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 👍
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 wish to drive across the pavement onto your property.

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

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

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Installing a vehicle access crossover can make a huge improvement to accessing your property as well as helping to ensure people do not park across 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 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 could be taken to prevent such practice.

The pavement may require to be reinforced in front of the property, and sometimes, it may be essential for lampposts, manhole covers and other street furniture to be moved.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Harlow Wood

Kerb drops, also referred to as vehicle access crossovers, are an adaptation to the footpath. It involves lowering the kerb and preparing new foundations to the paving to enable 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 necessary Public Liability insurance to fulfill the local authorities regulations.

Vehicle access cross overs comprise 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 can work in partnership with your local county council  while abiding by all essential regulations.

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

We are members of the Streetworks Qualifications Register (SWQR). The SWQR holds details of qualified providers 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 concentrate on delivering a service that gets it correct the first time. By investing in high quality materials, equipment and processes, we ensure that we deliver lasting and affordable solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding workmanship and client care and we ensure that each and every job is carried out to the highest quality standards.

Our team can check out your site to perform a free no-obligation survey. This allows our surfacing contractors to completely understand your requirements and provide an accurate and affordable quote.

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Harlow Wood Kerb Dropping Contractors

The huge growth in demand for off-street parking has seen more and more people drop kerbs to create 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 limitations in lots of residential locations, has resulted in planning applications  increase greatly over recent years.

But 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 replace a front garden with hard standing, rain can no longer soak into the ground. As increasingly more households take this action, the cumulative effect seriously increases the threat of flooding, so it’s essential to include drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is normally called for if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to permit a car to cross the pavement. This is due to the fact that the pavement may need to be reinforced to take the weight of vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any water 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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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 granted, you then you need to find a local contractor to perform the work for you.

It’s certainly not a DIY job as the council will have requirements that service providers must meet. Some will only allow you to use their approved contractors, while others allow you to use your own, provided that they are accredited to the requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, and hold public liability insurance. In this case, there may be an added fee for highway assessments by the council.

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But 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 met, planning permission is likely to be turned down:

  • Your front garden needs to be large enough for you to park your vehicle fully 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 a door or garage.
  • The parking area should be at least 2.4 m wide.
  • The proposed access to your property should 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 other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this depends on the type of road.
  • Suitable drainage needs to be provided to take the excess surface water.
    The removal of tree roots should be avoided.
  • The incline from your home to the road must not be too steep.
  • Finally, you as the home owner must consent to the kerb being dropped; for example, a tenant can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

We cover all these local areas and lots more- Harlow Wood & Ravenshead, Bleak Hills, Cox Moor, Mansfield, Rainworth, Blidworth, Ravensdale, The Park, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Blidworth Dale

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 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 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. Assuming that your road and footpath are owned by the Council, you will need to apply for permission from them. 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. A driveway often has a dropped curb.

If you park your vehicle partially or completely across a dropped kerb, it is considered obstruction. This can be enforced either by the police and the council. 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. If you park across a dropped curb, you will be charged with an offense unless you have permission.

A spot for a vehicle will bring additional value to your property. The amount you pay will depend on whereabouts. Keep in mind, however, that dropping a kerb on your property outside will require you to submit an application.

The distance between the entrance of a junction or sharp corner, and the proposed vehicular entry must not exceed 10 meters. 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. 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

Dropped kerbs are required for vehicles that will be driven over the footway to your driveway from a highway. If you do not have dropped kerb, you must not drive over the footway. Doing so is a violation of the law, and enforcement actions could be taken against you.

Contact us today for a complimentary price quote on 07595 510190

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