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Newbuild homes slammed over bizarre fence design – can you spot glaring error?

PEOPLE have slammed a newbuild housing estate over a bizarre fence design – can you spot the glaring error?

A Twitter account, dedicated to exposing poor new build homes, posted the picture.

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The photo appears to show rear gardens of new build homes with fence after fenceCredit: Twitter/HateNewbuild/Triangle News

The photo appears to show rear gardens of new build homes with no greenery.

All that can be seen is fence after fence, with parts of the boundary seeming to curve round.

It’s not known where or when the picture was taken but it looks to have been snapped from a neighbouring home’s window.

And social media users were shocked by the apparent bend in the fence.

We were promised kid-friendly feature with £600k newbuild homes…it's unusable
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The first person said: “Are the boundary lines this skewed too?”

A second asked: “How do you like this planning and architecture?”

Another commented: “You would think that they could have got the fence line straight.”

A fourth said: “I worked as a fencer for over 15 years and the workmanship and quality of that fencing is shocking!”

The account twitter.com/HateNewbuild/status/1681293523297918978″ aria-label=”@HateNewbuild (opens in a new tab)”@HateNewbuild posted the image with the caption: “Wouldn’t it be nice if the developers threw in a fruit tree in at the bottom of each garden.”

One person replied: “Problem is, 99 per cent of the new owners would then remove those trees because they can’t be arsed to look after them and can’t deal with the few leaves that fall off them in

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A new wooden house on an old concrete ruin

“You were hearing everywhere that it’s going to be impossible for my generation, that everybody would have to either rent for the rest of their life or move to Germany. And then there was this ruin, at the top of the hill, that nobody had looked after for 30 years…”

This is the start of Kristian Horsburgh’s story of buying an old ruin in his childhood home of Septfontaines, tearing it down and rebuilding it as a modern wooden house.

It must be said that the story isn’t yet finished: the construction plans are in nearly in place, but the tearing down isn’t scheduled until the end of this year, with construction to follow in February 2024.

Horsburgh, who manages Luxinnovation’s creative cluster, and his partner have made it this far, however. He shares the story with us, including why they wanted to build in wood and what stumbling blocks they’ve already hit.

Securing the site

“I had a beautiful childhood in Septfontaines,” says Horsburgh, adding that it’s always been his dream to stay in that area.

But when he and his partner started looking for land, they–like many others in Luxembourg–despaired over the prices: plots were going for €600,000, he says.

“And then… that place,” he says, referring to the ruin on the hill, falling apart and nestled inside tangles of overgrowth. It had been abandoned for some three decades, since the couple who’d lived there broke up and left it in the 1990s. Horsburgh was a kid in the village at the time, and remembers walking the grounds around the empty house and taking an interest in it.

“It has an amazing view over the whole village. There’s a castle, there’s the river… there’s everything.”

Horsburgh managed to track down the name of the owner (using public government

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