Garden Ideas Using External Wall Cladding

Garden Ideas Using External Wall Cladding

Whether it’s a porch, balcony, small yard or a huge garden, your outdoor space acts as an extension of your home and can leave a lasting impression on guests and those passing by. That being said, this can be one of the most difficult areas to decorate - especially if you don’t have a green thumb or the time to keep on top of maintenance. The good news is that you don’t need to undertake a full renovation project to transform your outside space into something beautiful. With the use of outdoor wall panels, you’ll be able to add personality and charm to spaces of any size with minimal effort. 

If a low-maintenance yet attractive outdoor area sounds like an ideal venture, keep reading as we discuss some of the best garden transformation ideas using easy-to-install and easy-to-maintain exterior cladding. 

Create a modern fascia using PVC wall panels 

For those who have a yard space with solid walls, PVC panels offer a budget-conscious alternative to remodelling or rendering, and a more sophisticated alternative to adding a lick of paint. For example, the Golden Oak Vox Fronto Slat Wall Panels can instantly transform a concrete jungle into a refined Scandi or Japandi-style space.

For a contemporary look, we would recommend using these panels to create a feature wall, particularly if you’re looking to create a cosy seating area as this can create a focal point rather than overwhelming your garden with one solid colour. 

Upgrade old summerhouses

If you’ve got a summerhouse or shed that has an immaculate interior, but the exterior isn’t looking its best, panelling can be the perfect way to completely revamp the structure without  any major alterations. This also means that you won’t have to repeatedly apply new coats of paint when the colour starts to fade or chip. If you like the appeal of low-maintenance panels, you might also be interested in our flooring options for the inside of your summerhouse, as these LVT and SPC tiles are easy to clean and make any interior feel more homely.

Cover unsightly features using cladding

Sometimes, tidying up your garden can simply be a case of hiding any features such as protruding walls, drainage covers, pipes, or sheds that have seen better days. You could also use cladding to enhance any areas that you wish to draw attention to, such as a garage or porch. The Walnut Vox Fronto Slat Wall Exterior Panels provide a sophisticated solution that complements any design theme, meaning that you can mix and match textures for added depth, and pair with a range of colour schemes. So, whilst wooden panels are particularly useful for creating minimalist design schemes, they can also be used to elevate maximalist styles.

Enhance privacy by cladding your fences


If your current outdoor space lacks privacy, you can use cladding to cover up any gaps in your fences. This will mean that you don’t have to worry about planting climbers or other tall plants that may cause disputes if the roots start to grow into your neighbour’s garden or if the plants block out any sunlight. External wooden wall panels are the perfect addition to your fence, as they’ll be able to blend in seamlessly with your surroundings and will not look jarring or out of place. Of course, this may mean that you’ll need to check the weight-bearing properties of your fence and potentially add some extra reinforcements before applying the external wall cladding to ensure that they remain stable. 

Think outside of the box by panelling your ceiling


If you are lucky enough to have a covered balcony or outdoor seating area, you aren’t restricted to the confines of the walls. Instead of opting for the classic fairy lights or dangling light features, you can add a refined touch by choosing to install outdoor wall panels on your ceiling. All of our wood effect cladding can be used on the walls or ceilings, so no matter if you want to create an all-round cohesive look, or just cover up any chipped paint or unsightly ceilings, you can use our outdoor panels. Even better, they can be installed horizontally or vertically to ensure that you get the right fit. 

What are the benefits of using PVC outdoor wall cladding?


There are plenty of benefits to using PVC cladding as opposed to natural materials, especially when you consider that these panels will be consistently exposed to the elements. To help you decide whether these are right for your garden, we can take a closer look at some of these benefits: 

PVC outdoor cladding panels are low-maintenance


Compared to timber cladding, PVC is very low-maintenance. It only requires occasional washing to ensure that it looks brand new, and this can be done using warm water and household dish soap. Additionally, it has a water resistant finish, so despite the unpredictable British weather, you won’t have to worry about any deterioration caused by water damage.

They are very lightweight so will not cause structure damage


PVC panels can be lighter than wood, which means that they won’t weigh down any existing structures or cause damage when installed. This makes them very versatile as they can be used on a variety of projects to enhance your exterior space.

They can help to improve insulation


Naturally, some panels can help to improve both noise and temperature insulation of interior structures by acting as an extra barrier. This is ideal for those who may want a quieter garden, or a relaxed balcony space.

Outdoor wall panels are durable

Despite their lightweight nature, PVC wall panels are extremely durable. They are able to withstand adverse weather conditions, meaning that you won’t have to worry about rebuilding a fence or replastering yard walls as your outdoor panels will remain looking immaculate even in the most unfavourable conditions.

PVC external wall cladding is affordable

Redecorating any space, whether interior or exterior, can be a costly affair. PVC wall panels are much more budget-friendly, allowing you to create your dream home at a fraction of the cost of natural materials. They can also add value to your home if you wish to sell it, meaning the low cost of panels is an easy way to get your home ready for the market, potentially increasing both general interest and the resale value. PVC panels allow this value to be added without investing too much, giving you a bigger budget for your new home. 

Breathe more life into your home exterior with The Panel Company

If you’re ready to take the leap and upgrade your exterior design, browse through our full collection of exterior wall panels and trims. Not only are they ideal for those on a budget, but they’re also well suited to those who don’t have much experience in DIY due to their easy installation and maintenance. 

Alternatively, if you prefer interior design or are undertaking a full renovation project, you can explore the full range of indoor wall panels available at The Panel Company to undertake home renovations with an affordable budget.



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