Create A Classic Style Home Or A Modern Twist With Decorative Mouldings

Although decorative mouldings were most popular during the Victorian era and defined the Victorian building, they have been used through many eras and for numerous styles of building.  These days they are used to create a style from yesteryear or add interest to a modern building.

 

With the latest development in decorative moulding manufacture, the once heavy mouldings now come in a lightweight design that is easy to transport, fix and finish.  The Finishing Touch distribute this innovative moulding design, developed and manufactured by Advanced Mouldings. Mouldings were originally made from stone then stucco followed by terracotta, with plaster used for intricately designed interior ceilings.  Now the Finishing Touch offer mouldings made from computer cut high grade EPS polystyrene, triple coated with a multi-part compound and reinforced with a triple coating of sand.

The Eyrie

The range of different moulding shapes can be used to create many different styles, such as a French Provincial style home, as illustrated in the award winning Eyrie with its French neo classical façade. The Finishing Touch moulds are an integral design element of this classic façade.

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Mouldings can also create a classic Georgian style façade, as illustrated in this house.  Builders and House Designers can choose the appropriate moulding shape, placing them in the right position to create the desired effect.

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Art Deco is a popular, elegant and more modern style which can be ably re-created with the clever use of mouldings, as shown in this home.

Other styles that can be achieved through the use of mouldings are Edwardian, Mediterranean and Tuscan.  The Finishing Touch have a range of mouldings available, but they can also create custom made mouldings to customer specifications.

Architectural Decorative Moudings From Then to Now

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In architecture mouldings have been used inside and outside of buildings. Architectural mouldings are used to give shape and form.

Used to enhance the appearance of buildings, exterior mouldings were originally made in stone but from the 1800s stucco became a popular material, being more affordable. Popular in London in the early Victorian period it was used to create smooth, evenly coloured house fronts in terraces and for larger Victorian villas. It became less popular about the 1860s when the price of stone fell and terracotta became used more widely.

Interior mouldings, namely plaster cornicing, coving and ceiling roses were used not only to enhance a room’s proportions but to signify the room’s use and importance. Rooms that received guests such as the reception room, dining room, parlour and hall tended to have larger and more decorative mouldings.

Prior to the Victorian era decorative plaster mouldings were created on site by using fingers on wet plaster. In the 18th century, Italian stuccadores created intricately designed ceilings on site and by hand and the profiles and types of plaster ornaments increased enormously. The builder chose appropriate mouldings for the house and this could heavily influence whether the house sold or not. Elaborate mouldings justified a more expensive house. Mouldings came to emphasize the social hierarchy.

Each room featured decorative mouldings matched to its use, fruit would feature in the dining room and floral swags in the drawing room. The 19th century brought change again, with mouldings being less ornate and bulky and plaster mouldings becoming simpler as decorate wallpaper became more popular. In this century decorative mouldings are still used, often to recreate the look of bygone eras.  The Finishing Touch have created the next epoch with unique, lightweight and easy to install mouldings.

 

Create A Stylish Home With Columns, Arches And Decorative Windows

The use of decorative architectural mouldings on a building help create a specific look, whether it be French Provincial, Edwardian, Georgian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Art Deco or Modern. Light weight, easy to apply mouldings marketed by the Finishing Touch come in a range of shapes, styles and sizes.

Arches are a popular choice and create a stunning effect on a building. They are hand made and designed to follow the existing arch lines on the building, they can be made in almost any profile desired.  The look is usually topped off by a keystone on the arch.

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Columns are another popular choice and help create the look of the building, They are available in square, round, fluted and tapered shapes.

Column-COLSQ  Square columns come in the following styles:

square flat

square column capital, doric type

square column capital, single doric with plinth

square column capital, ornate type

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Round columns come in the following styles:

round (smooth finish)

round fluted

round tapered

The columns are made in two halves to wrap around steel or timber posts and come in a variety of sizes to fit columns from 200mm to 450mm.

Window decorations are mouldings that are ever in demand. Window architrave mouldings are used to decorate and highlight around windows, door entrances and garages. They come in a variety of designs and styles and some are even designed to suit aluminium windows.

Window-ArchitravesWB1   Although the mouldings are manufactured in standard lengths up to 3400mm they can be cut to suit specific window sizes to avoid wasted off cuts. Window Headers sit on top of a window, enhancing and augmenting its look. There are two designs to choose from and moulds are shipped in a standard length of 2.4m.  Any custom length can be ordered, however with a maximum length of 3.4 metres.

Mouldings can also be custom made to order.  For a free onsite consultation on the use of mouldings to suit your building design contact the Finishing Touch on 03 9762 1676.

Decorative Architectural Mouldings Eliminating Stains To Walls

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Stained walls are an eyesore on a beautiful building.  But now there’s a solution, the innovative Drip-Lip mouldings developed by Advanced Moulds for the Finishing Touch.  Conventional mouldings allow water to drip off the edge and run down the wall of the building, carrying dirt and pollution with it, creating unsightly stains on the walls. Now drips dripping off the edge of mouldings are a thing of the past. The new Drip Lip mouldings are designed so the water drips directly to the ground, not onto the wall. As a result dirt and pollution fall straight to the ground and walls do not get stained or discoloured.

With the trade-marked  Drip -Lip system ensuring walls don’t get stained, the look of the home is preserved and there are savings on painting costs.  Walls are kept dry, clean and moisture free.  The system was designed and produced by Advanced Moulds and is incorporated into the range of moulds offered by the Finishing Touch.

The Finishing Touch range of architectural decorative mouldings with the Drip-Lip system not only add beauty and style to a home but help preserve the life of the paintwork and health of the building. The marriage of beauty and practicality doesn’t end there. The moulds are light weight and guaranteed not to warp, shrink or bend. As rigorous standards in the production, installation and fitting of all mouldings are applied, customers can be assured of a quality finish to their building.

Adding an authentic finish to the design of the home or building, the decorative mouldings can create the following styles:

  • Edwardian
  • Georgian
  • French Provincial
  • Mediterranean
  • Tuscan
  • Art Deco
  • Modern

For a free onsite consultation on the affects you can create with Finishing Touch decorative architectural mouldings call  03 9762 1676 or mailto:finishingtouchmouldings.com.au

Architectural Mouldings Attractive Finishing Touch

Architectural mouldings add an attractive finishing touch to a building.  Traditionally render and concrete/cement based components have been used to create these stunning features, but they take time and time is money in the building industry.  The Finishing Touch have created an alternative, a unique architectural mould design, which is light weight, guaranteed not to warp, shrink or bend.  This new mould design is much faster to integrate into the building, a distinct advantage over traditional  mouldings.gallerya06thumb   Adding extra pizzazz to a building, giving it a classic finish is easy with the wide range of exciting and clever moulds to choose from. For an authentic look, be it French Provincial, Edwardian, Georgian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Art Deco or Modern the Finishing Touch can provide mouldings to suit with genuine and faithful renditions as developed by brand creator Advanced Moulds Pty Ltd.  The great selection of authentic mouldings will suit most building styles. Homeowners and builders can also develop their own specially designed custom mouldings, utilising the same proprietary methods used for other Finishing Touch products.

This unique, new range of mouldings are manufactured from computer cut high grade EPS polystyrene, triple coated with a multi- part compound then reinforced with a triple coating of sand for maximum strength and durability.  All mouldings are factory coated in a clear primer, sealing the mouldings and leaving them fully prepared for painting.  The process takes from two to four weeks from order to delivery.  You can request a no obligation site visit from Steven De Gregorio of Advanced Moulds. He will show you the full variety of architectural and decorative mouldings in the Finishing Touch range and help you select the best option for your building style.  Just call 03 9762 1676 to arrange your visit.