Be a good neighbour

The use of lawn-mowers and other power tools: a matter of neighbourly respect!

Noise pollution is the cause of many neighbourhood conflicts, whether it is caused by individuals or professional activities. Often, the people making the noise and dust do not realize its adverse effects and the discomfort they inflict on others. Maintaining a peaceful environment is about respect and is everyone’s responsibility.


ThinkstockPhotos 542290618Under By-Law BEAC-033, the use of noisy equipment and electric or gas powered tools used for construction, renovation or building repairs or vehicle is only permitted during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Saturday: between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
It is FORBIDDEN to execute these activities on Sunday and statutory holidays.



ThinkstockPhotos 584885500 copieUnder this by-law, different hours to do garden maintenance causing noise on weekends are provided. On those days, use of a leaf blower, chain-saw, lawn mower, grass trimmer, hedge trimmer or other similar devices is permitted as follows:

Monday to Friday: between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Sunday and statutory holidays: between noon and 4 p.m.



ThinkstockPhotos 512971072Moreover, it is forbidden at all times to produce dust or particles into the air by cutting concrete, cement, brick, stone or unistone and
by sandblasting in a manner that disturbs the neighbourhood.


The Civil Code establishes rules of behaviour ensuring the maintenance of good relations between neighbours. For questions about ownership, fences and common walls, right of way and encroachment, consult the Department of Justice web page called Being a good Neighbour .