Lath and Plaster Cavity Walls

What is lath and plaster?

Lath and plaster is a building process used to finish mainly interior walls and ceilings in Canada and the USA until the late 1950s. After the 1950s, drywall began to replace the lath and plaster process in the USA .

In the UK, lath and plaster was often used for interior partition walls and the construction of ceilings, before the introduction of plasterboard in the 1930s. In the UK  riven or split hardwood laths, of random length and sizes, were often used. Splitting the timber, as opposed to sawing in straight lines, followed the grain of the timber which greatly improved strength  and durability. Also, reed mat was used as a lath. The technique derives historically from the earlier, more primitive, wattle and daub.

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Which are the best fixings to use when mounting radiators, shelving, cupboards, TVs and other heavy items?

GeeFix cavity wall plasterboard fixings provide a really strong and secure fixing on to lath and plaster walls.

Geefix Plasterboard Fixing

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