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New Home Ideas

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...

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...

Hardscapes and Paving

Restore water permeable paving with an innovative new system

Restore water permeable paving with an innovative new system

Permeable pavers from Pine Hall Brick Company work well to absorb stormwater into the ground, filter it of pollutants naturally and fulfill regulatory requirements that stormwater be treated on site, making it a favorite of large-scale installations such as...

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...

Planning and Design

Lighter colored brick goes with a wide range of accent colors

Lighter colored brick goes with a wide range of accent colors

When building a new home, lighter colored brick gives you a wider range of choices in accent colors and materials, according to builder Brian Disney. He just completed his own home and we spoke with him about how he designs and guides his clients. Brian Disney has...

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...

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...

DIY Corner

DIY – Drab fireplace gets a brick makeover with Old School 8s

DIY – Drab fireplace gets a brick makeover with Old School 8s

Even a classic 1960 Cape Cod home can benefit from some updating when the previous owners' remodeling just doesn’t match your taste. Here’s an example of a fireplace that got a more period-appropriate brick makeover using Old School 8s thin brick veneer. With a little...

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...

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. ...

Project Spotlight

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...

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...