You must be loaded mate. I remember that resort as we walked past it, it was for the rich & beautiful people. We hired a mini-moke and it broke down in the middle of town - we dumped it and got s**t-faced on Pinas.
All sounds normal spec to me. Done loads like this. Rib-lath is my preferred on timber. As long as you wire-tie mid-batten you should be crack free. Pricking up coat with sharp sand. So many intricacies in this application. Loads of builders prepped jobs like this for me… give me strength!
What is the rest of the wall built of - brick/block? And if so, why didn’t the builder just block it up and then render/float whatever. Or, if the garage is sound & dry, remove the cement board and replace with plasterboard and just plaster it - this of course is dependent on the existing...
Did you slurry it just for a key? When you slurried the walls did you stipple it , scud it or just paint it on? If I scud a wall I always leave it over night anyway and if high suction I soak it before scudding.
Floating both sides of this wall, it has a 30mm bulge one side and 30mm belly the other from one end to other. Shocking blockwork, builder said ‘bend the plaster’
Lord above, give me the strength to carry on!
All off and back to brick for a proper job. I’d float and set it in solid plaster (nothing like a solid wall), but you could board it and skim it. Mesh man is dreaming…can’t polish a turd, looks f**k*d. How many rooms need doing?
Go and look at their previous work - look very carefully, find out if the same blokes that did the good work are doing your work. Are you having lighting that shines straight up at your new render (if so, tell the plasterers so they know this).