Roofing Battens

John Brash & Co Ltd

John Brash is a leading manufacturer of Roofing Battens and has Europe’s only dedicated Roofing Batten scanning line which includes a computer controlled dedicated laser and camera grading line, to produce battens graded to the performance requirements of BS5534:2014; all other suppliers into the UK Batten market rely on visual grading.

All timbers are legally and sustainably sourced and, as members of the Timber Trade Federation, we support the Responsible Purchasing Scheme. John Brash has both FSC and PEFC accreditation.

Quality and Service are core values and John Brash is ISO 9001:2008 accredited. JB-RED production has been taken a stage further and has the BBA (British Board of Agrement) with UKAS third party accredited product and process certification.

JB-RED: John Brash’s premier roofing & tiling batten and the first full pre-graded roofing batten available to the roofing industry. This means there is no need to grade the battens on site thus saving time for the roofing contractor.

This batten meets the performance requirements of BS5534:2014, and was developed following extensive work carried out 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. All JB-RED has full chain of custody (FSC or PEFC) credentials.

Features and Benefits of JB-RED:
• Pre-graded to all the performance requirements of BS5534:2014.
• Marked according to BS 5534 showing supplier name, origin/species, grade (BS5534) and size.
• UKAS third party assessed by the BBA (British Board of Agrement).
• Manufactured from slow grown, high grade timbers, selected from the approved species within BS 5534.
• Treated to BS 8417:2011 Usage Class 2, using MicroPro® with a red pigment.
• Carries 60 year lifetime guarantee against insect attack and wood rotting fungi.
• JB-RED carries full product liability insurance.
• Packaged in easy to handle bundles of 10.
• Reduced wastage as it has been pre-graded.
• Reduced theft as it is easy to spot if used elsewhere on site.
• No on-site grading needed. A quick visual check is always recommended to assess for any handling damage and any obvious error.
• Machined to give a consistent 25mm thick batten.
• Safer for your fixing teams.


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John Brash & Co Ltd

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John Brash is a leading manufacturer of commercial anti-slip decking, graded timber roofing battens, shingles & shakes, and scaffold boards. With over 100 years technical expertise in the timber industry the company work in close partnership with the...
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