SR Timber Urges Caution with 100% Safety Claims for Battens

SR Timber Urges Caution with 100% Safety Claims for Battens

100% safety claims for roofing battens are lulling roofers into a false sense of security, warns SR Timber, one of the leading distributors of specialist roofing battens and the renowned ‘Premium Gold’ battens. As the industry has rightfully and successfully educated roofers into understanding that graded battens are much safer than ungraded battens and save…

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Battens – Standards Made Easy

Battens – Standards Made Easy

At the end of my first article about battens, I said that I would try to “de-mystify” the British Standards that batten producers should comply with, in order to produce high quality material such as SR Gold. In fact, there is really only one main Standard that relates directly to battens – and that is BS5534:2014. But…

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The Journey of the Batten

The Journey of the Batten

Just exactly how does a timber roofing batten become a batten that is suitable to use on a roof? This introductory article is intended to illustrate the “journey” that begins with a tree and ends up with a product that is used all over the UK in its tens of thousands every month, and for…

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