Definition and types of noise nuisance

DIY noise

DIY (Do-it-Yourself) handy work should be carried out:

  • Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday from 8am to 1pm
  • Sunday and public and bank holidays (only for emergencies)

It is also a good idea to inform your neighbours of the work you are carrying out and how long you expect it to take. Where possible inform them in advance of noisy DIY work. Complaints may be avoided if people are aware of your timetable.

If we receive complaints and the noise continues to be carried out outside the guideline hours, we have the powers to serve an abatement notice under Section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Failure to abide by the notice could lead to prosecution and a fine of up to £5000.

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