JB Red Batten

  • JB Red Battens have become one of the first products on the UK market to carry the CCPI mark
  • Factory graded in the UK to BS 5534
  • Roof battens
  • UKAS third party assessed by the BBA (British Board of Agrément)
  • Full chain of custody - PEFC certified
  • Highly identifiable on site due to red pigment
  • Preservative treated to BS 8417: 2011 Usage Class 2 using MicroPro® against attack by wood rotting fungi and insect attack 
Compatible with our full roof system
Compatible with Marley SolarTile®
Graded to meet BS 5534 requirements
Preservative treatment
Graded using state of the art goldeneye technology (laser scanner)


Here, at Marley, we believe an exceptional roof design is the sum of all its parts, meaning that each and every roof component must deliver the highest quality and superb durability.

Our JB Red battens are testament to that, being the only UK factory graded roof batten with BBA certification. Produced only from high-grade, slow-grown and kiln-dried sideboards our JB Red Battens provide maximum strength and stability.

Marley also holds a WPA Approved Treaters certificate under the WPA Benchmark Quality Approval Scheme, to certify the treatment of wood under Use Classes 2 and 3 treated with Koppers Celcure MC-T3

Function & Compatibility

  • Meets all the requirements of BS 5534
  • No further grading required reducing time and cost
  • Reduced risk of complaints
  • Consistent thickness and width
  • Unique red colour - easily identifiable with building control
  • Manufactured from slow grown kiln dried sideboards for maximum strength & stability

Marley JB Red CCPI verification mark

CCPI Product Verification

JB Red Battens have become one of the first products on the UK market to carry the CCPI mark, helping to provide assurance to product users that the product information for these products is clear, accurate, accessible, up-to-date and unambiguous. 

Rely on Red

Not all roof battens are the same. Click below to find out why you should Rely on Red.

Not all roof battens are the same | Marley JB Red

Why use Marley’s JB Red battens:

  • The distinctive red pigment in our JB Red Battens means that on site they are easily identifiable to Local Authority Building Control, NHBC and other inspectors.

  • No further grading is required, saving you time and money.

  • Our exceptional strong and rigid JB Red Battens are available in 2 sizes 25 x 38mm and 25 x 50mm, supplied every time with consistency in width and thickness, making installation quick and easy. Marley roof battens are treated with the preservative MicroPro to protect them from attack by wood rotting fungi and insects, thereby reducing the risk of complaints at a later date. MicroPro complies with BS 8417:2011 Usage Class 2, and carries a 60-year desired service life, giving you further peace of mind. 
Close up view on Goldeneye machine cutting timber battens

Graded batten checklist

Not all graded battens are the same. It is important to check the quality of other battens on the market to ensure you are roofing to current British standards. The below graded batten checklist will help you decide if your current roofing batten is up to standard. With JB Red you have the peace of mind that it fully complies with BS 5534!


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Covered under Biocidal Products (Health and Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2022, JB Red carries MicroPro® UL Greenguard Gold Certification and has met strict testing criteria for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The MicroPro® treated wood process is certified under Scientific Certification System’s Environmentally Preferable Product program based on life-cycle assessment.

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