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Endless Maintenance-Free Options with Best Deck’s Finishing Profiles

Finishing profiles are used in various different applications. Being so versatile, they add enormous value to what Best Deck does and offers.

While many people refer to cladding planks, Best Deck prefers the term fascia planks (our cladding plank product page highlights the difference). A fascia plank has a flat profile and four square edges. The only way to fix a fascia plank in place is to fix it directly through the material. This means there are visible fixings, but this does not present aesthetic or functional problems at all.

Most important is to use the correct installation application and choice of fixing. If you are not sure how to install them, we will be happy to assist and advise. Please see the installation instructions for more info. Below are applications where Best Deck utilises fascia planks.

  • Pergolas
  • Gates
  • Raising of low boundary walls, screen walling, window shade screens
  • Planter boxes
  • Closing off visible structure work
  • Cladding – these are ideal when one wants a gap between the planks to create a sense of space and contemporary chic. The fixings are visible, so choose the right ones.
Composite finishing profiles and accessories technical detail

96 MM WIDE FASCIA PLANK – GOLD RANGE

96 MM WIDE FASCIA PLANK – GOLD RANGE

This fascia plank has a narrow-spaced groove on the one face and a wide-spaced groove on the opposite face.

Finishing Profiles
Profile Dimensions & Technical Information

Coffee Brown

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

Chocolate Brown

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

Charcoal

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

Stone Grey

wood grey facia plank

151 MM WIDE FASCIA PLANK – GOLD RANGE

151 MM WIDE FASCIA PLANK – GOLD RANGE

This fascia plank is smooth on the one face and has a narrow-spaced groove on the opposite face.

Finishing Profiles
Profile Dimensions & Technical Information

Coffee Brown

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

Chocolate Brown

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

Charcoal

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

Stone Grey

composite wood grey facia plank

71 MM WIDE FASCIA PLANK – DIAMOND RANGE

71 MM WIDE FASCIA PLANK – DIAMOND RANGE

This fascia plank has a wood grain finish on both faces, is stain- and moisture-resistant, and has a 25-year factory guarantee.

Profile Dimensions & Technical Information

Coffee Brown

Coffee Finishing Profiles

Chocolate Brown

Chocolate Brown Finishing Profile

Charcoal

Charcoal Finishing Profile

Stone Grey

Stone Grey Finishing Profile

Crescent Brown

Crescent Brown

Jade

140 MM WIDE FASCIA PLANKS – DIAMOND RANGE

140 MM WIDE FASCIA PLANKS – DIAMOND RANGE

This fascia plank has a wood grain finish on both faces, is stain- and moisture-resistant, and has a 25-year factory guarantee.

Profile Dimensions & Technical Information

Coffee Brown

Coffee Brown Composite fascia plank

Chocolate Brown

Chocolate Brown Composite fascia plank

Charcoal

Charcoal Composite fascia plank

Stone Grey

Stone Grey Composite fascia plank

Crescent Brown

Crescent Brown Finishing Profiles

Jade

Jade 140mm Fascia Plank

Dove Grey

90-DEGREE FINISHING STEP DECK PLANK GOLD RANGE

90-DEGREE FINISHING STEP DECK PLANK

This 90-degree profile is a deck plank. It is used to finish off steps, the inside rim of a pool, the outside border of a visible area, and more.

As with our deck planks, this 90-degree plank is fixed in place using our clip system, which means no visible fixings. Aesthetically, clip finishings with this profile plank are visually appealing, neat, smart and elegant. It’s important to understand and ensure the installation requirement of this profile. It differs in thickness by 4 mm to our Gold Range deck planks and by 3 mm to our Diamond Range deck planks. Enquire directly for more information. This profile is only available in a tasteful brushed finish.

Best Deck Composite Wood Products
Profile Dimensions & Technical Information

Coffee Brown

Best Deck Composite Wall Cladding

Chocolate Brown

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

Charcoal

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

Stone Grey

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

90-DEGREE FINISHING STEP PLANK DIAMOND RANGE

90-DEGREE FINISHING STEP DECK PLANK

This 90-degree profile is a deck plank. It is used to finish off steps, the inside rim of a pool, the outside border of a visible area, and more.

 

Decking Range
Profile Dimensions & Technical Information

Coffee Brown

Composite Wood Pergolas

Chocolate Brown

Composite Wood Pergolas

Charcoal

Composite Wood Decking

Stone Grey

Composite Wood Decking

Crescent Brown

Crescent Brown

Jade

Dove Grey

90-DEGREE CORNER EDGING

90-DEGREE CORNER EDGING

This profile should only be used on vertical applications. It is ideal to finish off our wall cladding profiles, to be used on 90-degree corners (where two edges come together), and around window and door frames. This profile is excellent in terms of functionality and aesthetics.

This profile can be used on a flat surface that does not have traffic moving over it. This corner edging profile, like our fascia plank profile, requires the same specific fixing method (see our easy-to-follow installation instructions or enquire directly).

Best Deck Composite Wood Products
Profile Dimensions & Technical Information

Coffee Brown

Best Deck Composite Wall Cladding

Chocolate Brown

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

Charcoal

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

Stone Grey

Best Deck Composite Wood Products

DECK LIGHTS

Deck Lights

Composite Wall Cladding

BEST DECK FASCIA PLANKS

Best Deck fascia planks available in both Gold and Diamond ranges.  These ranges are different. 

Best Deck offers the very latest in engineered composite products. We believe that we offer the best fascia planks in the industry. These are better or, at the very least, equal to any other fascia plank on an apples-for-apples comparison. Engineered alternative building products make sense.

Our profiles are all identical, perfect and straight, with a very neat end result. All Best Deck’s fascia planks are supplied in 5.8 m lengths, unlike many other brands. This means beautiful aesthetics that cannot be achieved by timber decking. Its benefits include its being totally maintenance-free and having lengthy guarantees. What’s more, composite fascia is similarly priced to a decent hardwood timber and, in some cases, even costs less than some hardwoods. Please go to our DIY / Installed page to find out why Best Deck should be your supplier and contractor of choice when installing our own Best Deck products for the ultimate turnkey ‘supply and install’ project.

How and why the Gold and Diamond range fascia planks are different from each other:

The extract below best explains why the Diamond Range is more expensive than the Gold Range, in general. But, please note that, in the case of fascia planks, they are used on a vertical application. This means that they are far less prone to spills and damage. However, if your fascia is susceptible to being messed on by lots of birds, or by falling berries, the stain-resistant properties are particularly beneficial.

Gold Range Fascia Planks – all composite planks are manufactured in a similar way, they are all porous (they absorb). So, while the planks are totally maintenance-free, it is possible that they may stain if something (like red wine or oil) is spilt on them. The longer the plank is left before cleaning, the harder it will be to remove the stain. The fluid soaks deeper into the material, so get rid of it as soon as possible. This profile has a narrow groove finish. Follow Best Deck’s easy instructions on looking after your composite products. The Gold Range has a 15-year guarantee, is a wonderful choice.

Diamond Range Fascia Planks – this is a capped fascia (also known as co-extruded), which means the composite plank has an additional protective wrap around it (the same principle used to wrap a car). This wrap around the composite profile is a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic and makes the fascia plank stain- and moisture-resistant. This makes cleaning it very simple (it is easily washed with a hose). With its 25-year guarantee, it looks better for longer. Its wood grain wrap finish means that it’s likely that it will never be necessary to spend money on your fascia again (unless there’s been malicious damage or an act of God).

Best Deck’s pricing on our Diamond Range (co-extrusion plank) is the most competitively priced in our industry. IMPORTANTLY, this wrap goes all the way around the fascia plank to ensure that it is completely moisture-resistant.

However, It is important to take note that both the Gold and Diamond ranges will function the same and will outlast their guarantees. Below are some suggestions to assist in making an informed decision.

Things to consider when making a decision on which range to choose:

  • Is it for a residential or commercial project?
  • Is it a high traffic area?
  • Will it be in an area where food and drink could be dropped and spilt?
  • What is your budget?
  • Do you prefer the narrow groove finish or the wood grain finish in terms of aesthetics?
  • NB – Samples: have you seen, touched and felt the product? Ask Best Deck about our samples. They are always available for collection, and can also be couriered nationally and internationally, subject to project size, at Best Deck’s cost.

Incorporating both ranges is an option too. For example, you may decide that your decking should be particularly resilient and opt for our Diamond Range, but your pergola or a screen could be from the Gold Range. Because all of our products are consistent in colour and quality, they integrate seamlessly with one another.

Best Deck products are of the highest quality and have been sold in South Africa since around 2011. While various brands may look the same or similar, they simply ARE NOT. Contact us directly for more assistance.

GALLERY

Deck plank clips and screws
Deck plank clips and screws

How and why the Gold and Diamond range Deck Planks are different from each other:

This extract best explains what the fundamental difference is between the gold and Diamond Range Deck Planks

Gold Range Deck Planks – all composite deck planks are manufactured in a similar way, they are all porous (they absorb). So, while the deck planks are totally maintenance-free, it is possible that they may stain if something (like red wine or oil) is spilt on them. The longer the plank is left before cleaning, the harder it will be to remove the stain. The fluid soaks deeper into the material, so get rid of it as soon as possible. This profile has a narrow groove finish. Therefore, scratching and scuffing are not always visible to the eye, which is a fantastic bonus. Follow Best Deck’s easy instructions to care for your deck. The Gold Range deck plank has a 15-year guarantee, making it an excellent choice.

Diamond Range Deck Planks – this capped or wrapped decking (also known as co-extrusion), which means the composite plank has an additional protective wrap around it (the same principle used to wrap cars). This wrap around the composite profile is a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic and makes the deck plank stain- and moisture-resistant. This makes cleaning it very simple (it is easily washed with a hose). It also has a longer guarantee than the Gold Range (25 years), so it looks better for longer. With its wood grain wrap finish, it’s likely that it will never be necessary to spend money again on your deck planks (unless there’s a case of malicious damage or an extraordinary act of God).

Best Deck’s pricing on our Diamond Range (co-extrusion plank) is the most competitively priced in our industry. IMPORTANTLY, our wrap goes all the way around the deck plank. See more below on this wrap.

Why Best Deck’s Diamond Range deck planks are an industry leader:

Co-extruded, capped or moisture-free – these are all terms that refer to this type of deck plank. But, at Best Deck, it is our Diamond Range. Some co-extrusion wrapped planks are not wrapped around the entire plank; the wrapping is only on the top of the plank. At Best Deck, we understand that being moisture-resistant is crucial all the way around the plank, and not just on top. A plank with protection only on the top and not all the way around cannot be completely moisture-resistant. Best Deck wraps the entire plank at the industry’s most competitive pricing.  Our Diamond Range planks make sense.

How the two ranges differ in dimensions:

Gold Range Deck Planks – this plank is 135 mm wide and 21 mm thick on the outside (see plank dimensions and shape on images below) at the flat section. Importantly, when the plank is measured from end to end (taking out the back recesses) the plank is 11 mm thick at this section.

Diamond Range Deck Planks – this plank is 140 mm wide and 22 mm thick on the outside (see plank dimensions and shape on images below) at the flat section.

Importantly, when the plank is measured from end to end (taking out the back recesses) the plank is 15 mm thick at this section.

However, It is important to take note that both the Gold and Diamond ranges will function the same and outlast their guarantees. Below are some suggestions to assist in making an informed decision.

Things to consider when making a decision on which range to choose:

  • Is it for a residential or commercial project?
  • Is it a high traffic area?
  • Will it be in an area where food and drink could be dropped and spilt?
  • What is your budget?
  • Do you prefer the narrow groove finish or the wood grain finish in terms of aesthetics?
  • NB – Samples: have you seen, touched and felt the product? Ask Best Deck about our samples. They are always available for collection, and can also be couriered all nationally and internationally, subject to project size, at Best Deck’s cost.

Have you been quoted on clips and screws?

More Information

Ensure that, when you ask any company for pricing on composite decking, you get a square metre price that includes the clips and screws. One must be sure that the required clips and screws have been quoted for. This is something we deal with daily.  When compared with completely inclusive quotes from our competitors, our prices remain impressively cost-effective.

Clips and screws from various companies will add between R70 and R110 (ex VAT) to the quoted square metre price of the deck planks. So, the price without the clips and screws is not an apples-for-apples comparison. Best Deck will always include clips and screws in our pricing, unless otherwise instructed by the client.

What is our point?

The point is that you cannot install the deck planks without the clips. And, while you could buy the screws elsewhere, the risk of using the wrong screw with our clip could mean a negative impact on your guarantee. What’s more, Best Deck offers a fantastic price on our screws; it would be hard to beat our costs.

When it comes to composite deck plank clips

Best Deck’s standard clip is a black plastic Teflon clip. Although we very seldom sell stainless steel clips, we can supply them, if required.

While our standard clip is black Teflon, we also have a narrow-gap stainless steel clip. This clip is usually used in more specific applications. For example, in the product image of this narrow-gap clip, one can see a tented bush camp, where they have internally used the narrow-gap stainless steel clip with silicone to create a sealed composite floor. Externally, they have used the standard black Teflon clip.

  • Standard black Teflon clip = 5 mm gap between the deck planks
  • Narrow-gap stainless steel clip = 2 mm gap between the deck planks

Never use another company’s clips with Best Deck’s deck planks as that could affect the guarantee.

When comparing Best Deck pricing with other companies

Best Deck has phased out cavity planks altogether. At one time, these were all that were available, everyone sold them. Today, cavity planks are referred to as first-generation deck planks. They are now outdated and technology has advanced. Since about 2013, composite products (specifically, decking) have evolved dramatically. Best Deck has evolved with them and we now sell and install what we refer to as third- and fourth-generation deck planks.

Best Deck products are of the highest quality and have been sold in South Africa since around 2011. While various brands may look the same or similar, they simply ARE NOT. Contact us directly for more assistance.