Expanded Metal Lath is mainly produced as a key for plaster when applied on suspended ceilings and walls. It is also suitable for encasing steel columns and beams, assisting in the protection from fire.
Stainless steel - 2500 x 700mm
Galvanised - 2438 x 685mm
Timber Support -
To connect to timber use 40mm plasterer’s nails or staples at 100mm centres. Start at the centre of the sheet and work out towards the edges. Always fix at an angle to allow lath to be pulled tight. Ensure that compatible corrosion resistant fixings are used.
Metal Support -
To fix to steel channels, tie with 1.2mm tying wire at 100mm centres. Tie by creating a ‘hairpin’ shape with the wire, then pull tight and twist. Take care that cut wire ends are not close to plaster surface
To Solid Background -
Expanded Metal Lath can be fixed to a solid background using a suitable fixing with an integral spacer/washer and large diameter headed screw/nail that will keep the sheets firmly in place.