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 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 and exterior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction.
02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold): External insulated render to timber framed properties with structural cage systemExternal insulated render to masonry.Render on metal lath to wallsReroofing with tiles.Extending roofs with gable ladders to suit insulation thicknessRenewal of roof windows.Associated gas alterationsAssociated plumbing alterations internally and externallyCPV: 45000000, 45000000.
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.
(16) It took five men six weeks to complete the structure, which was built of concrete, wire mesh, bedspring connecting rods (used as a budget-saving measure in place of metal lath), and wood.
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.