Lathers build structural frameworks for plaster and other materials, creating such wonders as theme park attractions and ornamental ceilings. While lathers once worked with wooden strips called lath, they now mostly employ wire and metal mesh to create structures of various shapes. UBC lathers provide a vital trade for UBC signatory contractors and their customers.

UBC’s skilled lathers rely on training, an eye for architecture, and years of experience to deliver projects that meet demanding specifications. They use everything from wire, screws, nails, clips, staples, metal studs, metal lath, and drywall to build frameworks that are often covered by plaster, drywall materials, or other finishes.