To think that 8.00am on a Sunday morning is too early

(38 Posts)
wowfudge Sun 15-Jun-14 08:26:42

for our NDN to start work on his house? NDN - who we get on well with - is doing work on his house this weekend which he told us about.

Yesterday he started chucking stuff in a skip just after 7am which I was a bit hmm about, but I was already up and about. This morning the banging started just after 8 and woke me up.

Bowlersarm Sun 15-Jun-14 08:29:14


If it happens rarely and he's warned you I think that's fine. If he works in the week, and has a lot to do today then he needs to crack on.

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 15-Jun-14 08:29:24

We have a boot fair on the village green today, and the cars driving past my bedroom window woke me up at 7.

That's life I am afraid.

McPhee Sun 15-Jun-14 08:29:42

Have you any shelves that need putting up. Say at about 2am.

YourBrotherInLaw Sun 15-Jun-14 08:31:29

Maybe he has children who wake up at 5am on weekends and 8am is the middle of the afternoon to him like me.

A bit of consideration wouldn't go amiss though!

joanofarchitrave Sun 15-Jun-14 08:32:03

Yes I think it's too early and I think you could go round and ask if he could keep noise down until say 8.30 Sat, 9 on Sunday, also when is he going to finish these works? Therefore emphasising that this is a temporary phase not permanent normality.

All bets are off of course if your kids start screaming in the garden at 8...

DoJo Sun 15-Jun-14 08:32:10

For a one off that he has warned you about, I would say YABU - presumably starting at this time means he can get it all done in one hit and not drag out the noise making beyond what is absolutely necessary. It's annoying, but hopefully it will be finished soon and peace and quiet will reign.

TickleMePurple Sun 15-Jun-14 08:32:33

YABU - the law says 8am is fine. Sorry!

FreeSpirit89 Sun 15-Jun-14 08:48:09

YABU - a lie in a privilege not a right, I say as a victim of a 6am wake up

wowfudge Sun 15-Jun-14 09:08:59

Hmm - if it was us we would wait until after 9. I leave it until later if it's noise in the garden like mowing the lawn or trimming the hedge. I am very rarely not up by 6.30 so it was a bit of a rude awakening this morning after staying up to watch the football last night (which I gave up before the end because I was falling asleep). Once I'm awake that's it for me.

Tickle - out of interest, which law is it that says 8am is okay?

wowfudge Sun 15-Jun-14 09:10:44

Unfortunately McPhee if we did that our joined on neighbours would suffer, the NDN crashing and banging today is the other side and not attached to us!

beccajoh Sun 15-Jun-14 09:14:05

I do think 7am is a bit early for a Sunday but he did warn you I guess. We've been doing lots of work on our house the last couple of years and we've always tried to do quiet things, ie. skip filling, drilling etc. before 8am on a Saturday or 9am on a Sunday.

8 am is too early.
I am sure if you posted that your NDN children were playing in the garden at 8 you would get loads of YANBU.

LineRunner Sun 15-Jun-14 09:20:01

Environmental Health noise guidance is 7am weekdays, 8am on a weekend.

I'd leave it this weekend. Sometimes when you have a lot to do the urge to get on becomes irresistible and although 8am is early it's not stupidly early. If it's a one off it's not really and different to keeping you awake a bit late with a party.

If it happens again next weekend and bothers you then approach him gently. Don't leave it several weekends else you'll risk ending up in a rage and storming over there rather than handling it diplomatically if you are anything like me!

wowfudge Sun 15-Jun-14 09:39:45

Ah it's EH that has guidelines. I wouldn't go round there over this today because, like I said, we get on well. It's the kind of thing DP might mention in passing, 'wowfudge told me it woke her up, but I didn't hear a thing'!

It's not the kind of job that should go on for days thankfully.

ilovesooty Sun 15-Jun-14 10:02:23

It doesn't seem ridiculously early to me.

Bowlersarm Sun 15-Jun-14 10:13:40

It doesn't to me either, sooty.

Also OP, having hired a skip he's probably in a hurry to fill it up before it gets taken away, so he may be up against it, time wise.

MrsItsNoworNotatAll Sun 15-Jun-14 10:20:14

I wouldn't start doing anything like that at 8am as it would be too early for me.

You missed the opportunity to say '8am! on a Sunday!!' when he told you about it. I wouldn't have been able to help myself wink it might have made him think of starting a bit later on.

I wouldn't like it but if it wasn't that noise it would be something round here. Couples coming home in the early hours arguing and effing and blinding. Or the screechy witch over the road who has to let the whole street that the family are going off for the day. Always a racket going on.

Bithurt Sun 15-Jun-14 10:29:50

My neighbours must have been cursing us this morning. It's our ds birthday and we have bought him toys for outside. He came out as I was moving them just before 8 so was outside playing for a while. I will add though that it is a one off though.

deakymom Sun 15-Jun-14 11:10:33

whats 8am? ive been up since about 5am 8 is a lie in!

Iswallowedawatermelon Sun 15-Jun-14 11:21:14

I think 8 am is fine.

Nancy66 Sun 15-Jun-14 11:29:58

I think it's too early for a weekend esp a Sunday. I'd suck it up on the Saturday but anything before 10 on Sunday would piss me off

LST Sun 15-Jun-14 12:27:24

YAB a tad U. But it is still annoying. Our dopey ndn, decided to start drilling.. yes DRILLING at 11.15 at night! Me and dp were shock

He never makes any noise ever and we wondered what sort of emergency would require drilling at that time of night. Especially as he knows we have a toddler and a 5 mo...


susiedaisy Sun 15-Jun-14 12:32:43

It's annoying yes. But if it's a one off and he came and let you know in advance then I think yabu. It's Father's Day he may have somewhere to go later and wanted to get on with DIY early.

Southeastdweller Sun 15-Jun-14 12:38:59

I agree it's too early for a Sunday.

Did he mention what time he'd start the work, when he came round to tell you he'd be doing it this weekend?

holidaysarenice Sun 15-Jun-14 12:46:43

I'm normally all for saying its far to early.


He warned you, it's for a reason and appears to be a one off.

Untwist knickers.

ShatnersBassoon Sun 15-Jun-14 12:54:25

I think 8am is reasonable, especially when you'd had warning and it's not every weekend. It's not the middle of the night.

DickDasterdly Sun 15-Jun-14 13:04:16

8am on a Sunday is much too early even if he did tell you. I would be pissed off too.

There is no law that says it's ok to make noise or do DIY at 8 or 9 on a Sunday. That's not how noise legislation works.

wowfudge Sun 15-Jun-14 16:49:46

No NDN never mentioned a start time, just that he'd be doing some work and was getting a skip. I don't have a problem with any of that per se, but it was noisy considering we're not joined on to him and was bloody noisy to wake me.

Thankfully by the time DPs came round for lunch they had stopped.

wobblyweebles Sun 15-Jun-14 17:11:26

I think 8am is fine tbh.

Southeastdweller Sun 15-Jun-14 17:13:36

I had a feeling he'd omitted to tell you the start time.

I'd leave it for now and give him the benefit of the doubt it was a one-off but if he does it again at a stupid time like today then have a word because he'd be taking the piss.

ocelot41 Sun 15-Jun-14 17:29:16

Oh God, I dream of being allowed to sleep until 8!

sweetkitty Sun 15-Jun-14 17:32:08

8am is fine 5am would not be grin

wowfudge Sun 15-Jun-14 19:11:46

Ocelot - believe me, 8am is a dream for me and I would have appreciated waking naturally a bit later as I've been unwell recently and needed the rest.

I just think that one day of the week without the noise and hustle and bustle would be good.

MezleyM Sun 15-Jun-14 19:18:30

OH works shifts. Don't suppose any of the neighbours were that chuffed when he zoomed off on his motorbike at 6am this morning, but likewise I don't suppose they'll all remember to be silent all day when he's sleeping off a nightshift.
Not everyone has weekends, or the 9-5 routine.

Bunbaker Sun 15-Jun-14 19:28:33

I don't think 8 am is unreasonable. I suspect the NDN only has the skip for a specified number of days and wants to complete the work before it is removed.

wowfudge Sun 15-Jun-14 20:39:49

Mezley - I have had jobs where I worked at weekends. We've had racket from next door both days of the weekend. It's only just stopped.

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