top span batten

Queensland Sheet Metal Top Span Battens are commonly used in industrial applications as they have a larger base metal thickness than standard Roofing Battens.

These are made from hi-tensile Australian steel and they are very strong. Queensland Sheet Metal Top Span Battens come in a variety of sizes, can be made to custom specifications and are manufactured Australian steel.


  • A textured surface makes installation easy when fixing the cladding
  • The return edge provides safety and rigidity
  • Available in stock lengths with mitred ends for easy installation at hips and valleys

Additional Information

Fixing Battens to Timber

Fasten the batten to every truss or rafter with a 12 x 40mm timber fixing screw (minimum fixing size) through each flange.



Fixing Battens to Steel

Fasten the batten to every truss or rafter with a M5.5 x 40mm batten zip (minimum fixing size) through each flange.



Fixing to Roof Sheets

Fasten the roof sheets to the batten as per the roofing specifications.



Fixing to the Ridge

Fix through the ridge capping into the roof batten using the appropriate screws.



Lapping Battens

To minimise cutting, lay the battens in one direction starting from one end of the roof. The overlap must be supported over a truss or rafter. The minimum overlap is 100mm.


Note: If additional fall protection is required on steel sheet roofs, Ceiling Battens may be fixed intermittently between Roofing Battens giving a batten spacing no greater than 600mm. Roofing Battens are suitable for non-cyclonic conditions up to and including W41 (N3). 

Material Specifications

Material Properties 0.75BMT (Cyclonic)
Yield Strength 550MPa
Coating Mass 150g/m2
Maximum Span* 1200mm
Max. Sheet Roof Spacing 900mm
Max Tile Roof Spacing
Batten Mass 0.97kg/m


Cyclonic Roof Batten Top Hat Batten
0.75mm 0.8mm 1.0mm 1.2mm
40mm 61mm 61mm 61mm
96mm 96mm 96mm
120mm 120mm 120mm

* Maximum span continuous over at least two spans.

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