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Parking outside of your home can lead to stress for many. A permit fee may be required.

It can be difficult to find parking spots near your home in certain urban areas.

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 the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal requirement to have one if you want to drive across the pavement onto your property.

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A kerbdrop can improve the accessibility of your property and help to prevent people from parking 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. You are violating the law and may face enforcement action.

The pavement in front may need to strengthened. In some cases it may be necessary for lampposts or manhole covers to be moved.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Mansfield

For many people, parking outside their own home can be both a cause of stress and come at a financial cost if you need to buy a resident’s permit.

In some urban areas, it can be hard to find a safe place to leave your car.

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

Access from residential or commercial driveways must include a vehicle crossover.

Kerb dropping is the legal way for vehicles to cross pavements from a driveway to the road.

We have many years of experience putting in drop-kerbs and applying for appropriate planning permission. We are available to work with your local county council in order to install a drop-kerb and comply with all regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for approval for a dropped kerb outside your property or we are able to apply to your local authority in your place.

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 relation 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 invest in the best equipment, materials and processes to ensure that we provide affordable and sustainable solutions that last.

We are proud of our outstanding workmanship and customer service. Every job is completed to the highest standards.

A team of experts can visit your site and conduct a survey at no cost. This allows our surfacing contractors to completely understand your needs and provide an accurate and affordable quote.

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Local Kerb Dropping Contractors

There has been a huge increase in demand to park off-street. This has caused more people to drop kerbs and put their car on the front lawn.

Direct Line home insurance research has shown that off-street parking can be a valuable feature that increases the property’s market price. Combining this with the increasing restrictions on parking in residential areas, planning applications for kerb have dropped dramatically over the past few years.

Although adding car parking space at the front of your house might increase its market value, there are other factors to consider. For example, flooding is a serious concern.

When you switch out a front lawn with hard standing, rain can no longer absorb into the ground. The collective effect of more homes taking this step increases the danger of flooding. Therefore, it is important 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. This is to make sure that the new access does not pose a danger to other road 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. Highway assessments may be subject to an additional fee by the council in this instance. Contact us or check Our FAQ’s 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 really met, planning permission is likely to be refused:

  • Your front garden must be big enough for you to park your vehicle entirely on your property.
  • The kerb must be at least 4.8 m from the front of your house; or 6m if the parking spot is in front of an entrance 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 lamps and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility standards; this depends upon the type of road.
  • Appropriate drainage must be provided to take the surplus surface water.
    The extraction of tree roots must be avoided.
  • The slope from your home 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.

Q and A’s

Prices can vary depending upon where you are located, what width you have, how many kerbs need to be dropped, and whether you need to extend an existing drop 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. They can be used to permit vehicles to cross the public footway.

You will need to reduce five kerb sections for an average driveway. You will need to obtain permission from your local Council as highway authority, assuming that the Council owns 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. You must ensure that no part of your vehicle is parked on the road or pavement.

You will need to obtain permission to drop the kerb from your property so that a car can cross the pavement. Because vehicles can cause damage to the pavement, or to any pipes or cables under it, the pavement may need reinforcement.

A dropped kerb is necessary if you want to drive a vehicle from your driveway onto the footway. If you do not have dropped kerb, you must not drive over the footway. If you do this, you may be charged with breaking the law.

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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 many years of experience installing drop-kerbs and applying for the necessary planning permission.

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

As a company approved by local authorities, we can work together with your county council in order to install a dropped slab while adhering to all regulations.

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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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