French Provincial Style Decorative Mouldings For Modern House Builds

A fine example of Column Mouldings

A French provincial home of fifty squares situated at Gwenda Avenue, Canterbury  will look resplendent with two columns 3 metres high, each with a diameter of 400 mm, set upon Tuscan bases and topped with Tuscan capitals, all supplied by the Finishing Touch.

The decorative finish to the build and French provincial style was achieved with the addition of 72 metres of French provincial under gutter moulding, model # PE 70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 127 metres of French provincial parapet moulding, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm, and for the thirty three windows 245 metres of French provincial window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and 19 metres of window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. Further decoration was added with 49 metres of quoining panel, model # Q300, 320mm x 30mm. Finishing Touch decorative mouldings can be viewed here.

The DAP system is highly recommended for adhering the lightweight decorative moulds to the building, and the Finishing Touch supplied thirteen Touch’n’Seal cans for this build.

The project for the build of a French provincial, two storey, fifty square home at 77 Maltravers Road, Ivanhoe is now progressing. This home will feature a widow’s walk.

Decorative mouldings, as shown in this blueprint,  have now been produced:

Custom made eave mouldings, sized 325mm x 250mm.

Custom made quoining panels to decorate the front of the house, sized at 630mm x 30mm.

Parapet mouldings, model # P400, sized 300mm x 285mm for the lower parapet. Another smaller parapet, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm, as a stringer under the lower parapet.

Also, a parapet for the chimney, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm and stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm.

Under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm provides an attractive finish to gutters.

Window architraves, model # WP12, sized 90mm x30mm, and the seven windows upstairs have window sills that are in fact usually used as window headers, model # WH1A, sized 175mm x 170mm, demonstrating the flexibility of use of decorative moulding styles.

On the balcony above the entrance  a single arch, 2 metres wide , model # WP12, sized 90mm x 30mm provides a lovely finish.

 

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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.

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.