Roof and Ceiling Battens

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Stratco Roof and Ceiling Battens are light yet strong, offering an economical alternative to timber. Manufactured from high tensile zinc/al steel, Stratco Roof and Ceiling Battens remain straight and consistent throughout their life.

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Versatile Roof and Ceiling Battens

Strong, light and easy to use steel roof and ceiling battens

Stratco Roof and Ceiling Battens are light yet strong, offering an economical alternative to timber roof battens. Manufactured from hi-tensile zinc/al steel, the battens remain straight and consistent throughout their long life. The profile of the batten allows for nesting, making them easier to store, carry and handle.

Stratco Steel Framing Roofing Batten

Roofing Battens

Stratco Roofing Battens are versatile and easy to use. They can be lapped, eliminating the need for on-site cutting, which makes them quick and easy to install. They are compatible with all pierce fix domestic roofing profiles and are fixed to the rafters with screws or nails through each flange. The roof is fixed to the battens with self-drilling screws.

Features

  • A textured surface makes installation easy when fixing the cladding.
  • 0.55mm thick hi-tensile steel is very strong, light weight and easy to cut with tin snips.
  • The 40mm high profile provides strength and is designed to nest for easy handling and storage.
  • Each Flange has a groove for easy fixing location.
  • The return edge provides safety and rigidity.
  • Available in stock lengths with mitred ends for easy installation at hips and valleys.

Stratco Steel Framing Ceiling Batten

Ceiling Battens

The Stratco Ceiling Batten is a quality product that benefits from a combination of high strength and rigidity with low weight and cost. It is compatible with all major domestic ceiling boards, which makes the Stratco Ceiling Batten an economical, easy to use and versatile system.

Due to their steel construction, Stratco Ceiling Battens will help control timber rafter movement, which will assist in preventing the plasterboard ceiling from cracking in the future. Stratco Ceiling Battens are manufactured from hi-tensile zinc/al steel that delivers superior strength and durability.

Features

  • The return edge is folded back on itself, providing a safe edge and a rigid profile.
  • 0.42mm thick hi-tensile steel is very strong, lightweight and is easy to cut with tin snips.
  • The 20mm high profile provides strength and is designed to nest for easy handling and storage.
  • A cavity on the bottom prolongs the batten's life by preventing condensation from forming.
  • A textured surface makes installation easy when locating and screwing plasterboard fixings.
  • Stratco Ceiling Battens are supplied in 6100mm lengths for easy handling and storage.

 

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Roof Batten

Stratco Roofing Battens Profile

Material Specifications
Material Properties 0.55mm BMT 0.75mm BMT (Cyclonic)
Yield Strength 550MPa 550MPa
Coating Mass 150g/m2 150g/m2
Maximum Span* 1500mm 1200mm
Max. Sheet Roof Spacing 1200mm 900mm
Max. Tile Roof Spacing 330mm -
Batten Mass 0.71kg/m 0.97kg/m

* Maximum span continuous over at least two spans.

Note: Batten spacing must not exceed the maximum recommended roof cladding spans. Refer to the appropriate Stratco cladding brochure for fastener and spanning details.

 


Ceiling Batten

Stratco Ceiling Battens Profile

Material Specifications
Base Metal Thickness 0.42mm
Yield Strength 550MPa
Coating Mass 150g/m2
Batten Mass 0.35kg/m
Max. Span* 1200mm
Max. Spacing 600mm

* Maximum span continuous over at least two spans.

Note: The maximum span and spacings shown allow for a plasterboard thickness of up to 13mm. Refer to the appropriate manufacturer's specifications for details on the ceiling installation.

 

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Ceiling Battens

Batten to Timber Fixing

Fasten the batten to every truss or rafter with a 12x40mm timber fixing screw (minimum fixing size) through each flange as shown below.

Stratco Steel Roofing Batten Timber Fixing

Batten to Steel Fixing

Fasten the batten to every truss or rafter with a 10x16mm hex-head self-drilling screw (minimum fixing size) through each flange as shown below.

Stratco Steel Roofing Batten Steel Fixing

Fixing the Roof Sheets

Fasten the roof sheets to the batten as per the appropriate Stratco roofing specifications.

Stratco Steel Roofing Batten Roof Sheet Fixing

Fixing the Ridge

Fix through the ridge flashing into the roofing batten as shown below, using the appropriate cladding screws.

Stratco Steel Roofing Batten Ridge Fixing

Lapping the Battens

To minimise cutting, lay the battens in one direction starting from one end of the roof. The overlap must be supported over a truss or rafter, refer to the figure below. The minimum overlap is 100mm.

Stratco Steel Roofing Batten Lapping

Additional Information

If additional fall protection is required on steel sheet roofs, Stratco Ceiling Battens may be fixed intermittently between Stratco Roofing Battens giving a batten spacing no greater than 600mm.

Roofing battens are suitable for non-cyclonic conditions up to and including W41 (N3). Refer to Stratco for applications in higher wind conditions.

For additional information such as handling, storage, environmental considerations and material compatibility refer to the Stratco 'Selection Use and Maintenance' brochure.

 


Roofing Battens

Fixing to Timber Joists

Fasten the ceiling batten at every support with a 10x25mm timber fixing screw (minimum fixing size) through each flange as shown below.

Stratco Steel Ceiling Batten Timber Fixing

Fixing to Steel Joists

Fasten the ceiling batten at every support using a 10x16mm hex-head self-drilling screw (minimum fixing size) through each flange as shown below.

Stratco Steel Ceiling Batten Steel Fixing

Attaching the Plasterboard

Fasten the plasterboard to the ceiling batten according to the plasterboard manufacturer’s specifications, refer to the figure below for an example.

Stratco Steel Ceiling Batten Plasterboard Fixing

Additional Information

Stratco Ceiling Battens are not to be walked on. For additional information such as handling, environmental considerations and material compatibility, refer to the Stratco 'Selection Use and Maintenance' brochure.

 

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