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)
- repairing road surfaces and installing/repairing utilities
- other engineering projects, for example on railways