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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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In stately Haverford, good ol’ clay pavers fit right in

In stately Haverford, good ol’ clay pavers fit right in

Rumbled Full Range clay pavers from Pine Hall Brick Company are used in a dramatic installation around a swimming pool at a private residence in one of the most affluent suburbs in the United States. They were chosen both for their aesthetic beauty by themselves – and...

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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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Photo essay of Lemon Avenue streetscape in Sarasota

Photo essay of Lemon Avenue streetscape in Sarasota

The Lemon Avenue streetscape in Sarasota, Florida is an award-winning project that demonstrates that range of color and durability of our vehicular pavers, while demonstrating the creativity of landscape architects, installers and city planners.  The design is by...

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This Old House Dorchester project uses English Edge pavers

This Old House Dorchester project uses English Edge pavers

This Old House, the PBS home restoration series, recently wrapped up its Dorchester Triple Decker episode that includes an impressive backyard patio. Pine Hall Brick English Edge pavers are featured! Photo: Sara Ferguson of This Old HousePine Hall Brick Company pavers...

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Municipal streetscape celebrates Sarasota’s pride of place

Municipal streetscape celebrates Sarasota’s pride of place

A municipal streetscape that use clay pavers helps tell a city’s story. With Sarasota, Florida, Pine Hall Brick pavers in Buff, Full Range, Dark Accent and Rose, were cut and installed into a series of mosaic patterns to celebrate the nautical, sub-tropic environment....

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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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