Commercial, industrial and trade noise can have an impact on people nearby. It can be a problem when it disturbs people’s sleep. Ongoing noise can impact your health.

Different commercial and industrial activities can cause noise. Commercial, industrial and trade premises are anywhere that isn’t residential premises, such as: 

  • shops 
  • offices 
  • farms 
  • factories 
  • mines and quarries. 

Not all noise from these places comes under commercial, industrial and trade noise. For example, while noise from irrigation pumps on a farm comes under commercial, industrial and trade noise, livestock noise doesn’t.  

Other sources of noise that don’t come under commercial, industrial and trade noise include: 

More about commercial and industrial noise

Reviewed 6 January 2021