The challenge for artist Alex Chinneck was to create the illusion of a slipped façade to this derelict three storey house in Margate, leaving the upper storey completely open to view.
The old original building frontage was prepared by the removal of both bay windows and the complete upper storey façade. A new facing was then created using Ibstock Fastwall™ panels – pre–engineered panels of thin real brick slips bonded to a semi-rigid GRP substrate. The Fastwall™ panels were fixed directly via a timber batten framework and timber joist structure specially fabricated to create the sliding wall transition from vertical to horizontal. When finished the panels created an authentic brick finish, indistinguishable from standard brickwork