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Roof Battens

Whether you’re constructing a garden building or are extending your home, using high quality timber battens is vital. This is especially when tackling a roofing project where roof battens must m...

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How to Calculate Your m²/ft²?

How to Calculate Your m²/ft²?

It’s actually very easy to calculate how many square meters or foot an area is, whether it is a simple rectangle or more complex shape. When dealing with a simple rectangle, just multiply the length by the width for your total square meterage or footage. If you’re dealing with a more complex shape, treat each area as a rectangle and perform the same calculation. Then combine the square meterage or footage of each area for to get the total area.

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Common Questions 

What is the Difference Between Roof Battens and Other Timber Battens?

Unlike typical timber battens, roof battens have been specially processed and treated to comply with the necessary British Standards. This ensures that they offer the necessary level of strength and longevity for roofing applications, whether they are being used on a pitched or flat roof.  

Why Does Moisture Content Impact the Quality of Your Battens?

As you may expect, moisture can significantly impact the integrity of your timber battens. It is therefore required that roofing battens do not exceed a moisture content of 22% in order comply with BS5534.Should a batten exceed this moisture content they should not be used in neither pitched nor flat roofing applications.

Must My Roof Battens be Graded?

Yes, any batten used for a roofing application must be graded. This is to ensure they are of the necessary quality to comply with Building Regulations. For timber battens to be graded they are typically inspected by hand or laser, ensuring that there are no significant flaws in the wood such as knots or splits.