Acceptable start and finish times for DIY at home

After being woken up at 7:15am this morning by next door drilling (and promptly telling them to shut up) it got me wondering, what are the acceptable/allowed times for doing DIY at home?
Also, what’s the earliest/latest you’ve been woken up/kept up by neighbours doing DIY?

Reckon 7:15 is fine on a weekday.

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9-5 I reckon.

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7 - 7 in the week
Nothing before 9 on a weekend

Nah. I’d say 8-8

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Builders aren’t allowed to start until 8 are they? Have I made that up?

yeah, that’s way too early.
Acceptable times are 9am-7pm
Been doing some drilling recently around 6pm ish and feel a bit bad but that’s because I am too considerate

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Yeah - I think something like that is true. When we were having building work done we had to agree to do no work outside 9-5 and nothing on weekends. But the builders would often turn up on a Saturday morning and start doing stuff at 8am and say “Well, it’s not on the party wall so we can do whatever”. Also, making shitloads of noise whilst smoking fags and listening to the radio in their van also doesn’t count.

NEVER

I think type of property is significant. Big difference between starting at 7am in the next detached house (fine) or the upstairs flat (not fine).

Most builders work 8-4. Think it’s OK to start at 8 in the week, 9 on the weekends.

Finishing by 8 is OK for DIY unless you have neighbours with young kids I guess, in which case maybe 7ish.

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Happy Thursday yall

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Earliest acceptable DIY time

  • 02:00
  • 02:15
  • 02:30
  • 02:45
  • 03:00
  • 03:15
  • 03:30
  • 03:45
  • 04:00
  • 04:15
  • 04:30
  • 04:45
  • 05:00
  • 05:15
  • 05:30
  • 05:45
  • 06:00
  • 06:15
  • 06:30
  • 06:45
  • 07:00
  • 07:15
  • 07:30
  • 07:45
  • 08:00
  • 08:15
  • 08:30
  • 08:45
  • 09:00
  • 09:15
  • 09:30
  • 09:45
  • 10:00
  • 10:15
  • 10:30
  • 10:45
  • 11:00
  • 11:15
  • 11:30
  • 11:45
  • 12:00
  • 12:15
  • 12:30
  • 12:45
  • 13:00
  • 13:15
  • 13:30
  • 13:45
  • 14:00
  • 14:15

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Latest acceptable DIY finish time

  • 15:00
  • 15:15
  • 15:30
  • 15:45
  • 16:00
  • 16:15
  • 16:30
  • 16:45
  • 17:00
  • 17:15
  • 17:30
  • 17:45
  • 18:00
  • 18:15
  • 18:30
  • 18:45
  • 19:00
  • 19:15
  • 19:30
  • 19:45
  • 20:00
  • 20:15
  • 20:30
  • 20:45
  • 21:00
  • 21:15
  • 21:30
  • 21:45
  • 22:00
  • 22:15
  • 22:30
  • 22:45
  • 23:00
  • 23:15
  • 23:30
  • 23:45
  • 00:00
  • 00:15
  • 00:30
  • 00:45
  • 01:00
  • 01:15
  • 01:30
  • 01:45
  • 02:00
  • 02:15
  • 02:30
  • 02:45
  • 03:00
  • 03:15

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I’m in a block of flats and it was the neighbours on the other side and it was right next to my head, as I’m sleeping and it woke me up. Would you think that maybe I’m a bit cranky because of it now?

Totally understandable.

I guess they might be thinking “well, it’s lockdown, everyone’s at home all day anyway, not like we’re waiting for them to go out to work before starting”. More likely they just don’t give a fuck though.

I voted for a reasonable start time (9), but an unreasonable end time (7). My reasoning is that you can control when you start DIY, but since it’s an inherently painful and frustrating experience I wouldn’t want to deprive anyone of those last two hours of utter despair while you try to fix the incredible mess you’ve made of your stuff over the previous eight hours, whilst worrying it’s about to get dark and you’ve got no water supply to your house.

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Nobody should even be be out of bed at 7:15 on a weekday. Absolutely no exceptions.

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I was actually working at 7:15 this morning, because I am a hero. I am now obviously making up for it by not doing any more work all day.

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This is the correct answer. Except calling the police; this requires vigilante action (posting about it on a message board)

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I’m sorry but there are absolutely no exceptions

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