An internal wall and ceiling finishing technique that is sound absorbing and heat retaining. Horizontal rows of chestnut, hazel or oak laths are fixed to either side of a timber stud wall or ceiling framework, and the laths covered, filled and sealed with lime plaster.
In a wall, the stud construction was and is first filled with paper or wool for insulation.
An ancient construction technique, similar to the more rustic wattle and daub exterior construction with a woven structure that is covered and fixed with a mixture of wet soil, clay, sand , animal dung and straw. Essentially adobe or cob over a woven lattice framework.