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Batten down the hatches with graded products

In October 2011, the NHBC (National House Building Council) re-enforced the requirement for all roof battens for use on homes covered by its Buildmark Warranty to be fully graded in accordance with the BS 5534 standard. To help you comply with this, a number of our branches now stock the 25×50 battens – they are bright blue in colour and impossible to miss in the yard or on site!

Individually machined graded roof battens are high quality, strong and less vulnerable to failure. They are quick and easy to fit needing less work on site. The Health & Safety Executive has also recognised that graded 25×50, BS 5534 roof battens can be used as a foothold when working.

You can find our blue graded roof battens at the following branches: Abingdon; Bury St. Edmunds; Hornsey; Leighton Buzzard; Leicester; Leytonstone; Lincoln; Maidstone; Mitcham and St Neots. This will increase over the coming weeks to cover more of the country so keep an eye out at your local branch!