Adding Finishing Touches with Decorative Mouldings

french provincial home lights

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.

Check out Finishing Touch range of decorative mouldings.

 

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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.

macbond

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.

 

Architectural Mouldings for North Balwyn and Pier Caps

43 Hilda St, Balwyn front

The Finishing Touch has had an order for a property in North Balwyn in development for several months and the decorative mouldings have just been shipped to the site for installation this week for the first floor. This French provincial, fifty square home will now be finished with 79 metres of eave mouldings, model # PE8200, sized 195mm x 155mm, 91 metres of parapet mouldings, model # P8250, sized at 250mm x 195mm, 38 metres of quoining panels Q300, sized at 320mm x 30mm. Windows will be decorated with 31 metres of window architrave, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm, 6 metres of window sills, model # WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm, as well as 5 keystones, model # K155. DAP Touch n Seal adhesive and sealant were also supplied for application.

Decorative mouldings for the ground floor will be supplied next week. They include 86 metres of  stringer, model # P8120, sized at 120mm x 90mm, 60 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized at 320mm x 30mm, 36 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm, 9 metres of window sill, model # WS15, sized at 130mm x 65mm and 6 keystones, model # K155.

The Finishing Touch is often asked to supply pier caps for fencing, which make a handsome finish to the property and enhance the streetscape. Recently two builders have ordered them. A build in Yarrawonga are being supplied with twenty four French style Pier caps – twenty one sized at 490mm x 490mm, two at 370mm x 370mm and one at 490mm x 370mm. Another build in North Balwyn are being supplied with nine French small pier caps custom sized at 535mm x 535mm.

 

Banyule is an architecturally significant building as one of Victoria’s earliest grand residences and also for its sophistication and style. Colonial Architect John Gill designed the home and it is the only remaining known rendition of the Elizabethan style designed by him.

The home was built in 1846 for a Mr John Hawdon, an Englishman who drove cattle overland from New South Wales to the Port Phillip District in 1836. He selected property in Heidelberg, a rural retreat for the landed gentry and very popular during the 1940s, that had splendid views of the Yarra River. Architect John Gill designed the property to be constructed in an Elizabethan style with french gables, crenellated oriel, pepper pot pinnacles and chimney groups and it had a part-shingled roof. The original roof was replaced with slate entirely by 1867.

Further additions were added to the property in a sympathetic style in 1908, designed by Architects Klingender & Alsop. A two storey wing was added to the south east and the kitchen block was linked to the house on the north side. Later on, in 1922, repair work was carried out. The house was altered by Yuncken Freeman Architects in 1975 for use by the National Gallery of Victoria.They removed internal walls and doors, added a chimney and filled in fireplaces.

Grand houses of this era were highly decorated with decorative mouldings. In this modern era it’s possible for middle class suburban residences to exude elegance and grandeur with the addition of lightweight, decorative mouldings. The Finishing Touch are the experts when it comes to quality decorative mouldings. So much easier to transport and attach, the new, modern decorative mouldings have opened up the possibilities for decorative finishes to new builds.

 

Decorative Columns Made Easy

Columns have long been used not only structurally, but also decoratively, and are associated with grand buildings. The Parthenon is one of the most famous examples of a colonnade of columns that create a grandiose affect to the onlooker’s eye. When columns were made from stone and then concrete they were only constructed in stately buildings, due to the cost and effort.

The Parthenon

The humble residential home was not often decorated with grand columns at the entrance.

There has been a revolution in the construction industry in more recent times with the introduction of decorative mouldings made from a lightweight material.  These lightweight mouldings are easily transported to the building site and simply attached to the building. A far cry from the original mouldings that were mixed onsite and created by craftsmen in decorative designs. Those designs are still available but are pre-moulded and delivered. The most commonly used designs these days are simpler, but if a more complex design is desired, these can be specifically custom designed by the Finishing Touch, suppliers of lightweight decorative mouldings

The Finishing Touch are renowned suppliers of quality decorative mouldings for columns. During the construction stage a thin metal or wooden post is inserted into the building for the columns; the lightweight column mouldings are delivered in two halves and adhered around the post. Columns are available in round, fluted, square and tapered shapes.  Caps, capitals and bases are also supplied by the Finishing Touch in a variety of patterns.

These days many modern homes boast a stunning entrance featuring columns, creating a stately presence on the streetscape.

It is due to the technology of the lightweight mouldings now broadly used by builders to enhance the façade of the residential homes they construct.

Decorative Mouldings Create Stunning, Stylish Facades

French provincial Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.

A double storey, 55 square house in Mount Waverley with French provincial influences is currently under construction. The exterior on both levels is handsomely decorated with the addition of lightweight, decorative mouldings provided by the Finishing Touch. The top storey features an arch over the window with a keystone, above the balcony over the front entrance. The effect is achieved with Finishing Touch mouldings model # W1120, sized 120mm x 55mm and Key1010, sized 350mm x 240mm. 9.6 metres of a large parapet, model # P8430, sized 43mm x 335mm, decorates the top centre of the balcony.

22metres of parapet moulding, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, has been used as an eave moulding, whilst 2.4 metres of stringer, model # S20, sized 75mm x 50mm and 12 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized 370mm x 30mm add further decorative qualities. The five front windows are finished with 36 metres of window architrave, model # W1120, sized 120mm x 55mm and 8.4 metres of window sill, model # WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm, contributing to the creation of a stunning façade.

The ground floor is decorated with 38.4 metres of parapet moulding at the mid level, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, 3 metres of stringer, model # S20, sized 75mm x 50mm,  and 17 meters of quoining, model # Q300, sized 370mm x 30mm. The windows are decorated with 42 metres of window architrave, model #W1120, size 120mm x 55mm and 6 metres of windowsill, model #WS15, sized 130mm x 65mm and the front window features an arch and keystone (the same model numbers as for the top floor).

A single level, 40 square home in the post-modern style in Templestowe is under development. This build will require 72 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm, 65 metres of window architraves , model #WDG8XY, sized 120mm x 50mm, for ten windows, that are further decorated with arches, 1000mm in diameter. Decorative mouldings for the front door, at 1800 diameter, will complete the architectural features of the façade.

Some builds only require a simple decorative moulding, as is the case for three units under development in Burwood. 69 metres of flatband moulding, model # DGB1003, sized 100mm x 30mm is needed for these post-modern units, each 22 squares.

The Finishing Touch decorative mouldings can be viewed on the products page of the website.

 

 

 

 

Decorating French Provincial and Post-Modern House Facades

Decorative mouldings improve facade of these units.

The Finishing Touch has been busy this week with planning for three properties under development.  The first project is a 60 square property of three units in Tooronga Road, Glen Iris, Post-modern in style with a peaked roof.  This build requires 91 metres of eave mouldings, model # P8300, sized 300mm x 235mm and 360 metres of window architraves, model # WDG8XY, sized 120mm x 50mm.

A larger project is for a French provincial style home of sixty squares in Canterbury designed by a leading Australian Architect. Decorative mouldings are all to a proprietary design with shapes and dimensions supplied by the Architect/Designer. The Finishing Touch supplies custom designed architectural mouldings and was able to meet the design brief for this build. Decorative mouldings required for the first floor are 108 metres of parapet, sized 375mm x 310mm. 108 metres of a larger parapet, sized 320mm x 845mm and 96 metres of a smaller parapet, sized 370mm x 155mm. Five arches, 1200mm in diameter add further glamour. On the ground floor 70 metres of parapet mouldings and another 70 metres of the larger parapet together with 28 individual quoining blocks, sized 600mm x 300mm, are highly decorative, as are the five columns, 3 metres high with Tuscan capitals and Doric bases. Windows are decorated with 42 metres of window architraves, sized 130mm x 80mm and 10.8 metres of window sill with a plinth reaching to the ground, all up sized at 785mm x 650mm.

Another property in Toorak is also in the French provincial style. To decorate the façade of this fifty five square house decorative mouldings for fifty metres of parapet moulding, model # P4300, sized 300mm x 285mm, twelve metres of parapet, model # P4160, sized at 160mm x 160mm, 13 metres of stringer, model # S1R4, sized at 90mm x 70mm plus 50 metres of window architraves, model # W1100, sized at 100mm x 45mm and 91 metres of quoining, Q300, sized at 320mm x 30mm. Finishing touch models can be viewed on the products page.