Unraveling the Mystery: How Late Can You Push Your Work Hours?

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You want to carry out work on your home, but are worried about the possibilities noise what could these cause to your neighbors? Would you like to know the authorized times for carrying out your work? In this article, we explain the rules to follow when carrying out work in your home and the right times to carry out noisy work.

When can noisy work be carried out?

If you want to carry out “noisy” work, you must respect certain rules. The first is linked to your co-ownership: the internal regulations of your co-ownership may in fact impose specific times for carrying out noisy work. So you need to make sure!

If your co-ownership does not have internal regulations, you must respect the time slots defined by the National Noise Council (CNB). Noisy work is authorized between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Sundays and public holidays are prohibited for all work.

How should we react if a neighbor complains about our work?

If a neighbor complains about the work you are carrying out, you must immediately stop it and contact your condominium trustee to find a solution. You can also contact a neighborhood mediator to find common ground between you and your neighbor.

If the work you are carrying out is noisy, you must also respect the specific time slots for noisy work mentioned above. If you do not respect them, your neighbor can take the matter to court and you are then liable to an administrative fine.

What are the other rules to follow?

It is important to follow certain rules when carrying out work in your home. The first is linked to daytime noise, which is prohibited between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. and on Sundays. The second is linked to nighttime noise, which is prohibited between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. and on Saturdays. The third is linked to noisy work, which is prohibited on Sundays and public holidays.

What are the risks involved?

If you do not respect these rules, you are liable to an administrative fine and a penalty of 300 euros per day per infraction. You also risk legal action and damages in the event of damage caused to a third party.

In addition, you must ensure that the work you carry out is not harmful to the environment or the health of residents. You must therefore respect specific standards, particularly with regard to the materials and products used, the techniques used, the waste produced, etc.

What are the benefits of using a professional?

When carrying out work at your home, it is advisable to call a professional. Indeed, he is trained and experienced and will be able to advise you on the standards to respect and the products to use. In addition, this will allow you to benefit from a guarantee on the work carried out, which will protect you in the event of a problem. In addition, a professional will take care of the administrative procedures and the necessary authorizations.

How to avoid noise pollution?

To avoid noise pollution, you can adopt some good practices. The first is to respect the authorized time slots for noisy work, as mentioned above. The second is to use suitable materials, particularly for sound insulation. The third is to stay away from the front of your house and neighboring homes, in order to limit noise pollution.

Carrying out work at your home can be beneficial and sometimes requires the intervention of a professional. However, it is important to respect certain rules and standards in order not to cause noise pollution to your neighbors. You must therefore ensure that authorized time slots are respected and that suitable materials are used to limit noise pollution. Finally, calling on a professional allows you to benefit from a guarantee and saves you from having to carry out administrative procedures.

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