Environmental problems Tackle a noise problem

Noise from another home

Sometimes, noise problems can be resolved informally between neighbours, simply by politely explaining the problem and trying to come to a compromise. However, this informal approach may not always be successful, and some people may not be prepared to speak directly to the person(s) making the noise.

Think about your neighbours when planning to do something very noisy, e.g. having a party or doing some DIY work. Speak to them beforehand and agree reasonable hours - be sympathetic and co-operative if asked by a neighbour to reduce noise.

Was this page helpful?

Fields marked * cannot be left blank

Feedback submitted to us on this form is monitored but you won’t receive a reply. In an emergency, visit our emergency contact details page. Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers.