September 14, 2017 14:29 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Hilarious pictures capture catastrophic design fails

Hilarious pictures capture catastrophic design fails

The poor design decisions captured around the world include a toilet installed directly underneath a worktop, and a disabled access ramp, the end of which is entirely blocked by a staircase.

They say if you want something done properly you should do it yourself - and the people who took these photographs will likely follow that advice to the letter from now on.  

The comical snaps shared online showcase some of the worst building work ever undertaken.

Examples include a sinister looking slide which hovers over a black pit - turning a children's playground into a death trap.  

One amateur handyman had a go at installing a toilet, only to add a work top over the loo, rendering it useless.

Sparking serious safety concerns, another hapless workman installed a tap directly over two plugs. 

Nowhere to go! This toilet was installed underneath a sink, leaving it completely inaccessible

Nowhere to go! This toilet was installed underneath a sink, leaving it completely inaccessible

Slide to nowhere! This creepy looking slide in a children's playground had a black pit at the bottom

Slide to nowhere! This creepy looking slide in a children's playground had a black pit at the bottom

No exit! This disabled ramp was blocked by a flight of stairs, rendering it useless

No exit! This disabled ramp was blocked by a flight of stairs, rendering it useless

You are NOT being watched! This CCTV camera was blocked by a sign, leaving it unable to record any footage

You are NOT being watched! This CCTV camera was blocked by a sign, leaving it unable to record any footage

Fire hazard! This tap was built over a set of plugs, which would be very dangerous if someone turned it on

Fire hazard! This tap was built over a set of plugs, which would be very dangerous if someone turned it on

Not built to last! One amateur builder got these door handles the wrong way around

Not built to last! One amateur builder got these door handles the wrong way around

Going nowhere!  A concrete block has been built onto these railway tracks, meaning trains won't be able to pass by

Going nowhere!  A concrete block has been built onto these railway tracks, meaning trains won't be able to pass by

Up close and personal! These urinals were crammed together next to a stink, meaning they'd be very awkward to use

Up close and personal! These urinals were crammed together next to a stink, meaning they'd be very awkward to use

Completely pointless! Someone using these stairs wouldn't get very far

Completely pointless! Someone using these stairs wouldn't get very far

Better stay indoors! A person opening this door could be in for a nasty surprise

Better stay indoors! A person opening this door could be in for a nasty surprise

You won't get a home run here! This pitch was rendered useless when a builder set up a fence through the middle of it

You won't get a home run here! This pitch was rendered useless when a builder set up a fence through the middle of it

Not very comfortable! This bench became unusable when it was placed through the middle of a railing

Not very comfortable! This bench became unusable when it was placed through the middle of a railing

Breaking the barrier! Cars could easily drive through this barrier, which was only a couple of metres long

Breaking the barrier! Cars could easily drive through this barrier, which was only a couple of metres long

Stairway to nowhere! This flight of stairs didn't actually lead anywhere except a brick wall

Stairway to nowhere! This flight of stairs didn't actually lead anywhere except a brick wall

Take the stairs! Despite having escalator railings, these stairs were just regular steps

Take the stairs! Despite having escalator railings, these stairs were just regular steps

Keep off the bench! These railings kept parkgoers from sitting on these very exclusive benches

Keep off the bench! These railings kept parkgoers from sitting on these very exclusive benches

No privacy! This broken door didn't keep outsiders from seeing into this bathroom

No privacy! This broken door didn't keep outsiders from seeing into this bathroom

Sitting pretty! Builders put this bank machine a little too low and customers had to sit down to use it

Sitting pretty! Builders put this bank machine a little too low and customers had to sit down to use it

What's behind THIS door? One rogue builder trapped this door shut by building a railing over it

What's behind THIS door? One rogue builder trapped this door shut by building a railing over it

Low tech! This laptop was completely mixed up, with the mouse, screen and the keyboard in the wrong place

Low tech! This laptop was completely mixed up, with the mouse, screen and the keyboard in the wrong place

No room with a view! This balcony was a little pointless as it didn't serve any room

No room with a view! This balcony was a little pointless as it didn't serve any room

No way out! The ceilings were little too low for this escalator, making it very dangerous

No way out! The ceilings were little too low for this escalator, making it very dangerous

Not very secure! This fence was meant to keep people out, but stopped halfway through

Not very secure! This fence was meant to keep people out, but stopped halfway through

Nowhere to go! This strange structure featured both a ramp and some stairs but didn't lead anywhere

Nowhere to go! This strange structure featured both a ramp and some stairs but didn't lead anywhere

Long way down! One rogue builder installed a door that was completely inaccessible 

Long way down! One rogue builder installed a door that was completely inaccessible 

Just for show! These stairs only lead their users to the ceiling, making them pointless

Just for show! These stairs only lead their users to the ceiling, making them pointless

That sinking feeling! This tiny sink was much too small to be used by the man in the picture

That sinking feeling! This tiny sink was much too small to be used by the man in the picture

A bit of a squeeze! These stairs are only accessible to very slim people due to their closeness to the wall

A bit of a squeeze! These stairs are only accessible to very slim people due to their closeness to the wall

No privacy! A lone toilet sat at the end of this line of sinks, completely exposed to everyone in this public bathroom

No privacy! A lone toilet sat at the end of this line of sinks, completely exposed to everyone in this public bathroom

Dodgy design! A step ladder is needed to reach this door, which is too high up

Dodgy design! A step ladder is needed to reach this door, which is too high up

All style, no substance! These rather grand looking stairs didn't actually lead anywhere

All style, no substance! These rather grand looking stairs didn't actually lead anywhere

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