This is a time-honored method that uses timber battens and capping strips. A zinc batten clip supports the peripheral upstands and holds the zinc sheets and long zinc strips in place. The capping strips are overlapped and secured in place, ensuring that the roof is watertight. This method is commonly employed for its shadow effects and urban aspect since it produces the appearance of strong, noticeable shapes.

This method is commonly employed for its shadow effects and urban aspect since it produces the appearance of strong, noticeable shapes.



Brass and Copper

Galvanized Steel


Stainless Steel



Panel Heights available

25mm, 38mm and 50mm panel heights available

Length of Panel

Panel lengths available from a minimum 500mm, dependant on material selection

Pan Widths available

180mm – 530mm pan widths from rib to rib (material dependant)

Substrate Requirements

Substrate options available for wall and roof applications

Fire Rated/BAL Applications

Suitable for use in fire-rated and BAL applications in conjunction with a suitable wall/roof build-up *

* Note: For further information and expert advice please contact Cladding Walls Australia.


  • Statement-making seams
  • Traditional European metal roof aesthetic
  • Enhanced shadow lines
  • Fast on-site installation, with no specialty tools required
  • Minimal maintenance compared to other cladding materials, such as rendered brick and timber
  • No visible fixings
  • Allows for material expansion and contraction and building breathability
  • Superior wind loading capacity due to additional strength provided by timber battens
  • Traditional system widely used throughout the Europe, Batten seam is used on 65% of Paris roofs.
  • High wind resistance
  • Fast and easy installation making it a cost-effective solution. Requires only a simple hand-folding tool to install


All profiles should be placed by a qualified and experienced cladding installer, according to Cladding Walls Australia. Cladding Walls Australia offers all complimentary flashings and cappings. 

A construction-grade substrate is required for all Standing Seam applications. When working with zinc, a constant ventilation gap of 20 mm beneath the substrate is required for wall cladding applications, and a 40 mm gap is required for roof installations (note this is for zinc only). Before installing panels, the substrate should be encased in a moisture-proof membrane. Each panel must be secured to the membraned substrate using approved stainless steel clips and countersunk screws. Hand-operated seaming equipment must be used to close the seam between each panel. 

Because each project is unique, please contact Cladding Walls Australia directly for complete installation instructions and expert guidance.




Most frequent questions and answers

A nail length of 65mm is normally recommended to enable a minimum of 40mm penetration into the rafter. Begin at the roof’s bottom border, nailing the batten into place in the rafter’s center. The batten should be square cut, neatly butted, and skewed fastened straight over the rafters.

Some metal roofs are designed to be fitted over battens, while others are designed to be installed over either battens or solid decking. So, whichever route you take, make sure you choose the proper product and install it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Battening a wall for plasterboard or dry lining is an excellent method to add a little warmth to a cold building while also preventing dampness. However, if there isn’t enough ventilation behind the board, condensation can form on the chilly wall as warm air travels through it.

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