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.

Rupertswood a Beauty of Bygone Days

Rupertswood Mansion

When the foundation stone was laid for the build of Rupertswood on the 29th of August, 1874 over a thousand people were in attendance. Architect George Brown designed the mansion and it was constructed by George Sumner and Company. Its original interior design was by Shemmel and Shilton. The substantial entrance featuring a superb gatehouse and massive gates were designed by George Brown.

Gatehouse at Rupertswood

The two storey mansion featured a 100ft high tower, mansard roof and ‘widow walk’ and was surrounded by extensive gardens and parklands with a large artificial lake.

The mansion was built for Sir William Clarke in the borough of Sunbury and later passed to his son Rupert upon Sir Clarke’s passing. Rupertswood is of historical significance as it is the birthplace of the Ashes Cricket Series. The historic match was played at Rupertswood during the tour of 1882 and Lady Clarke presented the victorious Captain of the visiting English XI, Ivo Bligh, an urn containing the burnt bails from the match. Entertainment was the order of the day, with hunts, balls and house parties often held by the Clarke family. Their guests arrived by train at the Estate’s own private Railway Station, which was still in use until 2004.

This delightful mansion from yesteryear is a fascinating example of how the addition of exterior and interior architectural decorative mouldings add charm and beauty to the original design.

Rupertswood facade and interior

The decorative mouldings at that time would have been constructed from stone or cement masonry and quite heavy and difficult to place and expensive to repair. At the time such works had to be completed by artisan stone masons at great expense.  In this day and age it is so easy to add the beautiful finish a decorative moulding creates.  The Finishing Touch make a unique lightweight moulding, used on many house designs in Melbourne and surrounds. Their quality exterior decorative mouldings have gained a wide reputation for quality and longevity despite being lightweight and easy to adhere. A product warranty of 7 years is provided, however if a moulding requires replacing it is now relatively simple and easy to accomplish.

Columns Ancient and Modern

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Columns as a decorative architectural feature on buildings were used extensively in ancient times on important buildings. Three major systems in architectural design used by ancient Greeks have stood the test of time and are still seen in architecture to this day. These include the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles. Each order has its own definitive characteristics, however they can also be easily confused to the untrained eye.

The most famous Greek system used around the world today is the first order, the Doric style of architecture (pictured above) You will see Doric columns when you visit the Parthenon and Acropolis, distinguished by vertical columns and a plain roof. You will also see this style in historic buildings in southern Italy and Sicily; it is one of the oldest architectural orders that exists today.

The second style is the Ionic order. It is more delicate, intricate, and elegant than Doric architecture. Having originated in eastern Greece, Ionic structures are believed to have become dominant during the Hellenistic period.

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Then there’s the Corinthian style of architecture. Corinthian architecture is intended to be an altered version of the Ionic style with much more detail. Here you’ll see more scrolls , fruit and flower motifs and flourishes.

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These days, in modern Australian architecture we see columns used extensively in housing design.  With the advent of concrete and now lightweight eps building materials it is possible for builders to create columns for suburban homes.  The addition of columns, usually at the entrance of the home, creates a grand, sophisticated façade. The Finishing Touch have a range of lightweight mouldings for columns, both round, tapered and square with capitals in all the styles, along with bases.

 

 

Decorative Mouldings Supplier Moves Premises and Completes Large Project For Apartment Complex

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The Finishing Touch has been busy moving to new premises at Factory 6, 143 Canterbury Road in Kilsyth. With the move they now have a new telephone number. This change represents an upgrade to a more modern factory with better facilities and larger space for storage, which will be particularly helpful for Finishing Touch’s installer Precise Profiles.

A large project recently undertaken to manufacture and install lightweight mouldings was for a substantial block of apartments at 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern being built by Krongold Constructions. This apartment complex is a post-modern, three storey high building with a fifty six squares top floor, thirty squares second floor, fifty six squares ground floor and a basement of forty squares, totalling one hundred and eighty two squares. The mouldings supplied were:
Stepped band mould on the second floor at 300mm x 90mm
Pilaster capital on the second floor, 180mm high
Parapet for balustrade capping on the terrace of the first floor and parapets for the first floor, 80mm x 280mm
Window headers for first floor windows 110mm x60mm and ground floor windows 185mm x 35mm
Moulding insert for the main entry frieze 375mm x 375mm
Parapet capping for the pool building 570mm x 90mm
Parpapet capping for balustrade in courtyard area, retaining wall along driveway and ground floor balustrade 80mm x 200-380mm (to suit blockwork).

Being in Sydney a job for the Bonavista Hotel  at 76 Middle Head Road, Mosman was for supply only of fifty four lengths of three metre stringers (model # S5) measuring 120mm x 35mm, thirty metres of wall capping (model # WC2) measuring 358mm x 110mm, six parapet mouldings (model # S19) 120mm x 89mm and one Arch with a radius 1200mm (model # S19).

Another property in Wandana Heights, Victoria  required the supply only of thirty lengths parapet (M258B) 258mm x 190mm x 2400mm length and thirty lengths stringer (DGC093) 95mm x 71mm x 2400mm length.

Decorative Mouldings For Properties in Glen Iris, Ballan and Geelong

An example of decorative mouldings

The Finishing Touch are steadily growing their reputation as suppliers of superior quality decorative mouldings, reliability and style across Victoria. They have just completed manufacture of decorative mouldings for a post-modern, two storey, thirty square home situated at 1751 Malvern Road, Glen Iris with the installation stage of the project about to commence.  They have supplied parapets measuring 180mm x 95mm ( model no. P7180) and window architraves 100mm x 45mm (model no. W1100).  The exterior mouldings will be installed to the front of the building façade, with the window architraves on five windows – three upstairs and two downstairs. The parapet will be installed mid-level between the ground floor and the first floor.  An interesting feature is that the parapets will be used to form a column capital atop the square columns at the entrance.

Two hundred and twenty metres of parapets and two hundred and forty metres of flatbands have recently been manufactured and installed on a single storey building of forty squares in Blakeville Road, Ballan in country Victoria. The parapets, model no. P7200, measure 200mm x 105mm, with the flatbands, model no. M120, measuring 120mm x 30mm.

Some Builders choose supply only of decorative mouldings, which the Builder for a property in Geelong recently did  for parapets and stringers  This single storey post-modern home has an under storey garage and seventy two metres of parapets, model no. M258B and measuring 258mm x 190mm were manufactured and supplied along with seventy two metres of stringers, model no. S1R2, measuring 90mm x 70mm recently by The Finishing Touch.

Architectural Style, Flair And a Stunning Finish

Award Winning Design The Eyrie

Award Winning Design The Eyrie

Creating a particular architectural style, adding flair and a strong statement to your house build is easily achieved with the addition of decorative mouldings. Whether building a French Provincial, Mediterranean, Georgian, Art Deco or Post-Modern home decorative mouldings will help achieve the style and look you desire.  The modern type of decorative architectural mouldings are lightweight and easily installed to the finished build, prior to painting. The Finishing Touch have developed a manufacturing process that produces lightweight mouldings of a very high quality in a smooth finish or sandstone finish. The most popular features throughout the history of buildings have been arches and columns and now-a-days, with the application of lightweight mouldings, it is so easy to make a grand design statement.

Arches
Arch mouldings are made to follow existing arch lines and can be cut in almost any profile desired. Once a template, with the radius or the span and rise desired for an arch, is supplied it will to be specifically moulded to meet the specifications.
Keystones
Keystones were originally the pivotal point of an arch, they then became highly decorative as well. They come in a large range of sizes to suit different arch spans, whether over a window or an entrance. Style-wise there is a choice of designs from Grecian style scrolls and flourishes to modern, clean lines.
Columns
Column mouldings are made in two halves to wrap around steel or timber posts. They come in four main shapes – round, fluted, square and tapered.  Column capitals are also available for columns and come in a variety of styles including Doric, Ornate or Single Doric with Plinth to suit all four main shaped columns. Columns and column capitals come in a range of sizes, with square columns being able to be made to any custom size.
The selection of decorative mouldings from the Finishing Touch range will ensure not only design integrity but a long lasting exterior moulding guaranteed not to warp, shrink or bend once installed.

Finishing Touch Decorative Mouldings Installation

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Before & After Decorative Mouldings

Before & After Decorative Mouldings

The Finishing Touch is pleased to announce it now has an exclusive arrangement with Precise Profiles for all installations of decorative mouldings. Precise Profiles, owned and operated by Andrew Thomas for nearly 20 years, is a very proficient specialist group focussed entirely on providing installation services for architectural decorative mouldings.

The Finishing Touch provide the very best quality decorative mouldings available with Andrew and his team following up to ensure a timely schedule for installation and job completion. The Precise Profiles team service greater Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula and other growth areas. Andrew will liaise with builders to ensure that the installations are completed in line with their job planning and scheduling.

For your next project please contact Steve De Gregorio to schedule the manufacture of your quality decorative moulding requirements prior to contacting Andrew Thomas at Precise Profiles to schedule installation. Please allow up to 4 weeks for completion of the manufacturing process.

Andrew and his team of professionals have completed over 16,000 jobs in the last 18 years. He has a reputation in the building industry for quality installation and the utmost in reliability. All work undertaken by The Finishing Touch and Precise Profiles carry a 7 year installation guarantee, provided in writing at the completion of your project. Quotations provided include all materials and labour required to complete your specified installation and ‘Best Practice Methodologies’ only will be utilised.

Steve De Gregorio welcomes Andrew and the Precise Profiles team to his enterprise and looks forward to satisfying your requirements with confidence, delivering lightweight, exterior decorative mouldings on budget and on schedule for your next project.