What party wall noise regulations are there?

There is no specific requirement in the Party Wall Act to regulate noise from works. However, Section 7.1 of the Act contains the following provision :

‘A building owner shall not exercise any right conferred on him by this Act in such a manner or at such time as to cause unnecessary inconvenience to any adjoining owner or to any adjoining occupier.’

A good Party Wall Award will incorporate this provision with a restriction on the hours that noisy works can be undertaken, and limiting such work to the working week.

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