The spans above consider the rigidity of the batten member only. They do not consider project specific engineering requirements such as wind load, seismic load, and other imposed actions. It is required that a qualified engineer reviews the design prior to construction.
Suggested suspended ceiling configuration requirements
|Click-on Batten Weight||Mounting Track Spacing||TCR Spacing|
|<9.2 kg/m²||Timber batten: 600mm
Aluminium batten: 1200mm
|9.2 – 18.3 kg/m²||Timber batten: 600mm
Aluminium batten: 1200mm
|18.3 – 36.6 kg/m²||Timber batten: 600mm
Aluminium batten: 600mm
- This data is based on the weights of the ceiling only and doesn’t consider project specific engineering requirements. It is required that a qualified engineer reviews the entire ceiling design prior to construction.
- Your Click-on Batten weight can be ascertained on our Price & Spec tool.
Services which integrate into our suspended ceiling system must not exceed 3kg/m². Weights of over 3kg/m² must be self-supporting.
Learn more about how to detail integrated lighting into our Click-on Battens system in our guide here.
Curved walls are simple with the Click-on Batten system due to the specially designed curving mounting track. Depending on the width of the batten used, different minimum radii can be achieved (see below).
|Batten Width||Minimum Convex Radius||Minimum Concave Radius|
Use the following table as a guide when creating your specification for Sculptform Click-on Battens. The details on this page will guide you through the range of species, coatings and profile sizes we have available. Our online Price & Spec tool can also create your complete specification and provide you with pricing in minutes.
|Product Name||Sculptform Click-on Battens|
|Material||Timber – Spotted Gum|
|Batten Coating||Clear Poly|
|Batten Size (s)||32×60, 32×32, 42x19mm|
|Sequence||32×60, 32×32, 42×19 repeating|
|Spacing between battens||15mm|
|Mounting Track Type||Standard|
|Mounting Track Colour||Black|
*32x19mm, 42x32mm and 60x32mm profiles not available in Banjo Pine.
*32x19mm, 42x19mm and 60x19mm profiles not available in Banjo Pine.
All timbers recommended for exterior use are Durability Class 1 (AS 5604), ensuring peace of mind that the timber will remain durable for a minimum of 40 years.
|Timber Species||Interior Use||Exterior Use|
|Timber Species||FSC®||PEFC® / Responsible Wood®|
|Spotted Gum||Not Available||On Request|
|Blackbutt||Not Available||On Request (selected sizes only)|
|White Oak||On Request||Not Available|
|Vic Ash||Not Available||On Request|
|Banjo Pine||On Request||On Request|
* FSC and PEFC timber may have longer lead times.
Read more about timber certification in our article ‘Why use Sustainable Timber?‘
45mm wide x 25mm deep
Suitable for interior and exterior applications. Features a specially designed groove for acoustic backing.
Note: Screw fixing to suit substrate not supplied by Sculptform. Recommended screw fixing centres: 600mm Interior / 450mm Exterior
25mm wide x 25mm deep
Designed for exterior applications when no acoustic backing is required. Streamlined for water drainage with a sleek look. Can also be used for interiors when no acoustic backing is required.
Note: Screw fixing to suit substrate not supplied by Sculptform. 10g x 50-75mm pan head screw required. Recommended screw fixing centres: 600mm Interior / 450mm Exterior
45mm wide x 17mm deep
Supplied to site flexible and used to curve around the existing form.
Note: Screw fixing to suit substrate not supplied by Sculptform. Recommended screw fixing centres: 300mm Interior / 200mm Exterior
Suspended Ceiling Track
45mm wide x 34mm deep
Only suitable for suspended ceilings. Hangers and TCR not included. Designed to snap into standard suspended ceiling systems and replaces the furring channel.
Note: Screw fixing to suit substrate not supplied by Sculptform. Suspended ceiling system not provided by Sculptform.
Our Acoustic backing panels are Group 1 fire rated and can be incorporated into our system to not only be a great acoustic solution but also replaces the need to plaster and paint a wall or ceiling behind the battens, saving time and money. Download our data sheet here for more info.
|Available Colours||Standard Sheet Size||Thickness||Acoustic Properties|
|588 x 2440mm
(to suit 600mm mounting track spacing)1188 x 2440mm
(to suit 1200mm mounting track spacing)
|7mm||NRC 0.4 (when using 90mm air cavity)
*To see the acoustic performance of a specific design, use our Price & Spec tool.
When battens are required to be fixed individually without a mounting track, for in-fills, an end detail, when no backing is used, and also when trying to avoid track being visible, this direct fix clip allows versatility by directly screwing to the substrate.
Fixing Spec: 6 Gauge countersunk screw required. Screw type to suit application.
The swivel clip enables the battens to be installed on an angle, while remaining flat on the wall or ceiling. This allows designers to create angles with flat battens such as installing them diagonally along a wall.
The hinge clip allows the battens to be angled out from the wall or ceiling, creating depth and unique textures. The clips are installed at the required angle then fixed in place with a screw before the battens are installed. Once installed, the battens are held firmly in place by the clip.
A feature of the Click-on battens system is the ability to quickly and easily remove any batten on a wall or ceiling using a specially designed tool provided by Sculptform. The batten removability feature is designed to be used to replace damaged battens or to allow emergency access behind the battens. If access is required on a regular basis, Sculptform recommends our access hatch solution.
If batten removability is a requirement, please consider the following:
- To allow for batten removability on suspended ceilings, battens must be joined on a clip without the use of the batten joiner.
- Battens can only be removed on sequences which have at least 5mm spacing between battens.
- The removal tool is designed to apply pressure to the inside of the track and will not leave any visible marks.
For full instructions on our removal tool, download our manual below.
All untreated timber achieves a Group 3 rating according to the requirements of AS/NZS 3837-1998 and AS 5637.1-2015 for use as wall and ceiling linings, as per NCC 2019 (Volume 1).
Timber is deemed combustible under AS 1530.1-1994.
If your project requires a non-combustible material please refer to our aluminium range.
Each timber species achieves different BAL ratings according to AS 3959-2009 as outlined below –
|Timber Species||Bal Rating|
|Burnt Ash||Not Compliant|
|Vic Ash||Not Compliant|
Durability is an important factor when using timber externally. Each species of timber falls into one of the following durability classes. These classes relate to above ground durability as per AS 5604: 2005.
|Timber Species||Durability Class – Life Expectancy||Usage|
|Banjo Pine||Class 4 – Less than 7 years||Interior Only|
|Blackbutt||Class 1 – Greater than 40 years||Interior / Exterior|
|Spotted Gum||Class 1 – Greater than 40 years||Interior / Exterior|
|Vic Ash||Class 3 – 7 to 15 years||Interior Only|
|White Oak||Class 3 – 7 to 15 years||Interior Only|
Interior timber typically does not need maintenance. It is important to regularly check timber which is exposed to UV radiation through windows etc, as this can lead to yellowing of the coating. Re-coating may be required. DO NOT use any detergents, chemicals or other abrasive substances as this can damage the coatings. For more information and how to clean and maintain interior timber, download our guide below.
The level of maintenance required on external timber largely depends on the degree of exposure, location, coating selection and desired aesthetic. Sculptform offers the following coating options factory applied as standard –
- Clear Oil (Cutek CD50 Clear Oil)
When timber is not exposed to direct sunlight (for example exterior soffits), Clear oil maintains the timbers natural colour. When timber is exposed to sunlight, using Clear Oil will allow the timber to silver unless additional pigment is used to tint the clear oil. Sculptform recommends re-coating these applications every 12-18 months.
- Enviropro Exterior Coatings
When Enviropro exterior coatings are used on timber which is not exposed to direct sunlight, it typically will not require maintenance. Sculptform still recommends annual inspections to check the integrity of the coating.
Enviropro coatings are designed to maintain timber colour and prevent silvering, even in areas which are exposed to direct sunlight and UV radiation. To keep the timber pristine, Sculptform recommends re-coating every 2-4 years. The rate of coating deterioration varies, so 6 monthly visual inspections should be carried out to identify any deterioration of the coating and areas for re-coating.
A) Corner In-fill
B) Mounting Track
C) Batten Clip
D) Corner Clip
E) Feature Batten
A) Feature Batten
B) Corner Clip
C) Corner In-fill Options
D) Mitred Mounting Track
In-fills are available in a range of sizes to fit any batten profile (see below).
|Batten Size||Suggested Infill size|
|22x42mm Block||42x42mm DAR (Dressed All Round)|
|42x42mm Block||42x42mm DAR|
|32x32mm Block||32x32mm DAR|
|32x19mm Block||19x19mm DAR|
|60x19mm Block||19x19mm DAR|
|32x60mm Block||60x60mm DAR (interior applications only)|
|32x32mm Flute||32×32 Flute|
|60x32mm Flute||32x32mm Flute|
|42x32mm Dome||32x32mm Dome|
|60x32mm Dome||32x32mm Dome|
Random Length is the most common form of timber supply. It typically is a length spread from 1.2m – 3.6m with an average of 2.4m. It is generally the most cost-effective way of procuring timber. Random length is what is supplied unless specified otherwise. All battens are supplied end-matched and must span across two clips. Battens are joined with our Sculptform Batten Joiner.
Set length is used where a quantity of the same lengths are required for your project. Sculptform can offer set lengths between 1.2m and 3.6m. Set lengths are always supplied slightly over length to allow for onsite trimming.
Cut to exact length is similar to the ‘Set Length’ option, but with trimming to an accuracy of ±1mm. Accurate onsite measure required to prevent issues with uneven walls and ceilings.
Cut to Increment
Boards are docked to increments of 450mm or 600mm. Battens need to be joined randomly for visual appeal.
Pivot hatches are supplied as a kit and assembled on site. Please consider:
- Clearance is required for upward movement. Allow 200mm clearance above the panel
- Typically 1-3mm gap in the batten ends
- Length options available are 600mm and 1200mm.
- Battens can be cut to any width on site up to 1200mm. Beyond 1200mm, consult Sculptform directly.
The drop-in hatch is the simplest solution to providing access. Please consider:
- This hatch type is built on site at the locations required.
- Drop-in hatches can be built any size up to 1200x1200mm.
- Stainless spring is removed on last clip.
The flexibility of the Click-on battens system allows lighting to be integrated quickly and easily. Detailing examples in PDF and DWG formats for the following lighting options are available in our guide – How to detail integrated lighting.
- Down and can lights
- Inlaid lights
- Linear lights
- Cove lights
A) Feature batten
B) Mounting track
To be checked out to accommodate angle
C) 25 x 40 x 3mm aluminium angle
Finish can be powder coated or anodised to your preference
D) Wall substrate
A) Feature batten
B) Mounting track
C) Custom timber endstop
D) Wall substrate
A) Mounting track
B) Batten joiner (see below)
C) Endmatching profile
A) Mounting track
B) Batten Joiner (see below)
C) Endmatching Profile
Where timber battens are supplied random length and need to be joined off a clip, the batten joiner needs to be used. This accessory is designed to be used in conjunction with endmatching to provide strong joins between battens off a clip.
The Mounting Track Joiner is used to align the tracks at end-to-end joins and uses a simple push-fit connection. This joiner is only used with Ceiling Mounting Track.
The BIM and CAD files for Sculptform’s Click-on Battens including Revit and AutoCad files can be accessed in our downloads section.
For vertical batten applications, the method shown in this detail will prevent slippage.
Where the aluminium base angle is not being used, it is recommended that a small screw be inserted into the back of the batten to serve as an anti-slip measure.
The last mounting track should be no more than 100mm from the end of the battens when spacing between the battens is under 20mm. For sequences with spacing over 20mm, a maximum cantilever of 300mm is acceptable when using timber battens.