30/06/2009 at 05:56
I am a teacher and am off on holiday just now trying to enjoy the long lies! BUT one of our lovely neighbours is getting an extension built and the builders have been drilling etc from 7.30 onwards. Was always under the impression it was allowed from 8am. can anyone tell me if this is correct! (it's in Scotland btw)

30/06/2009 at 06:27
No it is 7.30 in summer time sorry hun

Fal x

30/06/2009 at 06:28
Not sure, but I have a feeling it's between 7.30am and 11.30pm.
30/06/2009 at 06:29
you are right rue it all depends on the time of year too

Fal x

30/06/2009 at 06:38
No it is 7.30 in summer time sorry hun

lol, crap! thanks so much for replying tho. really appreciate it! x

30/06/2009 at 06:42
lol, mine started 8.30 am on saturday and I thought that was bad!! xx
30/06/2009 at 06:43
it all depends what time they find the fuses from their power tools...

30/06/2009 at 06:43
He he he was just about to say 7.30 summer time, till I think about 9.30pm - then my page refreshed and all your responses were already here!!!

On a sneaky note - ha ha ha ha to the lie-in, and I say this with the most endearing affection as I am far too jealous of all teachers getting superb holidays (thinking of retraining so I can enjoy the luxury also) --

Back to our previous conversation - how many days was it again till yours, i missed the response originally?? I got Zog at 4 days and a few others in months...
30/06/2009 at 06:58
get some clay ear plugs, I used to live near to a busy harbour and the fog horns woke me up every morning from five onward

clay ear plugs were the only ones that worked
30/06/2009 at 07:38
Don't know about Scotland but we have guidelines on the local Council website as to when 'noisy work' is allowed. I looked it up when the house next door to us was being done up - the people who had bought it were not living in it, it was just an investment for them and they did all the work on it at antisocial times for a solid 6 month period. It drove us barmy. Check out your local council website. I would be astonished if noisy work were permitted from 7.30am to 11.30pm as someone has suggested. Our local council website says:

Construction site noise
The British Standard BS5228 lays down guidelines for the control of noise from construction and demolition sites and as such this Authority operates a policy that restricts noisy work (in most circumstances) to the following hours:

Monday to Friday - 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday - 8.00 am to 1.00 pm
Sunday - No noisy work
Public / Bank Holidays - No noisy work

Noisy work is defined as work using power tools or repeated hammering. Examples of work allowable outside the above times would be painting and decorating, plastering and brick laying (not using powered plaster/cement mixers).

Noisy work outside of the restricted hours may be allowable where there are extenuating circumstances e.g. where early road closures are required.
30/06/2009 at 07:40
I rented a new build for a while - oh my word. 7:30am on a Saturday morning and they'd be drilling for the main foundations. It would make my place shake! Drove me mad!!!!!
11/07/2009 at 05:32
well wed they started at 6.15!!!!!!!! and fri at 6.45 this is diggers rollers etc and t day which is sat at 7.00!!!!!!!!! im sooo angry as we have complained to the council but nothing is being done! and its the council which is building!
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