Ideas and Inspirations

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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

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...

Outdoor living space, now more than ever

Outdoor living space, now more than ever

As the world stays home this spring, outdoor living space becomes more cherished. Patios, lawns and gardens give families more space, as well as pleasant settings for grilling out and spending time together. When the world seems crazy, what’s more comforting than your...

Designer uses clay pavers for authenticity in multi-family complex

Designer uses clay pavers for authenticity in multi-family complex

Harrison, New Jersey is one more industrial city having a rebirth with a fresh new perspective and an eye for authenticity and its history.Visitors to Urby Harrison, a multi-family housing complex, find a playful and organic experience in the transit-oriented...

Planning and Design

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...

How to pick the right brick and stone combination for your home

How to pick the right brick and stone combination for your home

Picking the right brick and stone combination for your home can be an overwhelming process. There are so many colors of brick and stone that combinations can appear endless. This helpful three step guide walks you through the process of selecting the right stone for...

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...