Bungling developers were ridiculed after builders placed the front gate to a brand new home directly behind a road sign.
People took to social media in bewilderment after seeing the row of newly-constructed townhouses, labelling those responsible for the blunder as ‘brain dead’.
The entrance to one of the homes in Shirehampton, Bristol, has been built behind the existing Station Road street sign, which is now completely blocking the gate.
Getting into the front garden would involve squeezing past the street sign or stepping over it.
One Reddit user said: ‘It would have been zero effort to build the gate on the right hand side. It is already paved.
‘No doubt a product of the off-the-shelf house design that is the norm with new builds.’
Another said: ‘A bit of a pain when they are having a new washing machine delivered.
‘It’s amazing the developers didn’t apply to have the sign moved. As a buyer it would make me wonder what else they botched.’
One unimpressed user simply said: ‘Brain dead.’
Another commented on Facebook: ‘That’s modern builders. Put it where your told.
‘When the building I work in was refurbed the builders stuck on all the toilet roll holders exactly where they were marked on the wall. Which was right above a handrail so no getting any toilet roll.’
A Rightmove advert for the new three-bedroom homes suggests that the frontage has been finished for some months, as they were marketed in September with a similar street image.
It also shows the road sign in the same place, albeit from a distance, clearly blocking the gate.
A Bristol City Council spokeswoman said: ‘These houses are not yet occupied.
‘The developer is required to sign a highway agreement and complete all necessary footway improvements, including relocation of this sign, prior to the homes being occupied, in accordance with the conditions of the planning permission.’
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