Battens

Graded battens
Grading battens for structural safety
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The timber industry is continuing to experience problems with substandard timber being imported into the UK and incorrectly sold as BS 5534 graded roofing battens. We talk to TDUK member Marley, which is using the new Code for Construction Products Information to fight back. The timber industry has seen a...
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Roof battens
Roof Battens
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Roof battens, or tiling battens, are a key element of slated and tiled roofs. They provide a secure fixing point for tiles or slates, and must be able to carry that weight as well as the forces caused by wind and snow. They may also provide a foothold for the...
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How well do you know roofing battens?
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Shaun Revill, Trading Director at SR Timber, explains what to look for when assessing roofing battens and why knowing BS 5534 is important. As awareness of the risk of substandard batten increases, it's important for industry to understand what to look for and to find easy ways to identify correctly...
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Always check cladding drainage and ventilation
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A recent flurry of cladding inspection requests received by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association has revealed that basic, fundamental installation principles for timber cladding are being ignored. Timber cladding is installed as a rainscreen on buildings across the UK. This means the cladding should be fitted over a drained...
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timber cladding
Cladding: your questions answered
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The Timber Decking & Cladding Association (TDCA) answers the common timber cladding questions its technical team are often asked. External timber cladding is an arrangement of boards covering the exterior of a building. It provides extra protection against the elements and also adds an attractive design feature to the building....
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battens
Make it a quality year for battens
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An industry working group is raising awareness of the risks caused by the sale and use of substandard roofing battens. Shaun Revill, Trading Director at SR Timber, talks to TDUK about why these products have begun to creep into the UK market, and what we can do to stop it....
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External wood cladding
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Read how wood cladding is becoming increasingly popular once more as a facing material, replacing brick or rendered finishes with warm and practical facades that are seen as a more sustainable option.
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Roof battens
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Take on the advice when installing roof battens, including the minimum requirement for timber batten sizes, health and safety requirements and the different grading types which are applied to timber roof battens.
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