Since most people have to carry out DIY at times when they are not at work, they may need to do work such as redecorating or putting up shelves round the house in the evenings or at weekends.
The time when this sort of work is done needs to be considered carefully, particularly in flats or houses with a party wall when noise can be easily transmitted.
Work on shared walls or floors between properties can be a particular problem. In these instances, it is advisable to notify neighbours before carrying out any work.
Ideally people need a rest from noise at the weekend and in the evenings and it is especially important if young children are involved.
As a guide, one-off noisy DIY activities should normally be restricted to the following hours:
However, each case is different and if the noise goes on over a number of weeks, then further restrictions may be necessary.