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Here are some of the houses being built. Well actually nothing was happening as the builders are enjoying the Christmas break, and why shouldn't they?

 

Dullsville3

Here are some of the houses being built. Well actually nothing was happening as the builders are enjoying the Christmas break, and why shouldn't they?

 

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... and they all look just the same...
Bill Phillips: They sure Do!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Jan 2017, 05:02
....they have work and the houses sell...and it makes the economy run... and I see the workers are well protected not to drop down...
Bill Phillips: Why is it so difficult to design interesting houses?
What interests me about this, Bill, is that in America brick construction is only for those who can afford it...reserved for the posh neighborhoods.
Bill Phillips: The vast majority of houses here are brick and have been for many a long year. Timber framing and cladding are still viewed with suspicion!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jan 2017, 06:24
Indeed so, and as Brit workers I'm sure they'll be back well before Easter
Bill Phillips: I doubt if many of them are British
I often wonder how these estates will be viewed in say thirty years time.
Bill Phillips: Just as dull but the houses will cost even more
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2017, 07:10
At least 4% of our country's GDP is lost through the Christmas shutdown. Not only that but all the cafes and areas of beauty are full of large hordes of people disrupting the pleasure of those who have served Queen and country for over 50 years.

I like the fire extinguisher; handy if the scaffolding self-combusts.
Bill Phillips: Well that is one way of looking at things
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jan 2017, 08:47
Nice scaffolding. Perhaps scaffold pipes could be the new thing! Out Chad Chad for banality;o)
Bill Phillips: It would be impossible to out Chad Chad!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jan 2017, 09:29
A Larry B kind of shot. If they would build this house over here, it would be considered a nice one. Now this seems to be a typical UK problem - when you have too many grand houses, one starts to assign them to Dullsville. Heh, heh!
Bill Phillips: I suppose it is a bit, but he does them so much better.

Post war most of what has been built in this country is dull and or badly built
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jan 2017, 09:49
So...this is what ticky tacky looks like!
Bill Phillips: This is how it is done Ray
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 4 Jan 2017, 10:04
The notion of building amillion new houses by 2020 is a typical bluff by the present government. Are there any contingencies for the millions of extra bricks required. Where are all the skilled brickies and carpenters?
Bill Phillips: It won't happen. All the skilled craftspersons will have probably gone back to Poland
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 4 Jan 2017, 10:06
Is this very close to you, Bill?
Bill Phillips: There are two developments designed to add some 1300 houses to Droitwich. They are over this side of town. One is an expansion to an existing estate and the other a major expansion of Salwarpe village. All the new developments are getting further away from the shops schools etc so that the centre of town is now actually at one end!
The series Weeds started with a different version of this song each week. I love the Pete Seeger version that I remember as a child the best even though this woman is the writer.
Bill Phillips: I remember the Pete Seeger version and apparently they were good friends
Little boxes just about says it! We have, it seems, the lowest standards for house building in the EU!
Bill Phillips: We are good at low standards
Everywhere one goes round my way there are estates being added to existing estates, right from a dozen houses to several hundred!
i agree about "Boxes on the hillside"... Bill... but i like your construction shot....petersmile
It's amazing the difference in building between here and the U.K. They are building a five storey hotel in downtown Flagstaff ( much to everyones displeasure) and its almost entirely wood built! Or as its called here, 'stick built'.

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