metal lath

metal lath

[′med·əl ′lath]
(engineering)
A mesh of metal used to provide a base for plaster.

metal lath, metal lathing, steel lathing

metal lath
A base for plaster fabricated: (a) by slitting metal and then stretching it to form a diamond-shaped mesh or (b) by punching and forming sheet metal. Usually classified as rib lath, diamond-mesh lath, sheet lath, or wire lath.
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ClarkDietrich Building Systems manufactures drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction.
KeedeLath[TM] - A synthetic self-furring lath that is a lighter alternative to traditional metal lath.
ClarkDietrich Building Systems is a manufacturer of a full- line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction.
A metal lath is then added to the exterior gypsum which is finished off with a stucco coat, brick exterior, or some other facing.
Metal lath was wired around the rods, the interior filled with cement and small rocks, and the exterior cemented over.
The building facade was constructed of Portland cement plaster (stucco) veneer over metal lath applied to concrete masonry units (CMU) or exterior gypsum sheathing over steel studs.
No truer statement has ever been made, for in addition to having installed (at the time of this writing) over 100 bundles of diamond mesh metal lath, it was necessary to recycle every piece of angle iron used in the original construction.
Stucco in California is typically installed on open studs supported only by building paper, piano wire and metal lath.
The carpenters used wood lath for concave areas and on top of that put metal lath and finished it with plaster.