Our laths are the result of many years careful observation of how different species of wood and cutting techniques behave in the potentially hostile environments that may occur.

Resistance to insect attack, splitting, movement, staining and all round durability have lead us to sawn Douglas Fir as the most stable long-term economic lathing option.

Traditional hand riven laths, split from oak, larch or chestnut can also be supplied, although more expensive, they offer the extra strength of running with the grain rather than cut.

We can also offer advice on detailing such as the use of pentice boards, stop beads and corner beads, such as the one above.

We do not offer sawn oak as a lath option, in our opinion it has no historic provenance and is prone to more than reasonable expansion and shrinkage, please call if you wish to discuss further.