A Post-modern, 50 square home in Glen Waverley has a very elegant finish with the addition of quality, long lasting decorative mouldings supplied by the Finishing Touch. Supplied were: 109 metres of parapet, model # P8250, size 250mm x 195mm, 149 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, size 90mm x 70mm, 73 metres of flatband, model # DGB1003, size 100mm x 30mm. Extra glamour on the façade with the addition of two arches one on the balcony and one on the entrance, made up of model # W11RV, size 150mm x 35mm architrave together with two keystones, model # Key340, size 340mm x 210mm x 145mm on top of the arches. At the top of the house two parapet scrolls, size 380mm x 690mm, add a flourish. The beautiful elegance of this property is continued on the fence line with eight French pier caps, size 490mm x 490mm.
In Balwyn North the build of a 60 square French provincial home has been completed. Once again Finishing Touch lightweight, easy to install decorative mouldings add finesse and stylishness to the façade. Supplied were: 10 metres of parapet, model # P8250, size 250mm x 195mm, 130 metres of parapet, model # P8155, size 155mm x 120mm, 135 metres of stringer, model # S6R2, size 55mm x 27mm. All windows on the front façade and the entrance have been decorated with 74 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, size 100mm x 45mm, 10 metres of windowsill, model # WS15, size 130mm x 65mm and 9 keystones, model # Key220, size 220mm x 150mm x 75mm.
In Doncaster a post-modern, 50 square home was supplied with lightweight decorative mouldings that beautifully enhance the building. A stylish finish was achieved with the addition of: 15 metres of parapet, model # PEC1, size 200mm x 200mm, 22 metres of parapet, model # P7270, size 270mm x 145mm, 87 metres of architrave, model # WP12, size 90mm x 35mm, 22 metres of stringer , model #S1R4, size 90mm x 70mm and 87 metres of quoining panel, model # Q300, size 320mm x 30mm.
Despite the lockdown and restrictions in Melbourne due to the pandemic during 2020, demand for decorative mouldings continued with some dips, but overall production and supply continued steadily.
During the last half of the year the Finishing Touch completed the following projects. We note here some of the more unusual decorative mouldings, to illustrate the breadth of decoration that can be achieved with our lightweight architectural mouldings.
A French provincial house of 45 squares in Glen Waverley was elegantly finished with a variety of lightweight decorative mouldings including parapet moulding with corbels, model# P6240, size 240mm x 220mm and 60 x corbels model # C17, size 65mm x 80mm x 80mm. Another decorative feature of interest was 45 metres of quoining panel, model # Q400, size 430mm x 30mm,
French provincial style homes were the trend. Of interest was a French provincial home of 60 squares in North Balwyn that was supplied with a range of decorative mouldings, including two dormer windows with an overall height of 980mm, model #dormer 980, pictured below:
The front façade was further decorated with the addition of six fluted pillisters, 360mm wide x 75mm thick x 2400 high, with two at either side far left and far right on both the upstairs and downstairs levels and two at either side of the entrance.
Another French provincial home of 20 squares was being developed in Glen Iris with an interesting effect being created using flatband model #M29, size 170mm x 30mm, being fully wrapped around the eaves with the addition of 90mm x 40mm dentil blocks. Six metres of model #M27 flatband, size 250m x 30mm, with another flatband underneath, model #M120, size 120mm x 30mm were decorative features on the portico.
A large 50 square home in Camberwell in the French provincial style was also under development. With an extensive use of decorative mouldings, more glamour was to be achieved with 15 metres of plinth mould, model #DGPL600, size 600mm x 55mm, six arched windows made with window architrave, model #WDG8XY, size 120mm x 50mm and round, fluted and tapered columns, sized 560mm at the base x 490mm at the top with Doric bases and Tuscan caps.
A month of working on plans for houses under development in Brighton, Sunbury, Reservoir and Mount Waverley, amongst others. The Brighton residence required custom-made decorative mouldings, which the Finishing Touch can produce to customers’ specifications, in addition to their stock models.
A home built in Doncaster with a French provincial influence was elegantly finished with a range of decorative mouldings supplied and installed by the Finishing Touch, including 14.5 metres of dental moulding , model # P6D320, size 330mm x 270mm, each dental sized 90mm x 90 mm x 40 mm with a gap of 90mm between each one. A post-modern house in Point Cook was highly decorated with decorative mouldings, including stringers, flatbands, parapets, window architraves and sills and 67 metres of quoining panel, model # Q300, size 320mm x 30mm and 18 x ballisters, 410mm in height.
A large, 55 square Post-modern home in Surrey Hills was finished with a range of decorative mouldings, as was a home in Glen Waverley, with the inclusion of 27 metres of quoining panel, model # Q600, size 630mm x 30mm.
As building continued November kept the Finishing Touchbusy fulfilling orders for their high quality decorative mouldings in Melbourne and interstate. With an easing of restrictions due to the pandemic there was an air of optimism for December and leading into 2021.
A post-modern design home being built in Doncaster was finished with the addition of a range of decorative mouldings for the exterior as well as another post-modern home in Glen Waverley. A grand home being built in Narrewarren, required 17 round, plain columns, bases and capitals and a house bult in Kalinga, Queensland was supplied with 26 metres of window architraves. With strong demand for pier caps the most commonly used models, Victorian, Small French and Plain, were being kept in stock for quick supply.
The full range of decorative mouldings can beviewed here.
Steven Di Gregorio, owner and sales manager of the Finishing Touch, has 15 years’ experience in the building industry supplying decorative mouldings, with an experienced team behind him. He provides top level service and sound advice to builders on decorative mouldings; how best to use them, best installation methods and latest trends. Advice on the selection of the correct sizing is critical to the finish of the build. If the wrong sized moulding is installed the high-quality look decorative mouldings can achieve will not be delivered and re-sell value will be lost. Contact Stevefor expert advice when the factory re-opens for 2021 next Monday, 18th January.
There’s a lot of planning going on for residential homes this month. The Finishing Touch has been working on plans for houses under development in Brighton, Sunbury, Reservoir and Mount Waverley, amongst others.
A double storey, fifty square, post-modern home in Brighton under development requires 122 metres of Finishing Touch customised decorative moulding, sized 166mm x 50mm to be used as a stringer on the first floor and a parapet between the first and ground floor, 195 metres of flatband, model # M120, sized 120mm x 30mm and 53 metres of window sill, model # WS2, sized 130mm x 70mm.
In Sunbury a French provincial style, 50 square, double storey home is also under development. An elegant finish will be achieved with the addition of 110 metres of parapet, model #P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, 180 metres of parapet, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm and 77 metres of plinth, model # DGPL450P, sized 450mm x 55mm. Windows will be decorated with 22 metres of revealed sills, model # WSR16, sized 145mm x 185mm, 170 metres of window architrave, model # S6R2, sized 55mm x 27mm plus eighteen arches for all windows on the first floor, formed from model # S6R2.
A smaller, double storey post-modern home of 35 squares in Reservoir under development will be completed with 25 metres of parapet, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, 32 metres of stringer, model # S60, sized 60mm x 45mm and 101 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm.
A 45 squares, post-modern, double storey home in Mount Waverley under development requires 47 metres of parapet, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm, 45 metres of parapet, model # P4125, sized 125mm x 120mm and 42 metres of stringer, model # S6R2, sized 55mm x 27mm. Windows will be finished with 98 metres of window architrave, model # W22, sized 100mm x 30mm and 23 metres of window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. As well as installation of the mouldings our installer will also render the window reveals ready for painting.
Ever popular, the French provincial style has been adapted in Australia and used in the design of many modern built homes. Pitched rooflines, symmetry, arched windows, tall top storey windows, porticos with substantial balustrades are some of the features of this style. French provincial homes tend to be rather grand: reflecting country manor elegance. Decorative architectural mouldings are very much a part of this elegant style, both interior and exterior.
Melbourne builders, designers and architects value the high quality, lightweight, decorative mouldings that the Finishing Touchsupply to complete their French provincial designed houses. These decorative mouldings last, stay put and don’t crack or warp. The Finishing Touch have a range of exterior decorative mouldings that are particularly suited to the French provincial style. They are:
French provincial Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.
Builders have begun building a two storey, 60 square house in Toorak in the French provincial architectural style. The highly respected decorative moulding supplier, The Finishing Touch, have provided 7.2 metres of French provincial parapet, model # P240, sized 240mm x 227mm, 96 metres of French provincial parapet, model # P4125, sized 125mm x 120mm on the top floor, 82 metres of the same French provincial parapet for the ground floor and 24 metres French provincial under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm.
On the balcony of the top storey a window arch decorates the window with model # W1100, sized 3.3 metres diameter at its base. Four windows on this storey plus four windows on the ground storey are decorated with 49.2 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm. 22 metres of French provincial stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm create interest on the ground floor façade. An arch creates an elegant front entrance, sized 1.8 metres at the base. Further decorative features are 19.2 metres of profile plinths, model # DGPL400P, sized 400mm x 55mm and 7 pier caps in the Georgian style.
Another property is under development in Essendon. This post-modern, two storey, forty square home will be decorated with 7.2 metres of parapet, model # P29, sized 155mm x 65mm for the top floor, above the balcony and 29 metres of parapet, model # P29 for the ground floor together with 6 metres of stringer, model # M22, sized 100mm x 45mm for the top floor and 48 metres of the same model stringer for the bottom level. Windows will be decorated with 94 metres of architraves, model # M1, sized 110mm x 30mm upstairs and 75 metres of the same architrave downstairs. Also 45.6 metres of window sills, model # WS5R2, sized 133mm x 91mm for the seven upstairs and five downstairs windows plus garage. Architrave, model # M1 will surround the balcony doors and an arch of two metres will be an impressive architectural feature.
The Finishing Touch decorative moulding can be viewed on the products page of the website.
French provincial Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.
A double storey, 55 square house in Mount Waverley with French provincial influences is currently under construction. The exterior on both levels is handsomely decorated with the addition of lightweight, decorative mouldings provided by theFinishing Touch. The top storey features an arch over the window with a keystone, above the balcony over the front entrance. The effect is achieved with Finishing Touch mouldings model # W1120, sized 120mm x 55mm and Key1010, sized 350mm x 240mm. 9.6 metres of a large parapet, model # P8430, sized 43mm x 335mm, decorates the top centre of the balcony.
22metres of parapet moulding, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, has been used as an eave moulding, whilst 2.4 metres of stringer, model # S20, sized 75mm x 50mm and 12 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized 370mm x 30mm add further decorative qualities. The five front windows are finished with 36 metres of window architrave, model # W1120, sized 120mm x 55mm and 8.4 metres of window sill, model # WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm, contributing to the creation of a stunning façade.
The ground floor is decorated with 38.4 metres of parapet moulding at the mid level, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, 3 metres of stringer, model # S20, sized 75mm x 50mm, and 17 meters of quoining, model # Q300, sized 370mm x 30mm. The windows are decorated with 42 metres of window architrave, model #W1120, size 120mm x 55mm and 6 metres of windowsill, model #WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm and the front window features an arch and keystone (the same model numbers as for the top floor).
A single level, 40 square home in the post-modern style in Templestowe is under development. This build will require 72 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, 65 metres of window architraves , model #WDG8XY, sized 120mm x 50mm, for ten windows, that are further decorated with arches, 1000mm in diameter. Decorative mouldings for the front door, at 1800 diameter, will complete the architectural features of the façade.
Some builds only require a simple decorative moulding, as is the case for three units under development in Burwood. 69 metres of flatband moulding, model # DGB1003, sized 100mm x 30mm is needed for these post-modern units, each 22 squares.
The Finishing Touch decorative mouldings can be viewed on the products page of the website.
Decorative mouldings improve facade of these units.
The Finishing Touch has been busy this week with planning for three properties under development. The first project is a 60 square property of three units in Tooronga Road, Glen Iris, Post-modern in style with a peaked roof. This build requires 91 metres of eave mouldings, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm and 360 metres of window architraves, model # WDG8XY, sized 120mm x 50mm.
A larger project is for a French provincial style home of sixty squares in Canterbury designed by a leading Australian Architect. Decorative mouldings are all to a proprietary design with shapes and dimensions supplied by the Architect/Designer. The Finishing Touch supplies custom designed architectural mouldings and was able to meet the design brief for this build. Decorative mouldings required for the first floor are 108 metres of parapet, sized 375mm x 310mm. 108 metres of a larger parapet, sized 320mm x 845mm and 96 metres of a smaller parapet, sized 370mm x 155mm. Five arches, 1200mm in diameter add further glamour. On the ground floor 70 metres of parapet mouldings and another 70 metres of the larger parapet together with 28 individual quoining blocks, sized 600mm x 300mm, are highly decorative, as are the five columns, 3 metres high with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases. Windows are decorated with 42 metres of window architraves, sized 130mm x 80mm and 10.8 metres of window sill with a plinth reaching to the ground, all up sized at 785mm x 650mm.
Another property in Toorak is also in the French provincial style. To decorate the façade of this fifty five square house decorative mouldings for fifty metres of parapet moulding, model # P4300, sized 300mm x 285mm, twelve metres of parapet, model # P4160, sized at 160mm x 160mm, 13 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, sized at 90mm x 70mm plus 50 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm and 91 metres of quoining, Q300, sized at 320mm x 30mm. Finishing touch models can be viewed on the products page.
To create a sophisticated façade and enhance the design style chosen for the house architectural, decorative mouldings are a must. The top quality, long lasting, lightweight decorative mouldings supplied by the Finishing Touch are in strong demand by discerning builders. A recent builds of a post-modern home of fifty squares in Brighton was handsomely finished with 97 metres of parapet moulding, model # M23, sized 265mm x 120mm, 27 metres of parapet moulding, model # M24, sized 180mm x 120mm and an interesting addition, using 175 metres of window sill, model # WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm, as a parapet. Windows were decorated with 175 metres another style of window architraves, model # W22, sized 100mm x 30mm.
Three units, 25 squares each, in Lower Templestowe in the Post-modern style required decorative mouldings to finish the windows. 152 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and 65 metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized 130mm x65mm, completed the build.
A fifteen year old home in McCullum Road, Doncaster, built originally by Metricon Homes, needed mouldings replaced that were damaged by hail. The Finishing Touch supplied 40 metres of parapet mouldings, model # M3, sized 175mm x 155mm to refresh the building with a long lasting, quality product.
The catalogue of decorative mouldings can be viewed on our Product page, examples of buildings complete with decorative mouldings in our gallery and you can contact our Sales Manager, Steve De Gregorio to order custom made architectural mouldings to suit your specifications.
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.
Four units have just been built in Glen Iris and Finishing Touchdecorative 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.