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.

 

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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.

 

 

French Provincial and Post-Modern Style Homes Enhanced With Decorative Mouldings

The ever popular French provincial style is evident in the design of a new home of fifty squares that is being constructed in Croydon.  The builder chose the Finishing Touch decorative mouldings to help create the French provincial look, due to the quality and long lasting nature of these lightweight mouldings. The architectural decorative mouldings chosen for the build are:

Fifty seven metres of French provincial eave moulding, model # PE4TR1, sized 150mm x 150mm, 15 metres of French provincial parapet moulding, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm for the portico, 18 metres of French provincial stringer moulding, model # S19, sized 120mm x 89mm, 65 metres of French provincial window architrave moulding, model # WP5, sized 100mm x 35mm, 27 metres of French provincial window sill moulding, model # WS5R2, sized 133mm x 90mm, 15 metres of French provincial a smaller stringer, model # S6R2, sized 55mm x 27mm. The Builder will install the mouldings himself.

Another Builder has chosen to do a factory pick up and installation of Finishing Touch decorative mouldings for a build of a post-modern, 45 square home in Langwarren South. The lightweight mouldings used in the build are – 111 metres of window architrave, model # WP5, sized 100mm x 35mm and 36 metres of plain window sill with reveal, model # M13, sized 145mm x 175mm.

110 metres of parapet moulding model, # M258B, sized 265mm x 190mm and 110 metres of stringer moulding, model # M22, sized 100mm x 45mm were chosen for a post-modern home of fifty squares at 2 Waterford Court in Traralgon.  The house is built with two levels and a flat roof. An interstate property in Mandurah, W.A. was also supplied with decorative mouldings.  Situated at 2 Pointsettia Green, Halls Head, Mandurah, the fifty square, post-modern property was finished with 90 metres of flatband moulding, model # M29, sized 170mm x 30mm and 51 metres of window architrave, model # W22, sized 100mm x 30mm.

View the Finishing Touch models of decorative moulding here. To enquire about or to order these high quality, long lasting, lightweight mouldings please contact the Sales Manager.

 

Sustainable Housing The Way of The Future

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Sustainability in housing is a crucial issue in this day and age, but the definition of sustainability goes a long way beyond the actual buying price of a property. Although housing prices in Sydney and Melbourne have risen to very high levels over recent years, resulting in a housing affordability crisis for first home buyers trying to enter the housing market, there is more to consider beyond price alone.

 

The location where a home is constructed is important, is it near public transport for example, will the residents of the home be able to afford to get to and from work, can they access hospitals and other health facilities? If houses are built in locations without good transport where people can’t access jobs or health services there is a very high risk of creating a poverty stricken, sick community. Victoria’s 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy informs developers of infrastructure plans, so these anomalies can be avoided.

 

Good urban design is essential to the creation of successful communities. With a growing population the need for high and medium density housing is changing our suburbs. Where once the family home stood alone on a large block of land with a big back yard and hills hoist clothesline, the blocks in Melbourne and Sydney are getting smaller and the need to build units and townhouses is increasing.

It is essential that the local community is involved in the decision making where their suburbs are changing and best practice urban design is used. Creating Places for People: An Urban Design Protocol for Australian Cities (the Protocol) provides a toolkit for planners and architects.

 

Sustainable housing design helps address the affects of climate change and the escalating energy prices being experienced already with the threat of rising energy costs. Building a home that runs on low energy consumption yet is comfortable in summer and winter ensuring lower energy bills to householders also goes a long way to helping reduce the housing crisis by creating sustainable living once a house is purchased. After all, a home owner must be able to afford to live in their home!

 

The Finishing Touch supply lightweight, decorative mouldings to the building industry and take a keen interest in sustainable housing construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contemporary Homes Handsomely Finished with Finishing Touch Decorative Mouldings

Example of arched windows by the Finishing Touch

In Church Street, Brighton a 50 squares, contemporary home looks rather grand with 5 arch mouldings over the windows on the façade, supplied by the Finishing Touch.  The arches were formed from the 8.4 metres of architraves (model # W1100) sized 100mm x 45mm. The other 22 windows were decorated with 214 metres of architraves (model # WP12) sized 90mm x 35mm and 60 metres of window sills (model # WS15) sized 130mm x65mm. Parapets and eaves were handsomely finished with 125 metres of parapet moulding (model # P7720) sized 220mm x 115mm and  91 metres of eave parapet (model # PE15)sized 170mm x 100mm. 9 pier caps (model # PC3) sized 600mm x 600mm carried through the same style to the fencing.  The builder used a new Finishing Touch product called “Touch ‘n’ Seal” adhesive to afix the decorative mouldings.

A post-modern, forty square home in Morgan Avenue, Corydon has just been built with a superb finish, created by the addition of the high quality, lightweight, decorative mouldings supplied by the Finishing Touch.  The fifty seven metres of eave mouldings (model # PE4TR1) sized 150mm x 150mm, together with 16.8 metres of parapet mouldings for the portico (model # P8200) sized 200mm x 155mm and 18 metres of stringer mouldings (model # S19) sized 120mm x 90mm and 15 metres of a smaller stringer moulding (model # S6R2), sized 55mm x 27mm give a smooth finish to the build. The eight windows were transformed into a decorative statement with the application of the 64 metres of window architrave moulding (model # WP5) sized 100mm x 35mm, and 27 metres of window sills (model # WS5R2) sized 133mm x 90mm.

One off custom designed decorative mouldings can also be made by the Finishing Touch and a building company in Hawthorn has ordered, and been supplied with, 11.4 metres of Georgian wall capping to his specifications.