Taranaki Steelformers Ceiling Batten System is easy to install and is manufactured using 0.55mm BMT Galvsteel™ from New Zealand - ensuring product durability and zero shrinkage. The Ceiling Batten System is custom cut to your required lengths, saving on product wastage and labour to install. Being light weight makes for easy installation and having the dimpled surface prevents screw movement. The Steelformers Custom Cut Ceiling Batten system is your efficient choice.
The Steelformers Custom Cut Ceiling Batten System is a tried and tested one, used frequently for new home builds around the Taranaki region. The Ceiling Batten, C-Channel and Clip are manufactured from steel sourced from New Zealand Steel and complies with AS 1397:2011.
The Steelformers Custom Cut Ceiling Batten system is manufactured in a controlled factory environment which ensures consistent quality.
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DESIGN & INSTALLATION
DIRECT FIXING TO TIMBER OR STEEL
22MM CEILING BATTEN
35MM CEILING BATTEN
Steelformers can run two different dimension ceiling battens, manufactured in our New Plymouth factory and distributed region-wide.
The 22mm ceiling batten is a shallow trapezoidal top-hat steel section with double folded flanges. Steelformers manufacture the 22mm ceiling batten in set 6 metre lengths. The ceiling batten can be direct fixed, but is also compatible with our c-channel and batten clips.
The 35mm ceiling batten is a deep trapezoidal top-hat steel section with double folded flanges. Steelformers manufacture these ceiling battens to order. Simply provide us with the quantities of each length required and the install location so that each ceiling batten can be cut to the exact length and labelled for easy, on-site identification. Lengths of up to 10 metres can be transported by our New Plymouth fleet and up to 12.7 metres by our Stratford fleet, thus eliminating the need for joiners.
The C-Channel is formed from the same 0.55mm BMT Galvsteel as the ceiling batten and is supplied in 6 metre lengths.
The batten clips are pressed metal tabs, sourced locally in New Plymouth and are manufactured from 0.95mm BMT galvanised sheet steel.
Installation of the Steelformers Custom Cut Ceiling Batten system must be completed by, or under the supervision of a Licensed Building Practitioner with the relevant license class.
10x16mm wafer head screw for fixing C-Channel to the truss or joist.
3.2mm galvanised rivet or wafer head screw for fixing Ceiling Batten to C-Channel
Ensure to use a string line or laser level to determine a level ceiling line
Install the Batten Clips using 32x8g wafer head screws into timber or 14x20 steeltite screws for steel. The batten clip shall be installed to support the ceiling batten at intervals specified in the table below
Install the C-Channel using 10x16mm wafer head screws into timber and 12x20 steeltite screws into steel. The C-Channel can be fixed to the top plate with the longer leg at the bottom so that the end of the Ceiling Batten can slot in. Fix at maximum 1200mm centres.
The Ceiling Batten can be fixed into the C-Channel. If cutting off the Ceiling Batten, be sure to use tin snips or an angle grinder. (Note, abrasive cutting could damage the galvanised coating)
The Batten Clips are to be fixed to the side of the truss or ceiling joist. Initially, use the central fixing slot so that the clip can be adjusted up or down to achieve a level ceiling line. Once level, secure the Batten Clip firmly by utilising the other available fixing holes
Extra note: The Ceiling Battens can be end joined by butt joining where the ceiling battens meet the supporting framing.
Because of Taranaki Steelformers’ policy of continuous product improvement, the company reserves the right, at any time and without notice to discontinue or modify designs, features and other specifications of their product. Taranaki Steelformers reserves the right to either temporarily or permanently withdraw any such product from the market without incurring any liability. Taranaki Steelformers disclaim any liability for loss or damage suffered from the use of such material as all information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. As this is only issued as a general guide, it should be not be treated as a substitute for detailed technical advice.