The prices for roof battens are also relatively close in the timber trade - differences and deviations are more likely due to processing differences - and of course due to the different types of wood.
Roof battens - planed, impregnated or technically dried
Contrary to repeated opinions to the contrary, according to DIN, roof battens do not necessarily have to be technically dried. It is only important that the specified residual moisture values of 20% or 25% are adhered to wherever they are required by DIN.
- Also read - Guide for impregnated roof battens
- Also read - Small buying guide for roof battens
- Also Read - Tips For Buying Planed Roof Battens
The type of wood makes little difference in price today - in general, softwoods such as spruce or pine are used for roof battens, and here the starting prices are still relatively close, so that the price difference can usually be almost neglected.
For pricing, however, it is important that running meter prices always refer to the purchase of an entire bundle. A bundle usually consists of 20 linear meters. In the case of other purchase quantities, the price for the running meter often changes significantly.
In many cases it can make sense to have the roof battens delivered in bundles - here a price comparison is definitely worthwhile due to the often quite different delivery costs. Dealers from the local area are sometimes cheaper, but that doesn't always have to be the case.
Prices of selected providers (as of 2013)
|technically dried, 24 x 48 mm||construction.de||0.54 EUR / running meter|
|technically dried, 24 x 48 mm||wood-wicharz.de||EUR 0.42 / m²|
|raw, untreated 38 x 58 mm||wood-wicharz.de||0.79 EUR / running meter|
|impregnated 38 x 58 mm||wood-wicharz.com||EUR 0.87 / m²|
Costs for roof structures
The costs for the battening of the roof can usually be easily calculated in advance with a given batten spacing - with the different types of cover, the costs are often very far apart depending on the type of roofing material and type of roofing. When planning costs, what matters most is what the roof is covered with.