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Traditional hand-split (riven) hardwood oak or chestnut plasterers laths.

Laths are fixed with a 6-8mm gap between laths so that SPH8 fibre reinforced pricking-up coat plaster can be pushed through and good strong nibs formed above or behind the laths.

Sawn oak laths are also stocked.

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Description

Laths are fixed ‘block-staggered’ every 600-750mm, butted (not overlapped) and fixed with non-ferrous nails or screws. Stainless steel ring-shank nails 30 x 2mm or stainless steel brads compatible with a nail gun are normally used. Stainless steel screws are best for patch repairs to delicate old ceilings. 

See technical advice here on Internal Plain Lime Plastering. To use with basecoat plaster with fibres and lime putty renders. 

Environmental Considerations

An environmentally sustainable product

Usage/Purpose

For fibre reinforced pricking-up coat plaster.

Coverage

Laths: 100 ft/m2, Lath nails: 1kg/1200ft laths

Shelf Life

Indefinite stored in dry conditions.

Finish

Irregular 30 x 6mm hand-split thin timber slats

Observations

Wear gloves to avoid splinters. Goggles or facemasks to be worn whilst fixing. Tradesmen familiar with the setting out and fixing of plastering laths should be employed.

Application

Laths are fixed ‘block-staggered’ every 600-750mm, butted (not overlapped) and fixed with non-ferrous nails or screws. Stainless steel ring-shank nails 30 x 2mm or stainless steel brads compatible with a nail gun are normally used. Stainless steel screws are best for patch repairs to delicate old ceilings.

Availability

Available in 3 lengths – 4ft, 3’6”, and 3ft to suit joist centres. 4ft lengths normally in stock.