Many years experience in working over wood lathe and plaster board.
It is much more economical to re-plaster rather than to drywall due to the the rough cut lumber and uneven surfaces not suited for drywall.
Must consult before starting any renovations to avoid over costs.
Wood Lathe and Gypsum Plaster
wood lathe system mock up
strips of lathe 1 1/2″ wide, 4′ long, 1/4″ thick, covering the complete substrate leaving a 1/4″ gap between each strip. a layer of plaster covering the entire surface 3/8″ thick squeezing through the lathe creating a key then a thin layer of gauging plaster is applied then smoothed to a finish ready for paint
Gypsum lathe and Plaster
16″ wide sheets 4′ long 3/8″ thick, staggered on the walls expanded metal lathe in corners and over corners of doorways and windows with a layer of brown coat 3/8″ thick then plastered with a thin layer of gauging plaster to a finish ready for paint. This system was mainly used from the mid 1940’s to the mid 1960’s.