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Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthoradam_w
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2018
     
    Good afternoon All,

    I'm hoping I can get some experienced advice from some of you regarding my counter battens and plasterboard.

    I'm currently fitting the VCL to my insulated timber frame structure and the next stage will be battening to create a service gap. As you can see I have a partially vaulted ceiling, a horiztonal ceiling and a partially vaulted one to complete the set. What I'd like to know is how you would batten and board, battens horizontally and boards vertically or battens vertical and boards horiztonal? All studs are 600mm centres. My preference would be vertical battens as they will also cover the staple holes in the VCL but your thoughts would be appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Adam
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    • CommentAuthorjamesingram
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2018 edited
     
    horizantally then vertically. As Id run socket cable horizantally , rather than up/down.
    If you're careful with your stabling 600mm could be cover by vertical batton or use tape
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2018 edited
     
    I would go vertically on walls on top of existing and horizontal on ceilings at 300cc I would hand sheets vertically on the walls with central blocks and on the ceiling vertically too.
    • CommentAuthoradam_w
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2018
     
    Posted By: tonyI would go vertically on walls on top of existing and horizontal on ceilings at 300cc I would hand sheets vertically on the walls with central blocks and on the ceiling vertically too.


    Makes a lot of sense to me although as I have 12.5mm board, I may increase that to 400mm spacing on the ceiling.

    Many thanks,

    Adam
    • CommentAuthorCerisy
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2018
     
    We battened vertically to cover the staples and then normal vertical plasterboard. Ceiling battens went on the line of the trusses and we fitted the plasterboard in the best way we could.

    Fitted the services in a treat!
    • CommentAuthoradam_w
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2018
     
    Posted By: CerisyWe battened vertically to cover the staples and then normal vertical plasterboard. Ceiling battens went on the line of the trusses and we fitted the plasterboard in the best way we could.

    Fitted the services in a treat!


    Sounds good to me! Thinking about it, running the battens horizontal would increase the risk of piercing the membrane if a plasterboard screw was to be over-driven so sticking to the studs and rafter positions is probably the safest bet!

    Thanks again,

    Adam
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2018
     
    that does maximise the thermal bridging though
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2018
     
    There'll be minimal thermal bridges through some battens.
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