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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...

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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 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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