Keep dust down by spraying with water when and where you can.
There is no legal requirement for construction sites to work specific hours. However, working outside the hours of 7.00am and 5.00pm is likely to result in complaints. Working on Sundays and bank holidays could have a similar effect. Its also recommended to start later on a Saturday and work just half a day.
Particularly noisy operations (e.g. Pile Driving) may need more stringent controls. Pumps and generators should not be left running overnight if they can be heard outside the site.
If you are a householder doing some or all the work yourself, try to avoid causing any noise or dust in the evenings or on Sundays.
If noise problems occur, the Council and local residents can take legal action. If you think your work may cause a nuisance to local residents from noise or vibration, apply for "prior consent" from the Council who may allow a certain level of noise to occur.
Burning is not allowed on construction sites unless you have an Exemption Certificate from the Environment Agency, which lets you burn clean wood, paper and card. However, even with this certificate you may still be the Environmental Protection Act, 1990 and the Clean Airs Act, 1993 apply. For more information on these areas, contact the council.
Bonfires that release "dark smoke" are illegal and the council have the powers to prosecute any offenders.
Advice about bonfires is available from the Local Authority
Only burn materials which the Local Authority have given you permission to burn. In most circumstances there will be a no burning policy enforced by the Local Authority. Arrangements should be made to dispose of all waste materials at a licensed waste disposal site before demolition begins.