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 wish 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 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 along with helping to ensure people do not park in front of your driveway.

The law regarding 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 this, you are breaking the law and enforcement action may be taken to prevent such practice.

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

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Mansfield Woodhouse

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 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 requirements.

Vehicle access cross overs comprise normally of 3 or 4 dropped kerbs with a tapered or transition kerb on either side. The standard 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  whilst 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 on your behalf.

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

We concentrate on delivering a service that gets it right 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 exceptional workmanship and customer care and we ensure that every job is performed to the finest quality standards.

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

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Mansfield Woodhouse Kerb Dropping Contractors

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

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 property. This, combined with increasing parking restrictions in many residential locations, has resulted in planning applications  increase greatly over recent years.

But while putting in car standing space to the front of your home may well add value to your property, there are numerous things to think about, not least environmental issues, and flooding is a big concern.

When you replace a front lawn with hard standing, rain can no longer absorb into the ground. As more and more households take this action, the collective effect severely increases the threat of flooding, so it’s essential to incorporate drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is usually called for 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 may need to be reinforced to take the weight of motor vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables beneath. It is also to ensure the new access will never be a safety risk to other highway users.

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You can find out if you need planning permission by getting in touch with your local council (you can identify 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 professional to do the work for you.

It’s certainly not a DIY job as the council will have requirements 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, so long as 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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But first it’s worth establishing if permission 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 denied:

  • Your front garden needs to be big enough for you to park your vehicle completely on your property.
  • The kerb needs to 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 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 is dependent on the type of road.
  • Appropriate drainage needs to be provided to remove the surplus 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 agree to the kerb being dropped; for instance, a renter can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

We cover all these local areas and lots more- Mansfield Woodhouse & The Park, Mansfield, Ravensdale, Radmanthwaite, Forest Town, Ladybrook, Spion Kop, Pleasleyhill, Moorhaigh, Sookholme

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 vary depending on where you live, how many kerbs are to be dropped and whether or not you wish to extend an already-dropped kerb. Some councils and contractors provide an extended dropped curb for no cost, while others charge up to £1800. The job itself usually takes around 1 to 2 days.

Highways Act 1980 Section 184, makes it a crime to drive a vehicle along a footway. They allow for the vehicle to cross the public pedestrian footway.

An average driveway will have five kerb sections. 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 kerb is a sloped area that the vehicle crosses between the road and the property’s front. This is most often a driveway with drop 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. It doesn’t matter how absurd, you can be issued an NPCN for parking your vehicle across your dropped kerb.

Parking across a dropped street is a parking violation that can result in a Penalty Cost 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. A drop kerb outside of your property will require you to complete an application.

It must be at least 10 m between the entrance to the junction or sharp corner and where the proposed vehicular accessibility is located. Your vehicle cannot be parked in an area that exceeds the roadway or pavement.

If you want to remove the curb from your property in order to permit a vehicle to cross the pavement, planning permission will usually be required. 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

A dropped kerb will be required if your plan is to drive your vehicle over the footway in your driveway, off a highway. You cannot drive on the footway if you don’t have a dropped curb. You are violating the law and could face enforcement action.

Contact us today for a free quote on 07595 510190

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