Commonly used in construction, sailing, and various other fields; the timber roofing batten is a very useful material. We have a wide variety to choose from on our online store and our stock is available to both trade professionals and members of the general public, so if you need timber supplies in the South of England, Pennyhill Timber is the ideal choice.
Here at Pennyhill Timber, we offer free delivery regardless of quantity providing the delivery address is within a 5 mile radius from our head office in GU24 9YB. Our average delivery time is usually around 1-3 working days for stock items, this includes Saturdays. Also, if your find our hardwood decking for less, get in touch with our team and we'll price match!
Also known as battening or roofing lath, roofing battens are pieces of timber which provide the fixing point for roofing materials. This includes things such as roofing tiles or shingles.
Whilst timber is a fantastic building material that can be used for a wide range of different construction applications, it is important to make sure that it is protected from insects and rot.
Fortunately dry wood doesn't rot, so in order to protect the timber from rot you just need to prevent the wood from absorbing moisture, which is done through treatment, such as Tanalithe E pressure treatment which helps prevent damage from both rot and insects. This process uses copper and an organic biocide in order to provide the treatment. The biocide and copper is inserted into the timber cells through the use of a vacuum.
This style of treatment is very successful because of how liquids work. Liquids are extremely difficult to compress, so difficult they are often considered to be thought of as incompressible. As such, when the liquid treatment is placed in a pressurised environment, the liquid is forced to be absorbed by the timber, thus providing the timber with the copper and biocide protective treatment it needs in order to be protected from rot and insect damage.
How Does Pressure Treatment Compare To Home Treating Timber?
Whilst it is possible to treat your timber at home using oil based treatment products, they are not as effective as pressure treatment. However, that being said it is still important to use protective UV treatment oil in order to maintain the current appearance and postpone the silver/grey colour fade.
Some battens are dyed blue, this is often to identify that the items are BS5534 Factory Graded, which means that they have been pre-graded and marked in accordance with these standards. Similar to other styles of timber battens, they are kiln dried and are in order to be used as a replacement for standard green battens.
With regards to our pressure treated roofing battens, there are three different sizes available for purchase on our online store.
However, if you would like the blue battens, there is only one size currently available,
the 25 x 50 x 3.6m factory graded BLUE roofing battens BS5534.
As a construction material, timber is fantastic. It's useful for a diverse range of projects and applications. However, it's very important to ensure that your timber is sourced from sustainable sources. This is because timber is only as sustainable as the forest it is sourced from.
Here at Pennyhill Timber, we are members of the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) chain of custody schemes. So when you purchase timber supplies from us, you can have full confidence and peace of mind because all of our timber products have been ethically sourced from sustainable forests.
Enjoy Peace Of Mind With No Quibble Returns
We want our customers to have an enjoyable experience when purchasing their timber supplies from our online store. That's why we're happy to provide a no quibble returns policy. If you have a valid receipt which is no more than 30 days old and the items are in the same condition, we won't charge a re-stocking fee.
Also, there's no need to be concerned about items arrived in a damaged condition. If any of your items arrive damaged; there's no fuss and no hassle, simply contact us within 24 hours and we'll be happy to discuss and exchange or a refund.
As an independent timber merchant based in the South of England with over 15 years of award winning timber knowledge and experience, it's fair to say we know a thing or two about the timber industry. So if you need advice or if you have any questions about our range of timber roofing battens, our team of experts are on hand to help.
If you need help, or if you would like to make an enquiry you can speak to a member of staff by calling Pennyhill Timber on 01483 486 739. Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. You can also get in touch with our team using the internet, our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you could visit our timber yard in person; our address is The Timber Yard, Lucas Green Road, West End, Woking, Surrey, GU24 9YB.