Stunning uses for cladding and fluted panelling

Studding uses for cladding and fluted panelling

Published: February 23, 2024

Composite wood cladding and fluted panelling offers so much in the way of practicality, gorgeous aesthetics, and maintenance-free style that lasts. So, it’s no wonder that our beautiful range of cladding continues to be a best seller.

There are so many different applications for composite wood cladding that allow for creative and functional features on homes, offices, hotels, malls, and open public areas.

Interesting Ways to Use Composite Wood Cladding and Fluted Panelling

There are many applications for cladding to create something very special in your space. Here are some different ways that Best Deck has been using our beautiful composite wood for some remarkable projects:

Enhance the Outdoor Aesthetic

Using composite wood cladding or fluted panelling on the outside of your whole home is a fantastic way to make a statement. Whether vertical or horizontal, it is a contemporary and timeless way to adorn the building and make it stand out. It makes the structure blend in well with its natural surroundings, requires no maintenance, and is easy to keep clean.

Feature Wall

Instead of cladding the entire building, some clients have chosen to create a feature space with the use of our top-notch cladding products. So, whether they use it on one complete wall, or they choose to clad the entire upper or lower levels of the structure, this is a lovely way to add texture and interest to the aesthetic. When used on a feature wall, it can also help to define a certain area (e.g. a braai area, food court, or a corner for the little ones to play).


When there has been extensive damage to a wall or it simply doesn’t fit in with your aesthetic, a great way to disguise and cover it is to clad it. This can work on external garden walls too.

Thinking Out of the Box

Use some innovation with your cladding. Instead of a traditional balustrade for a balcony or a flight of stairs, opt for cladding. You can also use it to separate areas and provide privacy (between the house and the swimming pool, for example).

Shelter on a Pergola

Clad the sides of your composite wood pergola to keep the wind out and create a relatively sheltered outdoor space that still lets the sun filter through. For more ideas about how to make the most of your outdoor pergola, click here.

Privacy Without Compromise

Cladding over large windows with our fascia planks or 100 x 50 handrail can allow some light to come through a gap left between the slats without allowing everyone to see exactly what’s happening inside. This is a stunning idea for hotels, restaurants, and malls that want the best of both worlds.

Advantages of Composite Wood Cladding and Fluted Panelling

Best Deck & Flooring’s cladding has so many benefits and advantages. It is:

  • Available in a range of colours to suit your needs and taste.
  • Easy to install so that there’s a significantly smaller installation cost involved (compared to timber).
  • Maintenance-free and doesn’t need to be sealed, painted, or treated.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Guaranteed for up to 15 years.
  • Easy to use in combination with other materials, including brick, stone, timber, plaster, or natural wood.
  • Affordable in both the long and short terms.
  • Resistant to warping, splintering, and rotting.
  • Suitable to be used as ceilings, to close in eaves, for gates, and more.

Best Deck & Flooring

Best Deck & Flooring’s Gold Range brushed-finish composite wall cladding has featured in several prominent and exciting commercial and residential projects throughout Africa. Some of these include the large composite cladding project at Design Quarter Shopping Centre in Johannesburg, and the KZN Tourism Centre in Durban.

For a brochure and composite wood design solutions, contact us today at or visit our website.

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