Study 4

 Lath and Plaster Ceiling

Property : Crown Court.  

InstructionReplace lath and plaster ceiling and wall, run cornice detail

MaterialSand and lime, riven oak lath.

Our task here was to remove unsafe lath and plaster celing and re-install.The ceiling was a portico of a Crown Court which was 30ft high. We had to implement and adhere to strict health and safety rules as the court was still in use.  We installed new riven oak lath using stainless steel ring shank nails.We then applied the lime mortar scratch coat. This coat then had to be left for 4 weeks until the carbornation process took place. The floating coat was then applied and left to carbonate for a further two weeks. The lime cornice was then run to match the existing profile before finally applying the skim coat.

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new riven oak lath ceiling ready for lime plaster lime plastering, sand and lime scratch coat on lath ceiling lime plastering, sand and lime float coat on lath and plaster ceiling and new cornice lime plastering, sand and lime finish coat new lath and plaster ceiling

lime plastering, sand and lime finish coat new lath and plaster ceiling