Installation of Metal Lathing and Mesh
Fixing of Expanded Metal Lathing Sheets
Fix with the long way of mesh running from support to support, with all strands sloping downwards and inwards from the face of the coating. Always ensure when fixing that allowance is made for overlapping sheets by 50 mm length ways and 25 mm width ways.
To connect to timber use 40 mm plasterer’s nails or staples at 100 mm centers. Start at the center 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. do not use galvanized fixings with stainless products.
To fix to steel channels, tie with 1.2 mm tying wire at 100 mm centers. 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.