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.

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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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Supplying architectural mouldings for grand residences

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A large, 70 square modern contemporary residence in Toorak sits grandly in the streetscape with the addition of 50.4 metres of large parapet, model # P4400, sized 400mm x 380mm, 52.8 metres of parapet model # P4300, 300mm x 285mm and 12 metres of parapet, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm from the Finishing Touch. 12 metres of stringer moulding, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm and 84 metres of quoining panels, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm were features. The many windows were decorated with 54 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm.

A modern 60 square contemporary residence in Camberwell was recently finished with decorative mouldings from the Finishing Touch. To create a beautiful façade for the building a total of 37 metres of parapet, model # P4200, sized 200mm x 195mm, 14.4 metres of a smaller parapet, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm and 16.8 metres of flatband mould, model # M29, sized 170mm x 30mm were installed. 2.4 metres of stringer, model # M22, sized 100mm x 45mm added an interesting feature whilst windows were decorated with 37.8 metres of window architraves, model # WDG8XY, sized 120mm x 50mm and 12 metres of window headers, model # WH1A, sized 175mm x 170mm.

A 55 square, French provincial house is currently under development in Cranbourne West. This build will require 15 metres of large parapet, model # P8430, sized 430mm x 335mm, 16.8 metres of a slightly smaller parapet, P8300, sized at 300mm x 235mm, whilst 57.6 metres of parapet, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, will surround the perimeter of the house to delineate between the top and bottom storey.  The garage will be finished with 12 metres of garage architrave, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm. 9.6 metres of stringer mould, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x70mm will also be required. Elegance and grandeur will be achieved with the addition of three keystones (two of model # GK3 and one of model # GK22), together with custom made parapet scrolls that will adorn the top of the balcony, spanning three metres and six columns, 350mm in diameter, model # R0300, with tuscan capitals and doric bases.

 

View the Finishing Touch range of lightweight, long lasting decorative mouldings here.

Finishing Touch Projects For January 2019

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January 2019 has got off to a good start with some great projects being completed. The Finishing Touch moved premises late last year to Canterbury Road, Kilsyth and are pleased to have produced the high quality decorative mouldings they are known for on projects in Balwyn and Lower Plenty this year. Details of their lightweight, exterior mouldings supplied for each project are below:

A French provincial, two storey, fifty five square home at 16 Bevan Street, Balwyn boasts 79.2 metres of French provincial eave moulds, model # PE8200, sized 195mm x 155mm, 91.2 metres of French provincial parapets, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, 86.4 metres of French provincial stringer, model # P8120, sized 120mm x 90mm and 98.4 metres of quoining panels, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm. Eleven windows are decorated with 67.2 metres of French provincial window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm with keystones above each of the windows. Decorative mouldings were supplied and finished with DAP Touch’n’Seal adhesive system.

A two storey “The Hamptons” style house of 40 squares in Lower Plenty was finished with 31.2 metres of parapet, model # P8155, sized 155mm x 120mm and 70 metres of parapet, model # P8120, sized 120mm x 90mm. Two large, feature windows were decorated with three metres of window sill, model # WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm and 16.8 metres of window architrave, using flatband, model # DGB1003, sized 100mm x 30mm.

Another project, currently being developed, is for a post-modern, two storey, fifty square house in Essendon. It will require 33.26 metres of parapet, model # P29, sized 155mm x 65mm, 54 metres of stringer, model # M22, sized 100mm x 45mm. Nineteen windows will be enhanced with 163 metres of architrave, model # M1, sized 110mm x 30mm and 46 metres of window sill, model # WS5R2, sized 133mm x 91mm.

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.

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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.

Banyule is an architecturally significant building as one of Victoria’s earliest grand residences and also for its sophistication and style. Colonial Architect John Gill designed the home and it is the only remaining known rendition of the Elizabethan style designed by him.

The home was built in 1846 for a Mr John Hawdon, an Englishman who drove cattle overland from New South Wales to the Port Phillip District in 1836. He selected property in Heidelberg, a rural retreat for the landed gentry and very popular during the 1940s, that had splendid views of the Yarra River. Architect John Gill designed the property to be constructed in an Elizabethan style with french gables, crenellated oriel, pepper pot pinnacles and chimney groups and it had a part-shingled roof. The original roof was replaced with slate entirely by 1867.

Further additions were added to the property in a sympathetic style in 1908, designed by Architects Klingender & Alsop. A two storey wing was added to the south east and the kitchen block was linked to the house on the north side. Later on, in 1922, repair work was carried out. The house was altered by Yuncken Freeman Architects in 1975 for use by the National Gallery of Victoria.They removed internal walls and doors, added a chimney and filled in fireplaces.

Grand houses of this era were highly decorated with decorative mouldings. In this modern era it’s possible for middle class suburban residences to exude elegance and grandeur with the addition of lightweight, decorative mouldings. The Finishing Touch are the experts when it comes to quality decorative mouldings. So much easier to transport and attach, the new, modern decorative mouldings have opened up the possibilities for decorative finishes to new builds.

 

Art Deco Style Burnham Beeches

Art Deco Burnham Beeches

Located adjacent to Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne is the well known 22.5 hectare property, Burnham Beeches. This magnificent Art Deco mansion, known as the Norris building, was designed by Harry Norris and built in 1933 for the Nicholas family.

A rare, elaborate example of its type in Australia, it is comparable with works in Britain and the United States The vast three storey house is built in reinforced concrete and surrounded by significant gardens containing a mix of indigenous and exotic plantings designed by Hugh Linaker.

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The original concept, with substantial outbuildings, was a self-sustaining estate. Architect Harry Norris was a prominent Melbourne Architect at the time who designed many iconic buildings. The property is classified by the National Trust and is Heritage listed.

By 1965 a large proportion of the landscaped gardens became too difficult to maintain, so the lake along with 32 acres of garden was donated to the Shire of Sherbrooke (now the Yarra Ranges Shire Council) and named the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, open to the public. Three acres at the front of the property became a miniature village in the early 1970s and has since been transferred to Parks Victoria.

Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett and developer Adam Garrison now own the property and have applied to redevelop the estate, hoping to bring it back to its original purpose and to become a tourist attraction. The proposed removal of about 13 beech trees at the entrance met with local protests and have recently been saved, with approval being given for the development of the site but not the removal of the trees. Plans include the restoration of the Norris building to become a six-star hotel and the addition of a microbrewery, shop and new restaurant inside the existing Piggery Cafe.

Art deco Norris bldg

The decorative mouldings that create a handsome and sleek finish to the art deco style in the Norris building were originally made of concrete. These days the Finishing Touch can supply art deco decorative mouldings in a lightweight material that is easy to transport and install, making it a very viable option for a modern build, capturing the elegance of the art deco period.