Benjamin Macias, MB Construction
Serving the Bay Area, MB Construction takes pride in providing professional services to every client they meet, from initial interaction to project completion. Benjamin is passionate about the work they do, and his team is highly experienced in handling challenging jobs. MB Construction’s belief is that no remodel is too small, and no project is too large.
“We’ve worked with M. Designs Architects on multiple projects and have an exceptional relationship with the firm. When Malika asked if we’d like to take on the challenge of building her family’s home we were honored and jumped at the chance.
The greatest challenge of the project was the complexity of both the giant aircraft door and the level of automation throughout the house. Both of these were resolved with support from an amazing engineering team and the patience of our crew constantly working to achieve the complex design.
A requirement of Malika’s vision was an energy efficient residence that is comfortable whether the huge aircraft doors are opened to the outdoors or tightly closed. The team had to work out how to provide even, consistent, reliable heating with such sizable, open common spaces. The heating and design implementation was accomplished by Jimenez Hydronics, an expert in the field, and by Warmboard’s amazing product.
Additionally, with the 60′ swimming pool in the house, we had to make sure that heating around the pool, drainage, and waterproofing was handled properly. Lastly, due to the ultra-modern and minimalist nature of the house, it was problematic at times finding space in the walls and ceiling; and I honestly don’t think this house could have been built with HVAC ducting.
The most valuable benefits of Warmboard, in my opinion, are that the product quality is exceptionally high and that Warmboard is integrated as part of the subfloor. Every time we have worked with Warmboard the clients absolutely love the subfloor, even though they know it is going to be covered with finished floors and unseen. When does anyone ever get excited about subfloor?
We loved every moment of working on The Junaid Residence. There was never a dull moment and every aspect of the project challenged our knowledge of construction. Best of all – the engineers, the design team, and us (the contractor) worked as one team figuring out the optimal way to construct this truly one of a kind residence. It was a memorable experience that my team will never forget, and we look forward to seeing more of Malika’s innovative ideas and designs.”