Originally posted by Mob79
Tacky and all as they were, bungalows from the 60s-90s seem so much more cheerful, colourful and modest than this current wave of mansions. Everything now just seems so big, immodest, dark stone covered and dull. They all remind me of a cheap version of a dull provincial railway station on a wet day. Im glad i grew up in a bungalow with ridiculous spanish arches.
Agreed. They are the lesser of two evils. This notion of no/low maintaince as also made a huge impact in these houses. uPVC windows, facis and sofit. Stone or "Stone" clad fronts and that no paint dashing stuff on the back and sides. They all look the same. Back in the good old days the 'bliss houses were painted different colours, used REAL stone cladding or a combination of redbrick and painted render etc...
There was some sence of individuality to them, alas now they all look the same.
Originally posted by Graham Hickey
If only these mansions were dull, dark and dreary - most are clad in day-glo red brick.
You turn a bend in the road and AHHHHHH!
Although - so many bungalows are rendered in standard grey plaster and never painted, never clad - never finished.
This is a major problem - so many of these houses are never completed as their builders are in charge of their own project, there are no finishing deadlines and so they are left.
Drive along the road from Dundalk to Newry and the amount of houses that have never been finished from as long as 15 years ago...
Its true and it makes them a huge eyesore. If they were painted and perhaps some basic landscaping (No bloody laylandi (sp?)) they would blend into the surroundings perhaps a little.
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It must be said that Kerry has yet again taken the biscuit for stupidity with the Councilors there overruling the planners in the granting of a Section four permission for 14 previously refused once off detatched houses predominently bungalows many in SEA zones. This was supported by all parties and indicates that the holding of political office is more important than 'The proper and sustainable development' of this once beautiful country.
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