JB Red Timber Roofing Battens

High quality roofing batten and the first fully pre-graded batten available to the roofing industry

  • Factory graded in the UK to BS 5534
  • UKAS third party assessed by the BBA (British Board of Agrément)
  • FSC® or PEFC certified
  • Preservative treated to BS 8417: 2011 Usage Class 2 using MicroPro® against attack by wood rotting fungi and insect attack



  • Saves time and labour – arrives on site pre-graded with all supporting documentation
  • Reduce waste – no timber defects to cut out
  • Meets all UK tile company specifications
  • Full product liability insurance
  • Highly visible on site & reduced theft – easy to identify

JB Red is a high quality timber roofing batten and the first fully pre-graded batten available to the roofing industry.This batten meets the performance requirements of BS 5534:2014, and was developed in conjunction with the BRE (Building Research Establishment).

JB Red completely meets the NHBC requirements for fully graded roofing battens. Its distinctive red colour means that it is highly visible on site, therefore Local Authority Building Control, NHBC and other inspectors can see that high quality, pre-graded roofing battens have been used.

JB Red timber roofing battens are manufactured in the UK and machine graded using a modern high speed camera and laser scanning process to ensure maximum reliability.

BS 5534 batten must be used:

  • For all roofing applications
  • On NHBC sites
  • As part of the Competent Roofer
  • To meet Building Regulations
  • Where batten is being used as a foothold
Here at Marley Eternit, we are always on hand to offer practical and experienced support. Select an option below or call us on 01283 722588.