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New Home Ideas

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...

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...

Brick colors that capture the coast in Charleston Style & Design

Brick colors that capture the coast in Charleston Style & Design

Brick is a clay product made from shale, local to our region of North Carolina, but over the last century we've gotten good at blending and firing clay to achieve wide range of brick colors. New home trends are leaning toward lighter colors and the traditional red...

Hardscapes and Paving

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...

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...

Planning and Design

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...

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...

DIY Corner

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,...

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...

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 products....

Project Spotlight

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...