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 wish to drive over the pavement onto your residential or commercial property.

Any entry onto a public highway from a residential or commercial driveway area should have a vehicle crossover.

Kerb dropping enables vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal necessity if you wish 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 along with helping to make sure people do not park in front of your driveway.

The law pertaining to the access states: If you plan 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 never drive over the footway. If you do so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action might 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 essential for lampposts, manhole covers and various other street furniture to be moved.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Ladybrook

Kerb drops, also referred to as vehicle access crossovers, are an alteration to the footpath. It entails 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 bolstering 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 comply with 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 several years experience in putting in drop kerbs and making an application for the appropriate planning permission. We are able to work in partnership with your local county council  while complying with all essential 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 on your behalf.

We are members of the Streetworks Qualifications Register (SWQR). The SWQR holds information of qualified providers who have gained the appropriate 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 materials, equipment and processes, we make sure that we deliver lasting and affordable solutions that will last.

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

Our staff can visit your site to perform a free no-obligation survey. This allows our surfacing contractors to fully understand your needs and provide an accurate and affordable quote.

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Ladybrook Kerb Dropping Contractors

The huge growth in interest 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 seen by estate agents as a beneficial feature which adds value to a property. This, combined with increasing parking limitations in lots of residential locations, has resulted in planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

However while putting in car standing space to the front of your home can add value to your property, there are many things to consider, not least environmental issues, and flooding is a big issue.

When you replace a front garden with hard standing, rainwater can no longer soak into the ground. As increasingly more households take this step, the cumulative effect severely increases the threat of flooding, so it’s important to include drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is usually needed if you wish to drop the kerb outside your building to permit a car to cross the pavement. This is due to the fact that the pavement might need to be strengthened to take the weight of vehicles and help prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables below. It is in addition to ensure the new access will never be a safety hazard 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 depend upon your specific location.

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

It’s definitely not a DIY job as the council will have criteria that service providers must meet. Several will only permit you to use their endorsed contractors, while others make it possible for you to use your own, so 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 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 very likely to be declined:

  • Your front garden needs to be large 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 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 must be at least 1.5 m away from street lamps and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this depends upon the type of road.
  • Suitable drainage needs to be provided to remove the surplus surface water.
    The removal of tree roots must be avoided.
  • The slope from your property to the road must not be too steep.
  • Finally, you as the home owner must agree to the kerb being dropped; as an example, a tenant 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 on the location and width of your pavement. Some councils and contractors offer an extended dropped-kerb free of charge, while others charge up to £1800. The job itself usually takes around 1 to 2 days.

Highways Act 1980, Section 184 makes it an offense to drive a vehicle over a footway or verge where there is no vehicle crossing. They include both the physical lowering of the kerb (the dropped kerb) and a permission to allow a vehicle to cross the public footway.

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. Often it is a driveway with a dropped kerb.

A vehicle parked partially or fully across a dropped curb is considered obstruction. The police or the local council can enforce this violation. Even though it sounds absurd, you may be issued a PCN to park on top of your own dropped curb.

Parking across a dropped street is a parking violation that can result in a Penalty Cost Notice. This means if you park in across a dropped kerb you are committing an offence unless you have permission.

Adding a spot for a car will undoubtedly bring extra value to your property, but the amount will naturally depend on whereabouts you live. A drop kerb outside of your property will require you to complete 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. You must ensure that no part of your vehicle is parked on the road or pavement.

To allow a car on the pavement to cross it, you will need permission. 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. A dropped kerb is required for any vehicle that crosses the footway. If you do this, you may be charged with breaking the law.

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