kitchen or bathroom makeover? Choosing the perfect countertop can make all the difference in creating a stylish and functional space. But with so many options available, how do you know which is best for you? In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the best new countertops for kitchens and bathrooms in […]

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March 28, 2023
A Classy Washroom Makeover

The original washroom was a DYI project of the previous homeowners. While they were proud of their job, it wasn’t professional and had some issues. The Issues From a design standpoint, several things stood out: From a professional standpoint, there were other issues: The Design The proposed design was much more spacious and had some […]

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September 8, 2022
Pergola And High-End Utility Shed

This was a definite challenge. Built during covid, we faced all kinds of issues with supply shortages, a three-week concrete strike, and a shortage of storage space due to their basement being renovated. The work took place over 2 years as a result of the issues. We had to build the shed in the fall […]

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August 8, 2022
A Challenging Small Deck

While this was a small deck, there were some definite challenges. We had to build it in a small area constrained by a 36″ gate and a couple of windows. The old fence, once removed, would also leave a weird triangle-shaped patch of grass. They also wanted a pergola incorporated on an 8×12 deck! We […]

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September 8, 2021
Large Lakefront Composite Deck

We love unusual projects, and this project was exactly that! Custom designs take many builders out of their comfort zone, but not us – we look forward to it. This was an opportunity to sharpen our skills and build what many others only dream of. The Design Originally the customer wanted a square deck, approximately […]

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August 3, 2020
An Impressive Exterior Finishing Job on the Waterfront

Summer 2020 This project was on a beautiful property on the Lake Superior shoreline just north of Thunder Bay. The exterior finishing would consist of the main house, two sheds, a gazebo and a sauna with vinyl siding, soffits, facia, and steel roofing installed. The house received various renovations and additions over the years, many of which had not […]

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July 31, 2020
A Beautiful Bathroom Renovation in Murillo

A client approached Mavriq Construction to renovate one section of their house that a previous homeowner had built. There were some issues due to prior poor construction, which needed to be corrected. The project was a bathroom renovation and beautification of other areas in the newer “wing” of the house. The original bathroom was a sauna […]

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