Does anyone else here have whinging neighbour's ? I am having problem's with one of my neighbour's, he's complained to me twice over the last 6 month's about too much noise, and sometime's being able to smell paint fume's. He bought the house next door about 6 year's ago and after 2 year's he buldozed the house and had a new one built there over the next 8 month's Over this time we had to put up with all the dust and noise etc, builder's starting at 7am and finishing late, truck's coming and going all the time blocking our driveway etc, and having no side fence for a couple of month's (was hard due to us having 2 staffy's) This new house he has built is a lot bigger than the original house, it another 8 metre's deeper into the block so the rear wall is level with the front of my shed, and has a side door to a patio area alongside my back door. We have lived here since early 2005 (rental), my shed is at the rear of our property alongside this guy's fence. Most of the noise is either from my compressor (3hp 17cfm) or from an angle grinder. I have my compressor set up down the back of the shed under a steel bench with 19mm wooden side's to stop some of the noise so i can't see that as being a major problem. The angle grinder only get's used when i'm fixing my trailer or need to make something etc and wouldn't be used for more than an hour all up, over a whole day. My family is pretty quiet most of the time, kid's playing in the back yard kicking footy's, trampoline, small swiming pool during summer, etc, and i don't do a lot of work here, only what i need to do here to save money, eg diy stuff and fixing my car and motorbike's. Last time he complained was about 6 month's ago when i was fixing my rusty trailer, i had to cut the chassis off and remake it. Over a week i got it cut up and welded back together again, i would have only made noise for roughly 2 hour's all up per day. Paint fume's yeah there would be some, but 99% of my painting is done with aerosol's, i even painted my trailer with them due to me picking up some paint cheap. When i painted the trailer it was in the middle of my back lawn about 10 metre's away from the neighbour's fence. It would have taken me a couple of hour's to prime, let it dry, then paint. Now i don't start making noise till after 9 or 9.30am, and i don't make noise after 5.30pm at the latest. Neighbour called the council and complained, i had the council inspector come out to visit. Inspector came out the back and asked me what i've been doing to make all this noise, i showed him my trailer and let him know exactly waht i'd done to it. Even showed him the rusty steel that i'd cut out and replaced, he had a look in my shed, and around the yard and said that what i was doing was all ok. He even mentioned that work on the trailer that i'd done was excellent Inspector told me if i wanted to that i could run a business from here, and all i needed to do wass contact the council and put in an application. He said there were a few condition's involved like not having too much traffic come and go, keeping the noise between business hour's, and he said the sort of work i did he couldn't see a problem for a getting a permit approved. Today's complaint was about the compressor and paint fume's again. I have been grit blasting my front brake disc's, etch primed and painted them with aerosol's on the other side of my yard to his place. The compresor would have run for 10 to 15 min's at the most each time, and the painting took about a minute to prime each disc, then anoth 2 minute's later to paint them. They are drying in my back yard (opposite side of yeard to complaing neighbour) The paint is acrylic and enamel's, and on the odd occasion 2 pak clear (home use stuff without the toxic hardener etc) in an aerosol (but not even today) Any one have any idea's on what i should do about this problem ? I'm not doing anything wrong by the council, and i'm not tuning race car's and Harley's etc here. I don't run a business making trailer's, or doing bodywork on car's. Maybe i should get permit from the council ?