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15

Oct

One of the benefits of designing and building your new home with PJ Burns Builder, is your ability to add your own elements of style to your design and finishings.

We have created a thoughtful list of spaces and elements of the home for you to personalise.

ADD A FOCAL POINT

A focal point in interior design can be as simple as a beautiful piece of artwork or bold decorative item, or can be incorpoated into the design of your PJ Burns Builder home, and installed during your build, such as a fireplace or feature pendant light.

Photograph: A recently completed home by PJ Burns Builder in Brisbane

ADD STATEMENT LIGHTING

No matter your design style, there is a feature light to suit your new PJ Burns Builder home and is sure to make a statement in your home.

We collaborate with local suppliers and have many beautiful designs and styles that we can supply and install within our contract, or, if you are after something more specialty to reflect your indicidual style you can supply your own fitting for our electrician to install.

Photograph: A beautifully personalised PJ Burns home design ‘The Hamptons 309’
Photograph: A recently completed PJ Burns Builder home on the Sunshine Coast

WHITE + BRIGHT WALLS

All-white walls will make your new PJ Burns Builder home lighter and brighter.

During the colour selection process our design team will offer expert advice on working with different whites to achieve your desired finish and to work your style with your decor and artwork.

Dulux’s guide to Most Loved Whites is a great place to start finding your style.

LET NATURE INSPIRE YOU

From working with shades and styles of timber grain vanities, and specialty timbers, to incorporating a combinations of tones and textures in materials such as rattan, linen, leather, cotton, wicker, stone, granite, wool and wood.

Let nature inspire you, your options are only limited by your imagination and budget.

Photograph: A recently completed PJ Burns Builer home with beautiful natural colour pallette.
Photophaph: A recently completed new PJ Burns Builder home with a beautiful balance of texture and tone.

CONSIDER STORAGE

Consider each element in its next larger context, and different styles of storage available to your design. Baskets are a beautiful way to add a personality, while your design can be custom designed to suit your specific pieces.

Custom designed cabinetry, tv cabinets or shelving are a great way to organise areas of the home and make cleaning easy.

Photograph: A beautifully personalised PJ Burns Builder home on the Sunshine Coast, The Cayman 643
Photograph: A beautifully personalised PJ Burns Builder home, the Juno 240

Ready to start designing your new PJ Burns Builder home, contact us via 07 5457 7600 or say hello via the live chat on our website and book your FREE design consultation today!

14

Oct

If you are considering a move to the Sunshine Coast let us assit you in finding the perfect location and new home design for your family.

The Sunshine Coast has one of the hottest property markets Queensland, and it is easy to see why. Our beautiful area is experiencing steady population growth whilst remaining one of the Sunshine State’s most popular holiday destinations.

Let’s take a quick look at the Sunshine Coast property market and the different estates where you can build your new PJ Burns Builder home.

Hillside Estate, Mooloolah Valley

Located in the picturesque Mooloolah Valley, Hillside is designed for life with nature, open space and waterway corridors for your family to enjoy. An environmental corridor flows through the estate creating the perfect space for your family to get outdoors and create their own adventures.

With blocks in Stage One Sedgewood Release starting at $280,000 and sizes ranging from 700m2 to over 730m2, Hillside Estate offers you the ability to build a brand new PJ Burns, four bedroom, two bathroom, double garage, family home with an undercover outdoor area.

All this while still having over 515m2 of backyard remaining, to use as green space for children to play and grow & family pets, and additional space in the back yard suitable for creating a vege garden and planting fruit trees, or keeping a boat, caravan or hills hoist.

Home and Land

from $462,250


Parklakes Estate, Bli Bli

Parklakes Estate, Bli Bli is surrounded by calming lakes, nature trails and walking tracks that encourage an active lifestyle. A safe and family-friendly community with a village-meets-urban atmosphere – so close to everything.

With a range of different sizes blocks in Stage 12 Release, you are sure to find something to suit your family, lifestyle and budget, with 360m2 blocks are priced from $299,500, while 797m2 blocks are priced from $380,500.

Build your new PJ Burns Builder home in a location within close proximity to schools, shopping, highway access, the Sunshine Coast Airport and more.

Home and Land

from $481,750


Bokarina Beach Estate

Centrally located on the coastal strip between Caloundra and Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, and just an hour north of Brisbane, Bokarina Beach occupies one of the last beachfront parcels of residential land available on Australia’s east coast. As the final residential precinct in Oceanside, Bokarina Beach is your chance to live the dream coastal lifestyle within this premier masterplanned community.

Locals from the 70’s and early 80’s lovingly referred to Bokarina Beach as Shangri-la, a fictional place described in the 1933 novel, Lost Horizon by James Hilton. A mystical, harmonious valley where everyone took their clothes off. And it was. The Mystical part, at least.

Contact us to discuss home and land opportunities in Bokarina Beach.

Contact us to discuss building your new PJ Burns Builder home in Bokarina Beach


Village Green Estate, Palmview

Close to everything and far from everyday, Village Green Estate offers the rare chance to be a part of a boutique, enclave community that’s as secluded as it is central with everything in arm’s reach or a little stretch further.

With blocks in Stage One Release starting at $232,800 and sizes ranging from 300m2 to over 397m2, Village Green Esate is a beautiful estate that is perfectly suited to first home buyers with the opportunity of building a brand new home for under $400,000 when taking advantage of the first home owners grant.

We are here to assist you in finding the perfect home and land package to suit your family and budget.

Home and Land

for under $400,000


The Quays Estate, Pelican Waters

Residing in Pelican Waters allows you to enjoy all the perks of living on Sunshine Coast land every single day. The Quays by Pelican Waters is a highly sought after address that continues to see an increasing demand for real estate. It can be the perfect match for anyone and everyone, be it an investor looking to add to their portfolio, a family looking for a new home, or a retiree interested in downsizing.

With remaining waterfront blocks in The Quays starting at $495,000 and sizes ranging from 380m2 to over 595m2, Hillside Estate offers you the ability to design and build your PJ Burns Builder designer dream home, in a location that has everything you need to live the lifestyle you deserve.

Waterfront Home and Land from only $692,000


Harmony Estate, Palmview

Situated between pearly white sands and lush green hinterland, Harmony has all the heart of a village community, with all the soul of beachside living. There’s sunshine, pristine beaches and the tranquility of the tropical hinterland all right on your doorstep and yet, you’re just a few minutes away from the cafés in Mooloolaba and the easy vibe of Maroochydore.

With a range of different sizes blocks in Unity Release Stage 9, you are sure to find something to suit your family, lifestyle and budget, with 250m2 blocks are priced from $227,500, while 385m2 blocks are priced from $281,500.

Arrange your free design consultation today, we are here to guide you through the exciting building process.

Home and Land

From $409,750


PJ Burns family history on the Sunshine Coast

In 1978, Rick Burns, at the age 24, founded PJ Burns Builder. Together with wife Jan and their one employee Earl, Rick designed and constructed his first home; a small, three-bedroom, one bathroom, brick veneer, family home with a single garage in Currimundi (Currimundi was part of Kawana Estates at the time). Rick sold this home the same year, for just under $30,000 (house and land), and it still stands proud today.

Brothers Rick and Steve’s interest in construction is hereditary. Their father Noel Burns, ‘AKA Mr. Kawana’, is renowned around the Sunshine Coast for his involvement in the Kawana Waters development from as early as 1965.

PJ Burns is one of the longest established, continuous builders on the Sunshine Coast. Since 1978, Rick has built a company that has a reputation of being one of Queensland’s best new home builders, building modern, affordable and distinctive homes finished with quality and a great sence of pride while operating from offices on the Sunshine Coast and in Hervey Bay.

We are here to assist you in finding the perfect home and land combination. Contact us on 07 5457 7600 or say hello via the live chat on our website.

14

Oct

Build your new home with PJ Burns Builder in Harmony Estate, Palmview on the Sunshine Coast.

Unity Release 10A is now released with an estimated registration being in March 2020. With this in mind, it is time to start working on the design and inclusions of your new PJ Burns Builder home, so we can be ready to start construction as soon as the land has been registered!


PJ Burns House and Land Packages in Unity Release, Harmony Estate

We have some great home and land packages available that can be personalised to suit your design style and budget, or we can work with you to custom design your own personal house and land package!

Lot 1189 or Lot 1190 Greenmount Drive, Harmony Estate with PJ Burns Banksia 168

ONLY $427,500

PJ Burns Builder Willow 184 on Lot 1371 or Lot 1372 Greenmount Drive, Harmony Estate

Lot 1371 or Lot 1372 Greenmount Drive, Harmony Estate with PJ Burns Willow 184

ONLY $456,900

Lot 1191 or Lot 1192 Greenmount Drive, Harmony Estate with PJ Burns Melaleuca 190

ONLY $483,000

Lot 1365 or Lot 1365 Greenmount Drive, Harmony Estate with PJ Burns Melaleuca 206

ONLY $511,450


Unity is where everything comes together naturally, in Harmony Estate’s ‘Greenest Neighbourhood’

As the Sunshine Coast Longest Established Builder, our team of experienced professionals are available to assist you with all your questions and guide you through the exciting building process.

Say hello via the live chat on our website or drop into our office located on the ground level at Noel Burns House, 21 Nicklin Way, Minyama, we are open Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm.


Did you know!?

Harmony is setting new industry standards in sustainability, achieving the highest award,6 ‘Leaf ’ EnviroDevelopment certification from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). EnviroDevelopment independently reviews and awards certification to those developments that protect the environment and use resources responsibly achieving outstanding performance across Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community. EnviroDevelopment makes it easier for purchasers to recognise and, thereby, select more environmentally sustainable developments and lifestyles.

8

Oct

Are you ready to start designing and building your new dream home.

Arrange a free no obligation inspection and assessment of your proposed home site with one of our experienced professionals and discover the potential of your block.

Image: PJ Burns Builder

During your site inspection our respresentative is available to discuss and check for elements such as power, water and sewer services, orientation, aspect and energy efficiency, layout, views and design, access and traffic control.

Photograph: Taken onsite while onsite at a site inspection

We are also available to discuss potential hidden costs such as potential town planning zone overlays, site works, cut and fill or retaining.

Photograph: Recently completed, custom designed PJ Burns Builder home on the Sunshine Coast

We endeavour to determine any issues upfront and discuss them with you onsite, so you are aware of the potential costs of your new PJ Burns Builder home from day one.

Our team of professionals are here to guide you through the building process, contact us today and start bringing your new home dreams to life!


Sunshine Coast Office


07 5457 7600

Servicing Brisbane, Ipswich, The Sunshine Coast, Gympie & everywhere in between

Hervey Bay Office


07 4124 7333

Servicing Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg & everywhere in between

8

Oct

Each year Houzz honour the professionals behind the most popular photos on Houzz with a prestigious Best of Houzz award. We are thrilled and proud to be a winner of the 2019 Houzz design award!

Visit our Houzz account and scroll though our recently completed projects

Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, their Best Of Houzz 2019 Awards, honor home builders and design professionals whose work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz.

Visit our Houzz account and scroll though our recently completed projects

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge appears on our PJ Burns Builder profile and other home professional profiles, as a sign of the professionals commitment to excellence. These badges help our potential customers identify us as popular and top-rated home professionals, and are awarded throughout every metro area on Houzz.

“This prestegious award is great recognition of all the hard work the PJ Burns family and team put into the design and construction of each new home” says Simon Pickering, General Manager of PJ Burns on the Sunshine Coast. “We offer a unique custom design and build service and have been building beautifully personalised homes from Brisbane to Bundaberg and everywhere in between for over 41 years, that’s why we’re used time and time again by everyday Australian homeowners, as well as industry and design professionals.”

How to create and use a Houzz Ideabook

A Houzz ideabook is a great place for you to collect and store ideas and build dreams for your new PJ Burns Builder home. You can save everything you see on Houzz in your ideabooks, including your favorite home design photos, stories, products, discussions, notes and other details of your PJ Burns home project.

Visit our Houzz Account for design inspiration for your new PJ Burns Builder home

Saving a photograph

When you find a photograph you like, click the Save button at the bottom of the photo.

Save our account

When you are on our main profile page, click the save button beneath our profile photo (top right)

PJ Burns Tip: Consider creating separate ideabooks for different rooms or spaces of your new PJ Burns home. You can create as many as you want.

If you are ready to start designing and building your new home in Hervey Bay, Brisbane or on the Sunshine Coast, contact us on 07 5457 7600 or via the live chat on our website. Our experienced team will guide you through the exciting building process and help bring your dream home to life.

4

Oct

Farmhouse style has been an Aussie favourite and around for decades, over the years it has evolved into what is now known as a ‘modern farmhouse’.

We love the design and concept of a modern farmhouse, that is all at once welcoming, humble and inspires a relaxed and natural family lifestyle.

A PJ Burns popular farm house design, our Terra 214

Our Terra 214 is a beautiful family home, that is perfectly suited to an acerage style block with room for a vege garden and fruit trees.

With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home could even be personalised to become a modern Air-BNB by simply adding french style doors to the bedrooms.

A PJ Burns popular farm house design, our Terra 214 ©

Designer Tip: Circle windows & feature lighting are a great ways to add character and style to your new home.

Photograph for Design Inspiration via Three Birds Renovations
Photograph for Design Inspiration via Three Birds Renovations

Designer Tip: Keep things light and bright with plenty of windows to bring in natural light and light coloured paint on the internal and external walls. Incorporate a balance of vintage family pieces of furniture and modern works or art when decorating and furnishing your new PJ Burns home.

Photograph for Design Inspiration via Country Style Magazine
Photograph for Design Inspiration via Country Style Magazine
A PJ Burns popular farm house design, our Terra 196

Our Terra 196 is another beautiful farmstyle home within the PJ Burns Builder standard range of designs, featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living spaces and a separate media room.

A PJ Burns popular farm house design, our Terra 196 ©

Did you know!?


We can have a contract for your new PJ Burns home, for your bank, within days.

Contact Simon for more information or to start personalising your new dream farmhouse today!

2

Oct

Are you sick of renting and ready to be on your way to owning your brand new PJ Burns Builder home?!

Building your first home is a big deal, we understand it can be extremely exciting and sometimes overwhelming before you have all the information to consider. To break things down, there are two main components to consider, the first is investigating your options for finance, the second is finding the perfect home and land package combination.

Photograph: Design Inspiration for your new PJ Burns Builder home

Lets talk about finance.

There are different stages of finance approval, the first is meeting with your financier to set a budget to suit your needs, lifestyle and savings. The second is preliminiary finance approval which is provided from your financier once you have your PJ Burns Builder home contract and land contract. The third stage is unconditional loan approval, this is somtimes issued at stage two or othertimes issued once the contract is signed and council approved plans are issued, depending on your loan agreement and conditions.


How much deposit do I need?


As a guidance, with a total home and land package amount of $400,000 an estimation only for a minimum deposit required, is from $8,636 when taking advantage of Qld’s First Home Owners Grant. As the loan amount goes up, the minimum deposit amound also increases.

Of course there are elements such as legal fee’s, stamp duty and settlement costs to be considered, so for more information on the breakdown of fees or to arrange a consultation with a recommended financer, contact us on 07 5457 7600 or via the live chat on our website.

Photograph: A recently completed NEW PJ Burns Builder home

I have sorted by finances, now what?

Now you are ready for the exciting part! Finding the best PJ Burns home and land package combination to suit your family, lifestyle and budget.


Can I make changes to a standard design?


We do have a standard range of plans and inclusions. All elements of our plans, facades, inclusions can be customised and personalised to suit you. If you already have a sketch or are looking for something more customised, we can work from our plan or yours.

Photograph: A beautifully personalised NEW PJ Burns Builder home

PJ Burns Builder have been building new homes for first home buyers for over 41 years. Our team of experienced professionals are here to guide you through the exciting building process and are with you through each step of the way.


Our guide to the first home owners grant


2

Oct

With the beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches & hinterland at your doorstep, Parklakes II Estate in Bli Bli offers the opportunity to build a personalised, modern PJ Burns, dream family home in a beautiful, thriving masterplanned community.


Build your new PJ Burns Builder home in a location that has everything you need to live the lifestyle you deserve.


200m to Good Samaratin Catholic College

4.3km to Bli Bli Village & Shopping Precinct

6.3km to Bruce Highway Access

9.7km to Sunshine Coast Airport

10.8km to one of Urbanlist rated best kept beaches, Mudjimba Beach

11.7km to Maroochydore’s new central business district

Build your new home with PJ Burns Builder in Parklakes 2 Estate, Bli Bli (Master Plan)
Build your new home with PJ Burns Builder in Parklakes 2 Estate, Bli Bli (New Land Release)

When you choose Parklakes 2, not only are you buying into an established masterplanned community, you’re investing in a lifestyle of balance. Calming lakes, flourishing greenery and pristine wetlands create a tranquil, sanctuary-like atmosphere for all to enjoy. Nature trails and walking tracks encourage an active lifestyle, while The Local waterfront cafe and spacious central park provide ideal meeting places for social gatherings with neighbours and friends. It’s all here at Parklakes 2 – a safe and family-friendly community with a village-meets-urban atmosphere – so close to everything.

Parklakes Estate, Bli Bli

We currently have a number of home and land packages available, or can work with you to create your own home and land package to suit your specific requirements.


Home & Land Package

Lot size 354m2 with 12.5m frontage with PJ Burns ‘Melaleuca 190’ for only $523,600!


Home & Land Package

Lot size 450m2 with 15m frontage with PJ Burns ‘Willow 184’ for only $538,500!


Home & Land Package

Lot size 622m2 with 19.6m frontage with PJ Burns ‘Willow 202’ for only $595,500!


The final release of the Parklakes 2 masterplanned community presents a boutique collection of 95 lots with land size 369sqm – 800sqm, average land size of 600sqm. Contact us for more information or to arrange a meeting onsite in Parklakes Estae, or in our office in Minyama today.

1

Oct

The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced that in its Board meeting today, it has decided to decrease the cash rate to 0.75%.

Graph via Reserve Bank of Australia

There has never been a better time to invest in a new PJ Burns home!


Brendan Brial from SMS Finance has created a table showing how Australia’s averge mortgage sizes may be affected:

Loan amount examplesLikely decrease in repayments
$150,000$21.45 per month
$250,000$35.75 per month
$350,000$50.05 per month
$450,000$64.35 per month
$550,000$76.65 per month
$650,000$92.95 per month

If you would to know how this change will affect you and paticular building plans and loan, contact us and we can arrange for you to meet with our recommended financier and guide you through the building and finance process.

27

Sep

Everyone has a different idea of their dream home and we are here to help you create the perfect PJ Burns Builder home for you and your family.

A forever beach home

PJ Burns Builder Primeline Newport Weatherboard Beach Home
Photo: A recently completed PJ Burns Builder beach home

Come home to the hamptons


Primeline ‘Newport’ Weatherboards are perfect for achieving a smooth, clean, contemporary finish, and a popular style on PJ Burns Builder homes.

Laidback and relaxed, yet so stylish, weatherboards are always on trend, because they are so versatile. Primeline Newport weatherboards are the weatherboards that weather well!

Designer Tip: When opting for a darker colour weatherboard, panting the window & door architraves in a lighter white will add to a ‘Hamptons Style’ appearance to your custom designed, new PJ Burns builder home.

A modern family forever home

Photo: A recently completed PJ Burns Builder beach home

Make a modern bold statement


A combination of Scyon ‘Axon’ & Scyon ‘Easylap’ Wall Cladding are an on-trend choice for creating a cost effective & modern finish, and another popular style on PJ Burns Builder homes.

Designer Tip: Opting for Easylap will give you a render look with a subtle shadow line. When using a combination of materials, painting each material in a different colour will add an impressive finish.

No matter your style, we would love to hear from you and help you bring your new home dreams to life. Contact Simon or Lionel and book your FREE design consultation today via 07 5457 7600, hello@pjburns.com or via the live chat on our website!

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