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English translation: sheet metal

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German term or phrase:Blech
English translation:sheet metal
Entered by: AmiHH
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17:25 Oct 25, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture / facades
German term or phrase: Blech
This is part of a series of questions for some inspection reports and expert opinions about the facade of a building up for sale. I have Platten, Tafel, Kassetten, Bleche, Blechtafel, Wellblechtafel, Stahlblechwinkel and more all in the same set of documents. I have no pictures and am not an expert in construction.

Here are some examples:
Westflügel. Ostseite zum Hof, Bleche über dem 5. OG, untere Reihe in der zweiten senkrechten Fuge von links: Hier sind die _Bleche_ nicht unten fest. Die Schrauben sind von innen durch die Halteschiene in die Kassette eingedreht.

Auch in dem darunter liegenden Fassadenbereich, der mit Wellblechtafel verkleidet ist, sind von den vielen Schrauben, mit denen die _Bleche_ befestigt sind, einige lose. Mansche stehen ca. 1 cm. heraus. Es sieht aber eher nach schlampiger Arbeit aus, als dass einzelne Schrauben gelockert worden sind. Für diese Platten besteht keine Absturzgefahr.

Langenscheidt Wörterbuch für Bauwesen says:
Blech nt BAUMASCHIN, BESCHLÄGE, INFR & ENTW, STAHL plate, WERKSTOFF plate, sheet

Ernst says:
sheet steel, sheet metal, sheet, plate and more

For more context, see my questions on Platte and Kassette.
AmiHH
Germany
Local time: 02:30
sheet metal
Explanation:
Ernst. Also, I translated several texts in the past, containing this term.
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KARIN ISBELL
United States
Local time: 17:30
Grading comment
Thanks. I also felt Blech was more of a sheet than a plate in this context.
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4 +5sheet metalKARIN ISBELL


  

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sheet metal


Explanation:
Ernst. Also, I translated several texts in the past, containing this term.

KARIN ISBELL
United States
Local time: 17:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks. I also felt Blech was more of a sheet than a plate in this context.

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