Architectural Mouldings for North Balwyn and Pier Caps

43 Hilda St, Balwyn front

The Finishing Touch has had an order for a property in North Balwyn in development for several months and the decorative mouldings have just been shipped to the site for installation this week for the first floor. This French provincial, fifty square home will now be finished with 79 metres of eave mouldings, model # PE8200, sized 195mm x 155mm, 91 metres of parapet mouldings, model # P8250, sized at 250mm x 195mm, 38 metres of quoining panels Q300, sized at 320mm x 30mm. Windows will be decorated with 31 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm, 6 metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm, as well as 5 keystones, model # K155. DAP Touch n Seal adhesive and sealant were also supplied for application.

Decorative mouldings for the ground floor will be supplied next week. They include 86 metres of  stringer, model # P8120, sized at 120mm x 90mm, 60 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized at 320mm x 30mm, 36 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm, 9 metres of window sill, model # WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm and 6 keystones, model # K155.

The Finishing Touch is often asked to supply pier caps for fencing, which make a handsome finish to the property and enhance the streetscape. Recently two builders have ordered them. A build in Yarrawonga are being supplied with twenty four French style Pier caps – twenty one sized at 490mm x 490mm, two at 370mm x 370mm and one at 490mm x 370mm. Another build in North Balwyn are being supplied with nine French small pier caps custom sized at 535mm x 535mm.

 

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French Provincial Home Features Corbels

 

30 Winmallee Balwyn

A French provincial, fifty five square residence in Canterbury is being finished with architectural, decorative mouldings from the Finishing Touch. These quality, light weight decorative mouldinga will ensure an eye catching façade. 89 metres of eave moulding with corbels, model # P6D320, sized 330mm x 270mm on the first floor creates a more decorative look than is usual with the French provincial style. The corbel is sized at 90mm x 90mm x 40mm (depth) in a square block. More decorative features are achieved with 87 metres of stringer moulding, model # S1R4, sized at 90mm x70mm. 19 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm decorate the windows and a large feature surround to the balcony window is created with 9.6 metres of parapet mould, model # P7220, sized at 220mm x 115mm. Windows are finished with 6 metres of window sill, model # WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm.

 

The ground floor is elegantly finished with 67 metres of parapet moulding with corbels, model # P6D320, sized 330mm x 270mm and 77 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, 90mm x70mm. Windows are decorated with 38 metres of window architrave W1100, 100mm x 45mm and nine metres of  window sill WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm. The front entrance features 12 metres of parapet mould surrounding the entrance, model # P7220, sized at 220mm x 115mm and two tapered columns sized 350mm at the base and 290mm at the top, with a Corinthian capital.

 

Currently under development a post-modern, three storey, seventy square home in Glen Waverley will require a custom sized decorative moulding. The second floor will be finished with 46 metres of large parapet moulding, model # M23, sized 265mm x 120mm.  On the first floor 69 metres of the customised parapet moulding, M23A, sized 265mm x 90mm will be needed with another 81 metres of the same customised moulding on the ground floor.

 

The Finishing Touch have a large range of ready-made decorative mouldings, but can also supply customised sizing and customised design decorative mouldings to the building trade.

Record Number of Building Works in Victoria

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A RECORD $38 billion in building works were approved across Victoria in the past financial year.

New figures released by the Victorian Building Authority reveal a record 114,800 building permits were issued across the state in the 12 months to June 30.

It broke the record set in the 2009-10 financial year when 113,669 permits were issued, while the $38.4 billion value of works trumped the $32.8 billion recorded in the 2016-2017 period. The figures cover everything from houses to hospitals, as well as backyard pergolas and sheds.

Houses accounted for $19.8 billion of the permit values.

Melbourne City Council was home to almost $5.7 billion of the permits — soaring from just under $4 billion in the previous financial year. But it was the City of Wyndham in the city’s west where the most permits were issued, with 7231 projects expected to cost about $2.3 billion.

The figures are a further nod to Victoria’s broader economy, which NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster described as one of the nation’s best at present.

However, after a lengthy period as a major contributor, the building industry was believed to be heading to a peak, Mr Oster said.

“It’s very strong, but we think it’s getting close to the peak,” he said.

Originally published as Melbourne sets new building record.

New Suburb Weir Views Affordable Housing Lots

BUYERS will be able to snare a piece of one of Melbourne’s newest suburbs for as little as $155,000.

EIG Developments has announced it will transform more than 57ha of dormant land in Weir Views into almost 600 affordable housing lots, a $45 million shopping precinct, and sports grounds.

A government school has also been proposed for the site — formerly part of Melton South — for “well into the future”.  the “growth corridor” between Melton and Caroline Springs.

The ‘Opalia’ development would have an end value of about $200 million and form “the heart of Weir Views and a contemporary anchor for Melton”, EIG chief executive George Georgiou said.

Other new suburbs being developed in the vicinity are Harkness, Cobblebank, Strathtulloh, Thornhill Park, Grangefields, Bonnie Brook, Aintree, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise and Deanside.

Taken from realestate.com.au

 

 

Decorative Mouldings for Houses in Rowville, Ringwood North, Bulleen, Warrandyte and Ivanhoe

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pictured house in Bulleen finished with Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.

Latest news from the Finishing Touch is a request for a house under development. The post-modern, 50 square home is being built in Rowville.  The build will require fifty five metres of parapet moulding, model #P8300, sized 30mm x 235mm, 38 metres of a smaller parapet moulding, model #P8250, sized at 250mm x 195mm and 38 metres of another smaller size parapet, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm. These will be highlighted with 42 metres of stringer, model # P8120, sized 120mm x 90mm and 38 metres of a smaller stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm. Windows will be finished with 135 metres of window architrave, model # WP12, sized 90mm x 35mm and 29 metres of window sill, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. Also to be supplied are 11 cans of Touch n Seal amd 85 tubes of HB fuller ultra clear sealant for adhering.

Windows on a post-modern home in Ringwood North have been handsomely finished with 146 metres of window architrave, model # DGB075, which is a 20mm x 75mm flatband, and 42 metres of window sill, model # WS2, sized 130mm x 70mm.

The Finishing Touch often supply decorative mouldings for fencing. A house in Ivanhoe was supplied with eleven custom sized plain pier caps, 570mm x 570mm along with 18 metres of fence capping whilst a house in Malvern was supplied with eighteen plain pier caps, sized 600mm x 600mm. French and French modern are very popular styles, and eight French pier caps, sized 490mm x 490mm, were recently supplied for a house in Bulleen. A home in Warrandyte had its fence finished with 2.4 metres of custom made 350 mm wide French modern fence capping. Check out the range of fence capping and pier capping on our products page.

A Great Build Finish With Decorative Mouldings

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A build of a post-modern, fifty square, double storey home in Cardigan, country Victoria was recently supplied lightweight, decorative mouldings by the Finishing Touch. These quality, long lasting decorative mouldings finish the house in grand style:

12 columns, plain, round, tapered, measuring 290mm at the top and 350mm at the bottom with tuscan capitals and doric bases add grandeur to the façade. Windows were enhanced with 330 metres of window architraves, model # W19D, sized at 120mm x 125mm and 107 metres of window sills with reveal, model# WSR1, sized at 140mm x 210mm and two dormer windows added appeal to the upper storey. A wider mould, 21 metres of model #W11RV, sits above the balcony over the entrance, sized at 150mm x 35mm.

Decorative mouldings also included 106 metres of eave mouldings, model #PE16, size 160mm x 150mm, 26 metres of parapet with corbels, model # P6240, sized at 240mmX 220m, includes 150mm corbels, 11 metres of stringer S20, sized at 75mm x 150mm and 398 metres of quoining panel was used on the corners of the house, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm.

Houses in Ivanhoe and Boxhill South had their fences tastefully finished with decorative mouldings too. The front fence of the house in Ivanhoe was finished with 10.2 meters of French modern fence capping and 11 pier caps sized 490mm x 490mm, also in the French modern style. The front fence of the Boxhill South home was finished with eight Victorian pier caps, sized 490mm x 490mm.

A French provincial, fifty square, double storey residence in Toorak, with garage and basement was handsomely finished with 14.4 metres of Parapet moulding, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, 12 metres of Parapet moulding, model # P8120, sized 120mm x 90mm used as a stringer for the larger parapet, 50. 2 metres of Parapet moulding, model # P4240, sized at 240mm x 225mm, 180 metres of Parapet moulding, model # P4125, sized at 125mm x 120mm, used as a stringer for P4240 and 61 metres of window architrave, model # W1070, sized at 70mm x 30mm. Nine keystones added further decoration, one model # K215 keystone and eight model # K155 keystones. The entrance was enhanced with one arch above the porch, model # S60 and another arch at the entrance, model # W1070. As you enter the property the fence was in keeping with seven Victorian pier caps.

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Supplying architectural mouldings for grand residences

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A large, 70 square modern contemporary residence in Toorak sits grandly in the streetscape with the addition of 50.4 metres of large parapet, model # P4400, sized 400mm x 380mm, 52.8 metres of parapet model # P4300, 300mm x 285mm and 12 metres of parapet, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm from the Finishing Touch. 12 metres of stringer moulding, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm and 84 metres of quoining panels, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm were features. The many windows were decorated with 54 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm.

A modern 60 square contemporary residence in Camberwell was recently finished with decorative mouldings from the Finishing Touch. To create a beautiful façade for the building a total of 37 metres of parapet, model # P4200, sized 200mm x 195mm, 14.4 metres of a smaller parapet, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm and 16.8 metres of flatband mould, model # M29, sized 170mm x 30mm were installed. 2.4 metres of stringer, model # M22, sized 100mm x 45mm added an interesting feature whilst windows were decorated with 37.8 metres of window architraves, model # WDG8XY, sized 120mm x 50mm and 12 metres of window headers, model # WH1A, sized 175mm x 170mm.

A 55 square, French provincial house is currently under development in Cranbourne West. This build will require 15 metres of large parapet, model # P8430, sized 430mm x 335mm, 16.8 metres of a slightly smaller parapet, P8300, sized at 300mm x 235mm, whilst 57.6 metres of parapet, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, will surround the perimeter of the house to delineate between the top and bottom storey.  The garage will be finished with 12 metres of garage architrave, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm. 9.6 metres of stringer mould, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x70mm will also be required. Elegance and grandeur will be achieved with the addition of three keystones (two of model # GK3 and one of model # GK22), together with custom made parapet scrolls that will adorn the top of the balcony, spanning three metres and six columns, 350mm in diameter, model # R0300, with tuscan capitals and doric bases.

 

View the Finishing Touch range of lightweight, long lasting decorative mouldings here.

Esplanade Hotel, St. Kilda Sympathetic Renovations

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The iconic Esplanade Hotel on the esplanade in St. Kilda, Melbourne (the Espy) was closed for three years for renovations under new owners hospitality group Sand Hill Road. The extensive restoration included three live music stages, 12 bars and two restaurants.

“The Gershwhin Room is the MCG of music for a lot of people, it’s really hallowed turf,” Mr Maskiell of Sand Hill Road group said “To not have one of the best band rooms and best music and arts hotels in Melbourne operating has been a real shame. To have new life in it, to have it up and about and up on its toes, I think it is symbolic of a really bright future in the area.”

The attention to detail through the restoration the team have brought to the beloved hotel is breathtaking.

Espy bar

The vision was to renovate the venue so it offered a diverse range of entertainment venues, from the old public bar to high end cocktail bars and restaurants.

Lined with 1980s Espy band posters, the public bar has retained its grungy feel and will host up-and-coming bands, keeping the Melbourne music scene alive.

A glass retractable ceiling in the main bar’s foyer shows off the hotel’s original 1878 building, which sits behind a facade built in the 1920s. Mr Maskiell said the group retained the historic parts of the hotel, restoring anything that was original, while replicating any that weren’t, keeping the same old-world feel. It is fascinating to see the beautiful decorative mouldings retained or restored from the original building. The fine detail and highly decorative designs hark to another time.

The upstairs level that was previously derelict now boasts a Cantonese restaurant and cocktail bars.

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‘The Ghost of Alfred Felton” cocktail bar on the top floor, is inspired by resident Alfred Felton who bequeathed his large fortune to the National Gallery of Victoria in 1904, elevating it to a buying league of international museums it would never again emulate.

The room features a 100-year-old bar and is adorned with art and antiques scoured from around the world to restore his old rooms to their former glory.

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