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26

Sep

With the beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches & hinterland at your doorstep, Hillside Estate offers the opportunity to build a personalised, modern PJ Burns, dream family home in a natural, relaxed location within walking distance to the charming Mooloolah Valley town centre with school & train station.

Studies show that country style living is beneficial to our physical and mental wellbeing, and makes for a happy community. Locals say that it’s the little things that make living in Mooloolah unique, such as the regular horses passing by on their way to the local pony club, and the sense of community spirit between neighbours.


Are there cost savings when between building a low-set home vs two storey home?


As a guidance, the potential cost savings when building a low-set PJ Burns home, vs a two storey PJ Burns home of the same floor area, is around 20% cost savings which can be achieved over the construction of the home, in elements such as scaffolding, materials, crane hire, build time and regulations for working at heights.

NATURE’S PLAYGROUND IN THE HEART OF MOOLOOLAH VALLEY

In picturesque Mooloolah Valley, Hillside is designed for life with landscaped streetscapes and40 hectares* of reserve, open space and waterway corridors. An environmental corridor flows throughthe estate creating the perfect space for your family to get outdoors.Hillside is your chance to build your brand new dream home and immerse yourself in village life. Relaxed and friendly, Mooloolah Valley is a welcoming town with a community that you can really be part of. It has everything you want in life including shops, a school, recreation reserve, riding centre, pony club, community hall and country bakery.Being such a peaceful small town, it’s hard to believe that Mooloolah Valley is so close to everything else. Sunshine Coast beaches are only 20 minutes away, Brisbane is only 80 kilometres away viathe M1 and you are situated less than 5 minutes from your local Mooloolah Valley railway stop, which connects to Brisbane.Not that you’ll ever want to leave.

Hillside Estate, Mooloolah Valley

In comparison to other opportunities for creating a personalised home and land package with PJ Burns, on the Sunshine Coast, we see Hillside Estate with blocks starting from only $280,000 for over 700m2, as great value for money.


Are there benefits in building a low-set home in Hillside Estate, Mooloolah Valley, in comparison to a two storey home in a nearby estate?


The ability to build a brand new PJ Burns, four bedroom, two bathroom, double garage, family home with an undercover outdoor area, while still having over 515m2 of backyard remaining, to use as green space for children to play and grow & family pets, is a wonderful concept that is attractive to not only first home buyers but also for those who wish to move from an older home in the area to a brand new, low maintenance PJ Burns home, with space in the back yard suitable for creating a vege garden and planting fruit trees, or keeping a boat, caravan or hills hoist.

PJ Burns Builder’s NEW Melaleuca 190

Contact Simon to arrange to meet onsite at Hillside Estate


PJ Burns Builder’s Banksia 168

Did you know?

PJ Burns Builder have been building homes in the Sunshine Coast region for over 41 years. In 1978, PJ Burns designed and constructed their first home; a three-bedroom, one bathroom, brick veneer, family home with a single garage in Currimundi (Currimundi was part of Kawana Estates at the time). PJ Burns sold this home the same year, for just under $30,000 (home and land), and it still stands proud today.

25

Sep

Did you know that you can customise all elements of your new PJ Burns Builder home design, plan and inclusions to create your own personalised dream home!?


Looking for a custom designed new home without the price tag of using an architect?


Our design team will work with you to specifically design your new PJ Burns Builder home, to suit your lifestyle, family and budget. 

One of the benefits of designing your new home with us directly from the begining, is our ability to manage the journey to your new home, while delivering your home on time and on budget.

Photo: Recently completed and custom designed PJ Burns Builder home

PJ Burns Builder have been designing & building beautiful custom designed homes for over fourty one years!


Are you looking to create a new home that is customised and individual to you?


Each of our new homes are unique, because every site has it’s own individual set of requirements and zone overlays, while each household has their own needs, style and dynamics.

We will consider each of these elements during the preliminary design process.

Visit our website and view our thoughful range of standard designs, and keep in mind we have over 41 years worth of new home designs & floor plans on hand, to assist you in creating a home to suit any style block.

Photo: Beautifully personalised PJ Burns Builder home in Brisbane

We are recognised in the area of specialised accessible accommodation, and the importance of mindfully personalising homes to cater for families individual needs when living with disabilities.

Photo: A modern coastal home via Homes to Love, for design inspiration

Hear what our customers say about us…

I am very well settled and really very happy in my new home.

I keep finding nice, really nice suprises.

I found the house has sunny nooks for the cold winter days, especially the window seat,

the downstairs especially stayed warm and cosy.

Summer it’s just as good.

My shutters keep out the radiant heat but by 1pm I can open the windows in the sitting room and have the coolest sea breezes coming in.

Hardly need the fans let alone aircon yet.

Robyn Minchinton

Enquire about building your new custom designed home.


10

Sep

Colour Forecast

We are here to guide you in finding the perfect colour combination for your new PJ Burns Builder home. Let’s do it!

Dulux’s four forecasted styles for 2020 ‘Essence’ are all about fining the very essence of happiness, while encouraging us to centre ourselves, breathe and reconnect.

Build youself a simple, beautiful life with Dulux’s Grounded palette

Do you dream of living a simple, uncomplicated life? Adopting a less-is-more approach, Grounded inspires us to move towards an existence filled with conscious, smart living choices, without compromising on the beauty, warmth and texture that remains essential to creating our happy place.

A nature-inspired palette that combats the crush of city living with its soothing calmness with Dulux’s Cultivate palette

The time has come to nurture and regenerate. To surrender to that urge for escape and to find refuge in the beautiful simplicity of nature. As we disconnect from the harsh white filters of the digital sphere, reconnect with the elements of nature: verdant earth, clean air, natural light.

Indulge is the luxurious antidote to our busy stressful lives using Dulux’s Indulge palette

Dreaming of an escape? Indulge speaks to our collective desire to disconnect from the mounting challenges of the everyday. It’s the perfect antidote to our busy, high stress lives, finding the rose-tinted glasses to reignite our romance with hearth and home.

Vintage styles mix with contemporary pieces to create an eclectic look with Dulux’s Comeback palette

While there is a sense of safety in the familiar, we cannot ignore the call to break out and express our true selves. Comeback speaks to this innately creative desire, inspiring us to blend contempoary design cues with vintage pieces.

Keep in mind that colours online are always displayed for design inspiration and should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, your desired colours can be arranged as A4 Colour Swatches during the pre construction design process with PJ Burns Builder.

Do you need further guidance on getting started, need a second opinion on your new home project, or wish to talk through an existing quote from another builder? We have a team of experts here to assist you and guide you through the process. Say hello to Simon via the live chat on our website and get inspired to start building today!

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can custom design your dream home and help you choose the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

30

May

With over 41 years of experience in the industry, we understand that every home is unique and customise each of our homes to suit our clients style, budget and family. our team of experts will guide you through the design and building process to bring your dreams to life.

A feature mirror is a beautiful way to add character to your bathroom space, so if you are ready to start designing your new home with us and wish to supply your own feature mirror, here are a few of our personal favourites to inspire your design.

Round

If you do decide on a feature mirror for your new PJ Burns Builder bathroom space, we will flow your selected tile behind the mirror space, ready for your mirror to be installed prior to handover and final council building inspection.

Achieve this look with..

The Astelle 1000mm round mirror in Oak by Zanui, will complement any interior aesthetic with it’s classic apeal and enduring style.

Price: $249.95 via Zanui

The 1200mm Dylan Mirror by Freedom, has a beautiful white frame and has been designed to suit a variety of different interior styles, with its clean lines and simple aesthetic.

Price: Currently on sale for $199.20 from $249 (via Freedom)

Arch

This Bjorn arch mirror photographed has been paired with the Clark Range of Matt Black Tapware in this image, for the ultimate sophistication.

The 800mm wide x 85mm high Bjorn Arch Mirror by Middle of Nowhere, is available in multiple colours and various shapes. The streamlined and minimal design of this mirror will enhance your bathroom space.

Price: $329.95 via Mynd. Interiors

Freestanding

The Savannah Arched Mirror by Salt x Steel is a modern take on a vintage inspired shape. Hand crafted in Byron Bay, the sleek arch design adds character and will add a piece of art and an element of design to the interior design of your new PJ Burns Builder bathroom space.

Price: $1,100 via Salt x Steel

The New York Secctional Aged Glass Mirror by MCM House features clean lines, geometric accent and aged detail for a designer finish. Incorporating a large freestanding mirror in your interior design will open up the space in a luxurious mannner.

Price: enquire via MCM House

Need further guidance on getting started? We have a team of experts here to guide you through the process. Say hello to Simon or Lionel via the live chat on our website and get inspired to start building today!

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can custom design your dream home and help you choose the right mirror today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

28

May

One of the benefits of building your new home with PJ Burns Builder, is your ability to customise and personalise every element of your personal design.

To help you create a style and new home you love, we have a few collected a few photographs to inspire your design.

Concrete look tiles create a lovely contrast in this PJ Burns Builder home, against the white plumbing cabinetry and walls and provide a stunning room without overspending on the budget.

Designer tip: Finishings like wall art, beautiful linen and an indoor plant have added beauty to the overall desgin of this bathroom.

Varying colours and sizes of hexagon tiles have been used to add character and personalise this multi award winning PJ Burns home. A circle mirror adds a beautiful element of design.

Designer tip: When building with PJ Burns Builder, there are some feature fittings of your home that you are able to supply yourself such as a specialty mirror or plumbing fitting, contact us for more information.

The feeling of calm in this stunning minimal and luxury bathroom, featured in Homes to love this month offers a beautiful source of inspiration for your new PJ Burns home.

Designer Tip: Laminex 180fx Surfaces are an alternative and cost effective way of capturing the beauty and magnitude of natural stone.

This new PJ Burns Builder home has flowed the same tile from floor to ceiling adding class and style to the ensuite and main bathroom. If you have the space, a his and her vanity is a lovely addition that will add instant balance to a shared space.

Designer Tip: When tiling from floor to ceiling in the same tile, if budget allows, opt for a large tile (50cm or larger) and keep your ceiling painted white to draw the eye up.

Need further guidance on getting started? We have a team of experts here to guide you through the process. Say hello to Simon via the live chat on our website and get inspired to start building today!

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can custom design your dream home and help you choose the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

24

May

If you would like to build on your Investment Portfolio in 2019, we have a thoughtfully designed range of duplexes that can be easily customised and personalised to suit your individual block.

A dual occupancy duplex is a one residential building with two units under the one roof and a fire rated dividing wall between. While each side is a completely separate home, with its own entrance, outdoor area and amenities, it is important to keep in mind that both halves must be sold together, unless you subdivide your property into two separate titles.

We have an experenced team of professionals that will guide you through the building process. We can even care of the colour selection based on your style guidance.

Birch 190

Our Birch 190 ticks all the boxes of modern family living, visit our website to view the floor plan for this home, or contact us for a set of plans and additional information on the package inclusions.

A Birch 190 has just been completed and listed for rent in the thriving new community of Bestow Estate in Burpengary, with a total rental return of $630 per week.

Our Birch 190 duplex, is priced at $298,530.00. Keep in mind this price is subject to your individual block requirements and valid for contracts signed before the 1st of July 2019.

Birch 275

Our Birch 275 ticks all the boxes of modern family living, visit our website to view the floor plan for this home, or contact us for a set of plans and additional information on the package inclusions.

A Birch 275 has just been completed and is currently being rented in Buderim with a total rental return of $980 per week.

Our Birch 275 duplex, is priced at $411,342.00. Keep in mind this price is subject to your individual block requirements and valid for contracts signed before the 1st of July 2019.

‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now’

Chinese proverb

Birch 218

Our Birch 218 is a beautiful Hamptons inspired design with two symmetrical units, visit our website to view the floor plan for this home, or contact us for a set of plans and additional information and details of our standard inclusions.

We recently completed construction of a Birch 218 in the heart of Cooroy, which is currently being rented with a total rental return of $580 per week. Contact us for an indication of price on this design.

Birch 254

Our Birch 254 is a thoughtful dual occupancy design. Unit 1 is a large 3 bedroom, two bathroom home, while unit 2 is a smaller one bedroom self contained Unit. This plan is popular with live in relatives or as an airbnb. visit our website to view the floor plan for this home, or contact us for a set of plans and additional information and details of our standard inclusions.

If you are looking for something unique, we can work with you to customise your own new home design, based on your plan or ours. The options are only limited by your imagination and budget.

For more information on these designs or to customise your own new investment property, contact us today on 07 5457 7600 or say hello the live chat on our website.

15

May

We are finding smaller, more efficient homes are on trend here on the Sunshine Coast. With families happy to sacrifice space, to live closer to work and our beautiful coastline.

There is also a greater awareness of the cost of operating big homes, that have more space to heat and cool, furnish and clean.

This tiny house movement drew our focus on designing a new range of PJ Burns Builder homes to be smarter and lighter with a smaller footprint. A range of small homes where every corner of the home is thoughtfully considered.


Above: Our Sanctuary 60 is a 60m2 home that can be certified as a secondary dwelling and custom designed to suit your individual style and block.

Smaller homes do not mean that you need to compromise on style, in fact, we believe it is the opposite. With shows like “Tiny House Nation” or ‘Living Small” on Netflix, & small home articles in the latest Real Living Magazine, there is plenty of inspiration for you to create you new modern and stylish lifestyle choice.

Above: Our Sanctuary 90 is a 90m2 home that would be perfect for a block that has views or a beautiful outlook and can be easily modified to suit your style and block.

Parklakes 2 Bli Bli, is an established and thriving masterplanned community and has just released Stages 12, 13 and 14. The available blocks range from 354m2 Cottage Style Blocks, so there is plenty of opportunity to build your a thoughtfully designed family home.

Above: Our Banksia 168 is a 168m2 home that has been throughtfully designed to suit smaller estate style blocks.

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can help design your dream home and assist you in choosing the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

14

May

At the time of the horrific Childers Backpacker fire in June 2000, PJ Burns Builder was building Coral Cove, and a regular in the town. After negotiations between the owner of the property and the council broke down, Isis Council contacted Steve Burns asking them to meet and discuss the future of the icon. They were looking for a memorial to those lost, a complete rebuild of the Palace to it’s early 1900’s style, and a brand new, state-of-the-art backpacker to be built behind the original building.

An original PJ Burns Builder Plan of the back of the Memorial Building

While it would be one of the biggest tasks PJ Burns had undertaken and certainly the most emotional, they decided they were the people for the job. Steve still tears up talking about the first days onsite clearing through the personal belongings that had all been left exactly as they were when the fire broke out. He personally, carefully, bagged up the items with a hope that they would make it back to those who survived and the families of those who had been lost.

PJ Burns Builder rebuilding the Palace Memorial

The contract on the memorial was $1.2 million. It was a heritage listed rebuild that required a lot of detail, and so they began the painstaking task of refurbishing the entire building to original but modifying every component to meet the current building code. Steve explained, “To give an example, the original handrails had to be perfectly replicated but raised in height to meet today’s standards.”

Steve tells, “The detailed metal ceilings came from Toowoomba. The lead lights in the front window had to be completely restored by a company in Eumundi. The quality of workmanship involved in the rebuild was outstanding, even today, everywhere you look, it is amazing.”

“Overall, it was devastating to think about what happend on the site, but a rebuild we were so happy to be involved with.”

“It is important for us to give something back, but also to prove to ourselves that we are capable of anything

Prime Minister John Howard inspected, toured and opened the new Palace Backpackers hostel and Memorial in Childers, and described the formal opening as a day of celebration, optimism and hope for the south-east Queensland town.

A crowd of Childers locals, school children and backpackers gathered outside the hostel, waiting to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister on a rare visit to the town.

In his opening speach, John Howard said he hopes the hostel would again become a centre for laughter, happiness and celebration.

The Palace Backpacker is now run as a beautiful boutique motel ‘Childers Oasis Motel’. The memorial above the Childers Information Centre commemorates the victims of the Childers Backpacker Fire and is worth a visit when passing through Childers. It is a beautiful memorial to those backpackers who lost their lives, and is a space where you can feel the heart and soul of the Childers community.

The Palace Childers, Constructed by PJ Burns Builder

Photos provided by Rick and Steve Burns, Words by Rick, Steve, Courtney and Sarah Burns.

12

Mar

Are you a first home buyer?

If your answer is yes, did you know that the Queensland State Government offers first home buyers significant grants. We have all the info, so read on and find out you are eligible.

What is the first home owners grant?

The FHOG is a state government initiative to help first home owners get into their new home sooner.

The first home could be a home, unit, townhouse or apartment, but it must be completely new and can’t have been sold as a residential property before, making it the perfect opportunity to build your new PJ Burns Builder home, and create a space that it truely your own.

What is the value of the first home owners grant?

The value of the grant depends on your contract date. For contracts dated 1st July or later, the current grant is $15,000.

Keep in mind, for older contracts that were dated from 1st July 2016 – 30th June 2018, or October 2012 – 30 June 2016, the grant is $20,000.

The FHOG is a one-off payment, and you must apply for the grant within 1 year of your new home being completed.

Image: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Houzz.com.au profile

Is there a maximum contract value?

Yes, your new home and land total contract price must not exceed $750,000.

Visit our Realestate.com.au builder’s profile, and scroll through our live packages, or alternatively, we will help you create your own home and land package based around your families lifestyle and budget.

Keep in mind that you can personalise any of our home design specifications to suit your specific block and requirements.

Is there some kind of simple eligibility test?

Yes, the Queensland government have created an interactive eligibility test, to help you find out if you meet the criteria, follow our link below to take the test.

What are the first steps of getting started?

Simon and our team of experts will guide you through the exciting building process, and we will have your slab down within a few days of having your contract signed and your land availability.

If you have taken the elegibility test and are ready to get started, give Simon a call today on 0423 437 805 or say hello via the live chat on our website.

Image: First home on the block in Harmony Estate, via PJ Burns Builder Instagram

For more information on applying for the first home owners grant, visit the Queensland Government Website

4

Mar

A common topic of discussion during the preliminary design stages when building a new home is around creating a home that is kid friendly. We have a ideas for you to consider that will make your home comfortable, stylish and durable..

Your kitchen design

If space allows, a butler’s pantry is a great way to take advantage of additional cabinetry and bench space for those busy, before school mornings

Images: Photograph and Floor Plan of a recently completed PJ Burns home with a hidden pantry design


If your floor plan is a more compact design, a butlers cupboard is a great addition, and offers a place to keep all the gear (toaster, kettle, juicer, bread, etc), leaving your kitchen space free of clutter

Images: Photograph and Floor Plan of a recently completed PJ Burns home with a butlers pantry design

Your kitchen benchtop

Quantum Quartz is a beautiful, light and durable benchtop option with extraordinary aesthetic appeal. We have a beautiful range of colours within our standard range for you to select from for your kitchen. Your kitchen deserves the best.

This engineered stone is low maintenance and ultra hygienic, making it the perfect benchtop solution for growing families.

Images: Photograph and Colour Options from PJ Burns Standard Kitchen Benchtop Range

Your flooring

One of the biggest advantages of vinyl plank flooring is the fact that it is 100% water resistant making it the ideal product with spills and accidents.

With many different colour options available in our standard range, you are sure to find the perfect shade of timber, to meet your design style.

Images: Photographs from recently completed PJ Burns Builder homes featuring our standard Vinyl Plank Flooring

Your tile grout

The paste that fills the spaces between each tile hardly seems like the most significant element of your design, however, the grout you choose can change the look and feel of your space, and effect the amount of maintenance you will need to maintain the freshly tiled, new home look.

When it comes time to complete your colour selections, our interior designer will guide you through the different grout options available to you, to help find the perfect combination for your family and lifestyle.

Images: Photographs from recently completed PJ Burns Builder homes for design inspiration

A drop zone

They say that home is where you hang your hat. But how about where your kids fling their school backpacks, runners and jumpers?

A drop zone is a great design feature for large families, that is easy to incorporate in your new home design and can really help organise a busy families home and life.

Images: For design inspiration via Studiomcqee Instagram

Need further guidance on getting started? We have a team of experts here to guide you through the process. Say hello to Simon via the live chat on our website and get inspired to start building today!

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can help design your dream home and assist you in choosing the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

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