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Construction site noise

Unfortunately, due to the nature of construction works, noise is inevitable and can rarely be completely prevented.  However, noise from construction sites can be very disturbing, particularly if it is a large development that takes a considerable length of time.  Noise comes from the operation of plant, machinery and power tools, the movement of vehicles and deliveries of materials.

Construction activities include:

  • construction of new buildings
  • renovation of existing buildings (including houses)
  • demolition
  • repairing road surfaces and installing/repairing utilities
  • other engineering projects, for example on railways