New Render Supplier for Builders and Tradies

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The Finishing Touch have long prided themselves on supplying quality decorative mouldings that last and add value to a build. They have now expanded their range of building products to include render and rendering tools. In line with their core values they have sourced render products from suppliers that have a sound reputation for quality, Macrender and iQuip.

The products now being supplied through The Finishing Touch include MacRender (medium), a medium grade general purpose render for application to stable masonry based surfaces such as clay/concrete bricks and aerated concrete blocks/panels, MacRender HBS, a medium grade high bond strength render for application to demanding surfaces such as painted masonry and expanded polystyrene EIFS panels and MacRender Hi-build, a course grade lightweight render for thick section application.  A high performance polymer additive MacBond latex liquid is also available as well as render accessories such as angles, hawks, trowels and floats from iQuip.

It is very important that the footings, construction and structure of a house is sound and built to last. Finishing the build is just as important in terms of the design and look of the home and how it appears on the streetscape. Architectural, decorative mouldings such as parapet moulds, window architraves and sills provide a basic, handsome finish. To create interest and  glamour to the house additional decorative mouldings, such as columns, arches, corbels, quoinings and keystones, provide pizazz and a sense of style. A good render finish is also important and the quality and lasting properties of both the render and decorative mouldings is imperative to ensure satisfaction for the home owner.

Please call Steve De Gregorio on 03 9761 4774 or email sales@finishingtouchmouldings.com.au to discuss your next build or renovation and get a no obligation quote. You can be assured of quality, service and a long lasting finish.

 

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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.

 

Features and decorative finishes to the house build

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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.

 

 

Architectural Mouldings for North Balwyn and Pier Caps

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The Finishing Touch has had an order for a property in North Balwyn in development for several months and the decorative mouldings have just been shipped to the site for installation this week for the first floor. This French provincial, fifty square home will now be finished with 79 metres of eave mouldings, model # PE8200, sized 195mm x 155mm, 91 metres of parapet mouldings, model # P8250, sized at 250mm x 195mm, 38 metres of quoining panels Q300, sized at 320mm x 30mm. Windows will be decorated with 31 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm, 6 metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm, as well as 5 keystones, model # K155. DAP Touch n Seal adhesive and sealant were also supplied for application.

Decorative mouldings for the ground floor will be supplied next week. They include 86 metres of  stringer, model # P8120, sized at 120mm x 90mm, 60 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized at 320mm x 30mm, 36 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm, 9 metres of window sill, model # WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm and 6 keystones, model # K155.

The Finishing Touch is often asked to supply pier caps for fencing, which make a handsome finish to the property and enhance the streetscape. Recently two builders have ordered them. A build in Yarrawonga are being supplied with twenty four French style Pier caps – twenty one sized at 490mm x 490mm, two at 370mm x 370mm and one at 490mm x 370mm. Another build in North Balwyn are being supplied with nine French small pier caps custom sized at 535mm x 535mm.

 

Record Number of Building Works in Victoria

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A RECORD $38 billion in building works were approved across Victoria in the past financial year.

New figures released by the Victorian Building Authority reveal a record 114,800 building permits were issued across the state in the 12 months to June 30.

It broke the record set in the 2009-10 financial year when 113,669 permits were issued, while the $38.4 billion value of works trumped the $32.8 billion recorded in the 2016-2017 period. The figures cover everything from houses to hospitals, as well as backyard pergolas and sheds.

Houses accounted for $19.8 billion of the permit values.

Melbourne City Council was home to almost $5.7 billion of the permits — soaring from just under $4 billion in the previous financial year. But it was the City of Wyndham in the city’s west where the most permits were issued, with 7231 projects expected to cost about $2.3 billion.

The figures are a further nod to Victoria’s broader economy, which NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster described as one of the nation’s best at present.

However, after a lengthy period as a major contributor, the building industry was believed to be heading to a peak, Mr Oster said.

“It’s very strong, but we think it’s getting close to the peak,” he said.

Originally published as Melbourne sets new building record.

New Suburb Weir Views Affordable Housing Lots

BUYERS will be able to snare a piece of one of Melbourne’s newest suburbs for as little as $155,000.

EIG Developments has announced it will transform more than 57ha of dormant land in Weir Views into almost 600 affordable housing lots, a $45 million shopping precinct, and sports grounds.

A government school has also been proposed for the site — formerly part of Melton South — for “well into the future”.  the “growth corridor” between Melton and Caroline Springs.

The ‘Opalia’ development would have an end value of about $200 million and form “the heart of Weir Views and a contemporary anchor for Melton”, EIG chief executive George Georgiou said.

Other new suburbs being developed in the vicinity are Harkness, Cobblebank, Strathtulloh, Thornhill Park, Grangefields, Bonnie Brook, Aintree, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise and Deanside.

Taken from realestate.com.au