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Roof Battens

Application

Suitable for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications when used as a secondary member supporting roof or wall cladding.

Description

Roof Battens are steel alternative to timber battens. Manufactured from high-tensile galvanised steels or ZINCALUME® steel, ceiling battens are lightweight with the consistent strength of steel. Some of its features include:

  • Easy to handle and easy to store.
  • Straight and true.
  • Termite and bora proof.
  • Durable and rot free.
  • Fire resistant.
  • Available in a range of spans and gauges.
  • Available in both ZINCALUME® and galvanised steels.

General information

Material

Steel.

Shape

Rectangle.

Uniclass 2015

Pr_20_76_51_21 Cold-formed galvanized steel sections

Primary

SpecPack

05400 Cold Formed Metal Framing

NATSPEC National Classification System

0342 Light steel framing

SpeedSpec

05400 Cold Formed Metal Framing (Load Bearing)

Specification data - Cold-formed galvanized steel sections Enhanced data

Material

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Standard

To AS/NZS 4600.

Designation

G550.

Thickness

0.55 mm.

Classified as standard roof batten.

0.75 mm.

Classified as cyclonic roof batten.

Corrosion protection

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Standard

To AS 1397.

Class

AZ150.

Material

ZINCALUME® steel.

Galvanised steel.

Batten size

40 mm (depth) x 87.5 mm (width).

MassDensity

Varies depending on base metal thickness.

0.714 – 0.974 kg/m.

Span

600 mm.

900 mm.

1200 mm.

1500 mm.

1800 mm.

Frame or support

0.75 mm.

0.95 mm.

1.15 mm.

1.5+ mm.

Wind load

Wind Loads for Housing.

To AS 4055.

Weather conditions

Contact local manufacturer if to be used within 1 km of industrial, chemical, marine or corrosive environments.

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Compatibility

Never use on or in conjunction with lead, copper, bare metal, stainless steel, mortar, concrete, green and some chemically treated timbers.

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Literature

Ceiling Battens, Roof Battens & Top Hats Design Manual

Ceiling Battens, Roof Battens & Top Hats Design Manual