Large-scale residential construction includes:

  • residential buildings, like apartment blocks
  • redevelopment projects, where developers convert commercial or industrial premises into homes.

Large-scale residential construction may cause noise that can disturb people. Causes of noise can include:

  • power tools
  • heavy equipment and machinery
  • vehicles
  • loud voices
  • loud radios.

Construction and large scale residential noise

About construction noise

Construction noise and EPA’s role

Noise guidance for businesses: Commercial developments

Noise guidance for businesses: Residential construction

Report construction noise

Noise and your health

Reviewed 1 October 2020