Sometimes people can make mistakes that are so mindbogglingly implausible that all you can do is stand back in awe.
Because it really does take a special kind of logic to think it would be a good idea to install a basket ball hoop directly under a window.
Other unbelievable gaffes show a ladder that has been fixed to the side of a building – with an air vent cutting it off half-way up – and a streetlight whose bulb is facing the wrong way.
This hilarious gallery of construction conundrums and poor plumbing shows why planning and preparation before embarking out on any project really is critical.
Left: It really does take a special kind of logic to think it would be a good idea to install a basket ball hoop directly under a window. Right: This ladder is now utterly useless
We’re not sure whether the door was fixed first or the owner of the property just really wanted the painting in this particular position
Imagine… you pay tickets for the match you’ve been looking forward to for weeks — only to have a brick wall to appreciate for more than an hour
A job well done. The builders here have succeeded is making this staircase completely redundant
If a first date isn’t going so well, why not opt to instead move to a table that has been segregated by a wall?
Hilarious prank or shocking stupidity? Despite their being a designated plot for this tree, it has – for whatever reason – been planted in the pavement
Who needs privacy anyway? This door handle may have just broken, but should be fixes as soon as possible.
Surely somebody lost their job after placing this useless door halfway up a building?
Cyclists need all the room they can get on this bridge, but only slender pedestrians are capable of moving out of the way for them
Whoever set up this sprinkler is probably not due for a pay increase or promotion any time soon
Where better place for a manhole cover than in the middle of a supermarket where food is on sale?
Was the construction worker who made this pavement drunk?
Is that safe? Never attempt any modifications to electrical components in your house without a qualified electrician on hand
Either whoever erected this lamp is a bit incompetent or a very athletic prankster has managed to climb up and rotate the bulb
Cyclists go… this way? This nonsensical cycle path is bound to have confused at least a few cyclists
Instead of dismantling the ladder or the beams, these utterly lazy builders have simply left it to poke through the roof
It looks unusual, yes, but these doors and windows wouldn’t have fit if they had been installed the correct way round
Who knows what this mystery tap was designed for and why it was placed around 1ft off the floor
There’s nothing like unwinding with a relaxing soak in the bath, surrounded by a tangle of piping, an overhead boiler and a number of household appliances
Hopefully this purple wall design is still a work in progress
Would you feel comfortable using these toilets? Perhaps windows weren’t such a good idea
Left: Which floor would you like? Because you’ll probably never get there. Right: What is the purpose of this obscurely-placed plug, exactly?