Decorative Mouldings For French Provincial & Post-Modern Units

After a refreshing summer holiday break the Finishing Touch is back in full swing. Quotes for architectural decorative mouldings for new builds have been accepted and we are busy preparing orders for delivery.  Two of our clients are in Glen Iris.  The order for a post-modern building of four units in Alfred Street with a total area of 90 squares consists of:

154 metres of eave moulding, model # EP28, sized 170mm x 190mm.

204 metres of parapet moulding, model # DGP260, sized 260mm x 145mm.

450 metres of flatband, model # DGB1003, sized100mm x 30mm.

14 pier caps for the front fence.

 

The other order in Glen Iris is for a French provincial, two storey building of two units, 80 squares in total. This order requires a larger number of decorative moulding products:

210 metres of French provincial eave moulding, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm,.

72 metres of French provincial parapet moulding, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm,.

92 metres of French provincial stringer, model # F1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm.

260 metres of window architrave for 36 windows, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm.

10 metres of feature architrave, model # W11RV, sized250mm x 50mm around the balcony door.

100 metres of quoinings, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm.

40 metres of plain revealed window sill, model # M13, sized 145mm x 175mm.

16.8 metres of flatband, model # M29, sized 170mm x 30mm.

2 squared, tapered columns, measuring 350mm at the base and 290mm at the top, three metres high.

18 DAP Touch n Seals to apply the mouldings to the building.

 

Another build in Ralton Avenue, Glen Waverley of two post-modern, units, fifty squares in total requires:

140 metres of eave moulding, model # PE4TR1, sized 150mm x 150mm.

310 metres of flatband, model # DGB1003, sized 100mm x 30mm.

6 metres of plain window sill, model # WS2, sized 130mm x 70mm.

14.4 metres of stringer, model #S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm.

83 metres of parapet moulding, model # P250Y2, sized 250mm x 205mm.

The full range of products can be viewed online on our products page.  We can also custom make decorative mouldings to suit your particular sizing or design.  Contact Steve De Gregorio to discuss your next build requirements.

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Building Reviews Come Under Legal Scrutiny

These days if you want to know something what do you do? You google it. In this online world customers trust review sites to decide whether a supplier has credibility. The rating they receive from other customers influences decision making. So, you have to look twice when you realise that a Perth residential building company set up two online review websites for themselves. The Federal Court found Aveling Homes operated and controlled two websites — Aveling Homes product reviews and First Home Owners Centre product reviews — but represented them as independent of the firm. The court also found that they represented their sites as being affiliated with the website http://www.productreview.com.au, when that was not the case.

The review sites appear to have been set up for the express intention of giving Aveling Homes a forum in which to represent themselves as receiving high customer satisfaction and five star ratings for their construction work. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Simms said the building company held back bad reviews to give a more favourable impression of its services. He said “Consumers are increasingly relying on online review websites to assist with their purchasing decisions and they expect those review sites to be independent and unbiased.” The court found that 133 reviews were not published, 45 of those were less than three stars, skewing the overall star rating for Aveling Homes in their favour.

They were fined $380,000 for engaging in conduct liable to mislead the public and their Group Sales and Marketing Manager, Sean Quartermaine, was also fined $25,000.

Another interesting development in review sites is the situation with Wisdom Homes. ProductReview.com.au says it has been forced to remove reviews for this builder after being threatened with legal action. Apparently Wisdom Homes has a clause in its customers’ contracts that bans customers from writing an “announcement, blog, public statement or article for publication” without the company’s permission. One wonders why a building company would take this extraordinary step. ProductReview.com.au sees this as a dangerous precedent that threatens customers’ right-to-review.

Our New Year’s Gift 10% Off All Decorative Mouldings

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Christmas is around the corner and the Finishing Touch have just received their Christmas gift – four container loads of architectural decorative mouldings from our overseas plant.  Lightweight and of excellent quality, these exterior mouldings are made to last and add a quality finish to any house build.  Because we have received such abundance we are passing on our good fortune to all our customers with a New Year offer of 10% off all decorative mouldings all January.  We understand that many builders take a break over January, so we advise you to place a pre-order with us before you go on leave.  We are happy to give the 10% discount, even if you don’t want delivery until after January 2018.

We will be closed from 22nd December to 8th January, but you can order your decorative mouldings by filling in details on the contact form here.

Our range of exterior decorative mouldings includes French provincial styles, arches, round and square columns, window headers, sills and architraves, keystones, quoinings, corbels, parapets, flatbands, under gutter mouldings and eave mouldings. See the full range with sizing on our products page.

Our decorative mouldings will not crack, shrink, expand or bend as they are made to exacting manufacturing standards.  We recommend all our customers use the DAP system for adhering mouldings to buildings.

Or we can provide installers to do it for you. Our 7 year warranty is your peace of mind.

We wish all our customers and potential customers a very Happy Christmas, enjoyable festive season and safe travels. Thank you for your support during 2017.

 

Arches, Columns, Keystones Glamourous Decorative Mouldings

It’s pre-Christmas and the Finishing Touch is busy supplying quotes and product to customers before the festivities of Christmas Day begin.  A single storey, 30 square post-modern home in Werribee is currently under development. The build require 9.6 metres of large parapet, model # P8430, 430mm x 335mm, 12 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, 70mm x 70mm, 65.4 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, 100mm x 45mm, 3 metres of window sills, model # WSR1, 140mm x 20mm, two arches, model # W1100, 100mm x 45mm, 2 metres across, two keystones, model # GK10, 10.2 metres of a smaller parapet, model # P8300, 300mm x 235mm, 16.8 metres of parapet (even smaller), model # P8250, 250mm x 195mm.  The DAP Touch N Seal system will also be supplied for adhering the lightweight, decorative mouldings.

 

A French provincial, sixty square, two storey home is also under development in Kew. To be supplied are – 158 metres of eave parapet moulding, model # P8300, 300mm x 235mm, 152 metres of window architraves, model # WP12, 90mm x 30mm, 53 metres of quoining, model # Q300, 320mm, 30mm, 7.2 metres of window sills, model # WS3DL, 130mm x 70mm, 67 metres of flatband, model # PWB05O, 50mm x 20mm. The home will ooze glamour with 25 keystones, model # KS55, 16 arches 900mm wide, model # WP12, 90mm x 30mm, 170 corbels, model # C17, 66mm x 80mm x 150mm and two fluted columns, each 3 metres high. model #CLRFH4, 350mm diameter,. The DAP Touch N Seal system will be supplied for adhering the decorative mouldings.

 

Finishing Touch supplies the DAP Touch n Seal system at very competitive prices to builders purchasing their high quality, lightweight decorative mouldings.  This system is highly recommended by the Finishing Touch and also available to installers, renderers and ancillary trades.

 

A Simple Solution to Sealing Gaps, Windows and Doors

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Do you wish you could find the perfect answer to sealing gaps around pipes and conduits that let cold air, moisture and insects into your new build? We’ve been trialling a polyurethane foam system that not only blocks drafts, moisture and insects but the sealant is a fire blocker type V, meeting residential fire safety standards. Touch n Seal Gun Foam II can be used on a variety of surfaces, such as wood, masonry, insulating foam boards, metal, plastics and sheetrock. And get this – it’s tack free dry in 10 mins!

Do you want to use polyurethane foam to offset vapor migration and energy robbing air infiltration but you work in an environment where you need to apply the foam at low temperatures? There’s a sealant that can be applied in temperatures as low as -6.6C, brrr!  Touch n Seal All Seasons Polyurethane Foam Sealant is non-toxic, fire-retardant, won’t shrink and permanently fills and seals cracks and gaps up to 38mm wide. Tack free dry in 10 mins too!

Sealing around window architraves, door architraves and skylights can cause grief.  You need an insulating sealant but you don’t want it to bow jambs or deflect frames. The answer lies in the No-Warp Foam Window & Door Insulating Sealant, with it’s low expansion and pressure during curing. Because it exerts up to 95% less bowing pressure than competitive foams that may inhibit or prevent proper opening and closing of fenestrations you can trust your windows and doors not to bow or jamb. It’s white, non toxic, fire retardant and will fill gaps up to 38cm. You’ll have to wait an extra 2 minutes until it’s tack dry though, it needs 12 mins.

This system is not only a boon for builders but mechanics and landscapers are going to love it too.  If you are working on motor vehicles and you need to bond on piping and under carriages the last thing you want is for it to show up. Same goes for landscapers bonding rocks in garden beds or rock pools. Black Foam Polyurethane Foam Sealant is brilliant – designed to blend in, UV resistant, doesn’t need painting and doesn’t discolour. All your problems solved. Once again, it’s tack dry in 10 mins.

The Sharpshooter D Gun is used for application with a special applicator for cylinder foams. It’s disposable and comes in packs of 6. Cleaning up is easy too with Poly-Clean, which easily cleans wet foam from hands, tools and applicator guns.

At the Finishing Touch we liked the Touch’n’Seal System so much we can recommend it to you and we’ve become distributors. We now use this system exclusively on all our decorative lightweight mouldings.

Lightweight, Long Lasting Decorative Architectural Mouldings

When builders look for high quality, lightweight architectural mouldings they know they can trust the Finishing Touch brand.  Currently the Finishing Touch are under consideration to supply a French provincial two storey, fifty square home in Ivanhoe on a project under development with the following high quality, architectural mouldings:

63 metres of eave moulding, custom made 325mm x 250mm

21 metres of parapet moulding, model # P400, 300mm x 285mm for the lower parapet

21 metres parapet used as stringer for the lower parapet, model # P4160, 160mm x 160mm,

7.8 metres of parapet for the chimney, model # P8250, 250mm x 195mm

7.8 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, 90mm x 70mm

60 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, 70mm x 70mm

54 metres of window architrave, model # WP12, 90mm x30mm,

12 metres of window header, being used as the window sill, model # WH1A, 175mm x 170mm for the seven windows upstairs

225 metres quoining panels custom made, 630mm x 30mm used across the front of the house for decoration

Single arch 2 metres wide above the entrance, model # WP12, 90mm x 30mm.

The Finishing Touch mouldings can be viewed here.

 

A single storey dwelling, post-modern, farm house in Drouin was supplied with 15 metres of parapet moulding, model # P29, 155mm x 65mm and 9.6 metres of flatband, model # DGB1003, 100mm x 30mm. The Finishing Touch custom made two arches ahjf100mm x 30mm.

 

All Finishing Touch mouldings are adhered with DAP Touch’N’Seal products (gun foam seal) which is either supplied directly to the builder or used by the Finishing Touch installers. Seven year warranty on all Finishing Touch mouldings.

 

High level commercial unit construction in Edithvale supplied with Finishing Touch decorative mouldings. Previously a range of decorative mouldings had been supplied  and installed for this project by the Finishing Touch who are now supplying extra flatband decorative mouldings. 150 metres flatband mouldings, model # DGB100, 100mm x 20mm.

Finishing Touch Introduces New Adhesive Product

We are so happy with this product that we want all our customers to have it! After five years using the DAP Touch’n’Seal system exclusively we, at The Finishing Touch, have concluded it is the only polyurethane foam product we recommend for our decorative architectural mouldings. It will be available for sale in November through The Finishing Touch and we are currently taking orders.

And why do we recommend DAP Touch’n’Seal? It’s the fastest moulding install method available with a drying and full grab time of only 3-5 mins (depending on humidity levels). Compared to most other polyurethane foam based products, which take 10 mins or more to dry, this is great news for builders where time means money.  And the other alternative, tile adhesive based powders are not really in the race, they are so messy to prepare and take much longer to set.

Touch’n’Seal is versatile too. It can be used for polystyrene foam cladding walls and, because it’s fire rated, it can be used as a gap filler around cables and pipes on building sites. With so many applications it’s a handy system to have on hand, able to be used on wood, masonry, insulating foam boards, metal, plastics and sheetrock.

The system comprises 3 items – Touch ‘n Seal Gun Foam II polyurethane foam, a high-performance, one component, approved Type V Residential Fireblock sealant. Sharpshooter-D Applicator Gun, specially suited for use with Touch ‘n Seal® gun foam products and is the correct one for proper application of the adhesive on architectural mouldings.

And when you’re done Poly Foam Cleaner easily cleans up any foam from hands, tools and applicator guns, dissolving any uncured polyurethane foam. It is important to use this cleaner as it’s  the only cleaner designed for the Sharpshooter –D Applicator Gun, keeping it thoroughly clean so it continues to perform.

 

As there will be limited supply and this is a popular system, we advise you get your orders in now so you can be sure to receive the DAP Touch’n’Seal system when it becomes available for sale in November.  Contact us to place your order.