Definition of cladding in US English:



  • A covering or coating on a structure or material.

    as modifier ‘a range of roofing and cladding products’
    • ‘From its origins as a cheap and functional building material, steel cladding has, over the years, gradually become known for its aesthetic potential.’
    • ‘He has also tried bronze cladding and steel windows - expensive products that work well and last a long time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The reintroduction of this magnificent design feature in lightweight structural steel and fiberglass cladding plays an important role in the renovation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 steel frame is wrapped in thin sheets of translucent polycarbonate cladding that gently diffuses light like a fragile membrane of rice paper.’
    • ‘Glass and timber cladding were chosen for economy and durability.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 interiors contain no drywall or plaster, and exterior cladding comprises cedar shingles and plywood.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some of the applications involved include coatings for automotive wheel trims, seat belts, fishing nets, coatings for mobile telephones, timber flooring and steel cladding.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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