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PBM design and build blog for how tos ,tips and ideas to your indoor and outdoor natural stone, brick, manufactured stone, stone veneer and other projects.

Welcome to Peninsula Building Materials' Design & Build Blog!  PBM specializes in natural stone, manufactured stone, brick, pavers, natural stone veneer and more. Stay in tune with industry trends, new building material products and local project highlights. Follow our best practices and tips for successful landscape, hardscape and interior stone project completion. Let us help you find the best products that represents the look, feel and integrity of your design.

PBM Blog covering topics related to outdoor hardscape and alndscape projects using high quality natural stone, bricks, pavers, manufactured stone. Serving Northern California since 1923.

Spring Vendor Showcase -March 13

BE INSPIRED by NEW 2024 Products > Showcasing Specialty Stone & Brick > Hands-On Demonstrations > Wood-Fired Pizza by Mugnaini ...
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3 Material Choices for Driveway Pavers 

Do you have oil stains or a worn-out, cracked driveway? Here are some ideas and tips to consider when replacing ...
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Cobblestones for sale in all shapes and sizes at Peninsula Building Materials

Cobblestone Collection 2024

Introducing PBM's Latest Collection of Cobblestones We've sourced exquisite natural stone cobblestones from California, the US, and internationally to bring ...
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Brick & Stone Trends 2024

Announcing Upcoming Events for 2024 MARK YOUR CALENDARS January 11 3-6pm McNear Brick @ Walnut Creek Showroom February 8 8am-4pm ...
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natural stone fireplace look using stone veneer

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Stone for your Fireplace

The fireplace, a gathering place for warmth and conversation, serves as the heart of many homes. And when it comes ...
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Selecting the right natural stone and hardscape for extreme weather conditions

Landscaping for More Extreme Weather

UPDATED: November 1st, 2023 Over the past decade California has experienced more extreme weather, including wetter winters and drier summers.  ...
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