We supply a wide range of roofing batten solutions in our high quality timber range. Roofing battens are ideal for providing a strong and durable fixing point for roofing materials. Here at Roofstores, we offer a wide choice of batten options, which are all fully compliant with all industry standards (BS5534 2014). They are also available in a wide range of sizes.
Benefits of graded roof battens:
Reduces the risk of harmful condensation
Moderates the temperature in your roof space
Extends the roof’s life
What are graded roof battens? Roof battens are strips of wood that are laid in between the rafters of a structure to secure the roofing felt and for the roofing tiles or slates to sit on. Although steel or plastic can be used, timber is a popular choice due to its benefits.
Do roof battens need to be graded? Graded battens are usually a little more expensive, but the benefits far outweigh the cost. Graded batten is much easier and quicker to fit. It requires less work on-site and is safer to fit compared to trying to grade on-site.
Graded battens are safer as it means they have been checked in order to meet timber roofing standards. They are checked for the following:
Slope of grain
Rate of Growth
Splits and fissures
Insect attack, rot and decay
If you buy ungraded batten, you must do all these checks yourself on-site, and then every single batten must be marked and identified with supplier, size, origin and timber species. All this takes a lot of time and the battens may still not meet the correct standards. The only way to ensure safety and avoid any risks is to buy graded roof battens
SR Timber Premium Gold ® is our highest grade of roofing batten at Roofstores and has a unique and distinctive gold colouration and so any potential defects can’t be hidden. SR TimberPremium Gold ® roof battens are produced in Latvia and then imported as a finished product ready to fit your roofing project.