Domestic noise

Read about how we deal with noise complaints

Dog barking

Persistent dog barking is not acceptable by law but before you make a complaint to the council you should visit your neighbours to explain the situation - they may not be aware that there is a problem.  

If the barking continues after you've spoken with your neighbours you could make a complaint to the council.

Report a noise nuisance

DIY

Noisy domestic DIY work should ideally take place during the day so as not to cause a statutory noise nuisance to neighbours. 

It is recommended that building work or domestic home improvements start after 8am Monday to Saturday and after 10am on Sunday and bank holidays and that noisy works should stop before 9pm.

These recommended hours of work are not enforceable in law.  

Report a noise nuisance