Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System
- Appraisal number 981
- Valid from
- Information provider
- BRANZ Limited
- Information type
- BRANZ Appraisal
The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System is a light-gauge steel ceiling batten system for use in Residential and Commercial buildings. The ceiling battens are tophat steel channel sections formed from galvanised coil steel.
The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System also includes a roll-formed perimeter channel and hanger tabs. The components are screw-fixed to timber or steel ceiling framing.
The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System is appraised for use as ceiling battens directly supporting ceiling linings in buildings within the following scope:
- on framed ceilings within the scope limitations on NZS 3604; and,
- on timber and light gauge steel-framed ceilings subject to specific design.
The use of the Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System in structural applications such as part of a ceiling diaphragm, or as a part of fire resistance rated construction has not been assessed and is outside the scope of the Appraisal.