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My neighbours are having their drive redone and their workmen decided to start drilling etc before 8am! I understand they have to get on with their work but do you think there should be a law that you can only make this level of noise from, for example 9am-7pm. Other noises like this should include mowing the grass, cutting the hedge, revving engines etc. What’s your opinion on this?

eyeballkerry
12 days ago
What do you think of this?
hrdaniels1980
hrdaniels198012 days ago

I know the law states they can’t start making that sort of noise till 8am and I believe they cant make load notices after 7pm. My neighbour cuts his grass in the summer every Sunday at 7am.

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Mick82
Mick8212 days ago

I think I would shoot your neighbour

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hrdaniels1980
hrdaniels198012 days ago

Mick82 I’ve been thinking about it lol

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc12 days ago

Except in U.K. you can't legally own one. lol Mick82

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith54412 days ago

I love our neighbours but if I had 1 mowing there garden @ 7am on a Sunday I'd be employing the services of HMP as I'd be on a murder charge .

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k4ren2006
k4ren20069 days ago

In some areas it can be as late as 10 or 11pm...ours is 10pm here

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TheChimp
TheChimp12 days ago

I'd be doing my nut!

There definitely should be some law. Before 8am is way too early.

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Lynibis
Lynibis12 days ago

Most workmen start work at 8 and finish at 4. I think it is unreasonable to expect them to wait until 9am to start as the day is well under way by then. Workers would be on their way to work, children to school and older people don't usually lay in bed. My whole garden took less than 4 days and if a neighbour cannot put up with that for a few days then they are being unreasonable. I put a note in my neighbour's doors telling them when work would start and how long it might take, I also apologised for any inconvenience.

Basically treating folk as you would like to be treated generally works.

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angelik
angelik12 days ago

I think there already are some rules about this kind of thing. We have some grassy areas near where I live that the council are responsible for, and when they come to cut them, they arrive about 7.30am but don't start until 8am, and they said it's because they're not allowed to start any earlier due to the noise it makes.

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amaksy
amaksy12 days ago

Phew! I had to check this chat wasn't about me as we're having the bathroom done impromptu and he mentioned he'll need to knock down and break up the tiles and we said go for it.

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Ann1984
Ann198412 days ago

I wouldn’t see a problem with them as long weren’t weekend. Then again the house alarm could be going off and I wouldn’t wake 😂

but they have to do there jobs

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap11 days ago

On the whole it's not too noisy where we live.

I think the times for construction changed due to covid, or government was considering it

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2211 days ago

My neighbours have very loud parties from nine in the evening to two in the morning. It's hard to sleep throughout it as it is but they also have flashing lights blaring at my bedroom window

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k4ren2006
k4ren20069 days ago

That is something the Council can help with....have you been in touch with them....it'll be the environment team. Sounds awful x

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Moonstone22
Moonstone229 days ago

k4ren2006 I haven't been in touch with the council. I am worried it will cause more trouble. Once when I did make a complaint I started receiving dead birds on my doorstep

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G0501
G05019 days ago

Both next door neighbours (upstairs and downstairs) got their flat fully renovated by the same builders last year. The whole thing lasted months. A few time they were there until 11pm.

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k4ren2006
k4ren20069 days ago

I have student neighbours and the landlord gutted the property. The noise sent on for months. There were even times when you couldn't hold a conversation it was so bad. All the council did was send a letter outlining the times. Personally, I wouldn't fall out with your neighbours as the hassle could last much longer than the drive conversion x

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neo1
neo19 days ago

Im afraid im being really noisy today and my neighbours probably wont be happy. Im having a tree cut down. But they'll be happy once its gone

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold9 days ago

I hardly see or hear my neighbours. When our current neighbour moved in we put up with alot of noise for month's while he gutted & renovated his property. Some days I struggled, but ultimately knew it had to be done & wouldn't last forever. When I first moved out of my parents home we lived below a couple who would frequently have extremely loud parties that would typically end with them knocking seven bells out of each other then the sounds of them making up 🤢.

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