Based on a usage of 4 metres of batten per square metre, AliBat will cost around $28 per square metre.
AliBat is non-combustible, unlike plastic or wood battens. It is also lighter than steel battens and has superior load capacity. AliBat is the superior batten for weatherboard cladding above three levels.
The AliBat aluminium substrate is warranted in normal use against rotting, rusting, distorting or cracking for 100 years.
AliBat come in long 5.8 metre lengths and is pre-drilled for fixing fastenings at 100mm centres, to save onsite labour costs.
No, AliBat can be used in the same way as any other batten. It can also be used to straighten walls because it is very straight. AliBat shims are available for straightening walls.
Being aluminium means AliBat won’t rot, crack or delaminate and can also be powder coated to provide enhanced protection. It’s suitable for high wind load applications of up to 4KPa at 600mm batten centres and 6.09KPa at 300mm batten centres. This makes it an ideal choice for harsh environments; both marine and high exposure site.
Aluminium is inert in the environment, and it’s 100% recyclable so will not enter landfills like so many other building products that contain heavy metals or aren’t able to be re-used. Aluminium is one of the most common elements in the earth’s crust so there is no limit to the supply of the metal. It’s benign and very adaptable, which made it the obvious choice for long lived battens.
AliBat is made in China, so that it can be produced in the most cost effective manner and therefore create a more affordable product.
AliBat is so straight that it can be used to correct building exteriors.
AliBat has been BRANZ face load tested and approved for wind loads of 6.09kPa.
AliBat can be used to provide cladding support where cladding is required to cantilever over seismic or expansion joints. It is also suitable for low ground clearance applications where it is likely to come into constant contact with moisture. Like Nu-Wall cladding products, AliBat is not hygroscopic and can be specified with minimal ground clearance.
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