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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.

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!

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.


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

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

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

1

Feb

Interior design ideas to elevate your home!

With so many platforms and beautiful images availabile to us daily, it is easy to become overwhelmed by options and choices when it comes to the interior design of your new PJ Burns Builder home. We have broken it down to simple elements and steps for you to consider, when designing and decorating each space of your new PJ Burns Builder home.

Let light in.

Beautiful lighting will make a space, a whilst your floor plan will usually determine your lighting plan, making the most of natural light is always a good idea.

Natural light constantly changes throughout the day, and is one of the lovely and noticable elements to suprise you, when settling into your new home and watching the morning and afternoon light move through each space.

A home that faces north and east, will make the most of our coastal climate, while naturally allowing light and heat flowing through your home. A thoughtfully designed space will take advantage of the natural light during the day.

To create a mood and add ambience, incorporate interesting windows or feature pendants, wall lights, ceiling lights, lamps into your interior design, rather than filling each space with too many downlights.

Designer Tip: As part of the PJ Burns experience, keep in mind that you will be provided with the opportunity to walk through your new home with our experienced electrician, at frame stage, to ensure your new home is transformed into your dream home.  

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Instagram

Colour changes everything.

Your colour palette is an important element of interior design and effectivly achieving the style your going for.

The 60/30/10 rule, is popular with interior designers, and rightfully so. The 60 percent refers to your main colour, which acts as the backdrop or anchor for the space you are designing. The 30 percent refers to your secondary colour, of which needs to have it’s own identity while toning harmoniously with your main colour. The 10 percent refers to your statement colour, which depending on your design inspiration is your chance to get creative and add that pop of colour adding character and attention.

When selecting colours, both natural and artificial light will change the way colours appear and feel in each space. For confidence in your decision, order a sample pot or A4 colour swatches via Dulux website to get the most accurate example of the final result.

Designer Tip: As part of the PJ Burns experience, keep in mind that you will be provided with the opportunity to complete a colour consultation with our wonderful interior designer, during the preliminary process, to ensure your vision and design inspiration is brought to life.  

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Facebook

Texture is paramount.

The first thing to remember when it comes to texture within interior design, is balance. Balance your matt stone finishes, with a soft throw or cushion from adairs, your naturally darker materials with a lighter tone of woven rug from rugs of beauty, or your shiny, glossy surface with a stonewashed linen from deiji studios.

Designer Tip: An easy way to incorporate texture into the structure of your new home, is with a feature wall cladding, tile or exposed trusses. Discuss options and costs involved during the designing stage of the process, your options are only limited by your imagination and budget!

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Facebook

Space.

Arguably the most important consideration in designing a room is how your home and design flows between spaces.

Be mindful how you + your family use the current space you are living in, and visualise your furniture pieces on your floor plan during the preliminary design stage. It is important to leave enough space between significant furniture pieces for your to comfortably transition between spaces.

Designer Tip: Consider unusable space, such as a void or high ceilings and incorporate statement lighting or exposed trusses to bring your new home interior to life.

Images: Design Inspiration via homes to love.

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

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