» A house next to a plumbing workshop

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  1. Gooday

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    I found a house which ticks most of my boxes, but one of its neighbour is a plumbing workshop. Is it noisy?

    That's the only workshop in that quiet area. The local council told me that it is a residential zone, but for historical reason, that land is still under industry use.
     
  2. Ace in the Hole

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    Could be.
    Is it really worth the risk?
    Would you want to live there if other alternatives were available?
     
  3. willair

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    Very little to worry about most plumbing is done onsite far away from the base,it would pay to look into the zoning yourself..imho..
     
  4. Gooday

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    My answer would be no

    But its location and land are really good and its asking price is around my budget.
     
  5. dog

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    Call council and ask if there is scope to change the zoning of the house to industrial/dual zoning.There may be scope for a value add if industrial property in the area is rare?
    Just a thought...
     
  6. twodogs

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    Plumber, hmmm. Careful you may be charged for being neighbours, plus hire of equipment.

    Only problem I would see is their trucks parked in front of your place, a lot.
     
  7. westminster

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    Plumbers are usually one of the quieter trades. But I would go spend some time hanging around for a few hours over a few different days to check.
    I would guess that there would be hours of operation for noise limitations on them - ie no noise before 7am or after 6pm or something like that.
     
  8. datto

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    Plumbing business should be OK.

    It's not like a panel beating workshop.

    On the bright side you shouldn't be charged a callout fee. Heck, you're only 20 metres away.

    Go for it, it won't be money down the drain.