Bean, you have reminded me of a wonderful old silent film from the ?early 60s, designed I think as a training film for the UK construction industry and using all the leading comedy actors of the time. Called something like A Home of Your Own, it featured every conceivable cockup ever perpetrated on site, including the ongoing joke of a stonemason meticulously carving the foundation stone. When the civic dignitary pulls aside the curtain on completion, it sure enough proudly reads:
This building was raised by pubic subscription.