Massive Year Supplying a Large Variety of Decorative Mouldings

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The Finishing Touch have had a massive year, moving to a new factory and providing a large variety of lightweight decorative mouldings to enhance each building’s style. A quick snapshot of just a small sample of decorative mouldings manufactured in 2016 includes:
February
A two storey, post-modern home in Maude Avenue, East Doncaster was enhanced by French provincial window architraves and matching sills, with feature window headers over the lower storey windows and garage windows. The entrance was decorated with feature architraves with rivets and French provincial parapets and under gutter moulds created an elegant finish to the house.

March
Three units in Kenmare Street, Mont Albert were given a stunning finish with six arches and two keystones, parapet mouldings and French provincial style window mouldings.

April
A two storey, 60 squares home in Balwyn with a Georgian influence is simply splendid with columns, arched windows and a very grand portico topped with a gabled area and plaque

October
Two units with French styling influence, each forty squares, in Kenmore Road, Mont Albert were decorated with nine arches featured at the front, crafted from flatband mouldings. Further decorative mouldings were under gutter mouldings together with flat band mouldings, windowsills, parapet mouldings and quoinings.

November
A post-modern, single level home of fifty squares in Kings Meadows, Tasmania was supplied with specific custom sized mouldings including parapet mouldings, measuring 140mm x 140mm, over the portico, eave parapets, measuring 170mm x 180mm, window architraves measuring 90mm x 30mm and window sills, measuring 100mm x 60mm.

December
A post-modern, two storey house of forty squares at 9 Oak Cres, Lower Templestowe in the French provincial style has been gracefully finished with the addition of two different French provincial style parapets and French provincial style stringers installed 400 ml below one of the parapets. Windows were decorated with French provincial style window architraves and window sills as well as a window header 2.4 metres long that created a stunning feature above the middle balcony window.

Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne an Iconic Building

Melbourne is a city of many splendid buildings, and one of its iconic buildings is what is known as the Royal Exhibition Building today, but was was once a Great Hall built in Melbourne to house a 19th-century international exhibition. It is still used for exhibitions to this day. The Architect Joseph Reed had a grand design vision which was influenced by Rundbogenstil, a round-arched architectural style that combined elements from Byzantine, Romanesque, Lombardic and Italian Renaissance buildings. The beautiful dome design was inspired by Brunelleschi’s 15th-century cathedral in Florence. The building is a fine example of highly decorative moulding work.

Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Can you imagine, the Great Hall was once the largest building in Australia, and the highest building in Melbourne?  It is constructed of brick, set on a bluestone base, and has long central naves and stunted transepts, with four triumphal entrance porticoes, one on each side. There was once a viewing platform around the dome, so visitors could survey the progress of the booming city. In 1880 the main exhibition hall had two brick annexes to its east and west and also a series of temporary halls of timber and corrugated iron. The temporary halls were dismantled at the end of the exhibitions. During the 1888 Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition the brick annexes were used as machinery halls.

In 1901, the western annexe was converted to accommodate the Parliament of Victoria, which moved from the State Parliament Building to make way for the newly formed Federal Parliament. Thousands of people watched the royal procession as the Duke and Duchess of York made their way through the streets of the city to the Exhibition Building, where a ceremony was held to open the new Federal Parliament. Immediately following this ceremony the new members of Parliament made their way to Parliament House in Spring Street to begin proceedings. The western annexe was demolished in the 1960s, following the return of the Victorian Parliament to Parliament House in 1927. The eastern annexe had been partly demolished in the 1950s, and was replaced by the Convention Centre in 1979, which then became the Melbourne Museum in the 1990s.

Lightweight, Architectural Mouldings Create a Decorative Finish to Buildings and Landscapes Alike

A fine example of Column Mouldings

A fine example of Column Mouldings

A total of twenty one columns will add a stunning presence to an Aged Care Facility in Mornington. The Finishing Touch will supply and install twelve six metre high columns and nine three metre high square columns.

A post-modern, double storey, fifty square property in Vermont is currently under development. The build will require sixty metres of stepped flatbands, thirty six metres of window architraves for eight windows, model # WI100, measuring 100mm x 45mm. Also, window sills to three windows, model # WSRI and measuring 140mm x 210mm.

Another property under development is situated in Balwyn. The two storey, post-modern, fifty square home is a big job, requiring a large amount of decorative moulding.  The build will use eight metres of parapet moulding, model # P7360, measuring 360mm x 190mm, sixty metres of a smaller parapet, model # P7140, measuring140mm x 75mm, ninety metres of window architraves for 24 windows, model # WI100, measuring 100mm x 45mm with window sills to suit, model # WSRI with reveal, measuring 140mm x 210mm. Another sixty metres of parapet mouldings will be installed mid level between the first and second floors, delineating between the two storeys. Model # P7220, measuring 220mm x 115mm, will be used and another parapet, model #P7140, measuring 140mm x 75mm, installed underneath, as a stringer. Brick, rendered columns at the front of the house will be finished with  110 metres of stringer, model #S6R2, measuring 55mm x 27mmto create a facia.

From stunning homes and  entrances to landscaping, a Landscaper, New Shapes Landscaping, from the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne is using Finishing Touch pier caps, in a Victorian style, measuring 490mm x 490mm, to create a highly decorative finish to fencing.

French Provincial Decorative Mouldings Add Charm and Grace

French Provincial Style

French Provincial Style

A post-modern, two storey house of forty squares at 9 Oak Crescent, Lower Templestowe in the French provincial style has been gracefully finished with the addition of Finishing Touch lightweight decorative mouldings. On the top storey 9.6 metres of French provincial style parapets (model #P8200), measuring 200mm x 165mm, sit halfway between the second storey and the ground floor. Another 7.2 metres of French provincial style parapets (model #P8155), measuring 155mm x 20mm were used with 7.2 metres of French provincial style stringer (model #S1R4), measuring 90mm x70mm, installed 400 ml below the parapet. Windows were finished with fifty metres of French provincial style window architraves (model #W1090), measuring 90mm x40mm and the seven windows had 9.6 metres of window sills (model #WS5R2), measuring 133mm x 90mm, installed. A window header 2.4 metres long, (model # M23), measuring 265mm x 120mm created a stunning feature above the middle balcony window.

A French provincial, fifty square house in Ivanhoe was built on a slope resulting in two full storeys at the top with the bottom storey being smaller and including a garage. Thirty six metres of parapets (model #P4200) were used for this build, measuring 200mm x 199mm, with sixteen metres of stringer (model #S6R2), measuring 55mm x 27mm. Thirty eight metres of architraves (model #W11), measuring 100mm x45mm decorate the thirteen windows on all the storeys with window sills to suit, (model# WSR15), measuring 135mm x 185mm and eleven windows are further decorated with gorgeous arches over them ( model #W1100).

A large central window in the upper storey is decorated with 4.8 metres of window architrave (model #WB1), measuring 150mm x 50mm. Further decoration is created with the use of quoinings (model #Q400), measuring 430mm x 30mm on both the upper level and lower level. On the top storey sixty seven metres of under gutter moulding (model #PE70), measuring 70mm x 70mm were installed as well as seventy five metres of stringer (model # S1R4), measuring 90mm x70mm, which sits between the parapets between the top and second storey. Featured above the balcony is 9.6 metres of parapet on the top storey (model #P4300), measuring 300mm x 285mm, with a decorative keystone above it (model # PWK215), measuring 225mm x 190mm x 110mm.

Custom pier caps were manufactured and installed by the Finishing Touch on a property in Surrey Road, North Blackburn measuring 490mm x 490mm with one larger pier cap 1455mm x 480mm, on which the letter box sits next to the gate.