A BUILDING blunder led to a driveway being tarmacked with a lamppost right in the middle of it.

Neighbours have branded it "something out of Fawlty Towers" as access to the property's large drive will require careful car manoeuvres from the new owner.

 The driveway has been split in two as it was built in front of a lamppost
 Neighbours have blasted the apparent building blunder which will require the new owner to be a careful driver
 The identical houses were all built at the beginning of the year, say neighbours

And any parking job is made even worse as the kerb in front of the house has not been dropped.

The fancy five-bedroom property is currently on the market for £370,000 in Walsall, West Midlands.

The property is one of three identical homes that neighbours say were completed at the beginning of the year.

Locals have labelled the homes "ridiculous" as they were built at the same level despite descending a hill, meaning the driveways get steeper and steeper.

A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: "It's just hysterical. It's like something out of Fawlty Towers.

"It's not very well thought out at all. They were building them for a few years and it was a complete farce.

 The houses all have large gardens and conservatories in the new builds
 The steep drives could prove tricky in icy weather, say neighbours
 The houses are on sale for £370,000 in the West Midlands

"The front drives were originally meant to be gardens so that's why the dropped kerbs and telegraph poles are still there.

"They've made them exactly the same height but they should have made them go down the road."

One neighbour said: "To me this is ridiculous. Whoever planned that?!

"It's going downhill so they should have staggered it, but they're all on the same level. It means the drives are incredibly steep.

"If there is a little bit of ice in winter there's no way you'll get a car up there. We're not happy about it."

"I think they finished them just after Christmas. They have been on the market for a long time and none have sold.

"We have only seen the odd one or two visits."

Earlier this year we looked at photographs of the world’s worst building fails sweeping the web.

And compiled a list of the more hilarious building blunders – including a bridge fail and an unfortunate sign.

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