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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.

4

Oct

Farmhouse style has been an Aussie favourite and around for decades, over the years it has evolved into what is now known as a ‘modern farmhouse’.

We love the design and concept of a modern farmhouse, that is all at once welcoming, humble and inspires a relaxed and natural family lifestyle.

A PJ Burns popular farm house design, our Terra 214

Our Terra 214 is a beautiful family home, that is perfectly suited to an acerage style block with room for a vege garden and fruit trees.

With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home could even be personalised to become a modern Air-BNB by simply adding french style doors to the bedrooms.

A PJ Burns popular farm house design, our Terra 214 ©

Designer Tip: Circle windows & feature lighting are a great ways to add character and style to your new home.

Photograph for Design Inspiration via Three Birds Renovations
Photograph for Design Inspiration via Three Birds Renovations

Designer Tip: Keep things light and bright with plenty of windows to bring in natural light and light coloured paint on the internal and external walls. Incorporate a balance of vintage family pieces of furniture and modern works or art when decorating and furnishing your new PJ Burns home.

Photograph for Design Inspiration via Country Style Magazine
Photograph for Design Inspiration via Country Style Magazine
A PJ Burns popular farm house design, our Terra 196

Our Terra 196 is another beautiful farmstyle home within the PJ Burns Builder standard range of designs, featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living spaces and a separate media room.

A PJ Burns popular farm house design, our Terra 196 ©

Did you know!?


We can have a contract for your new PJ Burns home, for your bank, within days.

Contact Simon for more information or to start personalising your new dream farmhouse today!

2

Oct

With the beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches & hinterland at your doorstep, Parklakes II Estate in Bli Bli offers the opportunity to build a personalised, modern PJ Burns, dream family home in a beautiful, thriving masterplanned community.


Build your new PJ Burns Builder home in a location that has everything you need to live the lifestyle you deserve.


200m to Good Samaratin Catholic College

4.3km to Bli Bli Village & Shopping Precinct

6.3km to Bruce Highway Access

9.7km to Sunshine Coast Airport

10.8km to one of Urbanlist rated best kept beaches, Mudjimba Beach

11.7km to Maroochydore’s new central business district

Build your new home with PJ Burns Builder in Parklakes 2 Estate, Bli Bli (Master Plan)
Build your new home with PJ Burns Builder in Parklakes 2 Estate, Bli Bli (New Land Release)

When you choose Parklakes 2, not only are you buying into an established masterplanned community, you’re investing in a lifestyle of balance. Calming lakes, flourishing greenery and pristine wetlands create a tranquil, sanctuary-like atmosphere for all to enjoy. Nature trails and walking tracks encourage an active lifestyle, while The Local waterfront cafe and spacious central park provide ideal meeting places for social gatherings with neighbours and friends. It’s all here at Parklakes 2 – a safe and family-friendly community with a village-meets-urban atmosphere – so close to everything.

Parklakes Estate, Bli Bli

We currently have a number of home and land packages available, or can work with you to create your own home and land package to suit your specific requirements.


Home & Land Package

Lot size 354m2 with 12.5m frontage with PJ Burns ‘Melaleuca 190’ for only $523,600!


Home & Land Package

Lot size 450m2 with 15m frontage with PJ Burns ‘Willow 184’ for only $538,500!


Home & Land Package

Lot size 622m2 with 19.6m frontage with PJ Burns ‘Willow 202’ for only $595,500!


The final release of the Parklakes 2 masterplanned community presents a boutique collection of 95 lots with land size 369sqm – 800sqm, average land size of 600sqm. Contact us for more information or to arrange a meeting onsite in Parklakes Estae, or in our office in Minyama today.

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.

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

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

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

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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