ROB Kavanagh knows it's "hardly normal" for heavy construction to be carried out on Sundays and early mornings, but his new neighbours are making it more common.
Mr Kavanagh, who lives less than 300m from Harvey Norman's new development on Maroochydore Rd, has grown increasingly fed up with the retail giant's lack of consideration for nearby residents.
Mr Kavanagh said the contractors often flouted construction times, starting at 4.30am and used helicopters on Sundays to take care of heavy lifting.
"They have no consideration for their neighbours," he said.
He said conversely, Emporio builders fitted in well with neighbours.
"It's a shame Harvey Norman don't do the same," he said.
"They should be able to organise their work other than on Sundays. Sunday is the day you like to have some time to yourself.
"It's just annoying and loud. You can't get away from the noise."
Mr Kavanagh said he tried closing windows and doors to his home, but "it doesn't work".
"You shouldn't have to lock yourself away in your house while they're doing their work on a Sunday. Through the week I can understand," he said.
If building work exceeds noise limits, Sunshine Coast Council may issue an on-the-spot fine of $1000 for an individual or $2000 for a corporation.
If noise from building work can be clearly heard at premises between 6.30pm-6.30am on a business day or Saturday, or at any time on any other day, the person carrying out the building work may be issued with an on-the-spot fine.
A council spokeswoman said Harvey Norman was not required to obtain a permit for aerial work and it did not fall under local laws.
Harvey Norman failed to respond to the Daily's questions.