Introduction: A Natural Beauty
Regardless of the size or complexity of a building project, it all begins in the same place — on a plot of earth. Just like the background music in a film, the grounds surrounding a building should complement the structure without overpowering it. Outdoor spaces reflect the personality of those residing within. The ease of brick construction, combined with brick’s ability to blend well in any environment, allows builders and homeowners to embellish yards, gardens and entrances that express their unique character and personality. Even the simplest brick design can transform a tract of land into a haven of relaxation and hospitality for all who visit. Because it’s made of clay — a natural substance — its many colors, shapes and textures complement the natural beauty of the outdoors. Brick patios, garden walls, paving, fountains, planters, driveways — all give shape and character to outdoor spaces in a way other building materials simply cannot duplicate. The spectrum of brick shapes, sizes, colors and textures makes it easy to create an outdoor vista that offers visitors a seamless transition from a building’s interior to the nature that surrounds it.