High Quality Decorative Mouldings In Demand

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Great example of French provincial architecture by Phillip Mannerheim.

The Finishing Touch have been busy lately supplying a builders with high quality decorative mouldings.

A French provincial house of 45 squares in Glen Waverley has been elegantly finished with 17.5 metres of parapet moulding model # P250JV, size 250mm x 175mm, 17.5 metres of parapet moulding with corbels, model# P6240, size 240mm x 220mm and 60 x corbels model # C17, size 65mm x 80mm x 80mm. Windows have a quality finish with 64 metres of window architrave, model # M1, size 110mm x 30mm,13.5 metres of window sill, model # WS5R2, size 133mm x 91mm and 14 metres of window header, model # W190JV, size 180mm x 190mm.

Further decorative features are achieved with 45 metres of quoining panels, model # Q400, size 430mm x 30mm, 5 metres of stringer, model# S1R4, size 90mm x 70mm, 10 metres of column capitals GC4, size 168mm x 54mm and 10 metres of column base GC6, size 178mm x 80mm for brick square columns at the entrance porch.

A project under development is for three units in Blackburn, each thirty squares , in the post-modern style. Lightweight decorative mouldings required for this build consist of 242 metres of parapet, model # P190JV, size 190mm x 165mm, 60 metres of flatband, model # DGB100, 100mm x 20mm, 153metres customised flatband as architrave with reveal, size 120mm x 120mm and 12.5 metres of small parapet, used as a eave moulding, model # P130JV, size 130mm x 130mm,

A single level, post modern home of 25 squares in Officer, Victoria was supplied with 70 metres of parapet, model # P7220, size 220mm x 115mm, 63.5 metres of window architrave, model # WP12, size 90mm x35mm and 5 metres of window sill with reveal, model # WSR15, size 135mm x 185mm.

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Houses and Apartment Elegantly Adorned With Decorative Mouldings

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A recent job was for two units, post modern design, 25 squares each. The Finishing Touch supplied 44 metres of parapet moulding, model # EP28, size 170mm x 90mm, 72 metres of window architrave, model # W22, size 100mm x 30mm, 28 metres of window sill WS5, size 130mm x 70mm, 84 metres of quoining panel model # Q300, size 320mm x 30mm and 90 metres of stringer, model # S60, size 60mm x 45mm. The elegance extended to the streetscape with Georgian pier caps, three 490mm x 490mm, and five custom sized 970mm x 490mm.

In Glen Waverley a French provincial, 55 square home was beautifully finished in decorative mouldings. 72 metres of eave parapet moulding, model # P8300, size 300mm x 235mm, a balcony arch made from parapet moulding, model # P8300, size 300mm x 235mm and 24 metres of quoining panel, model # Q300, size 320mm x 30mm created a decorative finish. Eight windows were adorned with 56 metres of architrave, model # W1100, size 100mm x 45mm,with a keystone Key150, size 150mm x 120mm. Two chimneys make a handsome statement with 18 metres of chimney moulds, model # P8155, size 155mm x 120mm,

Ever popular pier caps were supplied for a French provincial home in Glen Waverley. The streetscape was improved with nine pier caps, 7 x small French 490mm x 490mm and 2 x small French custom sized 480mm x 960m.

A house in Ballarat, under development, will have a highly decorative finish with the addition of 350 metres of architrave, model # W19D, size 120mm x 55mm, 261 metres of eave moulding, model # PE16, size 160mm x 150mm, 201 metres of custom design plinth 800mm x 30mm around perimeter of the base and 88 metres of window sill model # WSR1, size140mm x 210mm.

A house in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula, will be undergoing an exotic addition with eighteen columns, round, plain, tapered with 300mm Doric base and 250mm Tuscan capital for each column.

 

 

 

 

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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Build With Style and Elegance

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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.

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 For Latest Building Projects

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Projects just completed are for a three unit, post-modern property in Glen Waverley. The Finishing Touch supplied 95 metres of eave moulding, model # PE8, sized 240mm x 150mm, 18.5 metres of model # P8250 parapet moulding, sized 250mm x 195mm and 227 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized at 320mm x 30mm. Window were decoratively finished with 182 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm, 44 metres of window sills, model # WSR15, sized at 135mm x 185mm and three keystones, model # COR8162.

180 metres of parapet moulding, model # M258S, sized 270mm x 200mm, 8.4 metres of model # M23 parapet, sized 265mm x 120mm and 45 metres of model #M120 flatband, sized 120mm x 30mm were supplied for a post-modern house in Nunawading. A further 15 metres of window sills model #WS2, sized 130mm x 70mm finished the build, with Davco mastic powder supplied for the sealant.

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A stylish, French provincial house in Templestowe now boasts a highly decorative façade with twelve arches and a balcony, with nine metres of large balcony architrave, model # W11JV, sized at 250mm x 50mm and the arches supplied by The Finishing Touch. Windows are also finished decoratively with Finishing Touch architectural mouldings, 126metres of window architrave, model # WDG8XY, sized at 120mm x 50mm, 21 metres of window sill, model # WS15D, sized 170mm x 85mm, 20 custom made window base blocks and 30 metres of window headers, model # WH1A, sized 175mm x 170mm. 27 metres of plinths were also supplied, model # DGPL400P, sized 400mm x 55mm.

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New Render Supplier for Builders and Tradies

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The Finishing Touch have long prided themselves on supplying quality decorative mouldings that last and add value to a build. They have now expanded their range of building products to include render and rendering tools. In line with their core values they have sourced render products from suppliers that have a sound reputation for quality, Macrender and iQuip.

The products now being supplied through The Finishing Touch include MacRender (medium), a medium grade general purpose render for application to stable masonry based surfaces such as clay/concrete bricks and aerated concrete blocks/panels, MacRender HBS, a medium grade high bond strength render for application to demanding surfaces such as painted masonry and expanded polystyrene EIFS panels and MacRender Hi-build, a course grade lightweight render for thick section application.  A high performance polymer additive MacBond latex liquid is also available as well as render accessories such as angles, hawks, trowels and floats from iQuip.

It is very important that the footings, construction and structure of a house is sound and built to last. Finishing the build is just as important in terms of the design and look of the home and how it appears on the streetscape. Architectural, decorative mouldings such as parapet moulds, window architraves and sills provide a basic, handsome finish. To create interest and  glamour to the house additional decorative mouldings, such as columns, arches, corbels, quoinings and keystones, provide pizazz and a sense of style. A good render finish is also important and the quality and lasting properties of both the render and decorative mouldings is imperative to ensure satisfaction for the home owner.

Please call Steve De Gregorio on 03 9761 4774 or email sales@finishingtouchmouldings.com.au to discuss your next build or renovation and get a no obligation quote. You can be assured of quality, service and a long lasting finish.

 

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.

 

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

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