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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 Lansink, owner of Lansink Custom Homes, 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...

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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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Pro tip: It’s Easy to Install Thin Clad Interior Brick

Pro tip: It’s Easy to Install Thin Clad Interior Brick

Interior brick can easily be added to any home and you don’t need the skills of a mason to gain the beautiful results.Using ThinClad brick can turn just about any vertical surface into a highly durable and beautiful wall that’s great for defining sections of a home...

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Aesthetic paving – brick gives designs a competitive edge

Aesthetic paving – brick gives designs a competitive edge

Aesthetic paving for public, institutional and corporate applications is achievable with clay brick pavers. The segmental nature of pavers and their broad range of colors and styles give landscape designers and paving contractors lots a latitude to create affordable,...

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How to sell residential hardscape projects

How to sell residential hardscape projects

Our annual Paver Days was a success again this past April 2018. We do it each spring and it’s always fun to meet our customers who come to Madison, Winston-Salem, and Fairmount to take advantage of once-a-year pricing on some of our most popular pavers. We enjoy...

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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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Rehab concrete patio or sidewalk in 4 steps

Rehab concrete patio or sidewalk in 4 steps

If you already have a concrete patio or sidewalk, you can update the space simply by laying brick pavers over the old surface. There are a number of advantages to doing it this way. The biggest is that the base is already there and you instantly improve the appearance...

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Innovative paving for Innovation Plaza in Philadelphia

Innovative paving for Innovation Plaza in Philadelphia

Looking for innovative paving? Along 37th Street in Philadelphia, there are single concrete blocks rising from the ground that celebrate the achievements of individuals within the fields of science, technology, engineering and art, all of whom have ties to...

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Love the look of reclaimed brick? You can get it for less

Love the look of reclaimed brick? You can get it for less

When mason Hugo Yanez, owner of Fred's Masonry, got the job for this new home in Greensboro, NC, he was excited that the owners chose reclaimed brick. Repurposing salvaged brick is a great example of how sustainable brick can be—it lasts for centuries—and how it...

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Interior brick accents define open floor plan

Interior brick accents define open floor plan

Interior brick is a great way to add accents and define any space within an open floor plan. When home builder Shawn Peterson designed and built his rustic modern home up a hill from the Haw River near Burlington, North Carolina, he specified Pine Hall Brick Oyster...

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The art of masonry meets the science of brick

The art of masonry meets the science of brick

There’s a lot science in modern brick manufacturing to get precise and consistent color in a product that meets stringent engineering standards and maintains tight specifications in size and dimension. And there’s a lot of art in masonry, to apply the brick in...

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New Brick to debut in Parade of Homes

New Brick to debut in Parade of Homes

We are pleased to debut our new Villa Chase brick at the Fall Parade of Homes. Mike Enscore, owner of Veritas Construction, looked confident one week before the Parade as he took a cell phone call from the job site, still bustling with crews putting on finishing...

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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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A traditional brick home is already an American classic

A traditional brick home is already an American classic

Right across the street from the amazing European villa we featured in the previous post, is a this traditional brick home. It's relatively new construction, but with Rustic Village brick and matching pavers, it's already a classic. And it's just one more great...

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Clay pavers are perfect for exterior makeover

Clay pavers are perfect for exterior makeover

Landscaping is a makeover this is a cost-efficient investment in home value. It also enhances enjoyment of your outdoor living space. Walkways, driveways and steps using clay pavers are as practical as they are beautiful. The homeowner wanted better curb appeal for...

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ECU Founders Walk adds beauty and functionality

ECU Founders Walk adds beauty and functionality

FOUNDER’S WALK MERGES BIKES AND PEDESTRIANS ON COLORFUL PAVERS At East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, the modern-day slogan is Tomorrow Starts Here. Looking toward the future is nothing new in this place, which began as a teacher’s college in 1907 and which...

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Classic brick in a new home suits an old neighborhood

Classic brick in a new home suits an old neighborhood

When realtors listed this impressive Greek revival home, they described it as a Pine Hall Brick home. So naturally we thought we should feature its classic brick design. Built in 2007 in Greensboro's Irving Park neighborhood, the home looks like it could be one of the...

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Brick is timeless for forward looking schools

Brick is timeless for forward looking schools

Design capabilities provide both contrast, consistency in new school construction projects The school campus that comprises Mae Jemison High School and Ronald McNair Junior High School in Huntsville, Alabama is a study in contrasts: the traditional and the modern, the...

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Brick and stone meet in an inviting landscaping project

Brick and stone meet in an inviting landscaping project

A stately brick colonial home would only benefit from some much needed landscaping on a partially wooded lot. The owners wanted to both expand their usable space and enhance the beauty and value of the property. Brick and stone were obvious choices to match the home's...

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Authenticity: brick fits the consumer trend

Authenticity: brick fits the consumer trend

Green Industry Pros reports that after almost a century, Pine Hall Brick Company is re-introducing itself with a new logo, a new website and a new focus on the benefits of brick construction to today’s building professionals and consumer audience, as well. The...

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