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Building and Construction


We provide cost-effective solutions for the construction sector and our team are able to work hand in hand with contractors on construction projects of every size. We also supply builders’ merchants with a wide range of construction materials.

We have the flexibility to adapt quickly to customers’ requirements and offer rapid turnaround times, which are crucial in the construction industry.

Our expanded metal mesh products, including eml mesh, fencing, laths, boltboxes, expanded metal balustrades and both flattened and raised meshes, are used extensively in construction projects.


For more than 125 years, The Expanded Metal Company has supported the construction trade. Soon after it was conceived expanded metal was quickly adopted by the construction trade as the new standard in metal lath and concrete reinforcement.


Expanded metal laths provide an excellent key for finishing materials such as plasters and renders on masonry, ceilings, suspended ceilings and timber framed buildings. Our lathing is manufactured in galvanised sheet metal and galvanised metal panels, as well as in stainless steel materials. All of which can be used for internal and external applications.


In addition to its use on flat surfaces, lathing can be also used on projects where curved or domed shapes are required. Lath can also provide a quick, simple and cost-effective method of forming a key background around the steel to which a fire protection coating can then be applied.

As well as lathing for plasterwork, we also offer a range of high strength, anti-slip metal walkways and stairtreads used extensively for access gantries, ramps and bridges. In addition, our expanded metal mesh can be used for leaf guards, insect screens and bird guarding.

We also offer our Securilath™ range of security mesh for drywall that is used for target hardening drywall installations in facilities such as banks and armouries.

Insect screening


Plaster rendering

Bird guarding

Leaf guards


Brick reinforcement

ExMesh™ Securilath™

If you’d like to know more about our solutions for the building and construction sector, or would like to speak to us about a particular project, contact our team today on +44 (0)1429 867 388 or email