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Appraisal number: 981 (2017)

Date issued: 23 Jan 2018

Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System


The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System is a light-gauge steel ceiling batten system for use in residential and commercial buildings. The ceiling battens are top-hat steel channel sections formed from galvanised coil steel. The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System also includes a roll-formed perimeter channel and hanger tabs. The components are screw-fixed to timber or steel ceiling framing.


The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System is appraised for use as ceiling battens directly supporting ceiling linings in buildings within the following scope:

  • On framed ceilings within the scope limitations on NZS 3604.
  • On timber and light-gauge steel-framed ceilings subject to specific design.

The use of the Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System in structural applications such as part of a ceiling diaphragm or as a part of fire resistance rated construction has not been assessed and is outside the scope of the Appraisal.

Technical literature

Metalcraft Roofing Ceiling Batten Installation Guide, March 2017

Consenting instructions

Always refer to the Appraisal in full and the technical literature.

Appraisal holder

Industrial Investments Group Ltd
Phone: 09 274 0408

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