Not all roof battens are the same | Marley JB Red

No compromise on safety

There's no need to take a risk - specify BS 5534 compliant roofing batten for the safety of your clients and contractors.

As an essential part of the roof structure, timber roof battens are structurally important, not only to ensure safety and longevity of the roof for the occupant, but also for contractors working on the roof.

With JB Red roof batten the only precision-graded batten on the market, Marley gives you the confidence to specify the most stringently tested batten in the UK.

Why you can Rely on Red

Precision graded

Only battens that have been pre-graded should be specified for roof battens.

JB Red is precision graded to the millimetre, the only roofing batten in the UK to undergo such stringent grading using our dedicated Goldeneye scanning line. The computer-controlled laser scans each length of timber to ensure it meets the performance criteria set out in the UK Building Regulations - BS 5534, whereas many other suppliers rely purely on visual grading.

There's a quick way to ensure contractors working on your projects are using graded timber. Take a look at our grading guide.

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60-year desired service life

Specifying a batten that will last in the roof is vitally important for both new build and refurbishment.

All JB Red timber batten is preservative treated to BS 8417 Use Class 2. The MicroPro® preservative treatment protects against wood rotting fungi and insects.

The batten is loaded into our vacuum treatment tanks, where the preservative treatment is impregnated into the timber. The red pigment protects the timber and transforms it to give the distinctive and easily identifiable red colour.

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Sustainably sourced

We are picky with the timber we choose. 

Our JB Red roof battens are sourced from an extensive network of Scandinavian saw mills. All of our timber has full chain of custody and is PEFC certified to ensure it only comes from managed forests. Peace of mind on all your projects.

With quality paramount, we select slow-grown timber, which gives maximum strength and durability. 

When it comes to the cuts we use, we specifically choose kiln-dried sideboards, eliminating the weaker cuts. This way we know our timber will provide greater stability, and is less likely to distort.

Sustainably Sourced JB Red Timber Battens

Easy to identify

A real benefit for your customers. As you know, JB Red timber battens are pre-graded and this reduces the need to visually grade them on-site. The highly visible red pigment makes them easily identifiable, so contractors and building inspectors can quickly identify that the timber meets the standards and is ready to use.

Rely On Red | Marley JB Red Roofing Battens

Part of the Marley roof system

When designing pitched roofs, you can rest assured that all of our roofing components have been designed and tested to work together, so you can specify a full Marley Roof System in the knowledge that the roof will perform as intended. And we back this up with our 15-year Roof System guarantee.

As a core component of the roof system, JB Red roofing battens, along with our underlays, dry fix accessories, roof tiles and solar panels all form part of the Marley system. 

To reduce the chance your specification will be adjusted down the line, specify JB Red batten and Marley Roof System components, so your design will work as intended and your clients get what they paid for.

Find out more about the Marley Roof System.
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