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Tips on how to Batten off Internal Vaulted Ceilings and Timber Walls

Postby conradkr » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:41 am

Hi All

I am busy insulating a 100 square metre room with vaulted ceilings. The roof has four diffreent pitches of roof (neighbours objected to planning in a BIG way - so we had to go this route).

I am due to complete insulation this week and now need advise on the easiest way to batten off the internal roof trusses to prep them for plasterboarding (which i am also doing!).

    Timber frame
    100 sq metre open plan room
    Vaulted ceilings with 4 different pitches
    Architect & structural engineer : specified 50x50 timber battens & all other specs used.


Timber frame (height 226)
To then be covered with 9mm OSB
Battened off with 50x50 timber battens to create service void
12.5mm Plasterboard to finish[/list]

50x50 battens to compress the h control insulation and create service void

Now the bit i need help with: i need to know the easiest and quickest way to batten off these walls and roof. I have never done it before and want to ensure i do this correctly and in the most efficient way possible

I have attached pictures and noted how i think i need to do this - any advice is much appreciated ! Wall battens shown in red, roof battens shown in yellow and plasterboard shown in green

DIY WALLS with battens.jpg
I have marked out the way I THINK i should do this and just need confirmation this IS the correct way to do things.

I assume I place battens around the window frames first (making sure i notch out where the window straps are to keep things level

2) Then place battens around the entire perimeter of the frame (top and bottom) and then lay my battens every 400mm to pick up the plasterboard)

3) Does it matter if i lay the battens horizontally or vertically? If i go vertical (and follow the timber frame studs) then do i HAVE to do the same on the

As you can see there are some complicated angles here

1) Once again i assume best course of action is to go horizontal every 400mm ?

2) On the hips joins how far across should my batten be? I mean do i leave a gap or do i try make both battens meet up by cutting the batten to the shape of the hip join?

would ypou suggest horizontal or vertical battening on this roof - please remember i have to plasterboard this roof so i am looking for the solution which makes plasterboard easiest and will give me the best finish once done

all help greatly appreciated
DIY ROOF 2 with batten.jpg
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