Noise. Use of leaf blower.

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madleee
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Nov 2018 08 18:34

Noise. Use of leaf blower.

Neighbour of School is complaining about the noise from the leaf blower.

So far I have gathered that machinery can be used between 7am and 8pm weekdays.

Am I correct?
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Nov 2018 08 18:46

Re: Noise. Use of leaf blower.

I think it's 8am till 6pm [Like.png]

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Nov 2018 08 18:57

Re: Noise. Use of leaf blower.

Around here its 8:00am to 5:00pm Mon to Fri and 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, Sunday is a no no!
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Nov 2018 08 22:36

Re: Noise. Use of leaf blower.

Strewth! How many hours a day are you using the thing?

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Nov 2018 09 06:40

Re: Noise. Use of leaf blower.

I checked here and it is definitely 0800 - 1800.
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Re: Noise. Use of leaf blower.

It is expected that noise levels will be kept to a minimum outside of these times. Monday to Friday: before 7 am and after 8 pm. Weekends and public holidays: before 9 am and after 8 pm. Note: The prohibited times apply when the noise can be heard from inside a habitable room of another residential premises. Any residential noise can still be considered unreasonable outside the prohibited times: some industries are are not covered under these regulations.

The above was taken from our local council site. I researched it a while ago when a neighbour complained a delivery lorry at 7:30 made a noise when it reversed for all of 15 seconds!!!

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Nov 2018 09 08:32

Re: Noise. Use of leaf blower.

All timings are recommended not statutory UK law, having said that I think before 7.00 is a no no, 7.00 is ok, 7.30 is better, 8.00 don't care what the neighbours think and most of us finish by 18.30. As most CT's/SM's hours are early morning and late afternoon we have to fit our jobs in when we can.

I don't think you stand outside the neighbours house for hours on end but move around your site and unless you have a very old petrol leaf blower then the average blower is 64 - 75 decibels @ 50 feet, speech is 65 decibels so unless you have a very small site surrounded by houses up to your fence then I can't see to much of a problem, especially if it only one neighbour.
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Nov 2018 09 10:52

Re: Noise. Use of leaf blower.

I think if they're complaining it's probably justified. We always try and work with our neighbours.
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