NO one wants to be rudely awakened in the early morning by some builder banging and hammering away.
There are times when noisy construction work can take place but these do vary.
What time can builders start work in the UK?
The power to allow noisy work to take place rests with the local authority, under the Control of Pollution Act 1974.
As such times when noisy work is not permitted does vary but there are some standard hours with are generally seen as acceptable:
- Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
- Saturday: 8am – 1pm
- Sunday or Bank Holiday: No noisy work
The hours though are just general guidelines and it is best to check with your local council for exact times as they can vary.
Those hours relate to professional builders rather than DIY enthusiasts, although with DIY the recommended hours vary due to the local authority./
How can you complain about noise?
In the first place just go and speak to the builders, most will probably see no problem and take your wishes into account.
Outside of the hours described above you have the right to complain to the local council
Source: The Sun