Click-on Battens

Timber

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Typical Wall Setup

Sculptform - typical wall setup

Typical Suspended Ceiling Setup

Sculptform - suspended ceiling

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

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Flute

*Flute profiles not available in Banjo Pine
*Flute profiles not available with Clear Oil coating

Dome

*Dome profiles not available in Banjo Pine or Vic Ash
*Dome profiles not available with Clear Oil coating

Species and Coatings

Timber Species

Interior only Interior / exterior
Sculptform Spotted Gum Raw Spotted Gum

Finishes

Interior / exterior
Sculptform Spotted Gum Raw Raw
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Spotted Gum Clear Oil Clear Oil
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Spotted Gum Ultraclear Ultraclear Enviropro
Interior / exterior
modern suspended ceiling Light Oak Enviropro
Interior Only
facade architecture Clear Poly
Sculptform Blackbutt Raw Blackbutt

Finishes

Interior / exterior
Sculptform Blackbutt Raw Raw
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Blackbutt Clear Oil Clear Oil
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Blackbutt Ultraclear Enviropro Ultraclear Enviropro
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Blackbutt Light Oak Light Oak Enviropro
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Blackbutt Ebony Ebony Enviropro
Interior / exterior
Wood Cladding Clear Poly
Interior / exterior
Internal Cladding Ebony
Sculptform White Oak Raw White Oak

Finishes

Interior Only
Sculptform White Oak Raw Raw
Interior Only
spotted gum cladding Clear Poly
Interior Only
timber feature wall Whitewash
Interior Only
soffit ceiling Mid Grey
Interior Only
soffit ceiling Storm
Interior Only
soffit ceiling Ebony
Sculptform Vic Ash Raw Vic Ash

Finishes

Interior Only
Sculptform Vic Ash Raw Raw
Interior Only
facade architecture Clear Poly
Interior Only
spotted gum cladding Whitewash
Interior Only
facade architecture Storm
Interior Only
facade architecture Ebony
Sculptform Pacific Teak Raw Pacific Teak

Finishes

Interior / exterior
Sculptform Pacific Teak Raw Raw
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Pacific Teak Clear Oil Clear Oil
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Pacific Teak Enviropro Light Oak Light Oak Enviropro
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Pacific Teak Ebony Ebony Enviropro
Interior Only
interior wall cladding Ebony
Sculptform Banjo Pine Raw Banjo Pine

Finishes

Interior Only
Sculptform Banjo Pine Raw Raw
Interior Only
Shiplap Cladding Clear Poly
Interior Only
Internal Cladding Whitewash
Interior Only
ceiling styles and designs Storm
Interior Only
ceiling styles and designs Ebony
Mounting Track Types
Mounting track is available in three different options, each suiting a particular application.
Mounting Track Types

Sculptform - Standard Mounting Track

Standard Track

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

B) Width: 45mm
C) Height: 17mm

Sculptform - Ceiling Mounting Track

Ceiling Track

A) Width: 45mm
B) Height: 30mm

Sculptform - Curving mounting track

Curving Track

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

B) Width: 45mm
C) Height: 17mm

Curved Walls

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

 

 

 

Batten Weights
Species Density
Banjo Pine 530kg/m²
Blackbutt 880kg/m²
Burnt Ash 600-700kg/m²
Pacific Teak 800kg/m²
Spotted Gum 990kg/m²
Vic Ash 660kg/m²
White Oak 755kg/m²
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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Sustainable Timber Certification
Timber Species FSC® PEFC® / Responsible Wood®
Spotted Gum Not Available On Request
Blackbutt Not Available On Request
White Oak On Request Not Available
Vic Ash Not Available On Request
Burnt Ash On Request Not Available
Pacific Teak Not Available Not Available
Banjo Pine On Request On Request

 

Read more about timber certification in our article ‘Why use Sustainable Timber?

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.

Available Colours Standard Sheet Size Acoustic Properties
Black
White
570 x 2440mm (to suit 600mm mounting track spacing)

1170 x 2440mm (to suit 1200mm mounting track spacing)

NRC 0.4 (when using 90mm air cavity)

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

 

Fire Compliance
Group Rating

All untreated timber achieves a Group 3 rating according to AS 3837:1998. If Group 1 timber is required, two options are available –

  • Timber Veneer or Timber-look Veneer Aluminium battens provide a timber aesthetic while achieving a Group 1 rating
  • Fireshield coatings applied on site can make timber Group 1 compliant. Sculptform does not factory apply Fireshield coatings. See more about Fireshield here.

 

Combustibility

Timber is deemed combustible under AS 1530.1-1994. If your project requires a non-combustible material, Timber-look Veneered Aluminium battens are a good alternative to solid timber.

BAL Rating

Each timber species achieves different BAL ratings according to AS 3959-2009 as outlined below –

Timber Species Bal Rating
Banjo Pine 19
Blackbutt 29
Burnt Ash Not Compliant
Pacific Teak 19
Spotted Gum 29
Vic Ash Not Compliant
White Oak 19

 

To download fire certificates for our Click-on Batten system, visit our downloads section.

Downloads

Durability

Durability is an important factor when using timber externally. Each species of timber falls into one of the following durability classes. These classes relate to above ground durability as per AS 5604: 2005.

Timber Species Durability Class – Life Expectancy Usage
Banjo Pine Class 4 – Less than 7 years Interior Only
Blackbutt Class 1 – Greater than 40 years Interior / Exterior
Burnt Ash Class 1 – Greater than 40 years Interior / Exterior
Pacific Teak Class 1 – Greater than 40 years Interior / Exterior
Spotted Gum Class 1 – Greater than 40 years Interior / Exterior
Vic Ash Class 3 – 7 to 15 years Interior Only
White Oak Class 3 – 7 to 15 years Interior Only
Maintenance
Interior Applications

Interior timber typically does not need maintenance. It is important to regularly check timber which is exposed to UV radiation through windows etc, as this can lead to yellowing of the coating. Re-coating may be required.

 

Exterior Applications

The level of maintenance required on external timber largely depends on the degree of exposure, location, coating selection and desired aesthetic. Sculptform offers the following coating options factory applied as standard –

  • Clear Oil (Cutek CD50 Clear Oil)

When timber is not exposed to direct sunlight (for example exterior soffits), Clear oil maintains the timbers natural colour. When timber is exposed to sunlight, using Clear Oil will allow the timber to silver unless additional pigment is used to tint the clear oil. Sculptform recommends re-coating these applications every 12-18 months.

  • Enviropro Exterior Coatings

When Enviropro exterior coatings are used on timber which is not exposed to direct sunlight, it typically will not require maintenance. Sculptform still recommends annual inspections to check the integrity of the coating.

Enviropro coatings are designed to maintain timber colour and prevent silvering, even in areas which are exposed to direct sunlight and UV radiation. To keep the timber pristine, Sculptform recommends re-coating every 2-4 years. The rate of coating deterioration varies, so 6 monthly visual inspections should be carried out to identify any deterioration of the coating and areas for re-coating.

Example Specification
Product Name Sculptform Click-on Battens
Material Timber – Spotted Gum
Batten Coating Clear Poly
Batten Size (s) 32×60, 32×32
Sequence 32×60, 32×32, 32×60 repeating
Spacing between battens 15mm
Mounting Track Type Standard
Mounting Track Colour Black
Acoustic Backing Black
External Corners and In-fills
Wrap around external corners require the use of a specifically designed corner clip which simply clicks into a mitred mounting track corner.

Sculptform - external corner

A) Corner In-fill
B) Mounting Track
C) Batten Clip
D) Corner Clip
E) Feature Batten

Sculptform - external corner

A) Feature Batten
B) Corner Clip
C) Corner In-fill Options
D) Mitred Mounting Track

Infill Sizes

In-fills are available in a range of sizes to fit any batten profile (see below).

Batten Size Suggested Infill size
22x42mm Block 42x42mm DAR (Dressed All Round)
42x42mm Block 42x42mm DAR
32x32mm Block 32x32mm DAR
32x19mm Block 19x19mm DAR
60x19mm Block 19x19mm DAR
32x60mm Block 60x60mm DAR (interior applications only)
32x32mm Flute 32×32 Flute
60x32mm Flute 32x32mm Flute
42x32mm Dome 32x32mm Dome
60x32mm Dome 32x32mm Dome

 

Length Options
Timber battens are available in a range of length options to suit on-site needs
Set Lengths

Set length is used where a quantity of the same lengths are required for your project. Sculptform can offer set lengths between 0.9m and 3.6m. Set lengths are always supplied slightly over length to allow for onsite trimming. Sculptform charge a ‘Set Length Surcharge’ for this service.

Exact Length

Cut to exact length is the same as the ‘Set Length’ option, but with trimming to an accuracy of ±1mm. There is an additional fee ontop of the ‘Set Length Surcharge’ for this service.

 

Cut to Increment

A service that we offer that is particularly popular, where the boards are docked to increments of 450mm or 600mm, this process eliminates up to 60% of on-site time in the installation process.

Random Lengths

Random Length is the most common form of timber supply. It typically is a length spread from 0.9m – 3.6m with an average of 2.4m. It is generally the most cost-effective way of procuring timber. Random length is what is supplied unless the quote specifies otherwise.

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.
Pivot Hatch

Pivot hatches are supplied as a kit and assembled on site. 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 1200mm, consult Sculptform directly.

 

Sculptform - pivot hatch

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.

 

Sculptform - drop-in hatch

 

End Junction Options
In most applications of Click-on Battens, installers are faced with a junction; Usually a corner, or coming up to a window or door. Below are two methods of installation.
Angle Bracket

A) Feature batten
B) Mounting track
To be checked out to accommodate angle
C) 25 x 25 x 3mm aluminium angle
Finish can be powder coated or anodised to your preference
D) Wall substrate

DAR Endstop

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A) Feature batten
B) Mounting track
C) Custom timber endstop
D) Wall substrate

End matching
End matching is a small tongue and groove profile on the ends of the battens. When engaged, these profiles help to maintain batten alignment at the butt joins. If your battens are cut to increment, cut the tongue off the first batten where butting to a wall, or the ends will be visible.

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A) Mounting track
B) Batten joiner (see below)
C) Endmatching profile

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A) Mounting track
B) Batten Joiner (see below)
C) Endmatching Profile

Batten Joiner

Where timber battens are supplied random length and need to be joined off a clip, the batten joiner needs to be used. This accessory is designed to be used in conjunction with endmatching to provide strong joins between battens off a clip.

Sculptform - batten joiner

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.

View Files 

Base Detail

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

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Maximum Cantilever

The maximum cantilever for all timber Click-on Battens is 200mm.

Aluminium

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Typical Wall Setup

Typical Suspended Ceiling Setup

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

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Tube

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Coatings

Coating Type

Interior only Interior / exterior
Sculptform - Dark Gold Anodised

Colours

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 Timber Veneer

Colours

Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Veneer Blackbutt Blackbutt
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Veneer Spotted Gum Spotted Gum
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Veneer Walnut Walnut
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Veneer White Oak White Oak
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Macore Timber-look Veneer - Exterior

Colours

Interior / exterior
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Golden Oak Golden Oak
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Macore Macore
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Walnut Walnut
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Mersey Oak Timber-look Veneer - Interior

Colours

Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Agora Teak Agora Teak
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Brown Leather Brown Leather
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Clifton Walnut Clifton Walnut
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Corten Steel Corten Steel
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Golden Walnut Golden Walnut
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Mersey Oak Mersey Oak
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Painted Charcoal Painted Charcoal
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Polish Pine Polish Pine
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Stucco Oak Stucco Oak
Interior Only
Sculptform Timber Look Veneer Titanium Silver Titanium Silver
architectural cladding Powdercoat - Duralloy

Colours

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
Shou Sugi Ban Aluminium-Powdercoat-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

Colours

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

Colours

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

Colours

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
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 three different options, each suiting a particular application.

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Standard Track

A) Mounting Track Fixing
Note: Screw fixing to suit substrate not supplied by Sculptform.
Recommended fixing centres: 600mm Interior / 4500mm Exterior

B) Width: 45mm
C) Height: 17mm

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Ceiling Track

A) Width: 45mm
B) Height: 30mm

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Curving Track

A) Mounting Track Fixing
Note: Screw fixing to suit substrate not supplied by Sculptform.
Recommended fixing centres: 600mm Interior / 4500mm Exterior

B) Width: 45mm
C) Height: 17mm

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.

Available Colours Standard Panel Size Acoustic Properties
  • Black
  • White
  • 570 x 2440mm (To
    suit 600mm Mounting Track Spacing)
  • 1170 x 2440mm (To suit 1200mm Mounting Track Spacing)
  • 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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Fire Compliance
Group Rating

All of Sculptform’s aluminium Click-on Battens achieve a Group 1 rating under AS 3837:1998 regardless of coating.

Combustibility

Sculptform’s Aluminium Click-on Battens are deemed non-combustible under AS 1530.1-1994.

This rating covers all coatings for aluminium battens, including Timber-look Veneer. These coatings are required to have a spread of flame index of zero, which our timber-look veneer complies with.

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
Length Options

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.

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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) 25x25x3mm aluminium angle
Finish can be powder coated or anodised to your preference

D) Wall substrate

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.

Sculptform-click-on-battens-alu-batten-joiner

Ontrax 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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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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