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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French Provincial Decorative Mouldings Add Finesse and Elegance To Homes

French Provincial Style

A French provincial two storey home of 60 squares has been completed with the addition of the Finishing Touch decorative mouldings in Mt. Pleasant Drive, Mount Waverley. Six windows were decorated with 9.6 metres of window architrave model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm, 24 metres of special French provincial window architrave, model # W11RV with rivets (35mm), sized 150mm x 35mm, a single header arch, model # WH1A, 2 metres across, sized 175mm x 170mm, 3 keystones and 18 metres of window sill, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm.

The rest of the façade was beautifully finished with 17 metres of dentil mouldings, model #  P6400, sized 400mm x 380mm, 7.2 metres of dentil mouldings, model #  P6200, sized 200mm x 190mm, 92 metres French provincial parapet moulding, model #  P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, 17 metres of French provincial stringer, model #  M22, sized 100mm x 45mm, 36 metres French provincial parapet moulding, model #   P8155, sized 155mm x 120mm, 46 metres French provincial stringer moulding model #  S6R2, sized 55mm x 27mm and 36 metres French provincial stringer, model #  S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm.

Another French provincial home of 55 squares, of two storeys in Birdles Court, Balwyn was finessed with the addition of Finishing Touch lightweight, decorative mouldings. Six windows were decorated with 22 metres of French provincial window architraves, model # W19D, sized 120mm x 55mm and 10 metres French provincial window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. 9 metres of capitals, model # GC5, sized 87mm x 80mm completed rendered, brick columns.

15 metres of French provincial parapets, custom sized to 1000mm x 400mm, 60 metres of French provincial eave parapet, model # E4300, sized 300mm x 285mm, 22 metres of French provincial stringers, model # S60, sized 60mm x 45mm and 12 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm completed the stylish façade.

In Viscount Drive, Doncaster a build has just been completed of a 40 square post-modern home. A grand entrance features two columns, 300 diameter by 4 metres high, model # RO300, with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases. Nine windows were decorated with 288 metres of window sills, model # WSR1, sized 140mm x 210mm and 129 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm.  63 metres of French provincial parapet, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm completes the façade.

French Provincial Influences In Housing

A fifty square home in the French provincial style in Malvern East is the Finishing Touch ‘s latest project, supplying a large number and variety of lightweight, high quality, decorative mouldings.  They are supplying 7.8 metres of a large parapet, model # P300JV, 300mm x 260mm in size, which is the centrepiece feature above the balcony. 75 metres of under gutter moulding, model # P7140, sized 140mm x 75mm conceals guttering and 80 metres of a smaller parapet, model # P7270, sized 270mm x 145mm creates a feature between the first floor and ground floor. Ten windows will be decorated with 108 metres of French provincial window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm both upstairs and downstairs and 23 metres of window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. An arch is a feature at the front entrance with four columns creating a magnificent façade. The columns are round and tapered in shape, three metres high, 260mm at the base tapering to 210 mm at the top, finished with a Tuscan capital at the top and a Doric base at the bottom.

A house in Doncaster is currently under development. This post-modern, fifty square home requires the following decorative mouldings:

  • 139 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm
  • 63 metres parapet, model # P7220, sized 220mm x 115mm
  • 29 metres window sills, model # WSR1, sized 140mm x 210mm.
  • Three round columns 3 metres tall, model # RO300, 300mm in diameter with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases.

A fifty square home in Keysborough, post-modern design with French provincial influences, has been finished in quality decorative mouldings supplied by the Finishing Touch. A total of 86.4 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm together with 86.4 metres of eave parapet, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm runs parallel with the under gutter moulding completely concealing the guttering. The windows on the property are handsomely finished with 75 metres of window architraves, model #W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm, 24 metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized 125mm x 65mm, 14.4 metres window headers, model # WH1A, sized 170mm x 170mm, along with five window arches

Decorative Mouldings for French provincial, Post-modern Builds and Unit Upgrade

French Provincial Style

The Finishing Touch supplies the building trade in Melbourne with high quality, lightweight decorative mouldings. Sometimes they will supply to country Victoria or interstate as well. A recent project was for a three year old double storey, forty square existing home located in Jumortoun in country Victoria, which has two double garages. The house upgrade was supplied with 29 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm and 29 metres quoining Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm. The ten windows were spruced up with 90 metres of French provincial window architrave, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm, 11 metres of French provincial window sills, model # WS14, sized 130mm x 65mm and 33 metres of French provincial window headers, model # WHIA, sized 175mm x 170mm.

The build for a Post-modern, 50 square home in Doncaster was supplied with 130 metres under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 150 metres parapet moulding, model # M23, sized 265mm x 120mm and 150 metres of stringer, used as a small parapet, model #M24, sized 180mm x 120mm.

A project currently under development in Strathmore is for a French provincial, 50 square home. The build will require 17 metres of under gutter moulding, model #PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 60 metres of parapet moulding, model # P1460, sized 160mm x 160mm, 27 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm. Eight feature windows will be decorated with 40 metres of French provincial window architrave, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and 11 metres of French provincial window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. 5 metres of arch mouldings will also be supplied for 5 arches, each 1000 mm wide span.

Finishing Touch have been contracted to replace the cheap, polyurethane mouldings used on an existing fifteen year old property, which is one of six units, as the old mouldings have deteriorated. 22 metres of custom designed parapet moulding, sized 460mm x 80mm and 6 metres of customised columns, sized 440mm x 90mm have been supplied.

Columns Ancient and Modern

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Columns as a decorative architectural feature on buildings were used extensively in ancient times on important buildings. Three major systems in architectural design used by ancient Greeks have stood the test of time and are still seen in architecture to this day. These include the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles. Each order has its own definitive characteristics, however they can also be easily confused to the untrained eye.

The most famous Greek system used around the world today is the first order, the Doric style of architecture (pictured above) You will see Doric columns when you visit the Parthenon and Acropolis, distinguished by vertical columns and a plain roof. You will also see this style in historic buildings in southern Italy and Sicily; it is one of the oldest architectural orders that exists today.

The second style is the Ionic order. It is more delicate, intricate, and elegant than Doric architecture. Having originated in eastern Greece, Ionic structures are believed to have become dominant during the Hellenistic period.

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Then there’s the Corinthian style of architecture. Corinthian architecture is intended to be an altered version of the Ionic style with much more detail. Here you’ll see more scrolls , fruit and flower motifs and flourishes.

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These days, in modern Australian architecture we see columns used extensively in housing design.  With the advent of concrete and now lightweight eps building materials it is possible for builders to create columns for suburban homes.  The addition of columns, usually at the entrance of the home, creates a grand, sophisticated façade. The Finishing Touch have a range of lightweight mouldings for columns, both round, tapered and square with capitals in all the styles, along with bases.

 

 

Massive Year Supplying a Large Variety of Decorative Mouldings

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The Finishing Touch have had a massive year, moving to a new factory and providing a large variety of lightweight decorative mouldings to enhance each building’s style. A quick snapshot of just a small sample of decorative mouldings manufactured in 2016 includes:
February
A two storey, post-modern home in Maude Avenue, East Doncaster was enhanced by French provincial window architraves and matching sills, with feature window headers over the lower storey windows and garage windows. The entrance was decorated with feature architraves with rivets and French provincial parapets and under gutter moulds created an elegant finish to the house.

March
Three units in Kenmare Street, Mont Albert were given a stunning finish with six arches and two keystones, parapet mouldings and French provincial style window mouldings.

April
A two storey, 60 squares home in Balwyn with a Georgian influence is simply splendid with columns, arched windows and a very grand portico topped with a gabled area and plaque

October
Two units with French styling influence, each forty squares, in Kenmore Road, Mont Albert were decorated with nine arches featured at the front, crafted from flatband mouldings. Further decorative mouldings were under gutter mouldings together with flat band mouldings, windowsills, parapet mouldings and quoinings.

November
A post-modern, single level home of fifty squares in Kings Meadows, Tasmania was supplied with specific custom sized mouldings including parapet mouldings, measuring 140mm x 140mm, over the portico, eave parapets, measuring 170mm x 180mm, window architraves measuring 90mm x 30mm and window sills, measuring 100mm x 60mm.

December
A post-modern, two storey house of forty squares at 9 Oak Cres, Lower Templestowe in the French provincial style has been gracefully finished with the addition of two different French provincial style parapets and French provincial style stringers installed 400 ml below one of the parapets. Windows were decorated with French provincial style window architraves and window sills as well as a window header 2.4 metres long that created a stunning feature above the middle balcony window.

Lightweight, Architectural Mouldings Create a Decorative Finish to Buildings and Landscapes Alike

A fine example of Column Mouldings

A fine example of Column Mouldings

A total of twenty one columns will add a stunning presence to an Aged Care Facility in Mornington. The Finishing Touch will supply and install twelve six metre high columns and nine three metre high square columns.

A post-modern, double storey, fifty square property in Vermont is currently under development. The build will require sixty metres of stepped flatbands, thirty six metres of window architraves for eight windows, model # WI100, measuring 100mm x 45mm. Also, window sills to three windows, model # WSRI and measuring 140mm x 210mm.

Another property under development is situated in Balwyn. The two storey, post-modern, fifty square home is a big job, requiring a large amount of decorative moulding.  The build will use eight metres of parapet moulding, model # P7360, measuring 360mm x 190mm, sixty metres of a smaller parapet, model # P7140, measuring140mm x 75mm, ninety metres of window architraves for 24 windows, model # WI100, measuring 100mm x 45mm with window sills to suit, model # WSRI with reveal, measuring 140mm x 210mm. Another sixty metres of parapet mouldings will be installed mid level between the first and second floors, delineating between the two storeys. Model # P7220, measuring 220mm x 115mm, will be used and another parapet, model #P7140, measuring 140mm x 75mm, installed underneath, as a stringer. Brick, rendered columns at the front of the house will be finished with  110 metres of stringer, model #S6R2, measuring 55mm x 27mmto create a facia.

From stunning homes and  entrances to landscaping, a Landscaper, New Shapes Landscaping, from the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne is using Finishing Touch pier caps, in a Victorian style, measuring 490mm x 490mm, to create a highly decorative finish to fencing.