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.

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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.

WELL Is The New Focus Of Building Design

Indoor Park 480 Queen St Brisbane

Indoor Park 480 Queen St Brisbane

Wellness and the health of occupants in building spaces is now one of the growing focusses for building practice around the world.  The launch of the Wellbeing standard by the International Well Building Institute last year has been well received around the world and an office building at 480 Queen Street, Brisbane is an example of the type of innovative practice that a WELL build incorporates. From a roof top tree grove that offers spectacular views and a conveniently located green space for its occupants to a 1,400 square metre in-building park that spans workspace and environment to activity-based open area workspaces that encourage mingling and collaboration,  this building is a market leader in energy efficiency, environmental performance and support for human health.

Currently the WELL Building Standard v1 is applicable to commercial and institutional office buildings, but IWBI has pilot versions of the standard that can be applied to new building sectors.

The introduction of The Finishing Touch Planter Box range, using the same manufacturing processes as their architectural decorative mouldings, couldn’t come at a better time, with this growing focus on healthy buildings. Plants of course have long been known to create a better air environment, one of the first principles of the WELL standard.  With lightweight Planter boxes plants can be placed inside or outside and easily moved to catch the light with the change of seasons.

Finishing Touch Planter Boxes

Finishing Touch Planter Boxes

Clustering of plants to create mini forests is elegantly achieved using the different sized Planter Boxes.  Continuity of style is achieved with Planter Boxes available in the design style to complement the style of the building. Gorgeous inside-outside living spaces, healthy buildings and style integrity is on the doorstep with the Finishing Touch Planter Box range on sale in September 2016.

Decorative Mouldings for French Provincial, Victorian, Edwardian and Post-modern Styles

 

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The Finishing Touch have been busy at 138 Cooper Street, Essendon with work in progress on the ground floor installing decorative mouldings, which is expected to be completed next week. The charming French provincial style, fifty square home will be finished with the addition of quoinings, French provincial parapets 250mm x 193mm, matching stringers 90mm x 70mm (model # SR4) French provincial window architraves 90mm x 40mm (model # W1090) and French provincial window sills to match 135mm x 185mm (model # WSR15). The front entrance of the house will be decorated with columns and French provincial window architraves used as a picture frame around the columns. These architraves measure 55mm x 27mm (model # W6R2). Plinths will also be installed at the bases of the columns, with chamfer.

Another French provincial style property, at sixty five squares, in Canterbury is under development. Many custom made decorative mouldings will be used on this build. They include:
chimney parapet and stringer
large parapet 300mm x 300mm
stringers as a small parapet 150mm x 135mm
eave parapet 155mm x 200mm
Ten arches all 1200mm wide
large window architraves 140mm x 65mm, with standard window sills to match (model #WSR15)
On the ground floor window blocks will go under the windows, in place of window sills; these measure 500mm x 205mm x 85mm. Plinths will be used around base of the building, measuring 900mm x 150mm and flat panels measuring 900mm x 60mm will be installed on the ground floor and the upper level.

Several properties had pier caps installed over the last week or so –
1A Thomas Street, East Brighton had fifteen pier caps, Victorian style, installed to complete the build. A post-modern house at 25 Pakington Street, Kew had originally had the Finishing Touch supply architectural decorative mouldings. Now ten pier caps are being ordered in Edwardian style to complete the exterior. A house at 94 Forrester Street, Essendon had pier caps as well as wall capping and plinths on external walls 400mm x 40mm, similar to a kicker on the base of the wall.

Don’t Lose Value On Your Home With Inferior Decorative Mouldings

Example of decorative mouldings creating a grand facade.

Example of decorative mouldings creating a grand facade.

A house with crumbling exterior mouldings or decorative mouldings that actually fall off the façade look neglected and loose value. This can happen in older homes where poor quality decorative mouldings have been installed, but it can even happen in brand new buildings.  The Finishing Touch, suppliers of high quality, lightweight, decorative mouldings, are often called upon to replace damaged mouldings on homes with their superior quality, long lasting exterior mouldings.

One such home was a large, one hundred squares, multi-storey home in Kew that had been recently built in a post-modern design.  This lovely home overlooking the Yarra River had substandard mouldings installed in the original build. Unfortunately, some were not completed, some were installed incorrectly, some weren’t even level, joins were visible with the mouldings not meeting and corners were broken with poor, patchy repairs. Thanks to the quality, competency and professionalism of the Finishing Touch, who repaired and replaced the decorative mouldings, this grand home now has the stunning finish it deserves. Another example was an older style home in Bulleen that had cracked concrete mouldings and was being restored. The Finishing Touch were able to replace these with high quality window architraves and sills , giving the façade of the old building a face lift!

There are many such stories but also matching decorative mouldings to those already installed, if of sufficient quality, is also something the Finishing Touch can do.  Builders trust the Finishing Touch to ensure that the new decorative mouldings blend in and complement those already on the house. The Finishing Touch are highly sought after because Builders have learnt that they are highly experienced, provide a superior quality product that lasts and give a seven year warranty on their moulding installations.