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To think upstairs flat should at least warn us they've got builders in on a Sunday?

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Mummyinamask Sun 14-Dec-14 12:37:44

First we know is we let them in so have no idea how long or noisy work will be.
I understand work has to be done but if it's a Sunday isn't it courtesy to warn neighbours?
We had planned a quiet day in as dd not been well. I guess we'll have to reconsider. Drilling has just started.

They were still banging up there on Friday when I went out at half seven and we've had to go up in the past to ask them to stop work in room right above dcs which went on after bedtime, despite their promising to stop. So they have form.

I've texted them but no reply.

Sigh. AIBU? They're nice people but just don't seem to get the noise thing.

My heart just sinks. God knows how long this will go on. sad

mrsfuzzy Sun 14-Dec-14 12:40:39

it's only polite to let you know, texting seems a bit off, i'd rather someone talk to me about a problem.

LIZS Sun 14-Dec-14 12:43:05

What work is it ? Planning permission is normally limited to daylight and not Sundays.

dreamingbohemian Sun 14-Dec-14 12:47:08

That's ridiculous (and against local regulations surely?) I think you need to go in person and find out when their work is due to be finished, if it's anything more than this week then you should really insist they keep it to legal hours.

frillyflower Sun 14-Dec-14 12:48:51

They can only work on sat afternoon or any time on Sunday with your permission. If you ask the builders to stop they have to comply.

Mummyinamask Sun 14-Dec-14 12:49:57

When I texted I didn't know which flat it was - so texted to ask if was them or other flat not to complain, although we usually text to ask them to turn telly down - which they always do. We are on good term, they're not horrible, they just don't think. I will talk to them to explain its good manners to alert us to these things. They'll apologise . . . and so it goes.

Tbh I prob find it easier to be reasonable in a text - might seem bit miffed face to face. And I'm not sure they're in (prob escaping noise grin)

Mummyinamask Sun 14-Dec-14 12:51:10

Ooh is that right Frillyflower?

That tempts my evil side . . .

frillyflower Sun 14-Dec-14 13:11:28

I know this because we just had building work in the flat upstairs and when I went up on sat morning and said "what time are you finishing?" They said they were intending to go on all day but "do you want us to stop at mid day?". Yes I said and they duly packed up and left. DH said they had no choice once I had said to stop.

Mummyinamask Sun 14-Dec-14 15:48:02

Good for you. I think they just left so most of noise coincided with the weekly homework drama (weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth) so not too bad in the end.

Thanks for all replies.

TeddyBee Sun 14-Dec-14 16:32:02

We asked our neighbours specifically if it was ok when our builder wanted to work on Sunday. We were told by building control that they could only work between 10am and 4pm on a Sunday.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Sun 14-Dec-14 18:18:16

Local regulations here say no work on a Sunday by contractors ...

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