Council Approved Dropped Kerb Contractors

Need your kerbs dropping for easy access to your property or driveway?

We offer same day quotations for all your drop kerb needs

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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 👍
RICHARD KIRKHAM
RICHARD KIRKHAM
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 kerb drop is a legal necessity if you want to drive over the pavement onto your residential or commercial property.

Any access onto a public highway from a domestic or commercial driveway area must have a vehicle crossover.

Kerb dropping allows vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal necessity if you want to drive across the pavement onto your property.

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Putting in a vehicle access crossover can make a significant improvement to accessing your property as well as helping to make sure people do not park in front of your driveway.

The law pertaining to the access states: If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need make these changes to your access.

If you do not, you must not drive over the footway. If you do this, you are breaking the law and enforcement action may be taken to prevent such practice.

The pavement may require to be strengthened in front of the building, and in many cases, it may be necessary for lampposts, manhole covers and various other street furniture to be moved.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Dalestorth

Kerb drops, also known as vehicle access crossovers, are an adaptation to the footpath. It involves lowering the kerb and preparing new foundations to the paving to make it possible for a car to be driven onto the front area of a property.

The work includes lowering the kerbstones and bolstering the pavement to create a ramp, and must solely be performed by an authorised company with Street Works Accreditation, and who have the necessary Public Liability insurance to fulfill the local authorities requirements.

Vehicle access cross overs consist normally of 3 or 4 dropped kerbs with a tapered or transition kerb on either side. The conventional maximum total width at road level for a VAC is 3.6 metres (i.e. normally 4 kerbs).

We have several years experience in putting in drop kerbs and applying for the relevant planning permission. We are able to work in conjunction with your local county council  while complying with all necessary regulations.

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

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

We focus on delivering a product that gets it correct the first time. By buying high quality materials, equipment and processes, we make sure that we deliver sustainable and cost effective solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding workmanship and client care and we make sure that every job is performed to the finest quality standards.

Our team can visit your site to carry out a free no-obligation survey. This enables our surfacing contractors to completely understand your requirements and offer an accurate and affordable quote.

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Dalestorth Kerb Dropping Contractors

The massive growth in interest for off-street parking has seen more and more people drop kerbs to establish car standing at the front of their properties.

Study by home insurer Direct Line shows that off-street parking is regarded by estate agents as a beneficial feature which adds value to a residential or commercial property. This, coupled with increasing parking restrictions in lots of residential areas, has resulted in planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

However while adding car standing space to the front of your home may add value to your property, there are numerous things to take into consideration, not least environmental consequences, and flooding is a big issue.

When you switch out a front lawn with hard standing, rain can no longer absorb into the ground. As increasingly more households take this step, the cumulative effect severely increases the danger of flooding, so it’s important to incorporate drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is usually required if you wish to drop the kerb outside your building to enable a car to cross the pavement. 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. It is also to ensure the new access will not be a safety hazard to other highway users.

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You can find out if you need planning permission by contacting your local council (you can identify the relevant council at the government website). How much it costs to apply will depend upon your location.

If permission is granted, you then you need to locate a local professional to do the work for you.

It’s certainly not a DIY job as the council will have requirements that contractors must meet. Some will only permit you to use their endorsed contractors, while others make it possible for you to use your own, provided that they are certified to the requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, and carry public liability insurance. For this case, there may be an added fee for highway assessments by the council.

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However first it’s worth verifying if permission is likely to be given. Below is a list of points to consider. If any one of these criteria is not met, planning permission is most likely to be declined:

  • Your front garden must be large enough for you to park your vehicle fully on your property.
  • The kerb must be at least 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 should be at least 2.4 m wide.
  • The suggested access to your property should be more than 10m away from a road junction; 15m away from busy junctions or on primary roads.
  • It must be at least 1.5 m away from street lights and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this depends on the type of road.
  • Suitable drainage must be provided to remove the excess surface water.
    The removal of tree roots should be avoided.
  • The incline from your property to the road must not be too steep.
  • Lastly, you as the property owner must agree to the kerb being dropped; for instance, a tenant can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

We cover all these local areas and lots more- Dalestorth & Sutton Forest Side, New Cross, Sutton in Ashfield, Skegby, Ladybrook, Stanton Hill, Bleak Hills, Teversal, Pleasleyhill, Moorhaigh

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 on your location, width of pavement, the number of kerbs to drop and if you want to extend an existing dropped kerb. Some councils or contractors will provide an extended, dropped kerb at no charge. Others may charge up to £1800. The job typically takes about one to two days.

The Highways Act 1980 – Section 184, makes it an offence to drive a vehicle across a footway, or verge, where there is no proper vehicle crossover. These include the permission for a vehicle to cross the public footway and the physical lowering the kerb.

Five kerb sections will be required to make a driveway average. 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.

Dropped kerbs are the areas where vehicles cross the road to reach the property’s front. It is often a driveway with dropped kerbs.

A vehicle parked partially or fully across a dropped curb is considered obstruction. The police or the local council can enforce this violation. It doesn’t matter how absurd, you can be issued an NPCN for parking your vehicle across your 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.

Although adding a spot for your car will increase the property’s value, it will depend on where you live. Keep in mind, however, that dropping a kerb on your property outside will require you to submit an application.

There must be at least 10 metres between the entrance to a junction or sharp corner and the location of the proposed vehicular access. The pavement or road must not be overhang by any vehicle that is parked within your property.

You will need to obtain permission to drop the kerb from your property so that a car can cross the pavement. This is because vehicles may cause damage to the pavement or pipes or cables below, and the pavement may need strengthening to support the load.

A dropped kerb will be required if your plan is to drive your vehicle over the footway in your driveway, off a highway. If you do not have dropped kerb, you must not drive over the footway. If you do so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice.

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