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04:31 Sep 11, 2006
French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
French term or phrase: lames de bardage
Les planches de rives et lames de bardage en PVC expansé, sont extrudés suivant le procédé breveté X.
Explanation: In the UK, at least, "cladding" tends to refer to large(ish) panels. Largely I think because the UK does not have the tradition of the timber-framed, Californian-bungalow-type weatherboarded house. Places like the US, Australia, and NZ, with ample supplies of timber, do.
weatherboards - Horizontal boards for external wall cladding, usually on timber-framed buildings. Traditional feather-edge boards are fixed with their thin edge upwards, then ovelapped by the next board, thick edge down ...
[Scott/Penguin Dict of Bldg - UK]
weatherboard - One of a number of horizontal boards commonly used as an exterior covering on timber-framed buildings to provide weather protection ...
weatherboarding - A type of wood siding commonly used in the early USA as an exterior covering on a building with frame construction .... Same as clapboard or siding.
[Dcit. of Architecture & Construction, McGHill - US]
Of course these days weatherboards are made of plastics and aluminium or steel as well as wood.
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