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to complain that the builders next door were being noisy delivering things at 7.05am today?

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somebodythatiusedtoknow Fri 28-Nov-14 18:53:05

Just that really. I think it is too early to be onsite and was woken up. It was still darkish and I was startled (in alone with dh).
I know a lot of people are up at that time but I am not. Official building control rules or whatever are 8am onwards.

AIBU to ask the owners (non-resident) to get their builders to start later? They are very nice but also blocking my part of the drive by parking in the shared area a lot and I have been very patient about that (tbf they do move quickly if I ask but this sometimes entails struggling to find a parking space first). Don't want to be a jobsworth about it.

YANBU. That is too early to start any work that is going to disturb the people living nearby.

DamnBamboo Fri 28-Nov-14 19:03:13

The 8am rule is a myth. It differs council to council. As a one off, I think YABU. If it happens all the time, then say something

KnackeredMuchly Fri 28-Nov-14 19:06:40

Was it a one off if they were delivering things?

hamptoncourt Fri 28-Nov-14 19:09:08

It's 7am til 7pm where I live.

I am on my way to work by then so YABU about the noise.

However, YANBU about them blocking your drive. Concentrate all your anger on that grin

MisForMumNotMaid Fri 28-Nov-14 19:09:10

Was it just today or 7am every day?

Occassional 7am starts on a big project on a work day, if its going to be done within the next 6 months I'd just let go.

Radios, blocking your car etc I would have a word about. I also would struggle with any noisy work on a Sunday.

FibonacciSeries Fri 28-Nov-14 19:10:38

YANBU. My builders did something similar once and when my neighbour politely complained, they apologised, started later the following day, and I took a bottle of wine as an apology to her.

somebodythatiusedtoknow Fri 28-Nov-14 19:11:47

They do have the radio on but I don't really mind as it's not loud.

They are very nice guys so I am trying not to be unreasonable. They have to get stuff on site so parking on the road is not always possible as then they'd have to carry it down the drive. They do move quickly if I ask them. I will ask them to keep it to a minimum as I'm concerned it's setting a precedent for when they finish and someone lives there. It's been going on weeks already.

It is happening quite a lot and my pedestrian access down the side is blocked but there's not much we can do as they need to secure the site.

usualsuspect333 Fri 28-Nov-14 19:12:12

I think it's fine on a weekday.

TravelinColour Fri 28-Nov-14 19:13:31

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Babiecakes11 Fri 28-Nov-14 19:13:37

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somebodythatiusedtoknow Fri 28-Nov-14 19:14:33

Just checked and it is 8am here. However it was a delivery/ them dropping stuff off not actually hammering or drilling. It wasvery noisy though.

26Point2Miles Fri 28-Nov-14 19:23:10

delivery vans are out at that time,royal mail included!

quietbatperson Fri 28-Nov-14 20:42:44

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somebodythatiusedtoknow Fri 28-Nov-14 22:09:09

It was a good 20 mins of clanging below my window and that is different to the postman. Never mind, will drop it.

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