28mm Furring Channel is used to support a wide variety of lining boards. It can be used in a large variety of applications, but its most main purpose is to support plasterboard linings in a suspended ceiling or battened wall. Manufactured from 0.50bmt galvanised steel it is a strong, durable, consistent product, featuring a wide 38mm face to fix to, and a high 28mm profile enabling large spans.
28mm Furring Channel is the largest channel available, making it the most popular option as it requires less installation time due to its large spans.
Use Of Furring Channel
28mm Furring Channel can be used in a myriad of applications including:
~Internal Suspended Ceilings in conjunction with Top Cross Rail
~Internal Direct Fix Ceilings
You can buy 28mm Furring Channel in following lengths: 3000mm, or custom length.
28mm Furring Channel can be used with direct fix clips, beta fix clips, or in conjunction with top cross rail locking key clips where suspended ceiling needed.
To accommodate the use of timber “I” beams, the 304 Direct Fixing Clip has been designed with two extra nail or screw slots placed lower down on the clip, with an additional temporary tab to assist installation.
What’s the difference between ceiling battens and furring channels?
A bit of trivia: one of the questions that often gets asked (and rarely gets answered) is what the difference is between these two things. In a nutshell, a steel furring channel is much stronger, and is what’s normally used in commercial construction. Furring channels are sometimes called ‘top hat channels’ because if you look at them from the ends, they’re the shape of a top hat. As well as ceilings, furring channels can also be used to attach plasterboard to walls. Ceiling battens, on the other hand, are normally only used for ceilings, and only in residential construction. Ceiling battens can be made of either steel or timber – but steel’s normally preferred because it’s straighter. In most cases, your plasterer should use the systems and methods that are recommended by the plasterboard manufacturer. The furring channels or ceiling battens are attached to the underside of the ceiling joists (using fixing clips in the case of furring channels), so that they run at right angles to the joists. The spacing between them will depend on the type of plasterboard being used. Once the battens or furring channels are up, the plasterboard is hoisted using a special ‘sheet lift’ (or by hand using scaffolding) and screwed or nailed directly into the channels at set spaces so that the fixings are flush with the surface of the plasterboard. When that’s done, the edges are finished with paper tape and plaster cement base and topping coats as they were for the corners of the walls. You can buy ceiling battens in our Melbourne shop. Price for our metal battens is cheaper than in other shops. Domestic battens is the right choice to make a levelled ceiling.