Furious homeowners say they want to move after neighbour’s ‘nightmare’ extension

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Rod and Alison Pearson say the extension has been so bad they did not want to open their windows because of dust and claim construction has turned the area into a mess in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire

Furious homeowners say they want to move after a neighbour’s “nightmare” extension.

Rod and Alison Pearson have lived happily in their home for four years.

But now they want to move due to a neighbouring extension they have dubbed a “nightmare”.

Work began on a loft and orangery in the neighbour’s home in July and blocked the light into their garden.

They did not want to open their windows because of dust and claim construction has turned the area into a mess.

Mr Pearson, 56, told NottinghamshireLive said: “It’s been a nightmare for months now between the extension itself and the mess of it being built.

“It’s ridiculous, it is like a whole new bungalow sat on top of the roof above our two houses. And the orangery that they’ve built is more like a double garage.

“We used to get sun all day in the garden and we’d sit out there with family, now the garden will be knackered in summer.

“The orange panelling is not in keeping at all with the rest of the houses here, either – it doesn’t look right at all.

“My wife can’t even open any windows because of all the dust flying everywhere from it.

“We are now on about moving house, it’s driven us that mad.”

Mr Pearson, who works in construction himself, said he was worried about the height of the project next to their home in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire.

He and his wife have not been speaking to their neighbour in light of the situation.

Mr Pearson added: “I have no idea when it’s going to be finished. I just hope it doesn’t bring our house price down – I would love to know how they keep getting plans approved.”

His 46-yea-old wife said: “I have already looked at moving but we shouldn’t have to move because of what other people are doing.

“The reason for moving to this house in the first place was for the lovely garden and we socialise a lot there with our family and all that sunlight we used to have in it is all gone.

“But nobody seems to get that concern really so it’s gone ahead.”

Mr Pearson claimed that workers constructing the orangery had made a mess and created “unreal noise”.

“The noise is unreal and it has made a real mess, all the people around here are sick of it,” he added.

When Nottinghamshire Live contacted Mr Pearson’s neighbour they declined to comment.