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A practical approach to selecting brick

A practical approach to selecting brick

Congratulations! If you are reading this, you’ve decided to build with brick. Great choice because it’s durable, safe, sustainable, maintenance free and above all, it’s beautiful. Now for the fun part, selecting brick for your new home. You will have a lot of choices...

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Choosing the right mortar color for your new home

Choosing the right mortar color for your new home

If you're in the planning process of building a new brick home chances are you've spent hours poring over dozens of brick options, trying to find the right color for your house. One decision that often gets over looked is what mortar color to use.  80% of a wall...

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How to build a patio or walkway with no-cut paver patterns

How to build a patio or walkway with no-cut paver patterns

A small no-cut paver patio or walkway is a straightforward do-it-yourself job. We have a guide called The Seven Simple Steps that covers all you need to know to complete the project. Although the first step in the Seven Steps is calculating the materials you need, we...

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Historic home paves it forward

Historic home paves it forward

Landscaper crafts his vision as a vintner with clay pavers for the next 200 years Landscaper turned winemaker renovates a historic home from the 1700s into a winery and event space in Northern Virginia. When the time came to build outdoor terraces, walkways, plazas...

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Proper Technique for Cleaning your Brick Patio

Proper Technique for Cleaning your Brick Patio

Once your brick patio is installed, it doesn’t need much maintenance. This is one of the great traits of brick. Over time, because of weed growth, sediment deposit or falling leaves, you may want to give that patio a good cleaning. Before you do, review these simple...

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Pavers are a natural choice for healing gardens

Pavers are a natural choice for healing gardens

Healing gardens provide a medically recognized therapeutic space for cancer patients, survivors and family members, as well as the medical professionals who care for them. The Healing Garden at the Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina is a...

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Brick and Shutter Combinations

Brick and Shutter Combinations

Brick and Shutters. In the past brick and shutter combinations were bound to a fairly limited mix of options that stuck with tradition. Red brick with black shutters, white brick with black shutters or earth tone brick with brown shutters. Lately architects have...

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How much does brick cost?

How much does brick cost?

Builders often use brick because brick homes make a statement about their brand. They want the homes they build to demonstrate a level of quality craftsmanship that other types of cladding cannot achieve. Mauro Ruggieri, owner of Ruggieri Associates is one such...

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Outdoor living space, now more than ever

Outdoor living space, now more than ever

As the world stays home this spring, outdoor living space becomes more cherished. Patios, lawns and gardens give families more space, as well as pleasant settings for grilling out and spending time together. When the world seems crazy, what’s more comforting than your...

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Urby Harrison hardscape showcases pavers, earns BIA award

Urby Harrison hardscape showcases pavers, earns BIA award

A major landscaping project at Urby Harrison, an apartment complex at the center of the renewal of Harrison, New Jersey, has earned a Brick Industry Association design award. The project demonstrates the versatility of Pine Hall Brick Company’s Old Towne and Rumbled...

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Project Material Estimator

Project Material Estimator

DIY Paver Material Estimator Calculate how many pavers, cubic yards of sand and crushed stone base that you'll need for your DIY project. If you'd like assistance, contact us below. ...

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This builder’s personal choice? Chesapeake Pearl

This builder’s personal choice? Chesapeake Pearl

When Scott Naylor of Naylor Custom Homes built his new home, he selected Chesapeake Pearl brick with white mortar using white sand. Great choice! Chesapeake Pearl is whiter than its sister brick Oyster Pearl and it works especially well with the dark stone and dark...

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White brick, dark trim and stone set this show home apart

White brick, dark trim and stone set this show home apart

With a white brick Villa Chase, dark trim, wood features, and stone create solid and beautiful curb appeal. Ray Bullins Construction entered this stately lodge in Greensboro's Parade of Homes last fall. Bullins, keeping with homeowner trends toward lighter colored...

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Octogenarian couple installs 25,000-paver driveway

Octogenarian couple installs 25,000-paver driveway

Keep up with the Watsons? Start with 25,000 pavers Wilda Watson can tell you exactly how many Pine Hall Brick Company standard clay pavers it takes to fill a 1990s-vintage Little Tikes wagon. Eighteen. In October, Wilda hauled her last load of 18 pavers in that wagon,...

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Tufts House brick perfect for English Revival cottage style

Tufts House brick perfect for English Revival cottage style

There's an English Revival cottage in Summerfield, North Carolina's Mitchell's Landing neighborhood. Brian Elliott, owner of B. Elliott Enterprises, got inspired by English Revival and French Provincial cottage styles and merged them both using Tufts House brick and...

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Transform your interior with a brick floor using PaverTiles

Transform your interior with a brick floor using PaverTiles

Our new PaverTiles allow homeowners to have a true brick floor in just about any room in your home. In the past if homeowners wanted a brick floor, they had to install full thickness brick or clay pavers, but their size and weight made it next to impossible to remodel...

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Interior brick projects for the DIYer

Interior brick projects for the DIYer

Interior brick projects? When you think of interior home improvements, brick might not come to mind. Think again.   Sure, facebrick is a bigger job than most DIYers want to tackle, but you can add  brick features to any home interior with several of new products....

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Forever home gets a forever patio

Forever home gets a forever patio

The owners call this 1933 classic in Concord, Massachusetts their “forever home.” So landscape designer Dan Gladu of Roots & Rocks Landscape Artisans designed the outdoor living space with our Rumbled Full Range brick pavers to stand the test of time and...

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Brick patios age beautifully, are a durable investment

Brick patios age beautifully, are a durable investment

Brick patios have been a big part of Gary Springs’ 40+ year career. As a mason and owner of Greensboro Masonry, he’s built homes with brick and made brick additions. He’s also installed many a brick patio and walkway to expand the living space of homes, including his...

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Paver streetscape central to new Rea Farms community

Paver streetscape central to new Rea Farms community

A paver streetscape using Pine Hall Brick Full Range is central to a new and growing mixed use community near Charlotte, NC. Rea Farms is New Urbanism with a twist. It’s a community with acres of open space, apartments, single family homes, a K-8 magnet school set to...

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For a versatile white brick, take a look at Villa Chase

For a versatile white brick, take a look at Villa Chase

What’s old is new with the Pine Hall Brick Augustine line of machine weathered brick. And one of the newest is Villa Chase, that debuted in the 2017 Parade of Homes. Since then, it’s taken off as a choice of custom builders and in new neighborhoods, where brick is...

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Brick: A better choice for fire safety

Brick: A better choice for fire safety

Making a choice for fire safetyHomebuilding is a business of balance. Introduction of vinyl siding and synthetic insulation in the 1960s as a substitute for brick and wood meant cost reductions for homebuilders. A third of all new homes sold today are wrapped in...

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Thin brick is in

Thin brick is in

You can never be too thin. The problem with interior designers, landscape architects, paver installers, brick masons and the like is that thin is sometimes hard to come by. Not talking diet and exercise here – talking bricks and a trend toward slimming them down. Thin...

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Reclaimed brick? No, it’s Kennon House

Reclaimed brick? No, it’s Kennon House

Building a custom home is difficult. There are many moving parts and pieces. From the style of home to what brick and mortar color, trim, roofing, and windows. It can be overwhelming. People often times go for a look: the French Provisional, Colonial, Craftsman,...

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Villa Chase brick: old world charm in a brand new home

Villa Chase brick: old world charm in a brand new home

Custom Homes by Hamrick designed and built this instant classic in Winston-Salem’s Buena Vista neighborhood. Builder Don Hamrick kept a couple of mature oaks on the freshly landscaped lot, so if you didn’t know it was a brand new home, you might think it was built in...

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Ashton Court brick is a builder’s choice for his own home

Ashton Court brick is a builder’s choice for his own home

When it came time for custom home builder Kevin Lansing to build a new home, he went with our Ashton Court brick. He had a lot nestled in tall oaks in his home town of Summerfield, NC, with family just up the road. Just about all the homes Lansing builds are brick and...

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Interior and Exterior Rehab with Paver Tiles

Interior and Exterior Rehab with Paver Tiles

Paver Tiles are real brick tiles. They're just thinner and designed for indoor flooring as well as certain exterior applications. They're a great choice for bathrooms because the surface is less slippery than ceramic or vinyl tiles. And it gives the room a warm rustic...

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It’s a great time to plan a new home. Here are some tips.

It’s a great time to plan a new home. Here are some tips.

A new year is here! It’s time for changes and new possibilities—perhaps you're dreaming of a new home. Though it is possible to build year-rounds, Winter is hands down the best time for planning. Start planning now and you could break ground as early as Spring. You...

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Tips and inspiration from Glenn Switzer, Landscape Designer

Tips and inspiration from Glenn Switzer, Landscape Designer

Winter is the time to think about what your yard could be in the spring. A landscape designer can make it happen. And if you want to get inspired about what your home outdoors can become, spend 20 minutes with Glenn Switzer. He’s a landscape designer from greater...

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Paver walkway adds beauty to established neighborhood

Paver walkway adds beauty to established neighborhood

A brick paver walkway improves curb appeal, adds value and makes your home outdoors more inviting for you and your guests. Walkways and patios can be do-it-yourself projects over a couple of weekends, especially with the sand-set method:  pavers are placed on a bed of...

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How to achieve a chevron pattern

How to achieve a chevron pattern

What would your driveway look like if you spent your days building brick houses? This. A poured concrete driveway clearly wouldn’t do. It’s more likely that you would start with a Pine Hall Brick classic red full range paver in a rumbled texture. You’d use 4” X 8”...

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