Use Decorative Mouldings To Create A Stylish Façade

The Finishing Touch have just completed a project for an owner/builder on their forty square post-modern home at 14 Jackson Street, Forrest Hill, supplying decorative mouldings.
The house façade was much enhanced with the addition of 17 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 32 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm, 7 metres of stringers, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm and 9 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, used around the balcony. The eight windows were beautifully finished with 72 metres of window arches, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm which also extended to the two garage doors and were completed with 22 metres of window sills, model # WS5R2, sized 210mm x 140mm. View the range here.

A 30 square, Victorian style single storey house in Sale was also supplied with high quality decorative mouldings for an owner/builder. The 28.8 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 17 metres of plinth, model # DGBL300, sized 300mm x 40mm, 15 metres of stringer, model # SGR2, sized 55mm x 27mm, 43.2 metres of small parapet, model # P4125, sized 125mm x 120mm, 24 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm and 22 corbels will add considerably to the decorative finish of this stylish build. The windows were decorated with 22 metres of flatband used for window architraves, model # M120, sized 120mm x 30mm and 5.4 metres of window sill, model # WS172, sized 172mm x 60mm, was used for two main windows. View the range here.

The Finishing Touch decorative mouldings suit a range of architectural styles, including–
• Georgian Architecture
• French Provincial Architecture
• Mediterranean Architecture
• Tuscan Architecture
• Art Deco/Modern Architecture

The Finishing Touch can also design and manufacture customised decorative mouldings, using the same technology and manufacturing methods employed in producing the Finishing Touch range of architectural mouldings. Old or damaged decorative mouldings on existing buildings can also be replaced with high quality, long lasting Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.

All Finishing Touch decorative mouldings feature the exclusive trademarked “Driplip” system, which stops water marks and stains defacing the building below the mouldings.

 

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Decorative Mouldings Create A Stunning Façade

Example of Keystone

Example of Keystone

A busy week with projects being completed and a new business model being developed, the Finishing Touch will soon be announcing exciting changes to the business structure and products available to further enhance buildings.

A post-modern sixty squares home at  3 Vidos Street, Greenvale now sports a stunning entrance with the addition of decorative mouldings including a  keystone over the entrance on the first floor and a curved parapet moulding, measuring 240mm x 227mm (model # P4240), that follows a curved wall over the entrance.  Below is a parapet moulding ( model #P4240) which is a straight moulding. Further decoration is provided with the addition of quoinings on the left and right sides of the building, both upstairs and downstairs on top of each other with a 30mm rebate. Fifteen windows are beautifully finished with one hundred and ten metres of window architraves, measuring 90mm x 45mm (model # W1090) and twenty four metres of window sills measuring 135mm x 90mm (model # WS5R2). Seventy metres each of parapet eave mouldings, dimensions 150mm x 150mm (model # PE4TRI) and undergutter moulding, dimensions 70mm x70mm (model # PE70) provide a handsome finish.

A large, established home on a corner block in Toorak was provided with twenty one Edwardian style pier caps to complete the upgrade and renovations of the home that was purchased in 2013. Work continues on a post-modern home with French Provincial influences at 94 Forest Street, Essendon, with the installation of one hundred and thirty metres of wall capping and nine pier caps.

The French Provincial Style Easily Achieved With The Use of Decorative Mouldings

French Provincial style

French Provincial style

Decorative mouldings make it easy to create the French Provincial look, which is a popular style for houses built in Australia. This highly desirable style was recently achieved on a two storey, fifty square home at Sidgewick Street, Atwood. The house was superbly finished with decorative mouldings supplied by The Finishing Touch. They manufactured and installed parapets for upper and lower storeys with quoinings, a decorative arch over the balcony entrance and window architraves with a flatband extending around the circumference of the house.

Another house is styled in the French Provincial look in Nicholson Avenue, Mount Waverley.  Decorative mouldings have helped to create a stunning finish to this double storey, sixty square house. The Finishing Touch supplied the mouldings, including a large eave parapet 300mm x 300mm, decorative keystones above the windows, five arches over the windows along with window architraves, a French Provincial style parapet moulding separating the first floor and ground floor, garage mouldings and architraves around the entrance.

Decorative mouldings can be used for many other styles also, such as Georgian, Mediterranean, Art Deco and Post-modern. A two storey, sixty square home In Stafford Court, Wendouree has been built in a post-modern design.  The decorative mouldings have helped to create a nicely stylised finish, with parapet mouldings between the top and ground floors, window architraves, window sills and quoinings.  The Finishing Touch supply many styles of homes with suitable, long lasting, high quality decorative mouldings with a fast turnaround from time of ordering to installation.

Finishing Touch Mouldings Enrich Television Sets, Major Restorations and New Builds

 

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As mentioned in previous blogs, the Finishing Touch are sometimes requested to supply decorative mouldings for film and television sets.  A recent request has come from the ABC for the very popular detective series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, series three.  This design rich television series features wondrous costumes and sets depicting the 1920’s period in Melbourne.  An unusual occupation for a woman in that era, Miss Phryne Fisher is a Private Detective who is expert at solving murder crimes.

The lightweight mouldings are ideal for use in set productions due to their lightness, ease of application and authentic appearance. The mouldings for the interiors of the Police Station, Miss Fisher’s house and the city morgue are based on stock mouldings in the Finishing Touch range with changes to the height and length to fit the size of the set.  The mouldings are supplied as H grade polystyrene in a raw state.

An old Reception Centre in Maidstone, Melbourne, is undergoing a major restoration.  The state of the building at present is very run down and needs refurbishing.  The building has existing parapet corbels, which were made in the original masonry style using cement.  The Finishing Touch will be manufacturing and installing thirty six metres of parapet corbels as lightweight mouldings to replace the existing ones. This will refresh the building and the new parapet corbels will not crack, shrink or warp, maintaining an as-new look for many years to come.

More parapet corbels have been requested for a property in Waterloo, Sydney.  This project is under development and will require forty metres of  P10 parapet corbel house mouldings.

The uses to which the Finishing Touch decorative mouldings can be put are varied, as illustrated in this blog. Television sets, major restorations and brand new buildings can be greatly enhanced with the use of lightweight mouldings.

Create A Classic Style Home Or A Modern Twist With Decorative Mouldings

Although decorative mouldings were most popular during the Victorian era and defined the Victorian building, they have been used through many eras and for numerous styles of building.  These days they are used to create a style from yesteryear or add interest to a modern building.

 

With the latest development in decorative moulding manufacture, the once heavy mouldings now come in a lightweight design that is easy to transport, fix and finish.  The Finishing Touch distribute this innovative moulding design, developed and manufactured by Advanced Mouldings. Mouldings were originally made from stone then stucco followed by terracotta, with plaster used for intricately designed interior ceilings.  Now the Finishing Touch offer mouldings made from computer cut high grade EPS polystyrene, triple coated with a multi-part compound and reinforced with a triple coating of sand.

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The range of different moulding shapes can be used to create many different styles, such as a French Provincial style home, as illustrated in the award winning Eyrie with its French neo classical façade. The Finishing Touch moulds are an integral design element of this classic façade.

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Mouldings can also create a classic Georgian style façade, as illustrated in this house.  Builders and House Designers can choose the appropriate moulding shape, placing them in the right position to create the desired effect.

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Art Deco is a popular, elegant and more modern style which can be ably re-created with the clever use of mouldings, as shown in this home.

Other styles that can be achieved through the use of mouldings are Edwardian, Mediterranean and Tuscan.  The Finishing Touch have a range of mouldings available, but they can also create custom made mouldings to customer specifications.

Create A Stylish Home With Columns, Arches And Decorative Windows

The use of decorative architectural mouldings on a building help create a specific look, whether it be French Provincial, Edwardian, Georgian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Art Deco or Modern. Light weight, easy to apply mouldings marketed by the Finishing Touch come in a range of shapes, styles and sizes.

Arches are a popular choice and create a stunning effect on a building. They are hand made and designed to follow the existing arch lines on the building, they can be made in almost any profile desired.  The look is usually topped off by a keystone on the arch.

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Columns are another popular choice and help create the look of the building, They are available in square, round, fluted and tapered shapes.

Column-COLSQ  Square columns come in the following styles:

square flat

square column capital, doric type

square column capital, single doric with plinth

square column capital, ornate type

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Round columns come in the following styles:

round (smooth finish)

round fluted

round tapered

The columns are made in two halves to wrap around steel or timber posts and come in a variety of sizes to fit columns from 200mm to 450mm.

Window decorations are mouldings that are ever in demand. Window architrave mouldings are used to decorate and highlight around windows, door entrances and garages. They come in a variety of designs and styles and some are even designed to suit aluminium windows.

Window-ArchitravesWB1   Although the mouldings are manufactured in standard lengths up to 3400mm they can be cut to suit specific window sizes to avoid wasted off cuts. Window Headers sit on top of a window, enhancing and augmenting its look. There are two designs to choose from and moulds are shipped in a standard length of 2.4m.  Any custom length can be ordered, however with a maximum length of 3.4 metres.

Mouldings can also be custom made to order.  For a free onsite consultation on the use of mouldings to suit your building design contact the Finishing Touch on 03 9762 1676.

Decorative Architectural Mouldings Eliminating Stains To Walls

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Stained walls are an eyesore on a beautiful building.  But now there’s a solution, the innovative Drip-Lip mouldings developed by Advanced Moulds for the Finishing Touch.  Conventional mouldings allow water to drip off the edge and run down the wall of the building, carrying dirt and pollution with it, creating unsightly stains on the walls. Now drips dripping off the edge of mouldings are a thing of the past. The new Drip Lip mouldings are designed so the water drips directly to the ground, not onto the wall. As a result dirt and pollution fall straight to the ground and walls do not get stained or discoloured.

With the trade-marked  Drip -Lip system ensuring walls don’t get stained, the look of the home is preserved and there are savings on painting costs.  Walls are kept dry, clean and moisture free.  The system was designed and produced by Advanced Moulds and is incorporated into the range of moulds offered by the Finishing Touch.

The Finishing Touch range of architectural decorative mouldings with the Drip-Lip system not only add beauty and style to a home but help preserve the life of the paintwork and health of the building. The marriage of beauty and practicality doesn’t end there. The moulds are light weight and guaranteed not to warp, shrink or bend. As rigorous standards in the production, installation and fitting of all mouldings are applied, customers can be assured of a quality finish to their building.

Adding an authentic finish to the design of the home or building, the decorative mouldings can create the following styles:

  • Edwardian
  • Georgian
  • French Provincial
  • Mediterranean
  • Tuscan
  • Art Deco
  • Modern

For a free onsite consultation on the affects you can create with Finishing Touch decorative architectural mouldings call  03 9762 1676 or mailto:finishingtouchmouldings.com.au