Why Best Deck is best

Composite wood decking

Published: May 25, 2022

There’s no doubt about it – Best Deck really is…the best. We were established in March 2015 and have, since then, been nothing less than 100% committed to top-notch quality and service. For this reason, we are the national leaders in supplying and installing composite wood products for projects that range from private homes to malls, hotels, and upmarket developments like Steyn City.

What Makes Us The Best?

Best Deck stands head and shoulders above our competitors for many reasons.

  • Our superior quality products have guarantees of 10, 15 or 25 years; depending on the specific product and range.
  • We’re the specialists. We know composite wood and how best to use and showcase it.
  • Best Deck carries the biggest stock holding in the industry. We are committed to having stock of every single thing we sell. Showcasing a massive product range without having it in stock is not how we work.
  • Best Deck offers a variety of colours, styles and applications. There’s plenty of choice to cater to the tastes, preferences, budgets and styles of a development. Are you looking for a cool beach aesthetic? We’ve got you covered. Want an earthy, natural look and feel? Sorted! Prefer a clean corporate ambience? Best Deck is the right choice for you.
  • Best Deck’s products are eco-friendly. They’re manufactured from recycled timber, recycled plastic, and bamboo, which are all particularly sustainable and strong.
  • Our products require no maintenance and very little effort to keep clean.
  • The manufacturing experience and knowledge of our key players have been invested into the business and its comprehensive website; which is currently the most comprehensive, informative and visual composite wood website in the industry.
  • Our products don’t splinter, warp, rot or crack.
  • Our composite wood products are not susceptible to borer beetle and other destructive insects.
  • We have offices and showrooms in Johannesburg (Gauteng), Cape Town (Western Cape) and Umhlanga (KwaZulu-Natal).
  • We have excellent experience and impressive projects under our belt.
  • Best Deck has worked with some of South Africa’s most prominent and successful professionals and contractors.
  • Our showroom in Johannesburg is possibly the biggest outdoor composite wood showroom on the African continent. It showcases every single product we offer, in every application and every colour.

We have a fantastic range of composite wood products; including:

  • Decking
  • Cladding (our range has expanded and is particularly varied, offering plenty of options)
  • Pergolas
  • Balustrades
  • Gates, screens and more

Impressive Best Deck Projects

While our list of projects and jobs is extensive, some have certainly stood out for us.

Steyn City

This massive lifestyle development has been a fantastic one for the Best Deck team. We supplied and installed over 1100 square metres of decking, nearly in excess of 1000 square metres of balustrades and sun screens, and an amazing 1250 square metres of pergolas. Our composite wood was an important part of creating the contemporary, organic look and feel of the estate, and adding to its natural beauty. As one of the largest composite wood projects ever to be awarded in Africa, Best Deck is proud to be such an integral part of it.

Umhlanga Arch

Best Deck was appointed by WBHO to supply top-notch composite wood products for this modern and unique development. We supplied about 1 500 square metres of product in various parts of this R1.3 billion initiative. They were installed by our trusted contractor in KwaZulu-Natal, Design-A-Deck, in the flagship SMG BMW dealership, Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, hotel penthouses, and some of the shared areas (such as the walking paths and meeting areas).

Residential Homes

There have been a number of gorgeous homes and estates that have been graced by the Best Deck touch, with composite wood decking around their pools and fire pits, cantilever pergolas, seating, and even decking that requires unique shaping around custom structures. For more details on these, click here.

The Team Behind Best Deck

Owned and managed by Stuart Martin, Best Deck is backed by the best in the industry. We’re also proud to have Justin and Lee-Ann Irvine as our partners at the Cape Town branch. Together, the Best Deck team shares more than a century of experience in the industry, making us exactly the right choice for your composite wood requirements.


Best Deck started in a garage in 2015 but steadily grew to a container yard (where our stock was carried in a number of containers), then into a 400 square metre warehouse. It wasn’t long before we expanded into a 650 square metre warehouse, and we’re now in a space of 900 square metres.

In 2015, we had only one type of deck planking (the Gold range) in two colours. The product range has grown astronomically. We now have two deck ranges (Gold and Diamond). Gold is available in four colours and the Diamond range, added in 2018, is available in six colours. We have grown from being a decking company to a company now offering a huge range of composite wood products which include cladding, pergolas, balustrades, and more.

Four years after opening in Johannesburg, we opened the Cape Town branch. Since 2020, we’ve also set up agents in Zimbabwe and Zambia, and we’re now opening a Best Deck branch in Umhlanga, KZN.

Best Deck evolves and grows continually as new products are launched in the industry. We’re an integral part of getting new composite wood products to market, and this is our dedication.

Our own growth meant that we also had the opportunity to grow and empower others into having their own businesses. We offer a turnkey solution, which means we need resources. So, we use this as the platform on which to empower others to work with and for us.

Best Deck started with only three people. Now, we have an additional three in-house office staff (including our own quantity surveyor) as well as a rep on the road. We have three vehicles on the road for deliveries and service calls. Our warehouse staff comprises 12 employees; including drivers, storemen and assistants.

The Future

We advertise on the home channel on DSTV to access Sub-Saharan Africa – a testament to our ongoing expansion.

Our product range is growing further to include internal composite wood flooring (known as Stone Plastic Composite Flooring, or SPC flooring). This product is 100% waterproof and is resistant to high- impact.

We’re really excited to see what the future holds as industry leaders.

Insist on the Best

Save your time, money and effort by working with the best. Contact us today at info@bestdeck.co.za or +27 11 463 7948 to chat about your composite wood needs. Or pop into our showroom at 13 Cadogan Road, Bryanston (Johannesburg).

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