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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

read more
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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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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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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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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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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