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Residents slate businessman's green roof tiles

Saturday 20th October 2012
Ian Grummett outside his house on Wood Walk, Wombwell,

A businessman's dream new home has not left some of his neighbours best pleased after he chose distinctive green tiles to clad his roof with.


Ian Grummett has been busy having his detached home in the affluent top end of Wood Walk, Wombwell, refurbished after buying it in June last year.


But his choice of colours caused a stir as other houses on the road are clad in regulation brick colour.


His next door neighbour, Vera Johnson, 89, who has lived on the street for the past 50 years said: ''I thought it looked like a doll's house when I saw them going up.


''Everybody who passes by comments on them and asks how it is that the council has allowed him to do that. I don't like green tiles, it looks so odd and a bit of an eyesore.''


Mr Grummett, who runs a scaffolding business and lives in the area, said: ''I think the tiles look brilliant. I like them myself. I have not heard any negative comments myself and a lot of people say how nice they look.''


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Posted by SheffieldSausage I Sat 20th Oct 2012 at 2:16pm

They look alright to me. Wish there was more land with planning permission so that land prices were brought down and so that more people could build their own houses!

Posted by Louise I Sat 20th Oct 2012 at 3:00pm

Go for it. Looks great

Posted by M.Melvin I Mon 22nd Oct 2012 at 4:23pm

Mr Grummet could put yellow tiles pink tiles whatever just beware he doesnt get this poor old lady beaten up like a good friend of mine for not agreeing with him.Yellow would suit him as thats the colour of his belly .He aint no business man hes a JOKE