Architectural Mouldings for North Balwyn and Pier Caps

43 Hilda St, Balwyn front

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.

 

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Record Number of Building Works in Victoria

18 Abercrombie St Deepdene close windows

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

 

 

Decorative Mouldings for Houses in Rowville, Ringwood North, Bulleen, Warrandyte and Ivanhoe

Bulleen

pictured house in Bulleen finished with Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.

Latest news from the Finishing Touch is a request for a house under development. The post-modern, 50 square home is being built in Rowville.  The build will require fifty five metres of parapet moulding, model #P8300, sized 30mm x 235mm, 38 metres of a smaller parapet moulding, model #P8250, sized at 250mm x 195mm and 38 metres of another smaller size parapet, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm. These will be highlighted with 42 metres of stringer, model # P8120, sized 120mm x 90mm and 38 metres of a smaller stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm. Windows will be finished with 135 metres of window architrave, model # WP12, sized 90mm x 35mm and 29 metres of window sill, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. Also to be supplied are 11 cans of Touch n Seal amd 85 tubes of HB fuller ultra clear sealant for adhering.

Windows on a post-modern home in Ringwood North have been handsomely finished with 146 metres of window architrave, model # DGB075, which is a 20mm x 75mm flatband, and 42 metres of window sill, model # WS2, sized 130mm x 70mm.

The Finishing Touch often supply decorative mouldings for fencing. A house in Ivanhoe was supplied with eleven custom sized plain pier caps, 570mm x 570mm along with 18 metres of fence capping whilst a house in Malvern was supplied with eighteen plain pier caps, sized 600mm x 600mm. French and French modern are very popular styles, and eight French pier caps, sized 490mm x 490mm, were recently supplied for a house in Bulleen. A home in Warrandyte had its fence finished with 2.4 metres of custom made 350 mm wide French modern fence capping. Check out the range of fence capping and pier capping on our products page.

A Great Build Finish With Decorative Mouldings

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A build of a post-modern, fifty square, double storey home in Cardigan, country Victoria was recently supplied lightweight, decorative mouldings by the Finishing Touch. These quality, long lasting decorative mouldings finish the house in grand style:

12 columns, plain, round, tapered, measuring 290mm at the top and 350mm at the bottom with tuscan capitals and doric bases add grandeur to the façade. Windows were enhanced with 330 metres of window architraves, model # W19D, sized at 120mm x 125mm and 107 metres of window sills with reveal, model# WSR1, sized at 140mm x 210mm and two dormer windows added appeal to the upper storey. A wider mould, 21 metres of model #W11RV, sits above the balcony over the entrance, sized at 150mm x 35mm.

Decorative mouldings also included 106 metres of eave mouldings, model #PE16, size 160mm x 150mm, 26 metres of parapet with corbels, model # P6240, sized at 240mmX 220m, includes 150mm corbels, 11 metres of stringer S20, sized at 75mm x 150mm and 398 metres of quoining panel was used on the corners of the house, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm.

Houses in Ivanhoe and Boxhill South had their fences tastefully finished with decorative mouldings too. The front fence of the house in Ivanhoe was finished with 10.2 meters of French modern fence capping and 11 pier caps sized 490mm x 490mm, also in the French modern style. The front fence of the Boxhill South home was finished with eight Victorian pier caps, sized 490mm x 490mm.

A French provincial, fifty square, double storey residence in Toorak, with garage and basement was handsomely finished with 14.4 metres of Parapet moulding, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, 12 metres of Parapet moulding, model # P8120, sized 120mm x 90mm used as a stringer for the larger parapet, 50. 2 metres of Parapet moulding, model # P4240, sized at 240mm x 225mm, 180 metres of Parapet moulding, model # P4125, sized at 125mm x 120mm, used as a stringer for P4240 and 61 metres of window architrave, model # W1070, sized at 70mm x 30mm. Nine keystones added further decoration, one model # K215 keystone and eight model # K155 keystones. The entrance was enhanced with one arch above the porch, model # S60 and another arch at the entrance, model # W1070. As you enter the property the fence was in keeping with seven Victorian pier caps.

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2019 Construction Industry Predictions

30-winmallee-balwynKenny Ingram, Global Industry Director at global enterprise application company, IFS, has gazed into his crystal ball for the construction, engineering and infrastructure industries and made some bold predictions for 2019.

His no. 1 prediction is that 50 per cent of all construction projects worldwide will include modular content by 2022, driven by the growing global skills shortage.

IFS reported that in 2018 they saw four times greater customer activity around modular construction than in any other year before it. Across the globe in all areas of construction (e.g. schools, prisons, hospitals and luxury apartments), 2018 saw modular construction really explode onto the scene.

Mr Ingram predicts that new entrants next year will make modular construction even more essential.

“2019 will see growing numbers of traditional construction companies begin opening modular factories to stay competitive. And more new players will enter the industry – from manufacturing, supply chain and logistics to local governments, banks and insurance companies,” he forecasts.

Due to these companies offering great incentives such as flexible finance and service packages, there will be a huge pressure on building firms to adapt.

“They’ll need tighter control and more adaptability over every aspect of their projects. Proving they can, if necessary, partner up with larger networks of suppliers, offer services and maintenance on assets once built, including equipment hire, and yes, even offer or manufacture some modular units or components,” Mr Ingram predicts.

“It all adds up to an urgent need for better, more integrated digital management of complex, demanding projects,” he adds. *

The Finishing Touch have already adopted this type of construction, with the offsite modular build of lightweight decorative mouldings that are easily delivered to site and attached to the building with the use of the exclusive DAP system.

 

 

*Source: Build Australia

https://www.buildaustralia.com.au/news

 

Exterior House Design Trends 2019

2019 colours attr Hebel

As Christmas 2018 is upon is it is timely to look at trends for house exteriors in the New Year. Exterior colours will be dark and bold, such as shades of charcoal, black, dark blue, dark green and dark red in combinations of primary and accent colours, creating a dramatic effect. Matte black is growing in popularity for exteriors, interiors and even for homewares. The classic white exterior with black trim is another colour trend gaining traction and be ready for the neutral shades too, greys and blues convey warmth and comfort.

During 2019 you will see more combinations of textures and finishes creating a contrast. The image of a home designed by Solar Solutions Design below captures the effect of combining materials.  Stone, cement and timber can be used together for a visually striking mishmash.

2019 textures atr Hebel

Outdoor living spaces have dominated consumer interest as homeowners seek more lavish, useable adjuncts to home interiors. Outdoor amenities such as kitchens with covered roofs, designer outdoor furniture, portable heaters and fire pits will grow in popularity. Designing spaces to allow for year round outside living will be a trend in 2019.

Added to this is the effect of a growing focus on physical and spiritual wellness. In the coming year outdoor dining and living areas will be integrated with meditation areas, zen gardens and peaceful water features, creating a feeling of peace and well-being.

Another strong trend is a distinct shift towards sustainability that is being felt across the industry. Materials, design, heating, cooling – all aspects of house building will be considered through the lens of environmental concerns and sustainability.

The Finishing Touch wish all their clients and followers a very happy Christmas and look forward to continuing to supply top quality decorative mouldings to quality home builds in 2019.

Images attributed to Hebel.

Decorative Mouldings Create a Fine Finish

Bulleen

A two storey, post-modern, sixty square property in McCubbin Street, Kew has been handsomely finished with the addition of 180 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm, 180 metres of stringer parapet situated 400mm below, model # P8155, sized 155mm x 120mm with the twenty one windows being decorated with 172 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and 48.6 metres of window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm supplied by the Finishing Touch.

Under construction in Donvale four two storey units in the post-modern style, each 20 squares, require decorative mouldings to enhance the exterior. The unit on the streetscape requires 14.4 metres of parapet, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155m, the other three units require 64.8 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8155, sized 155mm x 120mm, 79.2 metres of stringer for all the u nits, model S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm, 256 metres window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and 48 metres window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm.

The Finishing Touch have begun installing decorative mouldings on two post-modern, two storey units (dual occupancy) in Murrumbeena, 50 squares in total, 25 squares each unit. These are separate dwellings separated by a pathway. Being installed are 55.2 metres of parapet, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, 55.4 metres flatband as stringer, model # M120, sized 120mm x 30mm and 105 metres window architraves used in a picture frame method using flatband, model # DGB075, 75mm x 20mm.