Roof Battens are the lengths of wood that are laid in-between the rafters to secure the roofing felt and to accept the tiles or slates when they are fitted. Roofing battens or battening, also called roofing lath, are used to provide the fixing point for roofing materials such as shingles or tiles and the spacing of the battens will depend on the type of roofing material, applied horizontally.
When it comes to timber lath, the type of timber used for a roofing batten is significant. The species of tree from which the timber has come from should be stamped on the 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.
Selected in close co-operation with leading manufacturers, our roof batten range offers competitively priced solutions for your roofing requirements. We know how important it is to have the correct timber roof batten for your project, which is why we work to provide various roof batten sizes and treatment options. For your other projects, we have a comprehensive timber range, which includes doors & casings and flooring.
As roof batten can be vital to the structural integrity of a project, it’s very important to choose the correct one for your end-use. If you cannot find the item you require, please contact your local branch team, whose details can be found using our branch locator. If you are unsure of which product would be best and would like to discuss your project further, you can also book an appointment with one of your local experts.