Decorative Mouldings For New Builds

As the new year begins and the construction business ramps up again the Finishing Touch have re-opened their doors for business after a refreshing summer break. Several projects are on the go, builders already putting in orders for our quality, long lasting decorative mouldings.

Example of Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.

A French provincial,55 square residence in Toorak is under development.  The build requires 85 metres of parapet, model # P8350, size 350mm x 280mm, 115 metres of parapet, model # P8300, size 300mm x 235mm, 2.5 metres of parapet, model # P250YZ, size 250 x 205 and 132 metres of parapet, model # P29, size 155mm x 65mm, being used as a stringer. 

More decorative features on this build include 36 metres of window architrave, model # WDG8XY, size 120mm x 50mm, also 190 metres of quoining panel, model # Q300, size 320mm x 30mm.  Five arches add a further decorative touch, one with a span of 3200mm, another with a span of 1645mm and three each with a span of 1200mm. On top of the arches will be four keystones, model # Key220, 220mm in height. Creating more architectural interest will be decorative corbels and two orb spheres, each 500mm diameter, on the roofline. Decorative features will be extended to the fence line with four French small pier caps, each sized 600mm x 60mm.

A single storey, Post-modern home in Burradoo in NSW is being supplied with 60 metres of window architraves, model # W100, size 100mm x 45mm, four arches made from W1100 architraves, one with a span of 6100mm, two with a span of 1250mm and another with a span of 2300mm. Three keystones, model # Key220, 220mm in height will atop the arches.

A small but interesting job for a Post-modern home in Greenvale is for a customised moulding for a curved wall, 22 metres of parapet , model #P300, size300mm x 235mm.

A Post-modern house in Glen Waverley was finished with 12.5 metres of parapet, model # P8350, size 350mm x 280mm, 27 metres of parapet, model # P8250, size 250mm x 195mm, 10 metres of parapet, model # P8200, size 200mm x 155mm, 47.5 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, size 90mm x 70mm and 42 metres of quoining panels, model # Q300, size 320 mm x 30mm. Windows were decorated with 54 metes of window architrave, model # W1100, size 100mm x 45mm, 5 metres of window sill, model #WS15, size 130mm x 65mm and an arch, made with architrave, model # W1100 with a span of 2000mm, and a decorative keystone.

See the Finishing Touch products catalogue for the full range of decorative mouldings.


Demand for decorative mouldings through 2020

Despite the lockdown and restrictions in Melbourne due to the pandemic during 2020, demand for decorative mouldings continued with some dips, but overall production and supply continued steadily. 

Example of Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.

During the last half of the year the Finishing Touch completed the following projects. We note here some of the more unusual decorative mouldings, to illustrate the breadth of decoration that can be achieved with our lightweight architectural mouldings. 


A French provincial house of 45 squares in Glen Waverley was elegantly finished with a variety of lightweight decorative mouldings including parapet moulding with corbels, model# P6240, size 240mm x 220mm and 60 x corbels model # C17, size 65mm x 80mm x 80mm. Another decorative feature of interest was 45 metres of quoining panel, model # Q400, size 430mm x 30mm,


French provincial style homes were the trend. Of interest was a French provincial home of 60 squares in North Balwyn that was supplied with a range of decorative mouldings, including two dormer windows with an overall height of 980mm, model #dormer 980, pictured below:

The front façade was further decorated with the addition of six fluted pillisters, 360mm wide x 75mm thick x 2400 high, with two at either side far left and far right on both the upstairs and downstairs levels and two at either side of the entrance. 

Another French provincial home of 20 squares was being developed in Glen Iris with an interesting effect being created using flatband model #M29, size 170mm x 30mm, being fully wrapped around the eaves with the addition of 90mm x 40mm dentil blocks. Six metres of model #M27 flatband, size 250m x 30mm, with another flatband underneath, model #M120, size 120mm x 30mm were decorative features on the portico. 

A large 50 square home in Camberwell in the French provincial style was also under development. With an extensive use of decorative mouldings, more glamour was to be achieved with 15 metres of plinth mould, model #DGPL600, size 600mm x 55mm, six arched windows made with window architrave, model #WDG8XY, size 120mm x 50mm and round, fluted and tapered columns, sized 560mm at the base x 490mm at the top with Doric bases and Tuscan caps.


A month of working on plans for houses under development in Brighton, Sunbury, Reservoir and Mount Waverley, amongst others. The Brighton residence required custom-made decorative mouldings, which the Finishing Touch can produce to customers’ specifications, in addition to their stock models. 


A home built in Doncaster with a French provincial influence was elegantly finished with a range of decorative mouldings supplied and installed by the Finishing Touch, including 14.5 metres of dental moulding , model # P6D320, size 330mm x 270mm, each dental sized 90mm x 90 mm x 40 mm with a gap of 90mm between each one. A post-modern house in Point Cook was highly decorated with decorative mouldings, including stringers, flatbands, parapets, window architraves and sills and 67 metres of quoining panel, model # Q300, size 320mm x 30mm and 18 x ballisters, 410mm in height.

A large, 55 square Post-modern home in Surrey Hills was finished with a range of decorative mouldings, as was a home in Glen Waverley, with the inclusion of 27 metres of quoining panel, model # Q600, size 630mm x 30mm.


As building continued November kept the Finishing Touch busy fulfilling orders for their high quality decorative mouldings in Melbourne and interstate. With an easing of restrictions due to the pandemic there was an air of optimism for December and leading into 2021.

A post-modern design home being built in Doncaster was finished with the addition of a range of decorative mouldings for the exterior as well as another post-modern home in Glen Waverley. A grand home being built in Narrewarren, required 17 round, plain columns, bases and capitals and a house bult in Kalinga, Queensland was supplied with 26 metres of window architraves. With strong demand for pier caps the most commonly used models, Victorian, Small French and Plain, were being kept in stock for quick supply.

The full range of decorative mouldings can be viewed here.

Steven Di Gregorio, owner and sales manager of the Finishing Touch, has 15 years’ experience in the building industry supplying decorative mouldings, with an experienced team behind him. He provides top level service and sound advice to builders on decorative mouldings; how best to use them, best installation methods and latest trends. Advice on the selection of the correct sizing is critical to the finish of the build. If the wrong sized moulding is installed the high-quality look decorative mouldings can achieve will not be delivered and re-sell value will be lost. Contact Steve for expert advice when the factory re-opens for 2021 next Monday, 18th January.