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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.

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!

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.

4

Feb

Design with joy – how to create a new home that makes you feel happy!

When designing your new PJ Burns Builder home, consider little things that make you smile. Our team of creative experts can help you incorporate those small details in your home to create that feeling joy, based around current elements of your life that make you feel happy.

No matter how small it seems at the time, we will experience little moments of joy in our everyday life. These small sparks of joy are powerful + when considered for your new home, they will become the building blocks to happiness.

There are a few elements to consider, to simply apply this idea to your new home design. Read on for joy-inducing ideas that might appeal to you.

Rediscover Nature.

Idea: Nature nourishes our souls, so when work (or school) life gets a bit much, we often retreat to nature.

Designer Tip: Bring the inside out by considering your surroundings with the layout and position of your home. Perhaps you have a constant view outside, or established trees on your block – it’s a simple way to bring happy vibes into your home. Don’t overlook indoor plants or a vase full of fresh flowers when decorating.

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Instagram

Let light flood in.

Idea: Natural light + the warmth of the sun are uplifting + energizing.

Designer Tip: Consider the orientation of your home + the position of the natural light to enjoy different spaces, at different times of the day. White or bright internal paint colours will bring visual feshness + warmth into your new PJ Burns Builder home. Keep in mind that during our preliminary site visits, we will inspect + evaluate your home for your first concept, preliminary plans and price, visit our youtube chanel for examples of this.

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Facebook

Create harmony.

Idea: A well balanced life leads to happiness + the same goes when designing your new home.

Designer Tip: Feature pendant lights are a simple + affordable way to bring balance into the design of your new PJ Burns Builder home. Keep in mind that balance in design doesn’t always mean matching or symmetry.

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns 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 custom design your dream home and help you choose the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

12

Oct

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 2019 are all about creating your happy place and living your best life. When the world is so busy and the influences so many, these beautiful colour palette’s will help you filter out the noise and focus on what matters.

Breathe and simply be in the moment with Dulux’s wholeself palette

Do you feel like your brain is in constant overdrive? It’s time to switch off the smartphone and clear out the mental clutter. Wholeself helps us to create a calm, distraction-free zone where we can dial back the volume and reconnect with ourselves.

Create a timeless and elegantly styled home with Dulux’s legacy palette

What is the legacy we leave behind? Every day we tread the tightrope of time, pulled forward by hot, new trends and futuristic technologies. But there’s no ignoring our past, the ultimate symbol of elegance and time-honoured tradition. Legacy brings the past and present into timeless harmony with an eclectic mix of influences.

Dulux’s identity palette empowers you to show your true colours

It’s time to break out of the mould and show us the real you. Identity speaks to the radical, non-conformist in us all. It empowers us to live on the wild side and express our true inner creative. Who cares what anyone else thinks?

Heal our rifts with nature with Dulux’s repair palette

Repair helps us revive our relationship with nature and embrace a more holistic and ‘circular’ way of living. Our comfortable, carefree existence begins to fade into the past, as we adopt a wabi-sabi sensibility that appreciates the beauty in faults and flaws.

Images: Design Inspiration via Dulux

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

3

Oct

Point of Difference

The team here at PJ Burns Builder have been designing and building award winning, new homes for over 40 years, and specialise in new homes and knockdown rebuilds on the Sunshine Coast, in Hervey Bay and in Brisbane and surrounding areas. So what is it that sets us apart from other home builders?

A personalised design to suit your lifestyle and budget

We understand that your home is more than just a roof over your head. After all, carefully considered designs, form beautiful , sustainable, quality homes that foster a simpler way of life.

Our home designs, perfected and developed over the years combine the latest innovative construction and design techniques with our knowledge of what works best for our unique Queensland lifestyle and climate. We will take the time to help you design a home that is perfect for you and allow you the freedom to personalise the plan and inclusions to achieve your dream home, or even arrange a free design meeting to discuss your ideas and create your own plan from scratch.

Images: Sarah and Courtney Burns working on a new build project together with father Rick Burns, in Rick’s parents Noel + Jesse Burns original family dining room. ( Captured by Amanda Burns)

The latest design inspiration

Nothing is more exciting to those of us in the industry than beautiful, sustainable and inspiring new design and products. Visit our instagram to see our current projects under construction.  This is a great place to start, just remember, you are only limited by your imagination and budget.

Images: Design Inspiration via Freedom Australia

An enjoyable building experience

We strive to ensure you and your family an enjoyable experience, whether you are building for investment, are a first home buyer, or creating a new family home. Our experience allows us to help you find the best home and land combination to suit your lifestyle, family and budget, all at the most affordable prices.

Images: Design Inspiration from our current projects via our Instagram account

Fast build times with experienced supervisors

We want to you and your family to be able to move into your new home, as quickly as possible, whilst ensuring everything runs smoothly. Our supervisors have years of experience in the industry and with PJ Burns Builder, so any unforeseen obstacles that may arise will be sorted quickly, and you will get your keys on time.

Images: Design Inspiration from our current projects via our Instagram account

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

7

Aug

5 ways to bring your new home to life!

We have created a list and narrowed it down to five things that we encourage you to consider, when designing and planning each space of your new PJ Burns Builder home.

Number One: Let light in.

There are so many styles of windows + creative ways to let light into your new PJ Burns Builder home! Exposed trusses with a feature skylight will enhance your living space and provide so much character, while lovely louvre windows are hard to pass with their so many benefits #feelthebreeze!

Remember, thoughtfully positioned windows will give your home a feeling of space + connect your internal living areas seemly with the outdoors + your natural surroundings.

Images: Design Inspiration via our Instagram Account @pjburnsbuilder

Number Two: Bring in the natural.

Adding a touch of natural fibers instantly brings natural warmth and texture to any space. Think Timber, Wool, Leather, Linen, Cotton and Metals in a fresh colour palette. Organic pieces of handmade furniture are beautiful additions, not to be overlooked and can be incorporated as coffee tables, light fittings, hanging chairs, bed heads or even lounges.

Designer Tip: Visit our ‘Hanging Chairs’ Blog Post for more design inspiration to incorporate organic pieces into your new PJ Burns home.

Images: Design Inspiration via Armadilloandco

Number Three: Utilise your walls.

If you are short on floor space, utilising your walls not only adds interest, it also improves the functionality of your space. Depending on your style, consider a feature brick or cladding wall to add texture + character to the room.

Designer Tip: Frame your cherished photos and arrange them on your walls. You can create a gallery wall with a combination of memories + artwork or simply hang one or two statement pieces.

Images: Design Inspiration via Armadilloandco

Number Four: Add something green.

This season is all about styling your home with lots and lots of greenery, bunches of flowers, hanging plants or potted plants, the options are endless.

Greenery can be incorporated into your new PJ Burns Builder home design by adding a custom made shelf or two to your bedroom, or some open shelves to your kitchen instead of overhead cupboards, the options are only limited by your imagination, and budget.

Keep in mind, not only do plants improve air quality by removing toxins, they instantly add warmth and soften an internal living space.

Images: Design Inspiration via Armadilloandco

Number Five: Focus on flooring.

When it comes to deciding on the flooring of your new home, we are noticing a push towards Vinyl Plank Flooring, and it is not hard to see why. Durable and stylish, our clients love this standard PJ Burns Builder inclusion and appreciate the variety of modern colours to select from when it comes to making final colour selections.

Designer Tip: A rug can dramatically change the look and feel of a room and can give that instant warmth by defining the space. A rug can be the finishing touch to bring a room to life, or you might use it as a starting point, working cushions and artworks back, whichever you choose, with so many options you will find a rug that suits your style and lifestyle. Remember, proportion is everything when selecting a rug to fit your space.

Images: Design Inspiration from recently completed PJ Burns Builder homes, featuring Vinyl Plank Flooring.

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

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

9

Feb

Style Files – Hamptons 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.

One of the biggest styles on trend at the moment & being showcased all over social media is the Hamptons Style, which can be influenced by our coastal ‘beach vibe’ or hinterland ‘cottage themed’ surroundings & lifestyle.

There are a few key design features emerging in our clients homes who are opting for the Hamptons Style, as you can see in our 2017 QMBA Multi Award Winning Home, which features high ceilings, oversized rooms, wide timber look vinyl-plank flooring & plenty of texture.

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Images: Our 2017 QMBA Multi Award Winning ‘Hamptons Style’ Home 

If Hamptons is your style preference, then opt for a soft natural colour palette.  Make your selection in mostly whites and a muted colour palette & limit features (although they can make a statement). When choosing your feature, head toward the warm grey, navy or duck egg blue tones, but be cautious how much colour you do use so you don’t take away from the room’s light and airy mood.

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Images: Design Inspiration via Hibou Design & Co

When decorating your new PJ Burns Builder, Hamptons home, consider using large oversized dining tables and lounges paired with natural fibers, such as a statement wicker or rattan feature chair or a sisal rug to ground the room.

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Images: Design Inspiration via Studio McGee

To complete your Hamptons Style home & tie it all together, a standout mirror or feature pendant light fitting is a must. Just don’t forget the french linen!

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Images: Design Inspiration via Three Balls Red

We caught up with our Interior Designer & Colour Consultant, Amanda Burns who is currently in the preliminary design stages of building her new family home and is opting for a Hamptons style, with a country twist. Amanda describes her feelings toward the Hamptons Style as.. ‘I love how the Hamptons Style is effortlessly stylish, the warmth in the colour tones & texture from nature are homely, the designs are open, and encourage natural light & breeze. It’s all in the detail, and I love the relaxing, luxe resort feeling that it brings into the comfort of your own home.’

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Images: PJ Burns Builder ‘Hamptons Style’ Home

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 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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