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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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A white brick masterpiece captures old world charm

A white brick masterpiece captures old world charm

Brick defines Worth Mitchell’s home in Kernersville, NC. From the gated entry with its distressed mortar treatment reminiscent of a 400-year-old Spanish villa to a beautifully aged two-story veranda and patio with pavers, Mitchell has crafted a dream home that looks...

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Jason Reader sold himself on Casa Grande with white mortar

Jason Reader sold himself on Casa Grande with white mortar

Home builder Jason Reader prefers to build with brick whenever possible. “We use lots of materials, but if the neighborhood and the price point line up, I’m absolutely going to choose brick,” says Reader. His most recent completed project is a 5700-square-foot brick...

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White Brick. Selecting the right white brick for your home.

White Brick. Selecting the right white brick for your home.

White Brick. It is the most commonly request color when perspective homeowners walk into our showroom. Some are looking for almost entirely white brick to go on a Modern Farmhouse. Some are searching for a more creamy white that works for an elegant Tudor. Others are...

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Pine Hall Brick pavers part of downtown revival

Pine Hall Brick pavers part of downtown revival

If you look hard enough at Center Street in downtown Goldsboro, NC, you can see the past and the future at the same time. The past was the railroad, which is the reason the town is there. The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad was completed in the 1840s. The intersection...

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Nothing like the real thing

Nothing like the real thing

Exploring social media sites like Pinterest and Houzz will spark your imagination for creating enchanting outdoor spaces, but when it comes to making decisions about bricks and pavers, it really helps to get a closer look at the materials you will actually be using in...

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Clay pavers complement historic brick at Asheville hotel

Clay pavers complement historic brick at Asheville hotel

Ridgely Dubel had admired the 100-plus-year-old colonial revival house at 15 Clayton Street in Asheville, NC, which was just around the corner from her own home. When she learned it was to be demolished, Dubel took action, bought the home and converted into a charming...

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Brick and stone: a natural combination

Brick and stone: a natural combination

Tumbled Oyster Pearl Oversize brick pairs nicely with a stone facade for strength and classic beauty. Our Pine Hall Brick Design Guide gives some pointers for choosing stone styles, color and application to complement face brick. This Oyster Pearl Oversize Tumbled...

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Lincoln Park Zoo specifies water permeable pavers

Lincoln Park Zoo specifies water permeable pavers

Simon and Garfunkel once sang, "it's all happening at the zoo," and for generations of Chicagoans, that means their famous Lincoln Park Zoo. Founded in 1868, it's one of the few institutions of its kind that does not charge admission and has long been a tradition in...

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Furman’s new student center uses water permeable pavers

Furman’s new student center uses water permeable pavers

College campuses, like college students, are a work in progress. Consider Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Long known as a leader in sustainable design—offering a major in sustainability science, hosting the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and helping...

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Tips for pairing pavers with a brick home

Tips for pairing pavers with a brick home

If you've been with us for a while, then you know that a homes outdoor living spaces can be just as important to the look and feel of your house as the layout of your kitchen or bathroom. Well designed hardscapes can add perceived usable space to your home and...

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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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Great Marshton Queen examples

Great Marshton Queen examples

Marshton Queen, an Augustine face brick from our Georgia plant, is a great light colored brick with a lot of versatility. At times it can skew gray and other times it has a warm beige, brown hue. Either way, it's a great option for anyone looking for a neutral,...

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If you’re thinking about Chesapeake Pearl

If you’re thinking about Chesapeake Pearl

in.When you think of brick, the classic red color might come to mind, but lately, one of our best selling colors has been, Chesapeake Pearl a white and creamy brick with bluish gray undertones. This versatile brick can appear more white or gray depending on your...

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Maple Grove home in Oyster Pearl by Pippin Home Design

Maple Grove home in Oyster Pearl by Pippin Home Design

Pippin Home Designs, a Charlotte-based firm, is behind this impressive Maple Grove home. An ambling English Country-style layout, this home is a beautiful blend of stone and our Oyster Pearl brick. The cooler tone of the stone helps bring out the warmer tones of the...

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StormPave pavers help to restore Auburn tradition

StormPave pavers help to restore Auburn tradition

In Auburn, Alabama, the football team is used to winning – even if they have to come from behind. And when they do win, they leave plenty of evidence. The entrance to Auburn University is known locally as Toomer’s Corner, which is the intersection of Magnolia Avenue...

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Bronze Medal Winner – Mechanic Street

Bronze Medal Winner – Mechanic Street

Mechanic Street Winning the Bronze Medal for Paving and Landscaping, Mechanic Street is a one-way division street between the business disctrict of King's Highway East and Clement street in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Mechanic Street was designed by Remington &...

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Best in Class – One Loudoun Plaza

Best in Class – One Loudoun Plaza

  One Loudoun Plaza Our second Best In Class winner, One Loudoun Plaza was awarded the highest honor in Paving and Landscaping category. A mixed-use community in Ashland, Virginia, One Loudoun Plaza hosts a variety of entertainment and dining options for the...

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Best in Class – Shelbyville Fire Station #2

Best in Class – Shelbyville Fire Station #2

Since 1989, the Brick Industry Association has sponsored one of the country's most prestigious architectural award programs - the Brick in Architecture Awards. As the only national association to represent both manufacturers and distributors, BIA is the authority in...

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Clay pavers are great for walkability and business

Clay pavers are great for walkability and business

Whether you are young or much older, the health benefits of walking where you need to go are well-documented. Turns out there are economic benefits as well, reports Builder magazine. Developers of communities where residents can walk, rather than firing up tons of...

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French architecturally influenced home in Spanish Moss

French architecturally influenced home in Spanish Moss

Traditional Exterior by Buford Interior Designers & Decorators Dream With Jeannie One of the great advantages of building with brick is the range of colors and tones available. Whether you have a more traditional home in mind or something more intricate, there's a...

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Homes featuring Old Irvington Brick

Homes featuring Old Irvington Brick

This week's product spotlight is our Old Irvington Oversize Tumbled brick. A classy tan, beige brick, Old Irvington is great neutral option for home owners. The earth tones present in the coloration also make it a nice compliment to natural stone used in mixed stone...

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Home using Old Charleston Modular

Home using Old Charleston Modular

One of the most common requests we get is for images of our brick being used in real homes. Seeing a brick in a real life application allows you to get a sense of how it appears in direct sunlight, how paint colors can affect hue and how architectural details will...

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Permeable pavers outperform porous concrete in snowy climate

Permeable pavers outperform porous concrete in snowy climate

Burlington, Vermont is a place where you can find dessert, manners and education: It’s the home of Ben and Jerry’s, the Emily Post Institute and three colleges – the University of Vermont, Burlington College and Champlain College. But more than that, it’s the Home...

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