LATHS & LINTELS
Lath is used for the creation and repair of lath and plaster walls and ceilings. Supplied as machine sawn or riven (hand split). Oak or chestnut was commonly used for making traditional timber lath. Riven lath is generally stronger but less flexible than sawn. Keys/nibs are formed by pushing the lime plaster between the lath spacing with a trowel. Backing coats of plaster typically contain animal hair to help plaster keys stay in place during drying and to minimise shrinkage.
Oak lintels and beams used are produced in the UK from green oak and air dried oak.
- OAK FRAME REPAIRS
- FITTING OF JOINERY ITEMS
- CUT AND PITCHED ROOFS