Sunday 15 August 2021

Noisy Work Hours

The rules for noisy works (e.g. using power tools) have been updated.  In particular there is no longer a defined quiet period from 12:00 to 14:00 for resident/private contractor work.

I understand the quiet period was dropped because it was deemed to be unenforceable.  If you are being disturbed by works and/or need some quiet time to work (e.g. for a meeting) the recommendation now is that you knock on the door of the flat which is the source of the noise and ask for some quiet time, or that you ask the BEO or your house officer to contact the flat for you.

From the BEO

Noisy Work Hours

Barbican Contractors: 9am – 5pm

Works carried out by our contractors (Metwin etc). They will try to not start before 10am but certain works need a full day to complete and may have to start from 9am. Emergency Works may have to take place outside of these hours.

Residents Private Contractors: 10am-4pm

Alterations in Leaseholder's flats (please note there is no quiet period). If there are complaints of noisy work starting before 10am or after 4pm please contact the House Officer for your block.


8am – 6pm eg road works, gas, electric water repairs & work not controlled by the Barbican Estate Office.
(Quiet times of 10-12 and 2-4 stipulated)

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