French Provincial Decorative Mouldings Add Finesse and Elegance To Homes

French Provincial Style

A French provincial two storey home of 60 squares has been completed with the addition of the Finishing Touch decorative mouldings in Mt. Pleasant Drive, Mount Waverley. Six windows were decorated with 9.6 metres of window architrave model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm, 24 metres of special French provincial window architrave, model # W11RV with rivets (35mm), sized 150mm x 35mm, a single header arch, model # WH1A, 2 metres across, sized 175mm x 170mm, 3 keystones and 18 metres of window sill, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm.

The rest of the façade was beautifully finished with 17 metres of dentil mouldings, model #  P6400, sized 400mm x 380mm, 7.2 metres of dentil mouldings, model #  P6200, sized 200mm x 190mm, 92 metres French provincial parapet moulding, model #  P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, 17 metres of French provincial stringer, model #  M22, sized 100mm x 45mm, 36 metres French provincial parapet moulding, model #   P8155, sized 155mm x 120mm, 46 metres French provincial stringer moulding model #  S6R2, sized 55mm x 27mm and 36 metres French provincial stringer, model #  S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm.

Another French provincial home of 55 squares, of two storeys in Birdles Court, Balwyn was finessed with the addition of Finishing Touch lightweight, decorative mouldings. Six windows were decorated with 22 metres of French provincial window architraves, model # W19D, sized 120mm x 55mm and 10 metres French provincial window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. 9 metres of capitals, model # GC5, sized 87mm x 80mm completed rendered, brick columns.

15 metres of French provincial parapets, custom sized to 1000mm x 400mm, 60 metres of French provincial eave parapet, model # E4300, sized 300mm x 285mm, 22 metres of French provincial stringers, model # S60, sized 60mm x 45mm and 12 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm completed the stylish façade.

In Viscount Drive, Doncaster a build has just been completed of a 40 square post-modern home. A grand entrance features two columns, 300 diameter by 4 metres high, model # RO300, with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases. Nine windows were decorated with 288 metres of window sills, model # WSR1, sized 140mm x 210mm and 129 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm.  63 metres of French provincial parapet, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm completes the façade.

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Retail House Building In Expansion Mode

In the month of June it was pleasing to note that the national construction industry expanded for a fifth consecutive month. The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) fell slightly by 0.7 points to 56.0. Readings above 50 indicate expansion in activity, the greater the number above 50 indicating the strength of the increase.

Residential house builders will be delighted to know that across the four construction sub-sectors, house building rebounded strongly in June to 59.0 (up 13.4 points). However, activity in the more volatile apartment building sub-sector weakened significantly (down 20.2 points to 48.3). Reports from residential builders to the Australian PCI were generally positive in their assessment of house building activity, citing stronger new orders.

Master Builders Boost Australian Made

A new partnership between the Australian Made Campaign and Master Builders Australia aims to boost exports and the use of locally made products by the building and construction sectors.

An initiative by the Australian Made Campaign in partnership with Master Builders Australia will encourage building and construction firms to source Australian-made goods. Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, stated that Australian-made often translated to better quality and durability adding “Australia’s extremely stringent quality and safety manufacturing standards have helped establish our reputation for well-made products, that last.”.

The majority of custom made and bespoke decorative mouldings made by the Finishing Touch for the local building trade are made here in Australia. Their high quality decorative mouldings carry a guarantee and sound reputation for lasting without cracking or warping.

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French Provincial Influences In Housing

A fifty square home in the French provincial style in Malvern East is the Finishing Touch ‘s latest project, supplying a large number and variety of lightweight, high quality, decorative mouldings.  They are supplying 7.8 metres of a large parapet, model # P300JV, 300mm x 260mm in size, which is the centrepiece feature above the balcony. 75 metres of under gutter moulding, model # P7140, sized 140mm x 75mm conceals guttering and 80 metres of a smaller parapet, model # P7270, sized 270mm x 145mm creates a feature between the first floor and ground floor. Ten windows will be decorated with 108 metres of French provincial window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm both upstairs and downstairs and 23 metres of window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. An arch is a feature at the front entrance with four columns creating a magnificent façade. The columns are round and tapered in shape, three metres high, 260mm at the base tapering to 210 mm at the top, finished with a Tuscan capital at the top and a Doric base at the bottom.

A house in Doncaster is currently under development. This post-modern, fifty square home requires the following decorative mouldings:

  • 139 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm
  • 63 metres parapet, model # P7220, sized 220mm x 115mm
  • 29 metres window sills, model # WSR1, sized 140mm x 210mm.
  • Three round columns 3 metres tall, model # RO300, 300mm in diameter with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases.

A fifty square home in Keysborough, post-modern design with French provincial influences, has been finished in quality decorative mouldings supplied by the Finishing Touch. A total of 86.4 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm together with 86.4 metres of eave parapet, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm runs parallel with the under gutter moulding completely concealing the guttering. The windows on the property are handsomely finished with 75 metres of window architraves, model #W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm, 24 metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized 125mm x 65mm, 14.4 metres window headers, model # WH1A, sized 170mm x 170mm, along with five window arches

Decorative Mouldings Complete House Builds in Surrey Hills, Cranbourne and Interstate

French provincial, Surrey Hills.

 

The latest project for the Finishing Touch was the supply and installation of decorative mouldings for a two storey, fifty square French provincial house in Union Road, Surrey Hills. The build is complete and ready for landscaping. 137 metres of parapet mouldings, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, 77 metres of quoinings, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm and 137 metres of a smaller parapet, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm completed the façade of this handsome home, pictured above and below.

French provincial, Surrey Hills

An owner/builder in Cranbourne was recently supplied decorative mouldings by the Finishing Touch for a post-modern thirty five square home build.  Fifty four metres of flatband moulding, model # DGB100, sized 100mm x 20mm, 12 metres of flatband moulding model # M120, sized 120mm x 30mm and 26.4 metres of parapet moulding, model # PPEP1, sized 160mm x 140mm helped to create a stylish finish.

To view these mouldings, please go to the Products page on the Finishing Touch website.

Two intestate projects were also recently supplied with Finishing Touch lightweight mouldings.  One was for a post-modern, forty square house being built in Clayfield, Brisbane, which required 75 metres of parapet moulding, model # PE3, sized 210mm x 100mm. The other was for a new client in Esperance WA, which is a large construction company. They were supplied with 70 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm.

 

The Finishing Touch decorative architectural mouldings are lightweight, high quality, long lasting and easy to install.  For enquires please contact Sales Manager, Steve De Gregorio.

Use Decorative Mouldings To Create A Stylish Façade

The Finishing Touch have just completed a project for an owner/builder on their forty square post-modern home at 14 Jackson Street, Forrest Hill, supplying decorative mouldings.
The house façade was much enhanced with the addition of 17 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 32 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm, 7 metres of stringers, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm and 9 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, used around the balcony. The eight windows were beautifully finished with 72 metres of window arches, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm which also extended to the two garage doors and were completed with 22 metres of window sills, model # WS5R2, sized 210mm x 140mm. View the range here.

A 30 square, Victorian style single storey house in Sale was also supplied with high quality decorative mouldings for an owner/builder. The 28.8 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 17 metres of plinth, model # DGBL300, sized 300mm x 40mm, 15 metres of stringer, model # SGR2, sized 55mm x 27mm, 43.2 metres of small parapet, model # P4125, sized 125mm x 120mm, 24 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm and 22 corbels will add considerably to the decorative finish of this stylish build. The windows were decorated with 22 metres of flatband used for window architraves, model # M120, sized 120mm x 30mm and 5.4 metres of window sill, model # WS172, sized 172mm x 60mm, was used for two main windows. View the range here.

The Finishing Touch decorative mouldings suit a range of architectural styles, including–
• Georgian Architecture
• French Provincial Architecture
• Mediterranean Architecture
• Tuscan Architecture
• Art Deco/Modern Architecture

The Finishing Touch can also design and manufacture customised decorative mouldings, using the same technology and manufacturing methods employed in producing the Finishing Touch range of architectural mouldings. Old or damaged decorative mouldings on existing buildings can also be replaced with high quality, long lasting Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.

All Finishing Touch decorative mouldings feature the exclusive trademarked “Driplip” system, which stops water marks and stains defacing the building below the mouldings.

 

Decorative Mouldings for French provincial, Post-modern Builds and Unit Upgrade

French Provincial Style

The Finishing Touch supplies the building trade in Melbourne with high quality, lightweight decorative mouldings. Sometimes they will supply to country Victoria or interstate as well. A recent project was for a three year old double storey, forty square existing home located in Jumortoun in country Victoria, which has two double garages. The house upgrade was supplied with 29 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm and 29 metres quoining Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm. The ten windows were spruced up with 90 metres of French provincial window architrave, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm, 11 metres of French provincial window sills, model # WS14, sized 130mm x 65mm and 33 metres of French provincial window headers, model # WHIA, sized 175mm x 170mm.

The build for a Post-modern, 50 square home in Doncaster was supplied with 130 metres under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 150 metres parapet moulding, model # M23, sized 265mm x 120mm and 150 metres of stringer, used as a small parapet, model #M24, sized 180mm x 120mm.

A project currently under development in Strathmore is for a French provincial, 50 square home. The build will require 17 metres of under gutter moulding, model #PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 60 metres of parapet moulding, model # P1460, sized 160mm x 160mm, 27 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm. Eight feature windows will be decorated with 40 metres of French provincial window architrave, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and 11 metres of French provincial window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. 5 metres of arch mouldings will also be supplied for 5 arches, each 1000 mm wide span.

Finishing Touch have been contracted to replace the cheap, polyurethane mouldings used on an existing fifteen year old property, which is one of six units, as the old mouldings have deteriorated. 22 metres of custom designed parapet moulding, sized 460mm x 80mm and 6 metres of customised columns, sized 440mm x 90mm have been supplied.

Werribee Park An Example of Ornate Decorative Features

Exterior Werribee Mansion

The Italianate style, which echoes 16th century Italian Renaissance Architecture, was first developed in Britain in 1802 by John Nash and was further developed and popularised by Sir Charles Berry, Architect in the 1830s. Werribee Park Mansion in Werribee, Melbourne was built in this style between 1874 and 1877. It is an outstanding example of the effect of architectural decorative mouldings.

The Mansion is a replication of a grand English country house and The main building is predominantly bluestone with a simple yet awe inspiring sandstone facade on three sides, the largest example of Barabool Hills sandstone applied to a privately owned building in Victoria. A stone railed balcony surrounds the central block on three sides. A central tower sits high above the second storey. Below an arcade, beautifully panelled and painted, allows soft light through a series of arches to the large windows of the internal structure.

The two wings of the Mansion feature 60 rooms and adjoin at the rear of a central block. The interior is beautifully crafted with ornate cornices, display niches and superb wrought iron detailing on the grand staircase. Elaborately decorated arches and large, feature windows of stained glass featuring motifs and pastoral scenes add further decorative features. Corinthian pilasters or piers are featured in the main hall. A massive formal dining room and a British style drawing room are reminders of bygone times.

Many of the mansion’s associated buildings are still standing and remain unchanged. The original, authentic 19th century laundry is a rare example and is still totally intact whilst the sunken glasshouse and the 17th century style grotto are unique in Victorian Architecture.

Modern architectural decorative mouldings and features are not as ornate and are now available in lightweight materials from the Finishing Touch that are easily installed yet have longevity.