Features and decorative finishes to the house build

18 Alexander Ave Canterbury

A two storey, fifty square house in Canterbury, is being built in the French provincial style. The Finishing Touch supplied, high quality, lightweight decorative mouldings, adding glamour to the exterior. Architectural mouldings supplied for the first floor included 89 metres of eave moulding, model # P6D320, sized at 330mm x 270mm, 482 corbels, sized 90mm x 90mm x 40mm square dentils and 86 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm. An eye catching architectural feature was achieved with the addition of 9.6 metres of large parapet mouldings as balcony door surround, sized at 220mm x 115mm, model # P7220. Windows were finished with 19 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and six metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm.

Creating definition between the ground and first floor the builder used 67 metres of eave moulding, model # P6D320 sized at 330mm x 270mm. 352 corbels, sized 90mm x 90mm x 40mm square dentils decorate the ground floor exterior with 77 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm. Windows boast a decorative finish with 38 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, 100mm x 45mm and nine metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm. The entrance to the building is eye catching with two large round, plain columns 350mm in diameter with Corinthian capitals and 12 metres of large parapet moulding, model # P7220, sized at 220mm x 115mm, featured as an architrave around the main entrance doorway.  The DAP Touch’n’Seal adhesive and sealant were also supplied for application of the decorative mouldings.

A Post-modern, three storey house in Glen Waverley was supplied with customised parapet mouldings based on the Finishing Touch model # M23 parapet moulding. 46 metres of parapet, custom sized to 265mm x 80mm features on the second floor, with 66 metres of parapet M23, custom sized at 265mm x 45mm on the first floor and 63 metres of the same sized parapet on the ground floor.

Interest in the application of the DAP Touch’n’Seal products has grown and we are now regularly shipping the product around Australia. Recently twenty boxes went to a building materials supplier in Western Australia and three boxes was shipped to a Sydney Building materials supplier. For more information contact us.

 

 

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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.

A Great Build Finish With Decorative Mouldings

18 Abercrombie St Deepdene close windows

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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Edwardian Decorative Mouldings in Demand

43 Hilda St, Balwyn front

Edwardian pier caps.

Often the Finishing Touch are kept busy supplying French provincial decorative mouldings for the ever popular architectural style. But last week Edwardian pier caps and wall capping seemed to be most in demand.

A builder in Kiama, NSW was supplied with six custom sized Edwardian pier caps. Four were sized at 440mm x 400 mm whilst two were 640mm x 640mm. Another builder was supplied with six Edwardian pier caps, sized 600mm x 600mm and 7.8 metres of Edwardian wall capping, 240mm wide for a build of a post-modern home in Malvern. 120 metres of flatband decorative mouldings, model # DGB075, sized at 75mm x 20mm also lifted the finish for this home.

A house in Evans Road, Kew is being renovated by the owner. Old decorative mouldings on the building from twenty years ago now need replacing. The Finishing Touch supplied 9.6 metres of parapet mouldings, model # P8300, sized at 300mm x 235mm and 36 meters of parapet mouldings, model # P8200, sized at 200mm x 155m. Six custom made Edwardian pier caps, sized 500mm x 500mm and 9.6 metres of custom made Edwardian wall capping, 260mm wide give an elegant finish to fencing, whilst 24 metres of stringer mouldings, model # M22, sized at 100mm x 45mm help decorate the al fresco pool area.

A post-modern, 2 storey house in Keysborough features faux weatherboard panels on the top storey with brickwork underneath. Bricks are rendered immediately below the weatherboard panels and exposed on the bottom section. Flatband decorative mouldings, model # DGB1003, sized 100mm x 30mm were supplied to be used as a stringer at the junction of the rendered brick and exposed brickwork.

An owner/builder needed eight custom designed columns, each 1700 mm high by 450mm diameter together with Doric bases and Tuscan capitals for a home in Reservoir, which will create a splendid façade. Ninety metres of window architraves, model # W19D, sized 120mm x 55mm completes the decorative finish.

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.