Construction activities include:

  • demolition
  • site preparation  
  • building
  • extensions and structural alterations  
  • repair and maintenance of existing buildings.

Construction noise depends on the type of construction activity and the stage of works. Site clearing and preparation uses noisier equipment, such as concrete breaking. Electrical works, internal fit-out and painting are quieter.

Construction noise can be short-term or intermittent noise, as well as noise over longer periods.

If you are being impacted by construction noise, you can report it.

Can’t find what you’re looking for under construction noise? See also, Roadworks and major infrastructure noise.

Find out more about construction noise and what you can do to about it

Reviewed 24 November 2020