Example of French Provincial decorative mouldings.
Eight arches with architraves originally adorned a heritage, commercial building, the Queensberry Hotel, situated on the corner of Queensberry Street and Swanton Street, Carlton. At one stage they were removed but recently the decision was made to restore them and the Finishing Touch were called upon to supply their quality architectural mouldings. They supplied the restoration with 27 lengths of 3 metre architrave mouldings, in a style similar to French provincial, model # WDG8XY, sized 120mm x 50mm. These decorative mouldings were used to form the one metre diameter arches. They also supplied a DAP adhesive and sealant.
A French provincial, two storey, fifty square home recently built in Strathmore boasts an elegant façade with the addition of exclusive French provincial decorative mouldings from the Finishing Touch. A beautiful finish was achieved with 58 metres of French provincial parapets, model # P4200, sized 200mm x 195mm, 8 metres of French provincial parapets with dentals, model # P6240, sized 240mm x 220mm and 34 metres of French provincial quoinings, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm. Further decoration was added with 6 metres of French provincial plinth, model DGPL400, sized 400mm x 55mm.
The windows of this Strathmore property were decorated with French provincial architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm, 23 metres of French provincial windowsills, model #WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. Adding further glamour to the façade was one large arch for the balcony window and four small arches for windows at the front. 8 metres in total of model #W1100, sized 100mm x45mm was supplied for the arches.
Please view the decorative moulding models on the Finishing Touch Product page.
Four units have just been built in Glen Iris and Finishing Touch decorative mouldings are currently being installed. Each unit is 25 squares, two storey and post-modern in design. The 48 metres of eave mouldings, model # PE8, sized 150mm x 240mm have been supplied and are being installed together with 94 metres of eave mouldings, model # PE29, sized 150mm x65mm. On the first floor 237 metres of flatband mouldings, model # DGB100, sized 100mm x 20mm as well as 187 metres of parapets, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm were supplied for installation. On the ground floor 257 metres of flatband moulding, model # DGB100, sized 100mm x 20mm was also supplied, ready for installing.
A 65 square home in the ever popular style, French provincial, in Glen Iris will boast two storeys and a basement. Currently under development, the build requires a large number of decorative mouldings , including:
76 metres of French provincial parapets, model # M23, sized 265mm x 120mm, 148 metres of French provincial stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm and 12 metres of French provincial flatband, model # DGB1003, sized 100mm x 30mm. The building features 44 windows with arches over many of the windows. 210 metres of French provincial window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and 57 metres of French provincial window sills, model # WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm will decorate the windows. There will also be 88 individual truss corbels, model # Truss1, sized 200mm x 200mm x 40mm and 9.6 metres of quoinings, model #Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm to add to the undoubted glamour of this home.
A post-modern, fifty square, two storey property in Brighton is currently under development To complete the exterior façade of the home the builder requires the following decorative architectural mouldings:
95 metres of parapet, model # M23, sized 265mm x 120mm, 120 metres of window sill, model # WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm, which will be used as a stringer, 25 metres of parapet, model # M24, sized 180mm x 120mm, 220 metres of window architrave, model # W22, sized 100mm x 30mm along with 45 metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized 130mm x 75mm for the windows on the property.
A fifty square property was recently built in the ever popular French provincial house style at 3 Avoca Way, Wantirna South. The Finishing Touch supplied a large number and variety of lightweight, decorative mouldings for the final touches to this stunning build. The exterior mouldings included:
12 metres of French provincial parapet, model # P8430, sized 430mm x 335mm, 36 metres French provincial parapet, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, French provincial stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm, 26.4 metres French provincial under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 50.4 metres quoining, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 320mm.
The nine windows were decorated with 98 metres of French provincial window architrave, model # WDG8XY, sized 120mm x 50mm and 24 metres of French provincial window sill, WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm. 7.2 metres of special architrave, model # W11JV with 50mm rivets created a feature for the balcony window over the front entrance, along with a 5 metre wide arch, model # W11RV, 150mm x 35mm, topped by a keystone, model # COR8162. The entrance itself is stunning with 7.2 metres of feature architrave, model # W11RV, measuring 150mm x 35mm with 35mm rivets every 400mm and featuring a keystone, model # KEY8230, sitting above the entrance and rebate mouldings, sized 120mm x 32mm dressing the columns.
A Post-modern, two storey building comprising of two units, each 34 squares, situated in Vermont is presently under development. Decorative mouldings are required for the 40 windows in total (20 each unit). The Finishing Touch can supply 308 metres of window arch, model # W1100, siized100mm x 45mm, 75 meters of window sill, model # WS6, sized 130mm x 80mm. Other lightweight, decorative mouldings for the build include 149 metres of parapet, model # PPEP1, sized 160mm x 140mm, 125 metres of stringer, model # M22, sized 100mm x 45mm and 14.4 metres of plinth mouldings, model # DGPL400, sized 400mm x 65mm.
Forrest Hills is the suburb in which another Post-modern block of two units, 30 squares each, is also under development. It’s requirements are more modest, needing 110 metres of parapet mouldings, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm and 106 metres of stringer mouldings, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm.
All these projects have or will be supplied with DAP Touch ’n’ Seal for adhering the lightweight mouldings to the buildings, with a guarantee of longevity, a must for these high value builds.
The project for the property situated in Yongala Street, North Balwyn is now completed with the addition of eleven small French provincial pier caps and 26 metres of column capitals, model # GC5, size 87mm x 80mm to finish the front fence and overall look of the property. Built in the French provincial style this fifty five square, two storey home was originally supplied by the Finishing Touch with a range of French provincial decorative mouldings for the initial build towards the end of 2017.
The lightweight, exterior decorative mouldings supplied then consisted of: 93 metres of French provincial parapets, model # P4300, size 300mm x 285mm, 12 metres French provincial parapet (smaller size), model # P4240, size 240mm x 227mm, 98 metres of French provincial stringers, model # S1R4, size 90mm x 70mm and 10.4 metres of French provincial stringers, model # P8120, size 120mm x 90mm. The 28 exterior windows on the house required 160 metres of French provincial window architraves, model # WDG8XY, size 120mm x 50mm. These models can be viewed on the product page.
A two storey, French provincial property of 50 squares in Balwyn is currently under development. The build requires 79 metres of French provincial parapets, model #P4160, size 160mm x 160mm, 23 metres of French provincial stringers, model # S1R4, 90mm x 70mm. The 25 exterior windows in total for the building require 45 metres of French provincial window sills, model # WS5, size 130mm x 70mm and 210 metres of French provincial window architraves, model #W1100, size 100mm x 45mm. Further decorative finishing will be achieved with the addition of 14.8 metres of quoining, model # Q300, size 320mm x 30mm and 5 arches, model # W1100, size 100mm x 45mm.
The Finishing Touch supplied four post-modern units of 20 squares each at 38 Pyalong Avenue, Rosanna with 60 metres of flatbands, model # M29, size 170mm x 30mm for a recent build.
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.
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.
Christmas is around the corner and the Finishing Touch have just received their Christmas gift – four container loads of architectural decorative mouldings from our overseas plant. Lightweight and of excellent quality, these exterior mouldings are made to last and add a quality finish to any house build. Because we have received such abundance we are passing on our good fortune to all our customers with a New Year offer of 10% off all decorative mouldings all January. We understand that many builders take a break over January, so we advise you to place a pre-order with us before you go on leave. We are happy to give the 10% discount, even if you don’t want delivery until after January 2018.
We will be closed from 22nd December to 8th January, but you can order your decorative mouldings by filling in details on the contact form here.
Our range of exterior decorative mouldings includes French provincial styles, arches, round and square columns, window headers, sills and architraves, keystones, quoinings, corbels, parapets, flatbands, under gutter mouldings and eave mouldings. See the full range with sizing on our products page.
Our decorative mouldings will not crack, shrink, expand or bend as they are made to exacting manufacturing standards. We recommend all our customers use the DAP system for adhering mouldings to buildings.
Or we can provide installers to do it for you. Our 7 year warranty is your peace of mind.
We wish all our customers and potential customers a very Happy Christmas, enjoyable festive season and safe travels. Thank you for your support during 2017.