Steel Roof Batten
STEEL ROOF BATTENS are the versatile and easy-to-use batten choice that’s compatible with all roof cladding materials.
These strong, light steel sections can be fixed directly to rafters using screws or nails through the flanges. Roof cladding is fixed to STEEL ROOF BATTENS using self drilling screws.
Layout and use STEEL ROOF BATTENS just as you would traditional timber battens. They can be fixed directly to rafters using screws or nails through the flanges. Roof cladding is fixed to STEEL ROOF BATTENS using self drilling screws.
STEEL ROOF BATTENS are increasingly popular with builders, because of their consistent quality, dimensional stability and resistance to termite attack.
LABOUR AND COST SAVINGS
STEEL ROOF BATTENS are locally rollformed from coated steel to produce a low cost building material that allows fast fixing to frame members, to minimise labour costs.
STEEL ROOF BATTENS give design freedom for new buildings and simplify alterations, additions and renovations. STEEL ROOF BATTENS are also suitable for other applications including framing for van bodies, floor stiffeners, bracing, awning support frames, furring channel and shelving.
HANDLING AND STORAGE
STEEL ROOF BATTENS should be kept dry and stored under cover and clear of the ground. To maximise life expectancy, components which become wet should be separated and air dried as soon as possible to remove any moisture.
STEEL ROOF BATTENS can be used with all roof cladding materials and in conjunction with other framing materials such as timber.
ROOF BATTEN – MAXIMUM SPANS AND SPACING (NON-CYCLONIC)
Maximum Span – 1200mm
Maximum Spacing – Internal Spans – 1500mm
End Spans (Up to 900mm Span) – 1200mm
Note: The batten spacing must not exceed the manufacturer’s Maximum Recommended Support Spacing for the Roof Cladding material.
These values are for buildings located under the following conditions as specified by AS.1170 Part 2, SAA Wind Code.
Area – Non-Cyclonic Maximum Building Height – 5m
Wind Velocity – 50m/s
Internal Pressure Coefficient – +0.8
Terrain Category – 3
ALLOWABLE WIND PRESSURE
For roof s subject to different wind pressures and conditions, calculate the actual wind pressure from AS. 1170 and then determine the span required from the table below.
ROOF BATTEN Hi-Tensile steel section is produced form Hi-Tensile Grade G550/AZ150 (550 MPa Minimum Yield Stress coated with a minimum 150gm/sq.m. Zinc/Alum-inium alloy) complying with AS.1397.
ROOF BATTEN is produced in a Base Material Thickness of 0.75BMT and 0.55 BMT.
Each STEEL ROOF BATTEN Standard Pack contains 20 x 7500mm lengths. STEEL ROOF BATTEN can also be cut in the factory to any length specified by the customer. Just ask The Roofing Centre staff.
The zinc/aluminium coating used to protect STEEL ROOF BATTEN is not recommended for use in unlined structures in severe industrial or highly corrosive environments or within one kilometre of salt water locations. Please contact The Roofing Centre for advice on this.
FIXING TO HOUSE FRAME:
Timber Truss 2x12x40 T17
Metal Truss 2x10x16 TEKS
FIXING OF ROOF SHEETING
Refer to Manufacturers Recommended Fasteners and Fixing Details for Roof Sheeting.
LAYING AND LAPPING OF STEEL ROOF BATTENS
To minimise cutting, lay all battens in one direction, starting from one end. (Hip Valley Roofs – lay Battens starting from Valley.)
BATTEN AND SHEET ROOFING AT JUNCTION WITH HIP AND VALLEY BATTEN:
NOTE: FIXING RECOMMENDATIONS IN CYCLONIC AREAS CONSULT ROOFING CENTRE STAFF