Decorative Mouldings for Replica Maryborough Railway Station

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The Finishing Touch generally supply decorative mouldings to house builds but every now and then something different crops up and this month we were asked to supply to a very different project. A replica railway station is being built in Harmony Court, Harcourt,Victoria. A network of rail lines is gradually spreading across the 65 acre Harcourt block, the ground work for miniature V/Line engines and small steam trains. They will set off from a half-size version of the impressive Maryborough station (pictured above artists’ impression). Eventually 24 kilometres of track will be laid, reperesenting a two hour round trip for tourists to the miniature railway.

The Finishing Touch supplied decorative mouldings for the build of the replica station, including French modern pier caps as chimneys, 45 metres of window sill, model # WS5, sized 130mm x 70mm, 120 metres of custom build flatband, sized 75mm x 30mm, for window architraves, 90 metres of flatband model # DGB100, sized 100mm x 20mm, for window reveals, 42 metres of quoining panel, model # Q200, sized 220mm x 30mm and 12 custom made decorative urns.

Using pier capsas chimneys on the replica building is novel, but there has also been a steady demand for pier caps for piers on fencing. Two builds were recently supplied with plain pier caps to suit 470mm x 470mm piers in Glen Waverley and Kew.

A 55 square French provincial residence in East Brighton was supplied with 208 metres of flatband mouldings, model # M120, sized 120mm x 130mm for the window architraves, 208 metres of parapet mouldings, model # P8155, sized 155mm x 120mm, 28 keystones model # Key220, 220ml high for each window and 82 metres of window sill, model # WS9, sized 160mm x 90mm.

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Adding Finishing Touches with Decorative Mouldings

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The Finishing Touch have some interesting building projects under development this week and are working on fulfilling builder’s specs.

The build for a French provincial, two storey home of sixty squares in Balwyn North requires decorative mouldings; ten metres of parapet, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, eighty metres of parapet, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm and thirty five metres of parapet, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm. Eight feature windows will be decoratively finished with forty five metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and eleven metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm. Highlights to the façade will be seventy two metres of quoinings, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm, two round columns, 350mm in diameter, with Corinthian capitals and Doric bases and a single arch, using model # W1100, with a span of 1.620 metres.

In Brighton East a French provincial, fifty five square, two story home under development is bound to be stunning when completed with two columns, 300mm in diameter and Corinthian capitals, two decorative keystones 260 mm high, four arches using W1100 – one is 1800 mm span, two are 900mm span and the largest has a span of 3300 mm, supplied by the Finishing Touch.

The build will also feature decorative mouldings for seventy five metres of parapet, model # P6200, sized 200mm x 190mm, with six hundred dentals, sized 60mm x 30mm blocks, each 120mm apart. Another forty metres of parapet, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm, forty seven metres of stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm and one hundred and twenty two metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm will add a handsome finish. Ten windows will be decorated with fifty four metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and nine metres of window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm.

A build for a post-modern, two storey, fifty square home in Springvale requires forty one metres of window architraves, model # W22, sized 100mm x 30mm together with eleven metres of window sill, model # WS5, sized 130mm x70mm for seven windows. Seventeen metres of parapet, model # P7180, sized 180mm x 95mm, fifteen metres of stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm and forty seven metres of quoining, model # Q500, sized 530mm x 30mm will also add the finishing touch.

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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.

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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.

 

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

 

 

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