Vertical timber battens on stainless steel frame and stanchions

The use of wide vertical batten patterns is a classic design technique, introducing subtle optical rhythms into any space as perspective effects alter the apparent profile of the repetitive pattern.
Design

The use of wide vertical batten patterns is a classic design technique, introducing subtle optical rhythms into any space as perspective effects alter the apparent profile of the repetitive pattern. A strong vertical element is introduced into the total design, while gaps between battens preserve a sense of space and light.

Arden’s V1 vertical batten style locates the battens just clear of the bulkhead or staircase tread / stringer. Balustrade infill overlapping or overhanging the bulkhead may be desired to create a more sophisticated style in its own right, but most importantly; this promotes maximum flexibility for the architect in determining the length of overhang to accomplish specific functional or visual goals. These may include linking the balustrade with a full height partition, screen, or staircase balustrade in the same style. Satin stainless frames, stanchions and CHS handrail provide a welcome contrast with the warm tones of the timber.

Technical
Standard installation is 90x32mm or 90x25mm pre-finished select grade premium hardwood species battens mounted to satin stainless frames, and continuous 38.1mm or 50mm CHS stainless steel handrail. Heavy duty mild steel base plates concealed beneath edge trim or floor coverings transfer the potential loads to fixings located away from the void edge.

Compliance

Arden Architectural is a BSA licensed contractor for carpentry, joinery, glass, glazing and aluminium as well as structural metal fabrication and erection. Arden supplies a Form 16 (Licensed Contractor) on all projects. In design and construct contracts, a Form 15 (Design Engineer) certification is supplied upon request. For products and services incorporating this design element, the table below details compliance with relevant codes and standards.

Code
Title Applicability
BCA The Building Code of Australia Full compliance
AS NZS 1170.1-2002 Structural Design Actions – Permanent, imposed and other actions Full compliance
AS 1288-2006 Glass in Buildings. Selection and installation Not applicable
AS NZS 1554.1-2004 Structural steel welding - Welding of steel structures Full compliance
AS 1554.6-1994 Welding stainless steels for structural purposes Full compliance
AS NZS 4586-2004 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials Not applicable
AS 1428.1-2001 Design for access and mobility Full compliance
AS 1657-1992 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders. Design,
construction and installation
Full compliance