Build With Style and Elegance

Phillip Mannerheim design

The Finishing Touch continue to supply quality, decorative mouldings to Melbourne builders for residences being constructed in the suburbs of Melbourne. They also ship decorative mouldings to builders in country Victoria and interstate on occasion. They have built a strong reputation for supply of reliable, long lasting, light weight products that ensure a spectacular finish to any build.

For example, this year, in September, Finishing Touch supplied decorative mouldings for parapets, eaves, window architraves and window sills for a build of two French provincial style townhouses, 30 squares each, in Camberwell. They also supplied a grand French provincial, two storey, 45 square home in Taylors Hills with three different types of French provincial parapets, window architraves and window sills as well as eight window arches and two tapered columns for the front entrance with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases.

This build in Templestowe illustrates how extra flair can be created with the addition of other decorative mouldings, such as stringer mouldings, quoinings and chimney mouldings

 

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In addition to the more usual parapet eave mouldings, French provincial window architraves and French provincial window sills. Rivets and a keystone attached to the arched window above the entrance gave a further dimension of elegance.

Creating grandeur is now within reach of the average builder, for example a build in country Victoria, Bendigo, earlier this year was supplied with twelve tapered columns from the Finishing Touch as well as pier caps to be installed by the builder, providing the finishing touches to a grand country mansion.

The Finishing Touch have an extensive range of decorative mouldings and can also provide custom made sizing or design for any decorative mouldings to suit your architectural style. Call (03) 9761 4774 or email sales@finishingtouchmouldings.com.au

to discuss your next build requirements.

French provincial decorative mouldings and render products

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Example of Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.

The Finishing Touch are suppliers of quality building products, specialising in beautiful finishes, making homes spectacular. They have a sound reputation amongst builders for supplying long lasting, high quality lightweight decorative mouldings. They are now suppliers of builders’ complete render and decorative mouldings needs; having recently moved into the supply of render products carrying four well respected brands.

They recently supplied decorative mouldings to a build of two French provincial style townhouses, 30 squares each, in Camberwell. The house was finished with 142 metres of parapet, model # P7270, sized 270mm x 145mm, and107 metres parapet eave, model # PE8, sized 150mm x 240mm. Windows were decorated with 117 metres window architraves, model # DGB103, sized 100mm x 30mm, and 45 metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm.

A Builder has specified 110 meters of flatband, model # M120, sized at 120mm x 30mm, and 110 metres of parapet, model # P8155, sized at 155mm x 120mm for a build in Brighton, which were delivered this week.

The Finishing Touch are now stocking the Nu Tex Coatings range of renders:

NuREND Plus is a premium basecoat render designed for smooth application for masonry surfaces. A thin coat is applied to brick or other masonry substrates, usually finished with a diamond float.

NuREND High build is a polymer modified, cement-based render for high-build application over masonry surfaces, covering uneven brickwork.

NuCLAD Basecoat is a premium quality polymer modified render designed specifically for application to expanded polystyrene (EPS).

Marbletex Wet Texture is a decorative, low build protective coating displaying excellent resistance to weathering and atmospheric chemicals. The finish will resemble that of a coarse granule render which is sponge floated.

Order your render products and decorative mouldings in one go from the Finishing Touch.

 

 

Demand For Lightweight Decorative Mouldings

7 Henley St with garageThe demand for high quality, lightweight decorative mouldings from the Finishing Touch continues to grow. They recently supplied decorative mouldings for a new build of a post-modern, 50 square home in Deepdene. The house was handsomely finished with 50 metres of stringer, model # P8120, sized 120mm x 190mm, 36 metres of parapet, model # P260YZ, sized 260mm x 260mm and 48 metres of flatband, model # DGB1003, sized 100mm x 30mm.

Builders from Bendigo have put in a requirement for decorative mouldings for a large, single storey home being built in Maiden Gully. The front exterior of the home is bound to create a grand impression with twelve plain, tapered columns, sized 350mm at the base and 290mm at the top with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases. Windows will be beautifully finished with 10 metres of window header, model # WH1A, sized 75mm x 170mm, 215 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and 43 metres of window sill, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. Twelve plain pier caps for the fencing, sized 470mm x 470mm will complete the decorative styling.

A sixty square house in Glen Waverley, based on the French provincial style is currently under development. Decorative mouldings required are ten metres of parapets, model # P8350, sized 350mm x 280mm, 67 metres of parapets, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, 65 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm, 7.5 metres parapet, model # P190JV, sized 190mm x 165mm, 100 metres of parapet, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, 95 metres of quoining panel, model # Q300, 320mm x 30mm. Windows will be decorated with 125 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and twelve arches.

Check out the mouldings and catch our July sales on render products and selected decorative mouldings.

Decorative Mouldings For Latest Building Projects

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Projects just completed are for a three unit, post-modern property in Glen Waverley. The Finishing Touch supplied 95 metres of eave moulding, model # PE8, sized 240mm x 150mm, 18.5 metres of model # P8250 parapet moulding, sized 250mm x 195mm and 227 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized at 320mm x 30mm. Window were decoratively finished with 182 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm, 44 metres of window sills, model # WSR15, sized at 135mm x 185mm and three keystones, model # COR8162.

180 metres of parapet moulding, model # M258S, sized 270mm x 200mm, 8.4 metres of model # M23 parapet, sized 265mm x 120mm and 45 metres of model #M120 flatband, sized 120mm x 30mm were supplied for a post-modern house in Nunawading. A further 15 metres of window sills model #WS2, sized 130mm x 70mm finished the build, with Davco mastic powder supplied for the sealant.

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A stylish, French provincial house in Templestowe now boasts a highly decorative façade with twelve arches and a balcony, with nine metres of large balcony architrave, model # W11JV, sized at 250mm x 50mm and the arches supplied by The Finishing Touch. Windows are also finished decoratively with Finishing Touch architectural mouldings, 126metres of window architrave, model # WDG8XY, sized at 120mm x 50mm, 21 metres of window sill, model # WS15D, sized 170mm x 85mm, 20 custom made window base blocks and 30 metres of window headers, model # WH1A, sized 175mm x 170mm. 27 metres of plinths were also supplied, model # DGPL400P, sized 400mm x 55mm.

Check out our new range of Render products.

 

Decorative Mouldings + Render Products For Builders

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The Finishing Touch have built a sound reputation for high quality, long lasting, reliable, light weight decorative mouldings for house exteriors. They have now added more products to their extensive range of decorative mouldings with a range of renders and tools.

The render products have been introduced to the range to provide an easy one stop shop for builders sourcing finishing products for their house builds. Now it will be possible to pick up your renders at the factory in Kilsyth at the same time as picking up your decorative mouldings. Alternatively, you can order both renders and mouldings by phone or email and have them delivered.

The Finishing Touch now stock

MACRENDER (medium) base render for use over clay/concrete bricks, aerated concrete blocks/panels. Medium grade general purpose render for application to stable masonry based surfaces with sufficient porosity. 20 kg bags.

MACRENDER HBS for use over previously painted masonry surfaces, expanded polystyrene EIFS panels, thermoset phenolic and PIR EIFS panels, clay/concrete bricks and blocks, aerated concrete blocks/panels, existing cement renders. Medium grade high bond strength render for application to demanding surfaces. 20 kg bags

MACRENDER Hi-build Use over, clay/concrete bricks/blocks, aerated concrete blocks/panels, existing cement renders. Coarse grade lightweight render for thick section application to stable masonry based surfaces with sufficient porosity. 16 kg bags.

MACBOND latex liquid. High performance polymer additive formulated to improve the properties of cement based mixes.

iQuip accessories – angles, hawks, trowels and floats.

Pick up at Factory 4/143 Canterbury Rd, Kilsyth, Victoria or call to order and arrange delivery (03) 9761 4774.

 

Decorative Mouldings & Render Products from the Finishing Touch

The Eyrie Eaglemont, Design by Vibe Design

Pictured The Eyrie, award winning home in Eaglemont, Victoria.

A three storey, post-modern home in High Street Road, Glen Waverley was recently supplied with 175 metres of parapet moulding, model # M23, size 265mm x 120mm and 14.4 metres of flatband, model # DGB1003, size 100mm x 30mm by the Finishing Touch, whilst a designer and builder in Brighton East was also supplied with 81 metres of flatband, model # M120, sized 120 mm x 30mm.

A builder ordered and was delivered with 180 metres of parapet moulding, model # M258S , sized 270mm x 200mm, 8.4 metres of parapet moulding, model # M23, sized 265mm x 120mm, 45 metres of flatband, model # M120, sized 120mm x 30mm and 15 metres of window sills, model # WS2, sized 130mm x 70mm for a house being built in Nunawading

Pier caps were in demand recently with the Finishing Touch supplying 7 Edwardian Pier caps, sized 490mm x 370mm, for the fence of a house in East Kew and 24 French pier caps, sized at 490mm x 490mm for a build in Yarrawonga. A landscaping company required 9 Edwardian pier caps, customised to different sizes for a job in Malvern East. See the range for a quality finish to the streetscape for your build.

Renderers and builders can now get their rendering and accessories from the Finishing Touch, making it easier to get supplies of decorative mouldings and render all at the one stop. The Finishing Touch, based in Kilsyth, are now resellers for

MACRENDER (medium) base render for brick work 20 kg bags, MACRENDER HBS 20 kg bags for polystyrene walls and MACRENDER Hi-build 16 kg bags, as well as MACBOND latex liquid.

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There’s currently plenty in stock. We are also resellers of rendering accessories from iQuip, stocking angles, hawks, trowels and floats.

Pick up at Factory 4/143 Canterbury Rd, Kilsyth, Victoria or call to order and arrange delivery (03) 9761 4774.

 

New Approaches to Residential Architecture

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Street Tree Pods – dezeen.

It is interesting to see new approaches to residential architecture. Some exciting new developments in London, UK and Osaka, Japan were recently featured in Dezeen Magazine.

Street Tree Pods, teardrop-shaped structures made from wood, designed to merge with existing or new trees, in the city of London are an innovative approach to starter homes and solutions for the homeless.

A house made up of a geometric pattern of square-shaped rooms connected by rhombus-shaped circulation areas creates a dynamic space, making it easier for the family to spend time together and welcome outside spaces in.

In London University of Westminster graduate Matthew Chamberlain has designed a sustainable treehouse to provide starter homes, whilst also tackling the city’s high pollution levels.Taking up the same amount of space as a single car-parking bay, each structure offers short-term accommodation to a single occupant. Chamberlain envisages students, young professionals, first home buyers and homeless people as the occupants.

Tato Archiects, led by architect Yo Shimada, designed a house in Hokusetsu, Osaka, for a family who wanted a dynamic home that makes it easier to spend time together. Rather than sticking to a regular orthogonal floor plan, Shimada developed a pattern featuring 12 squares connected by rhombuses composed of two equilateral triangles.

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House by Tato Architects designed as labrynth – dezeen

“The house is filled with autonomous spaces that can accommodate changes in lifestyle,” said Shimada. “It is a crystalline labyrinth where the spaces are repeatedly reflected into a prismatic figure.” Inside the house, one of the square spaces accommodates a decked terrace adjoining an angular concrete courtyard. Another rhombus-shaped void is split into a triangular terrace and a compact garden. Tato Architects regularly experiments with new ways of using space in domestic architecture.

The Finishing Touch, based in Melbourne, supply high quality, lightweight, decorative architectural mouldings to builders in Australia.