Thanks! I have already contacted the builders. They are all nice about it, and apologetic of course.nutnut wrote:Sounds like a terrible experience. However, I suspect it's within the limits of a permit they have and within the timings of the law, which is unfortunate.
I agree with some of the above, go and speak to the builders, get yourself involved, be friendly, they aren't doing it to annoy you, they aren't specifically out to harm your ears or disrupt your life.
Fact is, the nicer you are to them, the more likely they are to be pleasant back. But, bear in mind, construction/renovation in Singapore is a fact of life, you can't win a fight against them totally, if they turn their drill speed down, they'll be going for longer but slighly quieter, better to be loud and get it over and done with!
So, in short, my suggestion (and what I would do) is to pop over and speak to the foreman, ask how long it is going to take, ask what they are doing, see if they will allow you to see the plans. Ask them to put you in touch with the owner, they may be pleasant, explain the noise levels to them, no need to go all dB's and timings on them just now, see if they are understanding. Ask them if they can give you some ear plugs, they will have them on site I am sure, normally they have a box in a site office.
if they've been drilling for 6 weeks, I suggest they can't be going for much longer, it seems an awful long time... Although, I imagine the hammers will be coming out soon if they've finished, it's the natural order of things
Yes, nothing else I can do really. Hopefully it will all finish soon.nutnut wrote:Unfortunately, that's what you probably have to do, bear with it until it's over.
As long as you remember, the owners, your neighbours, would more than likely do anything they could to ensure you were not disrupted, so, although it may be hard, there is no reason to feel animosity towards them when they move back in.
Sounds like the builders are not very good at planning if they aren't just lying to you, which isn't a crime, but, doesn't help.
I have lived next to a building site previously and it's pretty awful, I know what you are going through and I don't envy your position
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