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messageNoisy builders
Posted by cella February 02, 02:15PM

I know this issue has cropped up on here before but can anyone advise on the hours that builders can work? We have a team of roofers working on the housing association house next door and they work roughly 8-4 each day but have been here since 8 today and the combination of drilling, crashing, shouting and radio blaring is hard to deal with. Anyone know?

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by Mrs D February 02, 02:18PM

[www.southwark.gov.uk]


9-2pm on a saturday

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by IlonaM February 02, 05:33PM

You can ask the builders if they have Section 61 consent to work beyond those hours.

The Noise Team were very helpful when I had a similar problem.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by cella February 02, 09:30PM

Thanks so much for the advice. At 3pm I went next door to complain that I couldn't work at home and it went steadily downhill from there - an aggressive builder shouting over me saying he didn't care about times and that he had to complete a cabling job at any cost. Laughed in my face when I said I was going to complain to the housing association and Southwark, started mocking me and finally slammed the front door right in my face and told me to clear off. I was shaking with shock and anger. I had managed to record him and take a picture so shouted through the door to warn him I had done this and would provide it as evidence and within five minutes they had packed up and left. I managed to get his registration number too. Now written to everyone on the board of the housing association. Still shaking at the types that are out there.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by IlonaM February 03, 09:11AM

Oh God, sounds horrible. You can make a complaint online to the noise team at Southwark after the incident which would get it on record in case there are any further problems.

I had a noisy builder next door to me last year who thought he was entitled to blast his radio because 'he was working'. After the noise team visited him he spent the rest of the afternoon bashing the floor although at that stage he had only been called back to fix a hole in the wall which had been left on a previous day. They can be very intimidating.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by cella February 03, 12:24PM

I've had a response from the company overseeing the work who have said that they're sorry for the stress caused and that the issues rauised will be dealt with in the appropriate manner. Personally I feel that this isn't very transparent and surely an apology from the actual contractor is the basic first step?

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by malumbu February 03, 01:02PM

Noise - Council and local councilor
Abuse - Community police/Safer Neighbourhood Team and local councilor

Community police get involved in a lot of this sort of thing and can help stamp this out - it is also a soft option too in getting things sorted amicably (they will have lots of experience)

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by uncleglen February 03, 02:34PM

cella Wrote:
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> I've had a response from the company overseeing
> the work who have said that they're sorry for the
> stress caused and that the issues rauised will be
> dealt with in the appropriate manner. Personally I
> feel that this isn't very transparent and surely
> an apology from the actual contractor is the basic
> first step?

You would think so but the companies employing sub-contractors trust that they will do the right thing but do not realise what is going on until incidents such as this. The funniest example of this was when it was found that the Home Office had used an agency to provide cleaners for its offices and half of them turned out to be illegal immigrants!
[www.theguardian.com]

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by Robert Poste's Child February 03, 03:06PM

How do you manage to turn every topic into a soapbox for your right-wing fears?

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by rendelharris February 03, 05:36PM

uncleglen Wrote:
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> You would think so but the companies employing
> sub-contractors trust that they will do the right
> thing but do not realise what is going on until
> incidents such as this. The funniest example of
> this was when it was found that the Home Office
> had used an agency to provide cleaners for its
> offices and half of them turned out to be illegal
> immigrants!
> [www.theguardian.com]
> mmigration.immigrationpolicy


Even by your own disgustingly low standards you really are being a complete pillock this weekend.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by JohnL February 04, 10:02AM

cella Wrote:
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> I've had a response from the company overseeing
> the work who have said that they're sorry for the
> stress caused and that the issues rauised will be
> dealt with in the appropriate manner. Personally I
> feel that this isn't very transparent and surely
> an apology from the actual contractor is the basic
> first step?

That's like saying sorry for the way you feel rather than what they did - but that's the way everyone writes apologies now.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by cella February 04, 10:20AM

Well they were supposed to call in at 8 to discuss and I rearranged 2 things to accommodate - nothing so far so I'm already annoyed again...

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by uncleglen February 04, 02:29PM

rendelharris Wrote:
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> uncleglen Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > You would think so but the companies employing
> > sub-contractors trust that they will do the
> right
> > thing but do not realise what is going on until
> > incidents such as this. The funniest example of
> > this was when it was found that the Home Office
> > had used an agency to provide cleaners for its
> > offices and half of them turned out to be
> illegal
> > immigrants!
> >
> [www.theguardian.com]
>
> > mmigration.immigrationpolicy
>
>
> Even by your own disgustingly low standards you
> really are being a complete pillock this weekend.

And you OBVIOUSLY know nothing about how agencies and sub-contracting works.....much like everything else you pontificate on!

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by rendelharris February 04, 03:27PM

Whereas racist Islamaphobic antisemitic bigots like yourself really know what's going on, don't you. I do wish you'd disappear, you nasty little man, your recent comment that you weren't sorry that Jeremy Hardy was dead clearly indicates that you're a filthy individual with nothing intelligent to say and who gets his jollies by provoking reactions by being as foul as possible. You are beneath contempt.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by ianr February 04, 11:11PM

Rendel Harris, I think you do more harm on this forum than any of your accuseds.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by cella February 05, 12:22AM

Harm - you might need to explain that??

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by rendelharris February 05, 04:59AM

ianr Wrote:
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> Rendel Harris, I think you do more harm on this
> forum than any of your accuseds.

If you view calling out someone who consistently pushes a hate-filled far-right racist agenda here as being wrong then I don't really care what you think.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by cella February 06, 11:00AM

All sorted - the overseeing company came round, apologised, identified training needs & brought chocolates. The actual contractor has just been and gave the right sort of apology & took my number to give advance notice of extra loud anticipated work - so all well.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by JoeLeg February 06, 11:05AM

ianr Wrote:
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> Rendel Harris, I think you do more harm on this
> forum than any of your accuseds.


Absolute rubbish.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by JoeLeg February 06, 11:07AM

cella Wrote:
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> All sorted - the overseeing company came round,
> apologised, identified training needs & brought
> chocolates. The actual contractor has just been
> and gave the right sort of apology & took my
> number to give advance notice of extra loud
> anticipated work - so all well.


Thatís great to hear! Having had to deal with a similar situation myself I know how stressful it can be, so Iím really happy for you.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by cella February 06, 11:46AM

Thanks - it's a good resolution.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by Sue February 06, 05:46PM

cella Wrote:
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> All sorted - the overseeing company came round,
> apologised, identified training needs & brought
> chocolates. The actual contractor has just been
> and gave the right sort of apology & took my
> number to give advance notice of extra loud
> anticipated work - so all well.


Excellent.

I recently had an issue with builders a couple of houses down.

Not as bad as yours, but when I asked them to turn their radio down they lobbed a lump of wood onto the roof above the room where I was trying to work. It's still there.

messageRe: Noisy builders
Posted by cella February 07, 08:53AM

Yes indeed it can be very tricky. We are about to embark on subsidence related work so will try to get off to a better start by notifying neighbours in advance and then monitoring noise levels as best we can.


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