Traditional hand-split (riven) hardwood oak or chestnut plasterers laths.
Laths are fixed with a 6-8mm gap between laths so that SPH7 fibre reinforced pricking-up coat plaster can be pushed through and good strong nibs formed above or behind the laths.
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.
An environmentally sustainable product
Irregular 30 x 6mm hand-split thin timber slats
Indefinite stored in dry conditions.
Laths: 100 ft/m2 Lath nails: 1kg/1200ft laths
Available in 3 lengths – 4ft, 3’6”, and 3ft to suit joist centres. 4ft lengths normally in stock.
Wear gloves to avoid splinters. Goggles or facemasks to be worn whilst fixing.
TAN 7 Internal plain lime plastering
RJ 2.02 Basecoat plaster with fibres
RJ 2.09 Lime putty renders
Tradesmen familiar with the setting out and fixing of plastering laths should be employed.