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to start vaccuuming when i get up at 5.30am

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mamamibbo Fri 09-Nov-12 16:23:03

since my neighbours started doing noisy drilling type work on the connecting wall at 8.30 last night, it went on for about an hour then they had something fitted from noon today which has spurts of noisy stuff

its been fun with 2 toddlers jumping and crying every time it starts

SamSmalaidh Fri 09-Nov-12 16:24:25

Maybe you could be neighbourly and just ask him not to do drilling at x time because your children are asleep? That's what I'd do.

valiumredhead Fri 09-Nov-12 16:25:09

What sam said.

Toughasoldboots Fri 09-Nov-12 16:27:16

It's not that late- I thought you were going to say 11pm or something. I am confused at what they can do about the other jobs that need doing during the day- what did you want them to do?

I have had really horrendous neighbours in the past and this is not bad. Could you not have gone out with them?

CrikeyOHare Fri 09-Nov-12 16:33:07

So, your neighbours are not allowed to do any noisy DIY ever because you have toddlers?

How ridiculous. If they were doing it all through the night, you'd have a point. They weren't, so you'd be being petty to try and wake them at 5.30am.

BackforGood Fri 09-Nov-12 16:43:34

Of course YABU.
8.30 is hardly late, and it's clearly a job they are getting done now, not an ongoing thing every night of the year.

AnyFucker Fri 09-Nov-12 16:44:12


and a dick

CremeEggThief Fri 09-Nov-12 16:46:57

YABU. Vacuuming at 5.30 a.m. is more anti-social than drilling at 8.30 p.m.

mercibucket Fri 09-Nov-12 17:04:05

Yup, yabu, unless it happens every single night

mercibucket Fri 09-Nov-12 17:04:05

Yup, yabu, unless it happens every single night

Mrsjay Fri 09-Nov-12 17:05:24

8 30 isnt late really even if you have toddlers i thought you were going to say midnight YABU

Shutupanddrive Fri 09-Nov-12 17:09:39


AmazingBouncingFerret Fri 09-Nov-12 17:12:42

Why are people so quick to take offense and retaliate with an overreaction?

Why not just do what Sam said?

What is with the drama??

maddening Fri 09-Nov-12 17:31:56

From a noise issue website :

Some local authorities recommend that DIY is restricted from between 9am – 7pm during the week, 9am – 5pm on Saturday and 10am – 2pm on Sunday. However it does vary from council to council and they are guidelines rather than law.

If it's a one off then I'd let it go - if it happened all the time then you'd have a reason to be miffed.

whois Fri 09-Nov-12 17:33:00


and a dick*


Eggrules Fri 09-Nov-12 17:39:12

Drilling on a connecting wall for an hour starting at 8:30pm is unreasonable and unneighbourly. Hoovering at 5:30am is unreasonable but no were near as noisy.

I would go over and explain how disruptive it was. The least they could do is warn you, even better they could not be arses and make noise at unsociable hours.

Tryharder Fri 09-Nov-12 17:41:42

This wouldn't bother me unduly. Unless of course it were every night.

Sallyingforth Fri 09-Nov-12 18:01:17

If you retaliate like this you are demonstrating that you don't care about noise. It will probably start a vendetta and you'll be back here complaining about the neighbours parking or rubbish or whatever.
Don't do it.

lottiegarbanzo Fri 09-Nov-12 18:04:39

Yes you would. Are you aiming to create a feud?

Tweasels Fri 09-Nov-12 18:05:13

Eh? Did this just happen once?

Vacuuming at 5.30 isn't unreasonable it's just fucking stupid.

Mutt Fri 09-Nov-12 18:16:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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