Finishing Touch Introduces New Adhesive Product

We are so happy with this product that we want all our customers to have it! After five years using the DAP Touch’n’Seal system exclusively we, at The Finishing Touch, have concluded it is the only polyurethane foam product we recommend for our decorative architectural mouldings. It will be available for sale in November through The Finishing Touch and we are currently taking orders.

And why do we recommend DAP Touch’n’Seal? It’s the fastest moulding install method available with a drying and full grab time of only 3-5 mins (depending on humidity levels). Compared to most other polyurethane foam based products, which take 10 mins or more to dry, this is great news for builders where time means money.  And the other alternative, tile adhesive based powders are not really in the race, they are so messy to prepare and take much longer to set.

Touch’n’Seal is versatile too. It can be used for polystyrene foam cladding walls and, because it’s fire rated, it can be used as a gap filler around cables and pipes on building sites. With so many applications it’s a handy system to have on hand, able to be used on wood, masonry, insulating foam boards, metal, plastics and sheetrock.

The system comprises 3 items – Touch ‘n Seal Gun Foam II polyurethane foam, a high-performance, one component, approved Type V Residential Fireblock sealant. Sharpshooter-D Applicator Gun, specially suited for use with Touch ‘n Seal® gun foam products and is the correct one for proper application of the adhesive on architectural mouldings.

And when you’re done Poly Foam Cleaner easily cleans up any foam from hands, tools and applicator guns, dissolving any uncured polyurethane foam. It is important to use this cleaner as it’s  the only cleaner designed for the Sharpshooter –D Applicator Gun, keeping it thoroughly clean so it continues to perform.

 

As there will be limited supply and this is a popular system, we advise you get your orders in now so you can be sure to receive the DAP Touch’n’Seal system when it becomes available for sale in November.  Contact us to place your order.

 

 

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French Provincial and Post-Modern Style Homes Enhanced With Decorative Mouldings

The ever popular French provincial style is evident in the design of a new home of fifty squares that is being constructed in Croydon.  The builder chose the Finishing Touch decorative mouldings to help create the French provincial look, due to the quality and long lasting nature of these lightweight mouldings. The architectural decorative mouldings chosen for the build are:

Fifty seven metres of French provincial eave moulding, model # PE4TR1, sized 150mm x 150mm, 15 metres of French provincial parapet moulding, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm for the portico, 18 metres of French provincial stringer moulding, model # S19, sized 120mm x 89mm, 65 metres of French provincial window architrave moulding, model # WP5, sized 100mm x 35mm, 27 metres of French provincial window sill moulding, model # WS5R2, sized 133mm x 90mm, 15 metres of French provincial a smaller stringer, model # S6R2, sized 55mm x 27mm. The Builder will install the mouldings himself.

Another Builder has chosen to do a factory pick up and installation of Finishing Touch decorative mouldings for a build of a post-modern, 45 square home in Langwarren South. The lightweight mouldings used in the build are – 111 metres of window architrave, model # WP5, sized 100mm x 35mm and 36 metres of plain window sill with reveal, model # M13, sized 145mm x 175mm.

110 metres of parapet moulding model, # M258B, sized 265mm x 190mm and 110 metres of stringer moulding, model # M22, sized 100mm x 45mm were chosen for a post-modern home of fifty squares at 2 Waterford Court in Traralgon.  The house is built with two levels and a flat roof. An interstate property in Mandurah, W.A. was also supplied with decorative mouldings.  Situated at 2 Pointsettia Green, Halls Head, Mandurah, the fifty square, post-modern property was finished with 90 metres of flatband moulding, model # M29, sized 170mm x 30mm and 51 metres of window architrave, model # W22, sized 100mm x 30mm.

View the Finishing Touch models of decorative moulding here. To enquire about or to order these high quality, long lasting, lightweight mouldings please contact the Sales Manager.

 

Contemporary Homes Handsomely Finished with Finishing Touch Decorative Mouldings

Example of arched windows by the Finishing Touch

In Church Street, Brighton a 50 squares, contemporary home looks rather grand with 5 arch mouldings over the windows on the façade, supplied by the Finishing Touch.  The arches were formed from the 8.4 metres of architraves (model # W1100) sized 100mm x 45mm. The other 22 windows were decorated with 214 metres of architraves (model # WP12) sized 90mm x 35mm and 60 metres of window sills (model # WS15) sized 130mm x65mm. Parapets and eaves were handsomely finished with 125 metres of parapet moulding (model # P7720) sized 220mm x 115mm and  91 metres of eave parapet (model # PE15)sized 170mm x 100mm. 9 pier caps (model # PC3) sized 600mm x 600mm carried through the same style to the fencing.  The builder used a new Finishing Touch product called “Touch ‘n’ Seal” adhesive to afix the decorative mouldings.

A post-modern, forty square home in Morgan Avenue, Corydon has just been built with a superb finish, created by the addition of the high quality, lightweight, decorative mouldings supplied by the Finishing Touch.  The fifty seven metres of eave mouldings (model # PE4TR1) sized 150mm x 150mm, together with 16.8 metres of parapet mouldings for the portico (model # P8200) sized 200mm x 155mm and 18 metres of stringer mouldings (model # S19) sized 120mm x 90mm and 15 metres of a smaller stringer moulding (model # S6R2), sized 55mm x 27mm give a smooth finish to the build. The eight windows were transformed into a decorative statement with the application of the 64 metres of window architrave moulding (model # WP5) sized 100mm x 35mm, and 27 metres of window sills (model # WS5R2) sized 133mm x 90mm.

One off custom designed decorative mouldings can also be made by the Finishing Touch and a building company in Hawthorn has ordered, and been supplied with, 11.4 metres of Georgian wall capping to his specifications.

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.

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.

Werribee Park An Example of Ornate Decorative Features

Exterior Werribee Mansion

The Italianate style, which echoes 16th century Italian Renaissance Architecture, was first developed in Britain in 1802 by John Nash and was further developed and popularised by Sir Charles Berry, Architect in the 1830s. Werribee Park Mansion in Werribee, Melbourne was built in this style between 1874 and 1877. It is an outstanding example of the effect of architectural decorative mouldings.

The Mansion is a replication of a grand English country house and The main building is predominantly bluestone with a simple yet awe inspiring sandstone facade on three sides, the largest example of Barabool Hills sandstone applied to a privately owned building in Victoria. A stone railed balcony surrounds the central block on three sides. A central tower sits high above the second storey. Below an arcade, beautifully panelled and painted, allows soft light through a series of arches to the large windows of the internal structure.

The two wings of the Mansion feature 60 rooms and adjoin at the rear of a central block. The interior is beautifully crafted with ornate cornices, display niches and superb wrought iron detailing on the grand staircase. Elaborately decorated arches and large, feature windows of stained glass featuring motifs and pastoral scenes add further decorative features. Corinthian pilasters or piers are featured in the main hall. A massive formal dining room and a British style drawing room are reminders of bygone times.

Many of the mansion’s associated buildings are still standing and remain unchanged. The original, authentic 19th century laundry is a rare example and is still totally intact whilst the sunken glasshouse and the 17th century style grotto are unique in Victorian Architecture.

Modern architectural decorative mouldings and features are not as ornate and are now available in lightweight materials from the Finishing Touch that are easily installed yet have longevity.

 

Current Projects Supplying Lightweight Decorative Mouldings for House Builds

House in Warrandyte with Finishing Touch decorative mouldings

A project was recently completed by the Finishing Touch for an Owner/builder at 12 Kelvin Court, Ringwood North. The post- modern, single storey house of forty squares has 5.4 metres of parapet moulding at the top of the building, across the entrance, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 95mm with 64 metres of a smaller parapet that surrounds the entire perimeter of the house, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm. Five windows have been fitted with window sills, model # WS15, sized 130mm x 5mm and 62 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm.

A project presently under development for a house in Balwyn requires 15 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm and below the larger parapet, 6 metres of a smaller parapet, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm. 4.5 metres in total for three arches, model # W1100, each one measuring 100mm x 45mm adds an eye catching decorative touch to the facade. Nine windows require 45 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, each sized 100mm x 45mm and window sills, model # SR15, each sized 135mm x 185mm. 15 metres of stringer, model# SR4, sized 90mm x 70mm and 50 metres of under gutter moulding, model #PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm completes the job.

Another project under development in North Balwyn is for a French provincial style house with a typical French provincial roof. The build requires 8 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8430, sized 430mm x 335mm, 72 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, and 64 metres of eave moulding, model # PE8200, sized 195mm x 155mm. Thirty five window are to be supplied with window sills, model # WSR15, each sized 135mm x 185mm plus 175 metres of window architraves, model # WDG8XY, each sized 160mm x 50mm. The middle level of the house will be decorated with 45 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, whilst the front façade of the home will boast 48 metres of quoining panels, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm – two lines of quoining panels will extend from the roofline to the ground, one a single panel and one a double panel. The front entrance will feature columns and above each column on either side of the entrance single quoining panels will extend to the roofline on the second storey.

Visit our Finishing Touch Products page for drawings and descriptions of the product model numbers quoted here. We also do custom made decorative mouldings, to your specifications. Contact us at the Finishing Touch for a quote.