Being a good neighbour
Being a good neighbour means thinking about how your behaviour affects others.
Here are some common sense dos and don’ts -
- Warn neighbours if you are having a party and remember to keep the noise down particularly after 11pm
- Be careful not to disturb neighbours after midnight
- Wear slippers or soft shoes especially if you have a wood or laminate floor. Your floor may be someone else's ceiling
- Lay carpets and hang curtains - they help to absorb sound
- Try to position speakers away from neighbour's walls
- Make sure your children don't disturb other people.
- Carry out DIY late at night or early in the morning. Generally speaking 3 - 4 hours total duration, each day between Monday to Saturday: 8am - 9pm and Sundays and bank holidays: 10am - 4pm.
- Play music or have the television on too loud
- Take a radio or speakers outside
- Slam the doors if you come home late
- Use domestic appliances - such as the hoover or washing machine - late at night
- Shout or use raised voices - your neighbour may hear you
- Let your children play too noisily. No jumping on the floor!
- Don't sound car horns or rev engines, especially at night.