TERM: Obvodovy plast
> --- In Czechlist@y..., "Matej Klimes" <mklimes@m...> wrote:I have come across 'cladding', 'siding', 'envelope', 'external skin'
> > ... but what are the
> > thoughts on various ways to say "obvodovy plast"?....
> >... 1) a (lightweight) panel or other structure suspended, anchored
> > otherwise held in place by the load bearingstructure (reinforced
> > frame, brick wall, etc.) which serves only as heat insulation,
> > element, etc.
> > This is the more correct (Czech) usage
> > 2) Anything between the interior of the house and the exterior.
> Wall, load
> > bearing wall, or a wall with a casing as described above, etc.
> >... Has anyone found a more general term that would describe both?
and 'enclosing/building shell' as translations of 'obvodovy plast'.
Here are some definitions gleaned from various online construction
Cladding - A material used as the exterior wall enclosure of a
Siding - The exterior awl finish material applied to a light frame
'External skin' seems to be used occasionally as a general descriptive
Brick veneer construction (Brick veneer) - A method of construction
for external walls,
consisting of a single, non-loadbearing external skin of brickwork ,
tied to a loadbearing
timber or metal framed structure. This is the most widely used
construction method for
Building Envelope (Sometimes referred to as Building Shell) (1) The
waterproof elements of
a building which enclose conditioned spaces through which thermal
energy may be
transferred to or from the exterior. (2) The outer structure of the
This seems to come closest to covering both meanings that you give for