Aluminium Click-on Battens Tech Info

This page includes comprehensive technical information on our Aluminium Click-on Battens system. Use the menu to locate specific requirements.

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Typical Wall Setup

Typical Suspended Ceiling Setup

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Suspended ceiling configuration requirements
Click-on Batten Weight Mounting Track Spacing TCR Spacing
<9.2 kg/m² Timber batten: 600mm
Aluminium batten: 1200mm
1200mm
9.2 – 18.3 kg/m² Timber batten: 600mm
Aluminium batten: 600mm
1200mm
18.3 – 36.6 kg/m² Timber batten: 600mm
Aluminium batten: 600mm
600mm
Please note:

If the Click-on battens weight is over 36.6kg per square metre, please contact Sculptform.
Your Click-on batten weight can be ascertained on our Price & Spec tool.

Curved Walls

Sculptform Click-on Battens Aluminium Curving Wall

Curved walls are simple with the Click-on Batten system due to the specially designed curving mounting track. Depending on the width of the batten used, different minimum radii can be achieved (see below).

Batten Width Minimum Convex Radius Minimum Concave Radius
22mm 300mm 400mm
32mm 300mm 400mm
42mm 300mm 600mm
60mm 500mm 1200mm

 

Profiles and Sizes
Click-on Battens are available in the following sizes in Block and Tube profiles.

Click-on Battens Aluminium Profiles

Finishes

Colours have been reproduced as accurately as possible, we recommend that you request product samples before making your final selection.

Please note: Lead times for product samples vary from 1-3 weeks for finishes depending on colour selected. Colour swatches are available for urgent requests. Please contact us for more information.

Selection of Powder coat colours shown below only. We do offer the full range of colours available here.

Data Sheets

Wood Finish Aluminium

Interior only Interior / exterior
Sculptform - Dark Gold Anodised

Interior / exterior
Sculptform Antique Gold Antique Gold
Interior / exterior
Sculptform - Anodised Black Black
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Dark Bronze Dark Bronze
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Bronze Medium Medium Bronze
Interior / exterior
Sculptform - Bronze Medium Standard Bronze
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Pale Bronze Pale Bronze
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Light Bronze Light Bronze
Interior / exterior
Sculptform - Dark Gold Dark Gold
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Gold Light Light Gold
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Gold Medium Medium Gold
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Anodised Silver Silver
Sculptform Timber Veneer walnut Real Timber Veneer

Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Veneer walnut Walnut
Interior Only
Sculptform White Oak Raw White Oak
Interior Only
Sculptform Blackbutt Raw Blackbutt
Interior Only
Sculptform Spotted Gum Raw Spotted Gum
Sculptform Walnut Timber-look Wrap Wood Finish Aluminium

Interior / exterior
Sculptform Wood Finish Smoked Oak Smoked Oak
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Wood Finish Chocolate Oak Chocolate Oak
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Wood Finish Walnut Walnut
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Wood Finish Rivergum Rivergum
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Wood Finish Blackbutt Blackbutt
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Wood Finish Spotted Gum Spotted Gum
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Wood Finish Greywash Oak Greywash Oak
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Wood Finish White Oak White Oak
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Wood Finish Whitewash Blackbutt Whitewash Blackbutt
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Wood Finish Whitewash Oak Whitewash Oak
architectural cladding Powdercoat - Duralloy

Interior / exterior
tongue and groove cladding Apo Grey
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Barley
Interior / exterior
architectural cladding Barrister White
Interior / exterior
Shou Sugi Ban Basalt
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Berry Grey
Interior / exterior
Shou Sugi Ban Black
Interior / exterior
architectural cladding Blue Ridge
Interior / exterior
architectural cladding Bright White
Interior / exterior
architectural cladding Canola Cream
Interior / exterior
tongue and groove cladding Charcoal
Interior / exterior
Shou Sugi Ban Classic Cream
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Classic Hawthorn Green
Interior / exterior
architectural cladding Cottage Green
Interior / exterior
soffit ceiling Cove
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Deep Brunswick Green
Interior / exterior
soffit ceiling Deep Ocean
Interior / exterior
tongue and groove cladding Doeskin
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Dune
Interior / exterior
Shou Sugi Ban Evening Haze
Interior Only
tongue and groove cladding Grey Nurse
Interior / exterior
Shou Sugi Ban Gully
Interior / exterior
tongue and groove cladding Hammersly Brown
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Iron Stone
Interior / exterior
tongue and groove cladding Jasper
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Light Grey
Interior / exterior
tongue and groove cladding Magnolia
Interior / exterior
Shou Sugi Ban Mangrove
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Manor Red
Interior / exterior
architectural cladding Mid Bronze
Interior / exterior
tongue and groove cladding Monument
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Notre Dame
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Off White
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Olde Pewter
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Oyster
Interior Only
pale eucalyptus matt duralloy Pale Eucalypt
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Paperbark
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Rivergum Beige
Interior / exterior
architectural cladding Shale Grey
Interior / exterior
architectural cladding Shoji White
Interior / exterior
tongue and groove cladding Stone Beige
Interior / exterior
tongue and groove cladding Stone Grey
Interior / exterior
Shou Sugi Ban Surfmist
Interior / exterior
Shou Sugi Ban Terrain
Interior / exterior
Shou Sugi Ban Wallaby
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Weathered Copper
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Wedgewood
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding White Birch
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Windspray
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Woodland Grey
facade architecture Powdercoat - Precious

Interior / exterior
soffit ceiling Bronze Pearl
Interior / exterior
timber feature wall Champagne Kinetic Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Charcoal Metallic Pearl
Interior / exterior
soffit ceiling Citi Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Copper Kinetic Pearl
Interior / exterior
timber feature wall Essential Silver Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Gunmetal Kinetic Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Metropolis Bronze Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Metropolis Silver Glow Pearl
Interior Only
facade architecture Metropolis Storm Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Mother of Pearl
Interior / exterior
soffit ceiling Natural Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Nickel Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Onyx Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Pewter Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Platypus Kinetic Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Sharp Silver Kinetic Pearl
Interior / exterior
timber feature wall Silver Kinetic Pearl
Interior / exterior
timber feature wall Silver Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture St Elmos Fire Kinetic Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Steel Pearl
Interior / exterior
timber feature wall Typhoon Pearl
timber battens Powdercoat - Alphatec

Interior Only
interior wall cladding Blaze Blue
Interior Only
timber battens Dark Violet
Interior Only
interior wall cladding Flame Red
Interior Only
interior wall cladding French Blue
Interior Only
interior wall cladding Lemon Yellow
Interior Only
timber battens Mistletoe
Interior Only
timber battens Orange X15
Interior Only
timber battens Pommel Blue
Interior Only
timber battens Signal Red
Interior Only
interior wall cladding Space Blue
Interior Only
interior wall cladding Yellow Gold
architectural cladding Powdercoat - Duratec

Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Appliance White
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Arctic White
Interior / exterior
Wood Cladding Chain Pearl
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Chalk USA
Interior Only
ceiling styles and designs Champagne Kinetic
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Citi Silver Pearl
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Copper Metallic Kinetic
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Dark Grey
Interior / exterior
ceiling styles and designs Desert
Interior / exterior
timber wall cladding Eternity Bronze Pearl
Interior / exterior
timber wall cladding Eternity Charcoal Pearl
Interior / exterior
timber wall cladding Eternity Nickel Pearl
Interior / exterior
Wood Cladding Eternity Pewter Pearl
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Evergreen
Interior / exterior
Wood Cladding Intensity Storm
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Leaf
Interior / exterior
ceiling styles and designs Linen Pearl
Interior / exterior
timber wall cladding Lunar Eclipse
Interior / exterior
Wood Cladding Lunar Grey
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Matt Canvas Cloth
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Monument Zeus
Interior / exterior
ceiling styles and designs Moonlight
Interior / exterior
ceiling styles and designs Reef
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Silver Grey
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Star Pearl
Interior / exterior
ceiling styles and designs Summer
Interior / exterior
ceiling styles and designs Sunshine
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Talc
Interior / exterior
interior wall cladding Timberland
Interior Only
timber feature wall Titanium Pearl
Interior / exterior
Wood Cladding Zeus Black
Interior / exterior
timber wall cladding Zeus Charcoal
Interior / exterior
Wood Cladding Zeus Grey
Interior / exterior
ceiling styles and designs Zeus White
Mounting Track Types
Mounting Track is available in four different options, each suiting a particular application.

Standard mounting track - aluminium

Standard Track

45mm wide x 25mm deep

Suitable for interior and exterior applications. Features a specially designed groove for acoustic backing.

Note: Screw fixing to suit substrate not supplied by Sculptform. Recommended screw fixing centres: 600mm Interior / 450mm Exterior

 

Slim mounting track - aluminium

Slim Track

25mm wide x 25mm deep

Designed for exterior applications when no acoustic backing is required. Streamlined for water drainage with a sleek look. Can also be used for interiors when no acoustic backing is required.

Note: Screw fixing to suit substrate not supplied by Sculptform. 10g x 50-75mm countersunk head screw required. Recommended screw fixing centres: 600mm Interior / 450mm Exterior

 

Curving mounting track - aluminium

Curving Track

45mm wide x 17mm deep

Supplied to site flexible and used to curve around the existing form.

Note: Screw fixing to suit substrate not supplied by Sculptform. Recommended screw fixing centres: 300mm Interior / 200mm Exterior

Suspended ceiling mounting track - aluminium

Suspended Ceiling Track

45mm wide x 34mm deep

Only suitable for suspended ceilings. Hangers and TRC not included. Only suitable for suspended ceilings. Hangers and TRC not included. Designed to snap into standard suspended ceiling systems and replaces the furring channel.

Note: Screw fixing to suit substrate not supplied by Sculptform. Suspended ceiling system not provided by Sculptform.

Batten Weights
Profile Weight per Lineal Metre
50x50mm Block 0.76 kg/lm
50x100mm Block 1.35 kg/lm
50x150mm Block 2.17 kg/lm
100x25mm Block 0.96 kg/lm
25x50mm Block 0.59 kg/lm
25x100mm Block 1 kg/lm
25x150mm Block 1.35 kg/lm
50mm Tube 0.65 kg/lm
Acoustic Backing

Acoustic backing panels can be incorporated into the system to not only be a great acoustic solution but also replaces the need to plaster and paint a wall or ceiling behind the battens, saving time and money. Download our data sheet here for more info.

If a Group 1 fire rating is required for a project, we offer a compliant acoustic backing option. Contact us for more details. 

Available Colours Standard Sheet Size Thickness Acoustic Properties
Black
White
588 x 2440mm
(to suit 600mm mounting track spacing)1188 x 2440mm
(to suit 1200mm mounting track spacing)
7mm NRC 0.4 (when using 90mm air cavity)

*To see the acoustic performance of a specific design, use our Price & Spec tool.

 

Direct Fix Clip

When battens are required to be fixed individually without a mounting track, this direct fix clip allows this versatility by directly screwing to the substrate.

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Swivel Clip

Our Swivel Clip can be used to fix battens at any desired angle.

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Fire Compliance
Group Rating

Sculptform Aluminium achieves a Group 1 rating as per Section 9 (n) of AS 5637.1-2015, the determination of the group number is based on the AS/NZS 3837-1998 test, and is deemed valid in the cone calorimeter for the assignment of National Construction Code (NCC) group number.

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Real Timber Veneer – AS/NZS 3837     Wood Finish Aluminium – AS/NZS 3837

Powder coat – AS/NZS 3837     Anodised – AS/NZS 3837

 

Combustibility

Sculptform’s Aluminium is deemed non-combustible according to the test criteria specified in Clause 3.4 of AS 1530.1-1994.

According to the NCC, for a product to be deemed non-combustible the Spread of Flame Index needs to be 0.

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aluminium – AS 1530.1     Powder coat – AS/NZS 1530.3     Wood Finish Aluminium – AS/NZS 1530.3

Maintenance

Aluminium batten typically require very little maintenance. The one exception is in high salt environments (such as coastal) where a freshwater washdown every 12 months may be required.

Please refer to the manufacturer’s technical data for detailed information on maintenance schedules.

Example Specification
Product Name Click-on Battens
Material Aluminium
Batten Coating  Anodised Antique Gold
Batten Size (s) 50×50 Block, 50mm Tube
Sequence 50×50 Block, 50mm Tube, 50mm Block repeating
Spacing between battens 15mm
Mounting TrackType Standard
Mounting Track Colour Black
Acoustic Backing Yes – Black
External Corners and Infills
Wrap around external corners require the use of a specifically designed corner clip which simply clicks into a mitred mounting track corner.

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A) Corner infill
B) Mounting track
C) Batten clip
D) Corner clip
E) Feature batten

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Infills are available in a range of sizes to fit any batten profile (see below)

A) Feature batten
B) Corner clip
C) Corner infill
D) Mitred mounting track

 

Infill sizes available
Corner Infill Sizes Available
25x25mm
50x50mm
100x100mm
Maximum Lengths Available

Aluminium battens can be supplied at any lengths required up to 6m.

Access Panels
Our batten system allows several options when dealing with access requirements. These methods are similar for solid timber battens and aluminium battens. Battens are usually cut on site to ensure the required panel dimensions. Timber and aluminium battens require different cutting techniques and it is important to use the correct equipment and blades. See our Click-on Battens installation guide for detailed instructions.
Pivot Hatch

The pivot hatch is designed to accommodate a range of applications. Please consider:

  • Clearance is required for upward movement. Allow 200mm clearance above the panel
  • Typically 1-3mm gap in the batten ends
  • Length options available are 600mm and 1200mm.
  • Battens can be cut to any width on site up to 1200mm. Beyond 1200, consult Sculptform directly.

 

Download DWG Detail

 

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Drop-in Hatch

The drop-in hatch is the simplest solution to providing access. Please consider:

  • This hatch type is built on site at the locations required.
  • Drop-in hatches can be built any size up to 1200x1200mm.
  • Stainless spring is removed on last clip.

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End Junction Options
In most applications of Click-on Battens, installers are faced with a juntion; Usually a corner, or coming up to a window or door. Below is the best method for handling end juctions with aluminium battens.
Angle Bracket

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A) Feature batten

B) Mounting track to be checked out to accommodate angle

C) 25x40x3mm aluminium angle
Finish can be powder coated or anodised to your preference

D) Wall substrate

Batten Removal and Replacement

A feature of the Click-on battens system is the ability to quickly and easily remove any batten on a wall or ceiling using a specially designed tool provided by Sculptform. The batten removability feature is designed to be used to replace damaged battens or to allow emergency access behind the battens. If access is required on a regular basis, Sculptform recommends our access hatch solution.

If batten removability is a requirement, please consider the following:

  • To allow for batten removability on suspended ceilings, battens must be joined on a clip without the use of the batten joiner.
  • Battens can only be removed on sequences which have at least 5mm spacing between battens.
  • The removal tool is designed to apply pressure to the inside of the track and will not leave any visible marks.

For full instructions on our removal tool, download our manual below.

Click-on Battens manual

 

Batten Joiner

Where aluminium battens are joined off a clip, the batten joiner needs to be used. This accessory is designed to provide strong joins between battens off a clip.

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Integrated Lighting

The flexibility of the Click-on battens system allows lighting to be integrated quickly and easily. Detailing examples in PDF and DWG formats for the following lighting options are available in our guide – How to detail integrated lighting.

  • Down and can lights
  • Inlaid lights
  • Linear lights
  • Cove lights
Hidden Doors

When creating a hidden door for a project our batten system allows for several options depending on the requirement. From concealed fix doors, hinged doors to bi-fold doors we are sure to have a solution for you. To find out more information and download drawings see our blog ‘How to seamlessly detail a concealed door’.

For assistance in detailing your project-specific applications, contact us to speak to one of our experts.

Mounting Track Joiner

The Mounting Track Joiner is used to align the tracks at end-to-end joins and uses a simple push-fit connection.

 

BIM / CAD Files

The BIM and CAD files for Sculptform’s Click-on Battens including Revit and AutoCad files can be accessed in our downloads section.

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Suspended Ceiling Services

Services which integrate into our suspended ceiling system must not exceed 3kg/m². Weights of over 3kg/m² must be self-supporting.

Learn more about how to detail integrated lighting into our Click-on Battens system in our guide here. 

Base Detail

For vertical batten applications, the above detail will prevent slippage.

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Maximum Cantilever

The maximum cantilever recommended for aluminium battens of any profile is 600mm for interior applications and 400mm for exterior applications. This does not take into consideration wind loads or other impact loads of your project.

Back Cover Strip

Where the back of the batten is visible, and the visual of the fixing groove is not desired, this aluminium back cover strip acts as an infill. The strip can be coated to match your battens.

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End Caps

Where aluminium batten ends are visible, use end caps for a seamless look. Coated to match your battens, installation is easy with a push-fit connection.

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