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15

Oct

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

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

ADD A FOCAL POINT

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

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

ADD STATEMENT LIGHTING

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

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

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

WHITE + BRIGHT WALLS

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

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

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

LET NATURE INSPIRE YOU

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

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

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

CONSIDER STORAGE

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

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

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

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

14

Oct

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

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

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

Hillside Estate, Mooloolah Valley

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

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

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

Home and Land

from $462,250


Parklakes Estate, Bli Bli

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

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

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

Home and Land

from $481,750


Bokarina Beach Estate

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

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

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

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


Village Green Estate, Palmview

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

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

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

Home and Land

for under $400,000


The Quays Estate, Pelican Waters

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

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

Waterfront Home and Land from only $692,000


Harmony Estate, Palmview

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

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

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

Home and Land

From $409,750


PJ Burns family history on the Sunshine Coast

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

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

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

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

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


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!

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

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

23

Jan

Bokarina Beach

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Video: Bokarina Beach Aerial Footage, by PJ Burns Builder

The Sunshine Coast is known for its beaches. People the world over, have heard of our local surfing spots.

The popularity of our local area grew as a place to setup roots and raise families. Our vast expanses of coastline were the first to go, with prices fetching well into the millions to live within a stones throw of our greatest asset.

Noosa, Sunrise Beach, Peregian, Coolum, Yaroomba, Marcoola, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Mooloolaba, Minyama, Kawana, Currimundi and Caloundra just to name a few, were all snapped up by locals, interstates and internationals looking for a sea-change.

All, but one fenced off location.

Well known, and located somewhere between Warana and Wurtulla, coast locals from the 70’s and early 80’s lovingly referred to the fenced off spot as Shangri-la, a fictional place described in the 1933 novel, Lost Horizon by James Hilton. A mystical, harmonious valley where everyone took their clothes off. And it was. The Mystical part, at least.

If you look into the history of the Sunshine Coast, you will find that Battery Hill in Caloundra was named so, because of it’s purpose within the military. Weapons were tested from there, to an expanse of unused swampland along the Nicklin Way.

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Image: Photograph taken in the 70’s overlooking Bokarina Beach & Caloundra Coastline, via Rick Burns, PJ Burns Builder

Long standing Sunshine Coast Builders, like Rick Burns from PJ Burns Builder, will tell stories of digging up all sorts of military fragments and unexploded shells, some locals speculating this is the reason for the unlikely, construction-less mirage.

Fast forward to 2018, and all of that is about to change. That unused swampland is set to be home to ‘Bokarina Beach’, Stockland’s exciting new masterplanned community, with an urban heart and a coastal soul. Where you can experience a vibrant new way of coastal living, with boutique shopping and dining, open green spaces and a village park, public plaza and a lake surrounded by walking trails and parkland with connectivity to Lake Kawana.

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Image: Stockland’s ‘Bokarina Beach’ Masterplan

The latest stage of release in Bokarina Beach has a great mix of lot sizes ranging from 250m2 to 413m2 to suit a range of home designs, with land prices starting from $483,000, and 12 of these lots backing onto a landscaped linea park, offering additional privacy.

We’d love to hear from you. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs 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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