Choose Bamboo X-treme Cladding for your next project

Bamboo X-treme Cladding

Plantation Bamboo Cladding is an extremely strong, solid, high-density exterior bamboo plank made from compressed strand-woven bamboo – profiled into an overlapping cladding board.

A special, patented “thermo-density” heat treatment manufacturing process provides bamboo X-treme cladding with the highest durability class possible, making it well-suited for the harsh New Zealand sun and environment.

Our Bamboo X-treme Cladding has been tested and appraised by BEAL as compliant with the New Zealand Building Code

A few reasons why you should consider bamboo.

Here’s why Plantation Bamboo X-treme Cladding is incredible.

Explore recent projects using Bamboo X-treme Cladding.

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Builders love it!

Christchurch Builder, Matty from Surecraft Carpentry recently installed our bamboo x-treme cladding on an architectural second story house addition.

"It's the first time I've heard about a T&G cladding system. It's amazing how dense and versatile this cladding is - it doesn't dent like cedar which makes installation much easier. It seems bulletproof. It saved me a lot of time having the hidden clip and screw fixings and looks very smart with clean lines, once installed. I'm looking forward to using it again."

-Matty, Surecraft Carpentry, Canterbury

bamboo x-treme cladding used on a square builing

Superior quality and unmatched durability

Bamboo X-treme Cladding is:

  • Exceptionally Hard
  • Dense
  • Stable
  • Durable

The stability of the cladding allows for the tongue-in-groove end-matching of the boards, giving a high-quality snug join and finish


Bamboo X-treme cladding on house

Modern and Natural Bamboo Cladding for Exterior

Our supplier utilises a 200°C heat-treatment process to thermally modify the bamboo to increase the stability, hardness and density of the cladding boards, making the cladding suitable for very demanding applications.

Bamboo X-treme Cladding will rival other hardwoods in grain and structure, with the characteristic bamboo fibers being more visible as the product weathers, giving a lovely natural, and unique look.

The cladding can also be used for making a fence, feature wall, and more!

Bamboo Cladding on pillars

Fire Safety

The cladding reaches this exceptional fire safety rating without impregnation of eco-damaging and expensive fire retardants. Therefore, the cladding is safe for the environment and for the installers. Sustainable, safe and beautiful!!

This makes it suitable for:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Apartments
  • Housing

Sustainable Choice

All our solid bamboo products have a negative carbon footprint over their complete lifecycle.

While tropical hardwoods can take up to 80 years to grow to full maturity and be ready for harvesting – Moso bamboo stems (which is what bamboo X-treme cladding is made from) are mature after 4-5 years.

After harvesting the bamboo stem doesn’t die and no deforestation occurs – the rhizomes sprout new shoots even faster. There, the bamboo forest can be harvested annually and sustainably in a fair-trade manner for the farmers, by default.

Easy Installation

The cladding reaches this exceptional fire safety rating without impregnation of eco-damaging and expensive fire retardants. Therefore, the cladding is safe for the environment and for the installers. Sustainable, safe and beautiful!!

This makes it suitable for:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Apartments
  • Housing
bamboo x-treme cladding side of building

25 year Warranty

We have great confidence in the stability, strength and longevity of Plantation Bamboo X-treme Cladding to provide such a long structural warranty.

Learn all about Bamboo X-treme, from our Dutch supplier, MOSO Bamboo

What our customers are saying...

Based on 145 reviews
Super easy to install with the quick clip fasteners - no need to drill holes or screw into the boards. Looks fantastic, 6 months since deck install and super happy with it. No splinters. Company easy to deal with and delivery no problem
We've ordered bamboo decking on 3 different projects at our home over the last 5 years. I couldn't speak more highly of Ingrid and this company! The product is beautiful, and the customer service is fantastic! I highly recommend!!!
We found this product whilst googling for an eco friendly bamboo product to use on our deck at our bach. We wanted easy installation, good coloring and hard wearing. I'm happy to say this product ticks all the boxes! Communication from the sales team was great and collection from the depot was straightforward. Highly recommend this product, A++
Fantastic Product - Efficient Team
Wonderful job done by Plantation Bamboo.The installer was awesome as was our agent.
These guys were amazing, it was a last minute decision to use their product and they worked hard with us to ensure we got the product and talked through the installation with our builder. It has created a fantastic finish to our newly installed heated pool in our holiday park.
We have just had coffee bamboo laid in our entrance hall, kitchen and living room. It replaced tiles (20 years old) from our entrance hall and kitchen and 20 year old carpet from our living room.Very pleased with the result, the communication and advise from Steve. Would recommend Bamboo Plantation.
It’s not the first time that I approached Plantation Bamboo for projects I designed. This month once again I find an excellent team that is ready to provide high quality products and provide solutions in real time and always quick to respond and help. Specifically I would like to mention Eveliene Grbich, Area Sales Manager, that went above and beyond to provide a wonderful experience. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We have just completed our deck using Plantation Bamboo and cannot speak high enough about the Extreme decking. It was easy for our contractor to lay and looks amazing. Dealing with Steve and the plantation team has been simple and they have been there to answer any questions. Thanks Steve and we look forward to enjoying our new deck for many years to come.
Thanks to the Plantation Bamboo team for an amazing hassle free experience.Especially Ingrid, our South Island manager who promptly answered our questions, sorted our dimensions and made the whole exercise easy.Highly recommended product that looks fabulous on our 52sq m deck so easy to install. Love it!!
As a non-builder, the prospect of replacing our deck covering was a little daunting. After looking at a range of options, I opted for Bamboo X-treme decking and I doubt that I could have made a better choice. Josh at Plantation Bamboo was great to deal with being both helpful and responsive. The product was easy to work with and I completed the job reasonably quickly with my wife and son taking turns to help out. The completed deck looks and feels as good as I could have imagined.
Awesome product and great customer service. Wears extremely well in Southland conditions and weathers with a nice look. Easy to clean when marked.
One of our clients wanted to use Planation Bamboo as a sustainable choice for her pool deck. We had not used this product before and we were blown away by the quality and ease of installation. Not only that, but Ingrid and her team were easy to communicate with and super helpful. I also appreciated having the install videos and specifications on the website so they were easy to access. Would definitely recommend this product to other clients and use myself!
Awesome product according to the installer. Really well tooled. So happy with the result 😊Also have decking product being installed. Looks amazing.
Enjoying our newly laid bamboo flooring - eco-friendly & easy to install! Makes the space look modern, easy lifestyle and bigger. Our builder's laid flooring in the open plan living area and into the bedrooms, seamlessly. Always received professional and responsive customer service by email or phone. The samples we were sent helped to decide suitability & colour before placing an order.
Our Plantation Bamboo X-treme deck looks amazing, even better than the photos on the website. We have had so many great comments that I am sure we will have friends and family using the same decking. Our builder loved the product so much I think this will become his 'go to' recommendation. Steve and Kim provided such wonderful and friendly service, they even arranged rural delivery for us. I absolutely recommend Plantation Bamboo.
Short and sweet, this is a fantastic product. It's a high quality, durable, eco friendly product which is easy and fun to install. This was such a motivating and exciting project and the overall outcome was absolutely priceless. I would totally recommend this product to whoever is wanting a long lasting, high-quality, easy to install and looking to add a ton of value to your property. Steve and the team have been amazing to deal with and I'm looking forward to completing many more projects in future.
Great product.
With so many flooring choices we are absolutely delighted we choient for Vanilla Bamboo.We laid it throughout the house and have no regrets.Steve helped us through the sales process and any answered all the questions we had.Our builder who laid the floor was impressed with the quality which made laying simple.
Love the bamboo decking from Plantation Bamboo. Used it for the fence as well. Looks stunning. Really appreciated the help from Ingrid and Steve. It's still a work in progress!
Plantation Bamboo turned out to be the perfect flooring product for us. Solid, good looking and easy to install. They are a great company to deal with, excellent communication and very keen to help.
Product is exactly as advertised, goes down easily and looks great once completed. Highly recommend Plantation Bamboo.
We had a great experience with Plantation Bamboo. Steve Roughan was very helpful, from organising the material, getting it delivered and even suggesting installers who we used (West Construction). Due to the design and style of Plantation Bamboo, installation only took a day and it looks great!! Quick and easy through the whole process. Thanks heaps, really impressed.
Loving our new kitchen and living space new bamboo look. We decided to go all bamboo and really happy with the outcome. Great service from the initial conversations to follow ups and advice post install. Looks great and getting lots of positive comments from whanau and friends. Cheers to Steve and team.
Absolutely wonderful company and team! Their bamboo floors are stunning and durable and the customer service team is wonderful. Highly recommend them and their floors!
Having done several large decks in the past I was interested in how Plantation Bamboo products stack up against the, now, very expensive Kwila.In my experience it beats it hands down, effortlessly. Its beautifully straight, a major consideration as any zigzag in a board has to be cut out. It is a set length resulting in less cuts and less waste. It clips down invisibly, no predrilling, countersinking and space and alignment hassles. All this adds up to a beautiful product that is fast, easy and very economical. Do the figures on materials and labour and unless you cannot add you will go to Plantation Bamboo.And the finish is just stunning.The floating floor between our two decks is Plantation Bamboo, Natural colour.Again, a great quality product. Apply the technique prescribed for the product and it is fast and clean with a very high quality finish. Ours was laid over the "entry level" vinyl on concrete floor.Even visitors noticed how much softer and warmer it made the floor. For myself and my wife, no more frozen, aching feet and legs.I've got to add....this is about Plantation Bamboo. I wouldn't suggest the same results are achieved with other brands.A great product and great service. We are currently selling this property and will definitely be giving our next property the same treatment.
Genuinely couldn't recommend the product more to be perfectly honest. It's superfluous!
Great service
Our project had a Wish List which included that the deck had to be hard and durable; little or no nail/screw heads to destroy furniture; be able to take dark oil/stain and most of all look good past the week it was installed. Plantation Xtreme Bamboo decking ticked all those boxes plus some. The result exceeded expectations; it is a dense product with colour all the way through; comes with all the stainless fixings which are not seen and is very easy to install once you put the time into accurate sub structure measurements. Plantation were excellent to deal with, communication regarding delivery timeframe amazing and follow up exceptional. These people stand by their product and we would definitely use Plantation Bamboo again.
I've just laid 13 packs of bamboo flooring, coffee coloured.I must say the flooring looks terrific, easy to lay, fits together tightly and securely and the boards are great to work with, and lovely to walk on too.I'll use them again for sure.

Product Specifications and Instructions

Explore installation, sizing and general product info below.

Bamboo x-treme cladding boards are 1850mm long, with end-matching tongue-in-groove join.  The boards are 137mm wide, but with the profiled overlap the visible face is 128mm (once clipped together and installed), with a small gap provided between the boards for air-flow. 

The cladding is 18mm thick.

There are 5 boards = 9.25LM per box.  A box weighs 27kg.

Supplied with powder-coated stainless steel clip and screw fixings – for “invisible” fastening.

  • Technical characteristics and certifications of bamboo x-treme cladding:

    • Density: +/- 1150 kg/m3
    • Dimensional stability: length: + 0.1 %; width: + 0.9% (24 hours in water 20°C)
    • Resistance to Indentation – Brinell Hardness: ≥ 9.5 kg/mm2 (EN 1534)
    • Reaction to fire: Class B-s1-d0 (EN 13501-1) 1)
    • Flame spread index: Class A (ASTM E84)
    • Thermal emittance: 0.81 (ASTM C1371) 2)
    • Solar Reflectance (SR): 0.32 (ASTM C1549) 2)
    • Solar Reflectance Index (SRI): Low 27, Medium 30, High 33 (ASTM E1980) 2)
    • Modulus of Elasticity: 13565 N/mm2 (mean value – EN 408)
    • Bending strength: 54.4 N/mm2 (characteristic value – EN 408)
    • Biological durability: Class 1 (EN 350 / CEN/TS 15083-2), simulated graveyard test / Class 1
    • (EN 350 / CEN/TS 15083-1)
    • Effectiveness against Blue Stain: Class 0 (EN 152)
    • Use Class: Class 4 (EN 335)
    • CO2 neutral: LCA report TU Delft (ISO 14040/44) (
    • Environmental Product Declaration – EPD (EN 15804) (
    • Contribution LEED BD+C – v4: MR 1, MR 2, MR 3 (FSC®), SS 7
    • v2009: MR 6, MR 7 (FSC®)
    • Contribution BREEAM: MAT 1, MAT 3 (FSC®), MAT 5 (HD)
    • Warranty: 25 years

    1) Tested on 18 mm thickness, without gaps between boards, with ventilation space behind boards.

    2) Tested on 3 year-weathered Bamboo X-treme Cladding

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