Construction work carried out by contractors is an essential part of life but it can cause disruption and disturbance to surrounding properties.
We can ask contractors to keep noisy works within certain hours.
Normally the hours for noisy works are:
- 8am - 6pm on Monday to Friday
- 8am - 1pm on Saturday
- no noisy works on Sundays and Bank Holidays
However, there are times where works have to happen outside these hours. Also, these hours do not always apply to things like railway works, highways activities or other emergencies.
Council officers will decide when to use legislation depending on individual circumstances. The legislation is intended to provide help to those suffering continuous site noise and cannot be used for one-off short pieces of work or DIY.
All sites must adhere to our
code of practice.
The Greater London Authority provides more detailed guidance on the
control of dust from construction and demolition sites.
Report a noise nuisance
You can also telephone 020 8545 3025 during office hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)