DIY

Are you planning some DIY?

Most people have jobs, which need doing around the home, especially if they have just moved in, or are redecorating. We have to accept that many people have jobs during the day and may need to do the occasional DIY work in the evenings or at weekends.

However, this does not give them permission to annoy neighbours at all hours of the day and night or for the work to simply go on and on.

Before you start working you may want to consider whether you neighbour is a shift worker or whether they work from home or have children that go to bed early.

  • Try not to start too early, or finish too late - particularly over a weekend.
  • Try to keep noisier work to the daytime.
  • Contacting your neighbours and advising them that you intend to carry out some work may well avoid any complaints. Explaining what you are doing, what times you intend to work and how long the work is likely to take may avoid misunderstandings between neighbours.
  • Please remember that prolonged, excessive or frequent DIY might be considered unreasonable and could constitute a noise nuisance and will be treated in the same way as any other noise complaint.
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Last updated:
11/08/2016

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