New-build home with glaring ‘design flaw’ ridiculed – but can you spot the problem?

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A new-build home has been ridiculed thanks to a glaring design flaw that will undoubtedly cause some problems for the owners.

The row of newly-constructed townhouses in Shirehampton, Bristol, appear perfectly normal at first glance.

But on closer inspection its apparent one of them has a big problem, Bristol Post reported.

The entrance to one of the homes is mostly blocked by a name sign for the street.

The black and white Station Road sign acts as a barrier to the home’s entrance, blocking access to the gate.

Getting into the front garden would involve squeezing past the street sign or stepping over it.

An image of the sign was posted on the Bristol Reddit thread on Wednesday, prompting amused comments and almost 100 ‘upvotes’.

“Quality job”, joked one commenter, with another adding: “A bit of a pain when they are having a new washing machine delivered.”

“Can’t work out if I would step over it, around it, or limbo under it if I lived there,” wrote a third.

It is not yet clear whose responsibility the sign is, nor if there are any plans to move it in the future.

The tarmac surface around the road sign looks fresh, as though it was dug up only to be replaced in the same spot.

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 clearly blocking the gate to the £365,000 property.

The row of homes seem to be popular regardless, with several ‘sold’ signs next to properties, including at the entrance next to the road sign.

Scrolling through the history function on Google Street View shows big changes to the road over the past decade.

The one constant since 2008 has been the road sign, which was there long before the homes were built.

The plot was previously home to a Victorian building that served as Shirehampton National School, before becoming a snooker hall and café.