Definition of reface in English:



[with object]
  • Put a new facing on (a building)

    ‘part of the tower was refaced with brick’
    • ‘Opposite the Museum is Aalto's Finlandia Hall, newly refaced and gleaming, on a parkland site which slopes down towards Toolo Bay, an inlet of Helsinki's enormous natural harbour.’
    • ‘If you want to give them a fresh new look without the expense of refacing, try painting.’
    • ‘We are going to reface the bowl and we hope we will get positive results from the neighbours and from the noise tests, and then we will look at the next stage to enhance the bowl.’
    • ‘The contract for the primary work, which is expected to take 26 weeks and includes widening the pier and refacing the sea-wall, has been awarded to contractors Balfour Beatty.’
    • ‘Using epoxy is cheap, but it won't last; clamping a bronze plaque over the stone looks like a band-aid; and refacing the whole stone is as costly as just replacing it.’
    • ‘In the two previous parts of this project we've ordered parts and prepared existing kitchen cabinets, and veneered the cases and refaced the end panels.’
    • ‘The 1990s saw some of these office blocks being completely revamped or refaced, though they were scarcely 25 years old - Canada House and the Friends Provident building, both on St Stephen's Green, come to mind.’
    • ‘Once the materials arrive, it's time to remove the contents of your cabinets in preparation for the next stage of the process: refacing the cases, as the cabinet boxes are called.’
    • ‘Many came to work at the House of State during the trying 1930s. Among them were skilled sheet metal workers who refaced the capitol's copper dome.’
    • ‘Built in the early 1900s, the plant has had several additions as well an extensive refacing to protect the façade placed on the building when the whole structure was picked up and moved when University Avenue was widened in the 1930s.’
    • ‘Many of the houses in the north and south bailey were built or refaced in the 18th century.’
    • ‘The original kitchen fireplace remains, retaining its cast-iron cauldron and andirons, but it was refaced during the 1896 renovation with blue tiles purchased from Traitel Brothers, tile suppliers in New York City.’
    • ‘My new buddies are the workmen refacing the building outside who begin promptly at 7: 40 a.m. and trash talk non-stop until about 4: 30.’
    • ‘Many were refaced and re-sodded, so the course decided to make them out-of-play for the time being.’
    • ‘The slurry wall had to be rebuilt / refaced / replaced already.’
    • ‘If you're happy with your existing cabinet layout and the cabinets are still in good condition, then updating their look by refacing them is a smart alternative to replacing them.’
    • ‘The houses along Ganzenmarkt were cut to half a room thick, then refaced on the inside with a hybrid construction to form a block of offices with a central corridor.’
    • ‘If you are satisfied with your existing layout and plan to live in your home for a few more years but want a new style then consider refacing your kitchen.’
    • ‘Achieving the right look required refacing the cabinets, replacing the appliances and, as the Hortons discovered, making critical design decisions.’
    • ‘What is cabinet refacing and is it a good idea?’