Definition of cladding in English:



  • A covering or coating on a structure or material.

    as modifier ‘a range of roofing and cladding products’
    • ‘To help it blend in with its water meadow surroundings, the building has oak louvre cladding, flat roofed areas covered in turf and a main roof of a modern stainless steel that will look like lead.’
    • ‘The steel frame is wrapped in thin sheets of translucent polycarbonate cladding that gently diffuses light like a fragile membrane of rice paper.’
    • ‘The interiors contain no drywall or plaster, and exterior cladding comprises cedar shingles and plywood.’
    • ‘He disliked the timber cladding element of the design and said the finish needed to respect the quality of the improvements to the rest of the estate.’
    • ‘The legal action was launched after concerns were raised about the way in which stone cladding was attached to the building.’
    • ‘Tile cladding is also used in bathrooms and toilets.’
    • ‘The six-storey, 36,000 sq ft hotel will feature contemporary stonework and cladding on the front elevation with a glass tower rising through the six floors.’
    • ‘The price includes the timber frame, cladding, basic finishes, timber floor and straw insulation and relies on the use of recycled materials and self-built windows.’
    • ‘Materials such as dry stone walls and non-varnished timber cladding will be used to give a natural look and feel to the building, which takes full advantage of the exceptional site.’
    • ‘Then it remained only to add the access walkways running round each level, the steel and timber balconies, the cedar cladding, and the stair tower.’
    • ‘Some of the applications involved include coatings for automotive wheel trims, seat belts, fishing nets, coatings for mobile telephones, timber flooring and steel cladding.’
    • ‘The reintroduction of this magnificent design feature in lightweight structural steel and fiberglass cladding plays an important role in the renovation.’
    • ‘Even the use of stone cladding is another area where the machine-sawn masonry seldom lives up to expectations and slabs of stone can often look like concrete.’
    • ‘Glass and timber cladding were chosen for economy and durability.’
    • ‘However, it will be another six months or so before brick and stone cladding of the concrete flood walls, and general landscaping works, have been completed.’
    • ‘From its origins as a cheap and functional building material, steel cladding has, over the years, gradually become known for its aesthetic potential.’
    • ‘Agreeing with the sale pitch, the Board ruled to allow the siding product as a substitute for the brick or masonry cladding required by the zoning code.’
    • ‘Although the building is structurally safe, there were concerns about the way stone cladding was attached to it.’
    • ‘The structure is timber, with spruce board cladding.’
    • ‘He has also tried bronze cladding and steel windows - expensive products that work well and last a long time.’
    layer, covering, overlay, coat, skim, skin, thickness, plating, film, wash, glaze, varnish, veneer, lamination, sheet, finish, dusting, blanket, mantle, daub, smear, topping, crust, patina, lustre, deposit, scale, facing
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