DIY Noise

The Noise Team take a more lenient view of DIY (depending on the scale and nature of the work) than commercial work, and do permit DIY activities to take place beyond the normal contractor's hours. 

Householders working alone or with limited help often have far less time to carry out home improvements than a paid contractor and the team recognises this.

Generally, it is acceptable for householders to undertake DIY work between the following hours:

  • Monday to Saturday : 8am to 9pm 
  • Sundays and Bank holidays: 10am to 4pm 

We recommended you do not work for more than 3 or 4 hours on each day. 

The Noise Team will consider each case on its own merits when considering how to tackle DIY noise complaints and will consider the equipment used, and the overall duration of the job.

If the DIY noise is persistent or happening at unreasonable times, you might consider having a friendly chat with your neighbour and let them know how its affecting you.

If the problem continues then you should report the issue to usonline.

We will write to your neighbour to make them aware that we have received a complaint and you will be asked to complete monitoring forms to record when and how the noise is affecting you. Depending on what the monitoring forms show, we may install noise monitoring equipment in your property or we may visit to assess the noise ourselves.

If your complaint is about a Housing Association tenant, you should report the matter to their Housing Officer. The Housing Association will take the lead on investigating the complaint, but we will work with them to try to resolve the issue.Contact details of Housing Association in Breckland area.

Last updated: 21/05/2020 08:34:30