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Old July 19, 2010, 01:18 AM
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Aquí decimos la marca o tabiques (o techos, aislamiento, estanterías, etc.) de yeso, o de placa de yeso o cartón yeso. Con el "boom" de la construcción casi todos los interiores de los pisos nuevos están hechos con yeso (pladur(R) es como se conoce, aunque hay más marcas).
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Old July 19, 2010, 02:58 AM
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Aquí decimos la marca o tabiques (o techos, aislamiento, estanterías, etc.) de yeso, o de placa de yeso o cartón yeso. Con el "boom" de la construcción casi todos los interiores de los pisos nuevos están hechos con yeso (pladur(R) es como se conoce, aunque hay más marcas).
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In Britain a dry wall is as the dictionary definition: a wall constructed of stones without mortar. In Spain these are common, indeed, I saw a very smooth and regular wall being constructed to retain a roadside embankment in Cuenca province this year, I did't think to ask what the Spanish word was, but I would love to know.
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Dry wall is what you use to repair a wall or ceiling... ie "spackling". For example, if you were to have a hole in your wall, caused by whatever means, you would 'spackle' it or call a "spackler" to cut up a piece of dry wall and apply it to your broken wall.
Thank you all, and understood on these usages of the words, and applications of the 'object'.
Note well too, that jrheath is referring to the other (more ancient) definition of 'dry wall'. It is not the most common usage in present times, but still is one definition that can be heard and used.
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Old July 19, 2010, 11:38 AM
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David is right: In Mexico we say "Tablaroca", because that's the main brand of those "placas de yeso" used to divide rooms without building a brickwall.

The brand I've seen that sells "placas de cemento" for outdoor use is "Durock", but I don't know whether architects or engineers usually call them by the brand.
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To me drywall refers to the process of construction as well as the actual panels used. The panels are made of pressed gypsum and thick paper on both sides. Other names I've heard for drywall are: gypsum board, plasterboard, sheetrock (brand name), and wallboard. The term I've heard in Mexico is tablaroca (brand name). Searching on the web indicates that Pladur (brand name), placa de yeso, and cartón yeso are the names used in Spain. Cement board (mentioned earlier, I believe) is a different product altogether.
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¡Muchas gracias, Tomsimo/Davidísimo!
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