A FAMILY have reached the end of their tether after a year and a half of noisy construction work left them feeling like they were in hell.

David Price, 55, has been woken up nearly every morning by builders starting work on the Venus Food supermarket on Manchester Road.

The site, which lies just a few yards past his back garden, has been worked on six days a week since construction began.

Builders start at the former carpet shop around 7.30am, leaving the site at around 6pm most evenings.

Mr Price has had enough, and is desperate for the noise to stop.

He said: “It’s been a nightmare, we’ve been able to hear them starting work at 7.30 every day even when our windows are closed.

“It’s slowed down a little bit but there’s a lot of work still to go and we don’t know if it’s going to start up again like it was.

“We just don’t know what they’re going to do next, this could carry on till Christmas with how much is left to do.

“It’s definitely affected our mental health, there have been times I’ve been so cross I thought I wish I could find the person who allowed this to happen and make them see what they’ve done, we're living in hell.”

Mr Price and his family have lived in the same home on Dunlin Close for over 30 years, and have never had any trouble with their location before.

The house does not have double glazing, although Mr Price and his wife were forced to install it in their daughter’s bedroom when she returned home after being put on furlough.

He has contacted Bolton Council to complain about the noise, and to explain his objections to a proposed change of opening hours which could see the store and its cafe serving customers till midnight.

Last week, workers began moving rubble and clearing up the site, carrying out tasks inside the building.

A spokesman for the council said: “We are investigating complaints and we will update residents who have contacted us with concerns.”

Cranleigh design consultants LTD, the firm acting on behalf of the site's owner, have been contacted for comment.