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Dropped Kerb Contractors Mansfield - Kerb Dropping Specialists

Braddd Gill
Braddd Gill
17 August 2023
Fantastic company. Dave was really helpful from the beginning and answered all my questions. I had 8 kerbs dropped and i’m so pleased with the end result. Thank you.
john dawkins
john dawkins
14 August 2023
I would recommend this company to anyone. From the first phone call to the completion of the removal of 5 kerbstones and replacing with new dropped kerbstones it was done quickly and the finish was done to a high standard.
Bonnie Chan
Bonnie Chan
29 July 2023
Efficient and excellent work. They are professional.
Kieran Ursell
Kieran Ursell
22 June 2023
Great service from start to finish for my dropped kerb, Dave was quick to reply, communication great, very fast and smooth process. Would definitely recommend to others :)
Ayaiz Sharif
Ayaiz Sharif
14 June 2023
Very efficient, and Dave who manages process excellent
Les Pike
Les Pike
27 May 2023
Work was carried out efficiently and to the highest standard. The staff were courteous and very friendly and I would recommend this company highly.
Saadatu Ladan
Saadatu Ladan
15 March 2023
Great job! Professional, polite, and work finished in a timely manner and high standard. Definitely recommend.
Teona Highton
Teona Highton
20 February 2023
Affordable and definitely competitive prices for dropped kirbs. Would recommend 👍
5 January 2023
Very quick and efficient service.

We are fully licenced and insured drop kerb contractors, partnering with the local council and Highways Authority to carry out every job in compliance with all essential regulations.

In most cases you don’t need to apply for anything from the council, we take care of all of that for you. We will submit the application and you will receive an email from the council on approval.

A dropped kerb is a legal requirement if you wish to drive across the pavement onto your property.

Access to a highway must be made from a residential or commercial driveway.

It allows vehicles to cross pavements from a driveway to the road. You must have one to drive on your property.

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Installing a kerb drop can make a huge improvement to easy access your property as well as helping to make sure people do not park in front of your driveway.

The law pertaining to driveway access states: If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway in to your driveway off a highway, then you will need to have a vehicle crossover.

If you do not, it is illegal to drive on the footway. Doing so is a violation of the law. Enforcement action may be taken against you.

Pavement may need strengthening in front of property. In some cases, lampposts, manhole covers or other street furniture may have to be moved.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Mansfield

Many people find parking outside their homes stressful. If you need to purchase a permit, it can also be a financial burden.

In certain urban areas, it can still be tricky to find a spot to leave your car near to home. Can I Legally Park on a Grass Verge?

If you need to drive onto your property via the pavement, a kerb stop is required.

Access to the public highway must be possible from a commercial or residential driveway.

Kerb dropping permits vehicles to cross the pavement between a driveway or road. It is a legal requirement to drive across the pavement onto your property.

Our team has many years of experience in installing drop kerbs, and applying for planning permission. We are available to work with your local county council in order to install a drop-kerb and comply with all regulations.

Either you can ask your local council about approval for a dropped-kerb near your property or we can file a formal application to your local authority.

We are members the Streetworks Qualifications Register. We are members of the Streetworks Qualifications Register (SWQR). The SWQR holds details of qualified operators who have gained the proper qualifications in regard to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is necessary for any provider excavating a highway.

We are focused on delivering products that work the first time. We ensure long-lasting, affordable solutions by investing in top quality equipment and materials.

We take pride in our excellent workmanship and customer care. Every job we do is done to the highest quality standards.

Our team can check out your site to carry out a free no-obligation survey. Our staff can check out your site to perform a free no-obligation survey. This allows our surfacing contractors to fully understand your requirements and offer an accurate and competitive quote.

Local Kerb Dropping Contractors

With the huge rise in demand for parking off-street, more people are putting down kerbs to have a car at their property’s front.

Direct Line Home Insurance found that off-street car parking is considered a good feature that can increase a property’s value. This, combined with increasing parking restrictions in lots of residential locations, has resulted in planning applications for kerb dropping increase massively over recent years.

But while adding car standing space to the front of your home might add market value to your property, there are numerous things to consider, not least environmental issues, and flooding is a major worry.

If you replace a front yard with hard standing, rain cannot absorb into the ground. As more and more households take this action, the collective effect seriously increases the threat of flooding, so it’s essential to include drainage in your plans.

If you intend to drop the curb in front of your property, to permit a car on the pavement to pass it, permission is usually required. The reason is that pavement might need reinforcement to carry the weight of vehicles and protect the pipes and cables below. Planning permission is generally called for if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to enable a car to cross the pavement. This is due to the fact that the pavement might need to be reinforced to take the weight of motor vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables below. It is also to ensure the new access will not be a safety risk to other highway users.

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To find out if your application is required, contact your local government. The cost of applying will depend on where you live.

If you are granted permission, you need to find a local expert to do the work.

It is definitely not something you can do yourself. There will be requirements that service providers must fulfill. Some will limit you to using their approved contractors. Others allow you use your own as long as they meet the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 requirements. The council may charge an additional fee to conduct highway assessments in these cases. Contact us for more information.

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But first it’s worth establishing if permission is likely to be given. Below is a checklist of points to consider. If any among these criteria is not met, planning permission is likely to be denied:

  • Your front garden needs to be big enough for you to park your vehicle entirely on your property.
  • The kerb needs to be at minimum 4.8 m from the front of your house; or 6m if the parking area is in front of a door or garage.
  • The parking area must be at least 2.4 m wide.
  • The suggested access to your property must be more than 10m away from a road junction; 15m away from busy junctions or on primary roads.
  • It has to be at least 1.5 m away from street lights and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this depends upon the type of road.
  • Appropriate drainage needs to be provided to remove the excess surface water.
    The extraction of tree roots must be avoided.
  • The slope from your property to the road must not be too steep.
  • Lastly, you as the homeowner must agree to the kerb being dropped; for instance, a renter can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

We Install Driveways Too!

If you need a dropped kerb you probably need a driveway too.
We can give you a quote for:
Resin Drives
Tarmac Drives
Concrete Drives
Block Paving Drives
Imprinted Concrete

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Q and A’s

Prices will vary depending upon your location, pavement width, number of kerbs to drop, and whether you want to extend an old dropped kerb. While some councils and contractors offer extended dropped kerbs for free, others charge as much as £1800. The actual job usually takes between 1 and 2 days.

Highways Act 1980 Section 184 states that it is an offense to drive a vehicle on a footway or verge if there isn’t a proper vehicle crossing. These are the physical lowering (or dropping) of the kerb and permission to allow vehicles to cross on the public footway.

An average driveway will have five kerb sections. Your local Council will be your highway authority. This assumes that the Council has the road and footpath. You might not be granted permission by the Council, whether it is a roads authority, planning authority, or both.

A dropped curb is the area where the vehicle crosses over from the road to the property’s rear. It is often a driveway with dropped kerbs.

Parking a vehicle fully or partially across a dropped kerb is classed as an obstruction and either the police or local council can enforce the contravention. … As ridiculous as it may seem, you can be issued a PCN for parking across your own dropped kerb

Parking across a dropped curb is a parking offense that can lead to a Penalty Fee Notice. This means that if you park on top of a dropped brick, you are guilty of an offence.

A car spot will add extra value to your home, but it will vary depending on where you live. Also, you must apply for a drop kerb to your property.

There must be at least 10 metres between the entrance to a junction or sharp corner and the location of the proposed vehicular access. No part of a vehicle parked within your property may overhang the pavement or road.

To allow a car on the pavement to cross it, you will need permission. This is because the pavement may need to be strengthened to take the weight of vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables underneath

A dropped kerb will be required if your plan is to drive your vehicle over the footway in your driveway, off a highway. You cannot drive on the footway if you don’t have a dropped curb. If you do, you will be in violation of the law. Enforcement action may be taken to stop you from doing so.

A local authority registered dropped kerb contractor can make it so much easier. They will submit all the necessary applications and they are usually able to push through quickly since they have a track record with the council.

We have extensive experience installing drop kerbs as well as applying for planning permission.

If you want a drop kerb, we will visit your property, take the necessary measurements, and check whether there are public utilities.

We are approved by the local authority and can collaborate with the county council to place a dropped curb.

Contact us today for a free quote! in Nottingham or Mansfield

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If your local Council is the highway authority, you will need permission. Planning permission is also required if you have a trunk or principal road near the property.

To create a new vehicle access port or to expand an existing one, the average drop kerb cost for a vehicle access point is £1,500. Based on the amount of work required, you should factor in a planning fee between £50-£400.

No. In order to obtain their approval, you will need to pay the initial application fee for council street works licence. You must then pay the contractor upon completion of the job.

No. A majority of local authorities will give permission to a contractor or list of approved contractors to help you choose. Only SWQR-registered contractors will be permitted to work on the project at your local council.

Yes, planning and working closely with a contractor is necessary to construct one. But it is worth it. A dropped kerb that gives access to a driveway will add value to any property.

It is a crime under the Highways Act for anyone to cross a street in a vehicle where the pavement has not been dropped.

According to the Highway Code, parking across driveways is an offense. It’s also illegal to park on top of dropped kerbs. The local authority will determine the penalties for parking along driveways or alongside dropped kerbs.

Any vehicle found parked in front of shared or pedestrian dropped curbs can be issued a Penalty-Charge Notice (PCN). A report of incorrect parking does not need to have been received by the Council to enforce this type of dropped kerb, although action will be taken on receipt of a report.

Land Registry title plans generally do not show roads, pavements, or grass verges that aren’t within a building or parcel. Common law does not presuppose that property facing onto a road is the owner of the paving, grass verge, and road to its midpoint.

A rented council house can have a drive. The rules are the same for all properties. Before you do anything, however, you will need to obtain additional permission from your local Housing Officer.

You may need planning permission from the local highways department. Results may differ depending on where you live or your council’s policy.

Obstructing a drop kerb with a vehicle is considered an offence and can be enforced by the police or local council. The resources of a given authority will determine which offences are most likely to be dealt with.

Unfortunately, there isn’t any law that gives you the right to park in an area other than your own. So long as you’re not violating any Highway Code laws car owners are allowed to park wherever they want.

It is a crime to block a highway under the Highways Act 1980 without permission from the local highway authority. Residents are not allowed to place cones on the highway without permission. Residents are not permitted to place cones on public highways. They are meant for traffic passing and repassing, and not for private use.|
Highways Act 1980 makes it a crime to obstruct a highway without permission from a local highway authority. They prohibit residents from placing cones on highways. The public highways are for passing and repassing traffic and not for private residents.|
Highways Act 1980 states that it is illegal to obstruct highways without permission from local highway authorities. They don’t allow cones to be put on the highway by residents. Public highways are only for the passage and repassing and not for the private use by residents.|
Highways Act 1980 provides that obstruction of the highway is punishable by imprisonment. Residents cannot place cones on the highway without their permission. Public highways can only be used for passing and repassing traffic. Residents cannot use them for their private purposes.}

You don’t need to apply to planning permission to replace more than 5m2 of your garden with paving. However, you must ensure that the surface is permeable and that water is collected and directed towards a permeable area. Planning permission is required if the surface does not meet these criteria.

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