What is a timber batten?

What is a timber batten?

Timber battening is a design feature whereby strips of wood or timber-look materials are laid out in a linear series with a small space between them. It can be used on the exterior or interior of a home, either attached as cladding to the walls or ceiling, or installed as a standalone screen.

What is the purpose of battens?

A batten is generally a strip of timber (although it can also be steel or plastic) which is used in the construction of buildings. They are typically used as spacers to raise the surface of a material, or as a secondary framework onto which a surface may be fixed.

What size is batten?

Roof batten sizes are typically 25mm x 50mm and 25mm x 38mm, roof battens are a structural element of any roof and are a constantly misdiagnosed, overlooked aspect of roof construction. Roof battens provide vital structural functions to protect your roof.

What are Type A battens?

Treated Batten – Type A, high quality, and highly recommended product. Suitable for use as a fixing point for tiles on pitched roofs and protects against rot and fungal attack. The timber batten meets the safety and hazards requirements of the construction industry.

Why is it called a batten?

In order to seal these gaps, wooden strips a few inches wide were nails to the outside of the house where the boards met. The wooden strips were known as battens, and this style of siding became known as board and batten.

What wood is used for battens?

Timber – The type of timber used for a roofing batten is significant. The species of tree from which the wood has come from should be stamped on the batten. Here at Marley, we only use slow-grown imported redwood or whitewood for our JB Red Battens.

What does a batten look like?

The term “batten” refers to the strip of molding placed across the joint between boards. The resulting look boasts an attractive geometry: strong vertical lines balanced by a sense of texture across the horizontal.

Why are roof battens pink?

JB Red is the branding given to our BS 5534 graded roofing battens, which are coloured red to help identify the batten as graded on site. It is part of the trademark that sets the JB battens apart. JB Red battens are graded and manufactured to BS 5534, in addition to having BBA accreditation.

What wood is used for board and batten?

Cedar is a common choice for exterior board and batten siding, but other acceptable wood species include Cyprus, redwood, locust, white oak, and hemlock.

(Limited to Victoria) Timber Battens are produced from durable native hardwoods and provide a cost-effective solution to household security, privacy or climate control. Class 2 durability (ie. same as Jarrah and Blackbutt above ground)

Can timber battens be installed on walls?

The straight lines of timber battens offer a classic look which is both affordable and easy to install. Our one-click installation method allows installers to finish a project on time and on budget. Timber battens can also be fixed over timber cladding on walls and ceilings using our Element profile.

Why choose Jewson’s timber battens?

Jewson’s timber battens are top-quality and ideal for fencing & roof work. Choose from various lengths & widths to suit your project requirements. Sign up for an account for personalised prices in branch and online.

What is a batten clip system?

Our patented batten clip system allows installers to fix battens into place quickly, saving time and money on site. Our system is extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of applications.