Decorative Mouldings Create A Stunning Façade

Example of Keystone

Example of Keystone

A busy week with projects being completed and a new business model being developed, the Finishing Touch will soon be announcing exciting changes to the business structure and products available to further enhance buildings.

A post-modern sixty squares home at  3 Vidos Street, Greenvale now sports a stunning entrance with the addition of decorative mouldings including a  keystone over the entrance on the first floor and a curved parapet moulding, measuring 240mm x 227mm (model # P4240), that follows a curved wall over the entrance.  Below is a parapet moulding ( model #P4240) which is a straight moulding. Further decoration is provided with the addition of quoinings on the left and right sides of the building, both upstairs and downstairs on top of each other with a 30mm rebate. Fifteen windows are beautifully finished with one hundred and ten metres of window architraves, measuring 90mm x 45mm (model # W1090) and twenty four metres of window sills measuring 135mm x 90mm (model # WS5R2). Seventy metres each of parapet eave mouldings, dimensions 150mm x 150mm (model # PE4TRI) and undergutter moulding, dimensions 70mm x70mm (model # PE70) provide a handsome finish.

A large, established home on a corner block in Toorak was provided with twenty one Edwardian style pier caps to complete the upgrade and renovations of the home that was purchased in 2013. Work continues on a post-modern home with French Provincial influences at 94 Forest Street, Essendon, with the installation of one hundred and thirty metres of wall capping and nine pier caps.

WELL Is The New Focus Of Building Design

Indoor Park 480 Queen St Brisbane

Indoor Park 480 Queen St Brisbane

Wellness and the health of occupants in building spaces is now one of the growing focusses for building practice around the world.  The launch of the Wellbeing standard by the International Well Building Institute last year has been well received around the world and an office building at 480 Queen Street, Brisbane is an example of the type of innovative practice that a WELL build incorporates. From a roof top tree grove that offers spectacular views and a conveniently located green space for its occupants to a 1,400 square metre in-building park that spans workspace and environment to activity-based open area workspaces that encourage mingling and collaboration,  this building is a market leader in energy efficiency, environmental performance and support for human health.

Currently the WELL Building Standard v1 is applicable to commercial and institutional office buildings, but IWBI has pilot versions of the standard that can be applied to new building sectors.

The introduction of The Finishing Touch Planter Box range, using the same manufacturing processes as their architectural decorative mouldings, couldn’t come at a better time, with this growing focus on healthy buildings. Plants of course have long been known to create a better air environment, one of the first principles of the WELL standard.  With lightweight Planter boxes plants can be placed inside or outside and easily moved to catch the light with the change of seasons.

Finishing Touch Planter Boxes

Finishing Touch Planter Boxes

Clustering of plants to create mini forests is elegantly achieved using the different sized Planter Boxes.  Continuity of style is achieved with Planter Boxes available in the design style to complement the style of the building. Gorgeous inside-outside living spaces, healthy buildings and style integrity is on the doorstep with the Finishing Touch Planter Box range on sale in September 2016.

Extending The Archtectural Style Of a Home To The Garden Area

New Range of Planter Boxes

New Range of Planter Boxes

Now that the range of Finishing Touch decorative mouldings has been expanded to include garden planter boxes it opens up the scope for builders, owner-builders and home owners to extend the style of the home into the courtyard and garden area of the property. For example, if the house is built in the French provincial style, the Finishing Touch have French provincial decorative mouldings that decorate the façade of the building, helping to create an authentic look. They can also supply French provincial style pier caps for the fencing, French provincial style planter boxes and French provincial style wall panels in the garden, extending the style from building to grounds to create an elegant and stunning exterior.

Likewise, any architectural style can be replicated on the planter boxes and wall panels for the garden and pier caps for the fencing. As well as the standard styles the Finishing Touch are also able to offer customised designs in the planter boxes and wall panels, as well as for any decorative mouldings used in a build. This opens up the possibilities even further for stylising a house.

If you are planning your build for spring be sure to consider the use of matching planter boxes in the courtyard and balcony areas of the home, as that is the e.t.a. for production of this new range. If you want to discuss your plans and get an obligation free quote, please contact Steve De Gregorio directly on (03) 9762 1676 in Melbourne or email sales@finishingtouchmouldings.com.au.