I am looking at putting up fencing using Roof Battens. I think this looks better than putting up cheap fencing.
Roof Batten Types I have come across
'Blue Treated Timber Roofing Batten' at £0.54
'Treated Counter Batten' at £0.48 (which has 'High Pressure treated with Tanalith 'E')
Rough sawn Whitewood Roof battens
Planned Smooth Timber
Planned Smooth Timber - Softwood
Can anyone recommend what type of Roof Battens that I should use please? The plan would be to paint these before assembling.
Size I went into B&Q today and thought 34mm width was too small and preferred 44mm width.
I have read that
Please also note the 25mm x 50mm is a nominal thickness, the final thickness will be closer to 22mm x 45mm. Treatment colour may vary
Due to this, should I be looking for 50mm width battons?
Fence Posts Plan is to fence my back wall and space the posts to ~1.8m. Hopefully I can secure Battens at 3.6m in length. Posts will be 8ft in length and 90x90mm. If I go with thicker battons should I increase the size of the posts?
How wide is your fence? I just did a batten fence this weekend. 10m wide. I used 19x38x3.6 battens, using the 19mm width to measure spacing between battens. For a 10m wide fence, I sunk 6 100x100x2400 posts in with postcrete and secured the battens with 50mm nails. For 10 meters I used whole 3.6m battens from the outside in. Leaving the middle posts at roughly 2.8 meters. Out of the 110 battens I had 6 left over. Fence looks amazing.
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