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Bâtiss Construction Sets

Bâtiss was a simple wooden construction system to make buildings. The wooden parts were assembled using metal rods on a fibreboard base. It was made in France, dates currently unknown, but probably pre-war.

Manufacturer / Distributor

An unknown company from France

Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for BÂTISS (Ref:BTS)

System Type
circa 1931 to circa 1959
Wood / Steel (see comment *1)
Boss Type
no boss
Boss Thread
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
No. of Parts in System
92 (see comment *2)
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
2.0 (see comment *3)
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
2.0 (see comment *4)
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
Steel with a Steel finish
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)

Wooden Bricks on steel Rods with trim various. N&B for only specific usage. *1*2 26 wooden parts, 13 steel Rods, other parts: 14 metal, 16 fibre, 22 card, 1 rubber. *3*4 Steel Rods are tight fit in holes.

Below there are manuals/leaflets and photos which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.

Photos of a Bâtiss set 1
(Added 14/02/2022)

Photos of a Bâtiss set 1 and part of the instruction manual
(Added 27/02/2022)

Photos of a Bâtiss set 2C complementary set (converts set 1 to set 2)
(Added 27/02/2022)

Photos of a Bâtiss set 3
(Added 27/02/2022)