Best way to install tongue and groove panelling

I've seen tongue and groove wood panelling videos where they secure panels straight to the wall and attach them to batons. Which is the right way to panel? Does it matter?

Asked by Mo on 11th Jan 2023
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"Best is to baton out and then fit t & g tongue first from left to right if you'reright handed, then panel pin groove. repeat!"
Answered on 11th Jan 2023 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"Batons go horizontally no more than 600 mm centres.Panels vertically with tongue to the wall where you are starting them working left to right always."
Answered on 11th Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"Hi mo yes that is one way to do it with battens but it would depend on how big the room is as battens are normally around an inch thick i personally use a no more nails and stick to the wall with small panel pins to hold level and remove them once adhesive is dry and fill any holes regards rob rs home improvements"
Answered on 11th Jan 2023 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"Fit it any way you l!ke.You can get clips that let you fit it without showing nails"
Answered on 11th Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"Yes the battens let the air flow through if fitted straight to a wall they would twist and eventually come away"
Answered on 13th Jan 2023 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Good to panel onto batons but make sure when you fix them the tongue is facing up so water can run over them and not inside"
Answered on 1st Jul 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"It all depends on what your wall is made of? But mainly you would use wooden batons so you have set fixing points."
Answered on 11th Jan 2023 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Fix the 2 by 1 battons on the wall at approx 40cm centres these need to be installed the opposite way to the planks, then you secret pin through the shoulder of the tongue"
Answered on 6th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Dosnt really matter which way just make sure u have a fair few battens to fasten them to has tongue n groove moves with the heat and cold"
Answered on 11th Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
"Hi, yes counter baton the wall and depending on what your using to fix the t&g space them between 400mm-600mm. Top tip if you use some small Brad nails on the tongue as you slide the next one over you’ll conceal the fixings, saving time and money on decorating. Hope that helps"
Answered on 11th Jan 2023 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
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