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The builders near me are causing too much noise, what can the council do?

Construction sites are in the open and are often near existing residential accommodation. Residents will in general accept construction site noise but will complain if work starts early or finishes late or takes place on Saturday afternoon, Sundays or Bank holidays.

Generally, it is expected that the following times are not exceeded on a regular basis where residential occupiers can be disturbed:

0700 to 1800 hours Monday to Friday and 0800 to 1300 hours on Saturdays with no noisy construction work Sundays or Public Holidays.

If you are being affected by persistent construction site noise - fill in a nuisance report form on our Noise and other nuisances page.