French Provincial Style Decorative Mouldings For Modern House Builds

A fine example of Column Mouldings

A French provincial home of fifty squares situated at Gwenda Avenue, Canterbury  will look resplendent with two columns 3 metres high, each with a diameter of 400 mm, set upon Tuscan bases and topped with Tuscan capitals, all supplied by the Finishing Touch.

The decorative finish to the build and French provincial style was achieved with the addition of 72 metres of French provincial under gutter moulding, model # PE 70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 127 metres of French provincial parapet moulding, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm, and for the thirty three windows 245 metres of French provincial window architraves, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm and 19 metres of window sills, model # WSR15, sized 135mm x 185mm. Further decoration was added with 49 metres of quoining panel, model # Q300, 320mm x 30mm. Finishing Touch decorative mouldings can be viewed here.

The DAP system is highly recommended for adhering the lightweight decorative moulds to the building, and the Finishing Touch supplied thirteen Touch’n’Seal cans for this build.

The project for the build of a French provincial, two storey, fifty square home at 77 Maltravers Road, Ivanhoe is now progressing. This home will feature a widow’s walk.

Decorative mouldings, as shown in this blueprint,  have now been produced:

Custom made eave mouldings, sized 325mm x 250mm.

Custom made quoining panels to decorate the front of the house, sized at 630mm x 30mm.

Parapet mouldings, model # P400, sized 300mm x 285mm for the lower parapet. Another smaller parapet, model # P4160, sized 160mm x 160mm, as a stringer under the lower parapet.

Also, a parapet for the chimney, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm and stringer, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm.

Under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm provides an attractive finish to gutters.

Window architraves, model # WP12, sized 90mm x30mm, and the seven windows upstairs have window sills that are in fact usually used as window headers, model # WH1A, sized 175mm x 170mm, demonstrating the flexibility of use of decorative moulding styles.

On the balcony above the entrance  a single arch, 2 metres wide , model # WP12, sized 90mm x 30mm provides a lovely finish.

 

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Use Decorative Mouldings To Create A Stylish Façade

The Finishing Touch have just completed a project for an owner/builder on their forty square post-modern home at 14 Jackson Street, Forrest Hill, supplying decorative mouldings.
The house façade was much enhanced with the addition of 17 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 32 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8200, sized 200mm x 155mm, 7 metres of stringers, model # S1R4, sized 90mm x 70mm and 9 metres of parapet moulding, model # P8250, sized 250mm x 195mm, used around the balcony. The eight windows were beautifully finished with 72 metres of window arches, model # W1100, sized 100mm x 45mm which also extended to the two garage doors and were completed with 22 metres of window sills, model # WS5R2, sized 210mm x 140mm. View the range here.

A 30 square, Victorian style single storey house in Sale was also supplied with high quality decorative mouldings for an owner/builder. The 28.8 metres of under gutter moulding, model # PE70, sized 70mm x 70mm, 17 metres of plinth, model # DGBL300, sized 300mm x 40mm, 15 metres of stringer, model # SGR2, sized 55mm x 27mm, 43.2 metres of small parapet, model # P4125, sized 125mm x 120mm, 24 metres of quoining, model # Q300, sized 320mm x 30mm and 22 corbels will add considerably to the decorative finish of this stylish build. The windows were decorated with 22 metres of flatband used for window architraves, model # M120, sized 120mm x 30mm and 5.4 metres of window sill, model # WS172, sized 172mm x 60mm, was used for two main windows. View the range here.

The Finishing Touch decorative mouldings suit a range of architectural styles, including–
• Georgian Architecture
• French Provincial Architecture
• Mediterranean Architecture
• Tuscan Architecture
• Art Deco/Modern Architecture

The Finishing Touch can also design and manufacture customised decorative mouldings, using the same technology and manufacturing methods employed in producing the Finishing Touch range of architectural mouldings. Old or damaged decorative mouldings on existing buildings can also be replaced with high quality, long lasting Finishing Touch decorative mouldings.

All Finishing Touch decorative mouldings feature the exclusive trademarked “Driplip” system, which stops water marks and stains defacing the building below the mouldings.

 

2017 Colour Trends Married To Architectural Styles

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Looking at the Dulux colour trends for 2017 as forecast by Bree Leech, their Trend Forecaster, Creative Director, Producer and Stylist we can’t help but marry the different colour palettes with house styles. Entwine, based on the idea of weaving and woven colours and Construct based on architectural periods like brutalism with a focus on materials and form and  Sentience the offset to our online lives.

Entwine – an eclectic range of rich, warm colours in earthy red and botanical green with unexpected accents.  The palette is influenced by global cultures and landscapes from around the world, creating a link between modernity and traditions.  The architectural style that comes to mind is Tuscany or Mediterranean which would be a perfect fit to the colourful woven mats from far off lands and mix of rich, warm colours in the interior.  Decorative mouldings for this style from the Finishing Touch include corbels that protrude from the beams and are available in a wonderful array of shapes and styles.

Construct – Luxury is derived not from frivolity but raw materials, structure and form.  This pared back beauty is obtained from rawness in architectural angles, concrete, steel and galvanised finishes. Interiors follow an atmospheric palette of dark blues and greys with accents in platinum, copper and rust.  The architectural style is post-modern, with stark, simple lines. Decorative mouldings accentuate the lines with eave mouldings and flatbands, which can be made to any dimension.

Sentience – using textures in interiors to offset the effect of so much screen time in our lives, the lack of feeling crispy paper when reading  because now we read ibooks, izines and news online. The continual swishing and swiping on our devices means our eyes are tired and our finger tips are feeling the same flat surface, so when we look up and around us we should be surrounded by interesting textures like woollen knitted rugs, linen bedding, painted exposed brick and when we touch we should be feeling handmade ceramics, unrefined soaps and plants. A colour palette in subtle pastels in washed, earthy tones, soft naturals like earthy pinks, new beige and lichen greens. This would go beautifully in a French provincial style home,styled with the great range of Finishing Touch decorative mouldings specially designed for the French provincial style.

Decorative Mouldings Help Create French Provincial, Post-Modern and Tuscan Style Homes

Tuscan style home

Tuscan style home

Several projects are currently under development with the Finishing Touch, suppliers of quality architectural decorative mouldings for construction and maintenance in the building industry or to owner/builders. The first is for a French provincial fifty plus squares home in Glen Iris. The house will be finished after the style of the popular French provincial look with the addition of chimney moulds, under gutter moulds, eave mouldings, flatband mouldings and stringer mouldings. The entrance will be decorated with entrance door architraves and a keystone.

Illustrating how decorative mouldings can be used to create a variety of house styles, a fifty square plus home in Camberwell also requires decorative mouldings to complete its post-modern look. Window architraves, along with chimney moulds, large parapet mouldings and quoining mouldings will all help create the desired finish. Between the levels of the house mid parapet mouldings with stringer mouldings 400mm underneath on the horizontal with create a handsome look.

Two units side by side, each twenty five squares in a post-modern design will be finished with quite a number of decorative mouldings. The builder will use under gutter mouldings, eave mouldings, large parapet mouldings, stringer mouldings and window architraves. The use of keystone mouldings will add flair to the units, with each having a keystone over the balcony, a keystone at the entrance, a keystone over the garage and a keystone over a large window next to the entrance, which is actually the study window.

The Finishing Touch will supply decorative mouldings for a sixty square, Tuscan style property in Orange, New South Wales. This large house will be decorated with eave mouldings, stringer mouldings and large chimney mouldings. To help create the Tuscan look 220 corbel mouldings will be manufactured, each 250mm x 150mm x 100mm.

Decorative Mouldings Dress Up Shopping Centre, Units and Old Flats

The Finishing Touch are installing 15 x parapet mouldings, 208 mm width x 180mm high and totalling 36 metres in length inside one of the retail stores at the East Village Shopping Plaza in Zetland, NSW.  The lightweight parapet mouldings will dress up the store ready for opening.  Decorative mouldings help finish a build or renovation, whether external or internal, and help to create a distinct style whether it be modern, French provincial, Tuscan, Georgian or Art Deco.

A project under development is a large one, supplying house mouldings for two units, 30 squares and 27 square at lot 117 Rose Street, Glen Waverley.  Commencing in the next few weeks, the project calls for a large number of the house mouldings to be manufactured and installed.  The mouldings will add a lovely decorative finish to the units.  Mouldings to be used in the build are –
Arches
Eave parapet moulds with corbels (Tuscan style finish
Parapet moulds
Window Architraves
Feature Window Header
Square columns
Column Dressing
Pier Caps

An older block of flats in Rathmines Road, Fairfield will be refreshed with the addition of decorative architectural mouldings supplied by the Finishing Touch.  The window architraves and corbels in lightweight mouldings will not crack or warp and will last a long time, helping to keep the building looking well maintained.  The mouldings are made from computer cut high grade EPS polystyrene.  Sandstone finish mouldings are then triple coated with a multi-part compound and reinforced with a triple coating of sand for maximum strength and durability. The smooth finish mouldings are reinforced with fibreglass mesh and coated with 1 or 2 coats of an impact resistant and flexible polymer modified cementitious render for durability.

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.

Georgian

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.

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