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 129 reviews
Great product.
Marg Le Grys
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.
Elsbeth Bloem
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!
Sue Graham
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.
Mike Rose
Product is exactly as advertised, goes down easily and looks great once completed. Highly recommend Plantation Bamboo.
Jeremy Smith
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.
Cam Shaw
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.
Wiremu Wineera
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.
robin thomas
Genuinely couldn't recommend the product more to be perfectly honest. It's superfluous!
Great service
Rod Walker
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.
Ian Stewart
Josh from Plantation Bamboo was very helpful with knowledge of the product. Once ordered, the delivery was within days.The instructions were very clear and josh was there if needed. I constructed the timber work and ground work as per plan and everything went smoothly.The decking planks were cut to shape and length using a chop saw and everything looks great.As pictures below.
Steve Roughan has provided some really beautiful material in the bamboo panels. They have an excellent appearance and are easy to work with using standard power tools. I can cut accurately and without tear away provided I use a suitable saw blade. These are not the cheapest panels, but are far and away the best quality material I have worked with. Also the on line interaction and communication has been exceptional.
Jonathan Morton
"A very nice product. Easy to lay and looks great. We particularly like the decking with no screws showing and nice clean line finish. The interior flooring is lovely to walk on after having had a concrete floor. Much warmer and no aching feet and legs.A happy customer. Thank you"
Dianne Thomas
Alumine Andrew
“Lads VERY happy with the product, ‘will never do a deck any other way now’! That’s coming from both a builder and a boat builder! Cannot believe there is NO waste either. Exceptional product!”
Rochelle Kerr
Stoked with the amazing service from Ingrid and the quality of Plantation Bamboo. We receive so many compliments on our deck and would absolutely recommend to anyone considering using the Plantation Bamboo products.
Hayley Wilson
We are really pleased that we decided on using Plantation Bamboo as our decking choice for outside our sauna. Instructions for the base construction were easy to follow, and with the decking lengths being a standard size it was easy to assemble. Looks great, we will be using it again for sure.
Hamish Taylor
Very helpful team at Plantation Bamboo and I’m pleased with the Bamboo X-treme decking. Product gives a nice, tidy finish and I’m happy to let it naturally silver off and not have to ever stain it.
Rick Grantham
We chose bamboo flooring because we wanted real wood on our floors, not a thin imitation, and we wanted the most sustainable option we could find. Our research made it clear that Plantation Bamboo met our requirements and we haven't been disappointed, either in the product or in the careful, personal service we have received from Josh.
Robin List
Love this decking product. Looks great and so easy to care for. Steve has been great to deal with, helping us with deciding how much we needed and providing us with various care and staining options. Steve's communications were always quick and helpful. Very highly recommend this product and Steve as the supplier.
Fantastic company to deal with & Josh went above and beyond to make our experience a positive one. I highly recommend the product & the company to deal with.
Bret Burrows
Tina Firkin
Beautiful bamboo wood benchtops installation was a breeze for my builder, and you choose how dark or light the stain is, a very economical alternative. Under a thousand for all of my u shaped benchtops, I highly recommend the plantation bamboo. Am definitely saving up to have bamboo floors installed as well.
Ramari Kereama
Super helpful and friendly service, easy ordering. The bamboo flooring is great! High quality and easy to install, and seems to be super durable so far.
Grant Bowyer
We were after sustainably sourced bamboo panels for use in our office and Eveliene at Plantation Bamboo sorted us out! Great service, with good advice on what product would suit our purposes. Very nice panels!
Great quick response from the team at plantation bamboo.Good communication during ordering and and receiving product.Great product to work with and very system quick clip system making deck building quick.Had some positive feedback from builder friends on the quality of the product and the look of it after its been laid.I will be using this product again.Thanks Plantation Bamboo 👍
Brent Goodsir
Steve addressed all communication punctually and was willing to assist with confirming the square meterage I required using my draft measurements. The amount of bamboo used worked brilliantly. The delivery of both pallets and accessories was as outlined so my builder could start on time. My builder also commented on how impressed he was with the installation system. All round the deck looks great. I love it.
Deb Dickinson

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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