French Provincial Decorative Mouldings & Pier Caps

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Great example of French provincial architecture by Phillip Mannerheim.

Decorative mouldings for houses built in the French provincial style and pier caps have been in demand over the last month at The Finishing Touch.

The Finishing Touch supplied a French provincial house in Cranbourne South with 12 metres of large parapet, model # P8430, sized 430mm x 335mm and 40 metres of model #P8350, top parapet, sized 350mm x 280mm, creating an interesting feature, sitting across the front of the house and porch, with dentals underneath, sized 100m x 100m x 30mm, spaced at 100mm intervals. A further 72 metres of parapet, model# P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm and 27 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm were supplied.

Windows were finished with 220 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm in picture frame style, with no sills or headers. Two quoining panels, 54 metres of model # Q500, sized 530mm x 530mm and 115 metres of model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm added a spectacular decorative feature to the façade. The front fence was completed with three plain pier caps, sized 420mm x 420mm.

Another French provincial home in Templestowe had a very stylish el fresco area built at the rear of the house. This was achieved with the addition of 5.4 metres of windowsill, model #WSR1, sized 140mm x 210mm, 18 metres of window architrave, model #WDG8XY, sized 120mm x 50mm, and 7 window arches, model # WDG8XY. Stringer, model # S6R2, sized 55mm x 27mm was used to create a picture frame, which is a feature set upon short columns at the bottom of the staircase. Around the whole el fresco area is 36 metres of parapet, model # P250YZ, sized 250mm x 205mm. 18 metres of stringer, model #S20, sized 75mm x 50mm and 6 metres of stringer, model # S19A, sized 260mm x 90mm also decorated the area.

We supplied a big property at Woodend in Victoria with 40 x plain pier caps, sized 370mm x 370mm and eight small French pier caps, sized 490mm x 490mm, were shipped to Guildford, NSW.

The Finishing Touch keeps the following Pier caps styles in stock for quick ordering and delivery:

Victorian, plain, and small French in 37omm x 370mm, 490mm x 490mm and 600mm x 600mm sizes, with a limited supply of size 370mm x 490mm.

Modern French, sized 490mm x 490mm.

Also Fence capping, in plain, small French, modern French styles.

Checkout our full range of decorative mouldings.

 

 

 

 

Finish The Build With Decorative Mouldings

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A large 45 square, post-modern home in Fairfield is under construction and will be superbly finished with Finishing Touch decorative mouldings. The first floor will feature 25 metres of parapet mouldings, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, 62 metres of quoining panel, model # Q400, sized 430mm x 30mm, 17 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and five and half metres of window sills with a reveal, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. On the ground floor 15 metres of small parapet, model # P8200, size 200mm x 155mm, 15 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm, and 58 metres of quoining panels, model # Q400, sized 430mm x 30mm.

Windows will be elegantly finished with 11 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, size 100mm x 45mm, three metres of window sill with reveal , model #WSR15, sze135mm x 185mm. This build is using DAP touch’n’seal Gunfoam II to adhese the lightweight mouldings.

A mansion in Mt Martha is currently being renovated and expanded. The renovation will use twenty round, tapered columns, sized 280mm tapering to 240mm together with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases. The results are sure to be stunning.

Decorative mouldings for fence caps and pier caps can greatly enhance the appearance of a property. Recently two post-modern units, 25 square metres each, in Bayswater required nine metres of plain fence capping to finish the front fence. In Balwyn North two houses on a dual occupancy corner block, both approx 30 squares each, required custom sized pier caps supplied by the Finishing Touch to complete the build. Nine Victorian pier caps were sized at 620mm x 420mm and nine French pier caps were sized at 420m x 420mm to suit the fence, which was constructed from block work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality Finishes on Houses in December

 

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The end of the year approaches and the Finishing Touch are proud of the quality of the decorative mouldings they have supplied to builders in Melbourne, Victoria and some interstate during the year. This month we have supplied decorative mouldings for some interesting builds.

In Camberwell a 60 square metre, French provincial style house features 43 metres of custom made dome shape architraves, sized 100mm x 50mm supplied by the Finishing Touch. Also supplied were 74 metres of parapet, model # P8350, sized 350mm x 280mm and 27 metres of stringer, model # S60, sized 60mm x 45mm.

A three storey, post modern house in Mount Burnett, Victoria looks resplendent with eleven square, tapered columns, sized 350/290mm, with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases. The build was finished with 25 metres of parapet, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, 20 metres of parapet, model # P8120, sized 120mm x 90mm, 107 metres of parapet, model # P8300, sized 300m x 235mm and eight metres of stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm.

In North Balwyn a Georgian style house was finished with 38 metres of parapet moulding, model #P79GGEO, sized 225mm x 165mm in the Georgian style, 11 metres of stringer, model # S1RV, sized 90mm x 70mm, 131 metres of flatband for the architraves, model #M120, sized 120mm x 30mm, for the first floor. On the ground floor 65 metres of flatband, model # M25, sized 150mm x 30mm was used to create six arches above doorways, as well as being used for garage mouldings.

Two units, in the post-modern style, each 35 squares, in Camberwell were supplied with Finishing Touch mouldings. 117 metres of flatband was used to create window architraves, using model # DGB1003, sized 100mm x 30mm, with 45 metres of window sill, model #WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm to decorate the windows. Parapet eaves were supplied, with 108 metres of model # PE8 , sized 150mm x 240mm and 143 metres of parapet moulding , model #P7270 for the ground floor, sized at 270mm x 145mm.

 

We wish all our customers and readers a very Merry Christmas and look forward to supplying quality decorative mouldings and render in the New Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Build With Style and Elegance

Phillip Mannerheim design

The Finishing Touch continue to supply quality, decorative mouldings to Melbourne builders for residences being constructed in the suburbs of Melbourne. They also ship decorative mouldings to builders in country Victoria and interstate on occasion. They have built a strong reputation for supply of reliable, long lasting, light weight products that ensure a spectacular finish to any build.

For example, this year, in September, Finishing Touch supplied decorative mouldings for parapets, eaves, window architraves and window sills for a build of two French provincial style townhouses, 30 squares each, in Camberwell. They also supplied a grand French provincial, two storey, 45 square home in Taylors Hills with three different types of French provincial parapets, window architraves and window sills as well as eight window arches and two tapered columns for the front entrance with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases.

This build in Templestowe illustrates how extra flair can be created with the addition of other decorative mouldings, such as stringer mouldings, quoinings and chimney mouldings

 

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In addition to the more usual parapet eave mouldings, French provincial window architraves and French provincial window sills. Rivets and a keystone attached to the arched window above the entrance gave a further dimension of elegance.

Creating grandeur is now within reach of the average builder, for example a build in country Victoria, Bendigo, earlier this year was supplied with twelve tapered columns from the Finishing Touch as well as pier caps to be installed by the builder, providing the finishing touches to a grand country mansion.

The Finishing Touch have an extensive range of decorative mouldings and can also provide custom made sizing or design for any decorative mouldings to suit your architectural style. Call (03) 9761 4774 or email sales@finishingtouchmouldings.com.au

to discuss your next build requirements.

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.

Check out the mouldings and catch our July sales on render products and selected decorative mouldings.

Decorative Mouldings + Render Products For Builders

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The Finishing Touch have built a sound reputation for high quality, long lasting, reliable, light weight decorative mouldings for house exteriors. They have now added more products to their extensive range of decorative mouldings with a range of renders and tools.

The render products have been introduced to the range to provide an easy one stop shop for builders sourcing finishing products for their house builds. Now it will be possible to pick up your renders at the factory in Kilsyth at the same time as picking up your decorative mouldings. Alternatively, you can order both renders and mouldings by phone or email and have them delivered.

The Finishing Touch now stock

MACRENDER (medium) base render for use over clay/concrete bricks, aerated concrete blocks/panels. Medium grade general purpose render for application to stable masonry based surfaces with sufficient porosity. 20 kg bags.

MACRENDER HBS for use over previously painted masonry surfaces, expanded polystyrene EIFS panels, thermoset phenolic and PIR EIFS panels, clay/concrete bricks and blocks, aerated concrete blocks/panels, existing cement renders. Medium grade high bond strength render for application to demanding surfaces. 20 kg bags

MACRENDER Hi-build Use over, clay/concrete bricks/blocks, aerated concrete blocks/panels, existing cement renders. Coarse grade lightweight render for thick section application to stable masonry based surfaces with sufficient porosity. 16 kg bags.

MACBOND latex liquid. High performance polymer additive formulated to improve the properties of cement based mixes.

iQuip accessories – 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.

 

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.

 

French Provincial Home Features Corbels

 

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A French provincial, fifty five square residence in Canterbury is being finished with architectural, decorative mouldings from the Finishing Touch. These quality, light weight decorative mouldinga will ensure an eye catching façade. 89 metres of eave moulding with corbels, model # P6D320, sized 330mm x 270mm on the first floor creates a more decorative look than is usual with the French provincial style. The corbel is sized at 90mm x 90mm x 40mm (depth) in a square block. More decorative features are achieved with 87 metres of stringer moulding, model # S1R4, sized at 90mm x70mm. 19 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm decorate the windows and a large feature surround to the balcony window is created with 9.6 metres of parapet mould, model # P7220, sized at 220mm x 115mm. Windows are finished with 6 metres of window sill, model # WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm.

 

The ground floor is elegantly finished with 67 metres of parapet moulding with corbels, model # P6D320, sized 330mm x 270mm and 77 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, 90mm x70mm. Windows are decorated with 38 metres of window architrave W1100, 100mm x 45mm and nine metres of  window sill WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm. The front entrance features 12 metres of parapet mould surrounding the entrance, model # P7220, sized at 220mm x 115mm and two tapered columns sized 350mm at the base and 290mm at the top, with a Corinthian capital.

 

Currently under development a post-modern, three storey, seventy square home in Glen Waverley will require a custom sized decorative moulding. The second floor will be finished with 46 metres of large parapet moulding, model # M23, sized 265mm x 120mm.  On the first floor 69 metres of the customised parapet moulding, M23A, sized 265mm x 90mm will be needed with another 81 metres of the same customised moulding on the ground floor.

 

The Finishing Touch have a large range of ready-made decorative mouldings, but can also supply customised sizing and customised design decorative mouldings to the building trade.

Decorative Mouldings for Houses in Rowville, Ringwood North, Bulleen, Warrandyte and Ivanhoe

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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.

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.

See the Finishing Touch Products and contact us direct to discuss your next build.