Just like a typical house demolition there will be some noise, minor traffic impacts in local streets and the affected site will be fenced for safety.
Each Mr Fluffy demolition site operates like a normal residential building site. Contractors need to comply with a range of environmental and safety laws, including minimising noise on site.
- Between the hours of 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday building works are permitted to occur provided reasonable measures are put in place to minimise any noise which may occur. Outside of these hours the EPA requires noise levels to be kept below 45 Decibels at the fence line during daytime hours of 6pm to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 8am to 10pm on Sundays/public holidays.
- Overnight between the hours of 10pm and 7am, noise levels at the fence line must be less than 35 decibels. Contractors must also comply with Australian Standard 2436: Noise and Vibration Control On Worksites.
- There will be noise at the demolition site from machinery such as power tools, movements of building workers, security alarms, negative air units, generators and excavators. If security alarms are triggered, contactors will attend at any time to investigate.
- Overnight noise from negative pressure units or generators can be expected during the asbestos removal phase of the demolition, which will extend over approximately 5 days.
- The noisiest period is likely to be the day of demolition. Most properties will take 4-5 hours to demolish and remove the rubble by truck.
- Negative air units create a humming noise similar to air conditioning units. Steps will be taken by contractors to ensure the noise complies with the EPA standard of 35dB(A) to minimise impact on the neighbours. The noise will be monitored during the works to ensure compliance.
- Any concerns about excessive or unusual noise can be referred to Access Canberra so it can be investigated by the principal contractor or if necessary by the EPA.