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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!

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.

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


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!

23

Feb

Style Files – Japandi Style

One of the most exciting parts of building your new home is selecting your design & style. For some people this comes really easy & others it can be a little more difficult. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, we have a team of experts here to guide you through the process.

While Scandinavian (Scandi) design continues to be a popular, aligning seamlessly with our relaxing Queensland lifestyle, beautiful landscapes & our strong connection to our natural surroundings & nature. Add a twist on the Scandi by blending the Japanese & ‘wabi-sabi’ (which is the Japanese principle of finding beauty in the imperfections of life & an ancient design philosophy that embraces transitory nature) and you have Japandi, a design style where elegance meets minimalism & the concept ‘less is more’ is encouraged.

Images: Design Inspiration via Plyroom

Plyroom describe Japandi perfectly in their November 2017 blog post ‘Japandi – A Philosophical Revelation’ as “Less of trend and more of a pragmatic synthesis between Japanese sensibility and Scandinavian utilitarianism, Japandi is, in essence, a way of life. By welcoming Japanese philosophies like wabi-sabi (the acceptance of transience and imperfection) as well as Scandinavian efficiency, Japandi principals can be applied to our own pursuit of mindful consumption and small footprint living.”

The dark tones in statement furniture & styling details found in the Japandi style, such as charcoal, black or stained dark oak are not common in Scandinavian interior design & drawn from the Japanese influence. These dark tones blend seamlessly with the distinguishable Scandi clean lines, flawless craftsmanship & the use of natural materials such a oak, leather and hemp, with it’s shared simplicity, minimalism & functionality.

Images: Design Inspiration via Stephanie Powell

What we admire about the Japandi style here at PJ Burns Builder, is the cleaver use of the Scandi principles, with slight Japanese adaptations in the accent colours, the texture of fabric & the contrast of timbers. Both styles philosophy embrace the simple & clean living, minimal way of living, which is something that inspires us to create homes with warmth, sustainable living & spaces encouraging creative individuality #amirite?

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

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