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Construction and major building works noise

Heavy buildind excavator in front of building site

A certain amount of noise is impossible to avoid in most types of construction and major building works, but noise from works can be very disturbing.

Acceptable hours for building works

Acceptable hours for construction and major building works involving equipment and machinery are 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. No noisy work will normally be permitted on Sundays and bank holidays.

Developers must also demonstrate they use best practicable means to keep noise to a minimum. Operations outside these times may be agreed by the Council if it can be shown the works cannot be carried out at any other time and that items of plant and equipment are operated and maintained so their use causes the minimum amount of noise.

The above times do not restrict other work activities which should not result in noise disturbances at neighbouring noise sensitive premises.

Contractors planning to undertake construction and demolition work can consult Environmental Health before proceeding and ask them to make their requirements known.

These times do not apply to general DIY works.