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.

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

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

https://www.buildaustralia.com.au/news

 

Finishing Touch Introduces New Adhesive Product

We are so happy with this product that we want all our customers to have it! After five years using the DAP Touch’n’Seal system exclusively we, at The Finishing Touch, have concluded it is the only polyurethane foam product we recommend for our decorative architectural mouldings. It will be available for sale in November through The Finishing Touch and we are currently taking orders.

And why do we recommend DAP Touch’n’Seal? It’s the fastest moulding install method available with a drying and full grab time of only 3-5 mins (depending on humidity levels). Compared to most other polyurethane foam based products, which take 10 mins or more to dry, this is great news for builders where time means money.  And the other alternative, tile adhesive based powders are not really in the race, they are so messy to prepare and take much longer to set.

Touch’n’Seal is versatile too. It can be used for polystyrene foam cladding walls and, because it’s fire rated, it can be used as a gap filler around cables and pipes on building sites. With so many applications it’s a handy system to have on hand, able to be used on wood, masonry, insulating foam boards, metal, plastics and sheetrock.

The system comprises 3 items – Touch ‘n Seal Gun Foam II polyurethane foam, a high-performance, one component, approved Type V Residential Fireblock sealant. Sharpshooter-D Applicator Gun, specially suited for use with Touch ‘n Seal® gun foam products and is the correct one for proper application of the adhesive on architectural mouldings.

And when you’re done Poly Foam Cleaner easily cleans up any foam from hands, tools and applicator guns, dissolving any uncured polyurethane foam. It is important to use this cleaner as it’s  the only cleaner designed for the Sharpshooter –D Applicator Gun, keeping it thoroughly clean so it continues to perform.

 

As there will be limited supply and this is a popular system, we advise you get your orders in now so you can be sure to receive the DAP Touch’n’Seal system when it becomes available for sale in November.  Contact us to place your order.