Excavation Works – Press Release by the Commissioner for Environment and Planning

Excavation Works

The law instructs contractors not to use a mechanical excavator with a hydraulic hammer attachment or a pneumatic drill before 8:00am, between 2:00pm and 4:00pm or after 8:00pm and all day on Sundays and public holidays. 

Exemptions are allowed and further restrictions can be imposed at the discretion of the Building Construction Agency.  No other construction works shall be carried out before 7:00am, or after 8:00pm or on Sundays and public holidays. 

These restrictions follow Legal Notices that were issued a number of years ago.

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