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 requirement if you want to drive across the pavement onto your residential or commercial property.

Any entry 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 requirement if you intend to drive across the pavement onto your property.

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Installing a vehicle access crossover can make a significant improvement to accessing your property along with helping to make sure people do not park in front of your driveway.

The law regarding the access states: If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need to 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 might be taken to stop such practice.

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

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Forest Town

Kerb drops, also called vehicle access crossovers, are an alteration to the footpath. It entails lowering the kerb and laying 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 strengthening the pavement to create a ramp, and must solely be performed by an authorised provider with Street Works Accreditation, and who have the required Public Liability insurance to fulfill the local authorities regulations.

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).

Our team have many years experience in putting in drop kerbs and applying for the relevant planning permission. We are able to work in partnership with your local county council  whilst complying with all essential regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for permission for kerb dropping outside your property or we are able to apply to your local authority on your behalf.

We are members of the Streetworks Qualifications Register (SWQR). The SWQR holds information of qualified providers 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 focus on delivering a service that gets it right the first time. By buying high quality components, equipment and processes, we make sure that we deliver sustainable and cost effective solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional workmanship and customer care and we make sure that each and every job is carried out to the highest quality standards.

Our staff can visit your site to carry out a free no-obligation survey. This allows our surfacing contractors to completely understand your needs and offer an accurate and competitive quote.

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Forest Town Kerb Dropping Contractors

The huge growth in demand 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 market value to a property. This, coupled with escalating parking restrictions in many residential locations, has resulted in planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

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

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

Planning permission is generally required if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to enable a car to cross the pavement. This is because the pavement might need to be strengthened to take the weight of motor vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any water pipes or cables beneath. It is also to ensure the new access will not be a safety risk to other highway users.

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You can learn if you require planning permission by contacting your local council (you can find the relevant council at the government website). How much it costs to apply will be dependent on your specific location.

If permission is approved, you then you need to locate a local specialist to perform the work for you.

It’s definitely not a DIY job as the council will have criteria that contractors must meet. Several will only allow you to use their approved contractors, while others make it possible for you to use your own, as long as they are certified to the requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, and hold public liability insurance. In this case, there might be an additional charge for highway assessments by the council.

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However first it’s worth verifying if consent is likely to be granted. Below is a checklist of considerations. If any among these criteria is not really met, planning permission is probably to be turned down:

  • 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 spot is in front of an entrance or garage.
  • The parking area must be at least 2.4 m wide.
  • The proposed access to your property must be more than 10m away from a road junction; 15m away from busy junctions or on major 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 on the type of road.
  • Appropriate drainage needs to be provided to remove the surplus 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; as an example, a tenant can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

We cover all these local areas and lots more- Forest Town & Ravensdale, Newlands, The Park, Clipstone, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Spion Kop, Ladybrook, Gorsethorpe, Kings Clipstone

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 and contractors provide an extended dropped curb for no cost, while others charge up to £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 allow for the vehicle to cross the public pedestrian footway.

You will need to reduce five kerb sections for an average driveway. Your local Council will be your highway authority. This assumes that the Council has the road and footpath. The Council could refuse permission, as a roads authority, planning authorities, or both.

A dropped kerb is the sloped area where the vehicle crosses from the road to the front of the property. Often it is a driveway with a dropped kerb.

An obstruction is defined as a vehicle that is parked fully or partially on a dropped kerb. Local authorities or the police can enforce the violation. You can get a PCN for parking on your own dropped kerb, however absurd it may sound

Parking across a dropped kerb is a parking contravention for which a Penalty Charge Notice can be issued. You can be fined for parking on a dropped kerb if you don’t have permission.

A spot for a vehicle will bring additional value to your property. The amount you pay will depend on whereabouts. A drop kerb outside of your property will require you to complete an application.

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

Planning permission is usually required if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to allow a car to 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 is necessary if you want to drive a vehicle from your driveway onto the footway. You must have a dropped kerb in order to drive your vehicle over the footway. If you do so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice.

Contact us today for a free quote on 07595 510190

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