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To think 7.30am on a Saturday is too early for building work?

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60sname Sat 27-Aug-16 07:46:18

Our next door neighbours' builders started work 15 minutes ago. WIBU to go over there and tell them it's too early?

FrancisCrawford Sat 27-Aug-16 07:48:43

Common consensus on these threads is that most local authorities allow work from 7am.

Wellywife Sat 27-Aug-16 07:50:52

Builders always start early. And then are gone by 4. No idea why!

Merrymumoftwo Sat 27-Aug-16 07:52:26

I know noisy work on a Saturday is restricted to between 8am and 1pm not sure about other work

BikeRunSki Sat 27-Aug-16 07:52:45

Welly, traditionally to go with daylight, and travelling a long way (obvs travelling not a issue for local

Lilaclily Sat 27-Aug-16 07:56:12

It's bank holiday weekend
They'll be starting early to finish early to get to--the pub-- their families

OneEpisode Sat 27-Aug-16 07:59:13

You could talk to your neighbours.
Is it very hot where you are? My builders asked the neighbours if they'd mind work starting super early ( I think 6) during similar weather. They stopped at lunchtime but couldn't afford to lose a full day's wage. We were detached/spaced out & neighbours agreed.
It was so very hot for a physical job outside in the afternoon!

ToffeeForEveryone Sat 27-Aug-16 07:59:25

It's very antisocial. 8.00 is early enough for noise!

ForalltheSaints Sat 27-Aug-16 08:03:23

Would have been nice if they had spoken to you before the work started. If it is only once and not every Saturday, today is better as you have two days to recover, most probably.

As for the start time and finish time of builders, it seems to be a custom that they finish by 4 because in the winter it gets dark then. So if we were sensible and adopted French time or CET as it is usually termed, there would not be the issue, as a 730am start would not happen for large parts of the year.

FanDabbyFloozy Sat 27-Aug-16 08:05:50

Around here, it is 8am.

Why not have a word with the neighbours? I got served with notice on this very point and just wished the person who called the council had popped in to talk to me. I wasn't even aware of the timing rule.

CleanHankie Sat 27-Aug-16 08:14:07

When our NDN had builders who started that early, DH remembered there being a line in the planning permission re start time. We checked online and yes it stated they couldn't start work till 8am. Had a gentle word with NDN and solved the problem. Her builders hadn't been aware if the timing on the pp.

bakeoffcake Sat 27-Aug-16 08:18:59

It's 8.30 round here for building work and 9.00 for lawn mowing and we're in a village.

bakeoffcake Sat 27-Aug-16 08:20:04

Id be knocking on the door, in my PJs and asking them to STFU stop until 8.30.

Anniegetyourgun Sat 27-Aug-16 08:21:13

I had some guys round to do garden clearance the other day. The supervisor came early so we could touch base before I had to go out, but said they couldn't start the actual work until 8am. So I assume that's either the law or local regulations.

cuntspud Sat 27-Aug-16 08:21:47

It is early yes, but it will be a one off thing so I would personally couldn't get too worked up about it,
It would've been more considerate of them to let you know in advance though.

MoreCoffeeNow Sat 27-Aug-16 08:23:02

8am around here, by law.

shouldhaveplayedyourjoker Sat 27-Aug-16 08:23:32

By law Saturday hours are 8am-1pm

60sname Sat 27-Aug-16 09:10:24

Well, all is silent now. Thinking perhaps the neighbour with teenagers went round and had a word grin

WigelsPigels Sat 27-Aug-16 09:18:22

Ours was doing the hedge with an electric strimmer just after 7 this morning confused

60sname Sun 28-Aug-16 14:24:25

Oh they're working again today (including some drill) hmm DH reckons I can't moan at them till 6pm. I think: 'It's Sunday! We shouldn't be able to bloody hear anything! '

Luckily for them baby DS can nap through it...

60sname Sun 28-Aug-16 14:25:04


JaniceBattersby Sun 28-Aug-16 14:32:13

By law Saturday hours are 8am-1pm

This is not quite true. Local authorities set times when building noise is considered a nuisance and they can also use planning permission to set specific times on different sites. So what's perfectly fine in one borough might not be in another. Our planning permission allowed us to work between 8am and 6pm on any day of the week.

OneEpisode Mon 29-Aug-16 12:38:51

I would talk to your neighbour now. I don't think professional building on a Sunday is normal at all...

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