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 over the pavement onto your residential or commercial property.

Any entry 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 wish to drive across the pavement onto your property.

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Installing a vehicle access crossover can make a huge improvement to easy access your property as well as helping to make sure people do not park across your driveway.

The law regarding the access states: If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway in to 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 so, 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 necessary for lampposts, manhole covers and various other street furniture to be moved.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Moorhaigh

Kerb drops, also known as vehicle access crossovers, are an alteration 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 involves lowering the kerbstones and strengthening 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 comply with 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).

We have many years experience in putting in drop kerbs and making an application for the appropriate planning permission. We are able to work in conjunction with your local county council  whilst abiding by all necessary 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 in your place.

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 focus on delivering a product that gets it right the first time. By investing in high quality components, equipment and processes, we make sure that we deliver sustainable and affordable solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding workmanship and customer care and we make sure that each and every job is performed 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 fully understand your needs and provide an accurate and affordable quote.

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Moorhaigh 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 regarded by estate agents as a desirable feature which adds market value to a residential or commercial property. This, combined with increasing parking restrictions in lots of residential areas, has brought about planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

But while adding car standing space to the front of your home may well add market value to your property, there are many things to consider, not least environmental consequences, and flooding is a big issue.

When you replace 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 risk of flooding, so it’s important to incorporate drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is normally needed if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to allow 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 motor vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any water pipes or cables below. It is in addition to ensure the new access will not be a safety risk to other highway users.

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You can find out if you require 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 specific location.

If permission is approved, 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 requirements that service providers must meet. Some will only permit you to use their approved 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 hold public liability insurance. For this case, there might be an added fee for highway inspections by the council.

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

  • Your front garden must be big enough for you to park your vehicle entirely 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 an entrance 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 primary roads.
  • It has to be at least 1.5 m away from street lamps and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this is dependent on the type of road.
  • Appropriate 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.
  • Finally, you as the property owner must consent to the kerb being dropped; as an example, a renter can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

We cover all these local areas and lots more- Moorhaigh & Pleasleyhill, Radmanthwaite, Teversal, Dalestorth, Ladybrook, Skegby, Mansfield Woodhouse, Stanton Hill, Fackley, Sutton Forest Side

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. 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.

Highways Act 1980 Section 184, makes it an offense for a vehicle to be driven across a footway. 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. If the Council is the owner of the road or footpath, you will need permission from the Council. The Council might decide not to grant permission, either as a roads authority or planning authority, 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. Even though it sounds absurd, you may be issued a PCN to park on top of your own dropped curb.

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 car can add value to your property. However, the exact amount depends on where you live. Keep in mind, however, that dropping a kerb on your property outside will require you to submit an application.

Between the junction’s entrance and the proposed location for vehicular access, there must be at most 10m. The pavement or road must not be overhang by any vehicle that is parked within your property.

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.

Dropped kerbs are required for vehicles that will be driven over the footway to your driveway from a highway. A dropped kerb is required for any vehicle that crosses the footway. You are violating the law and could face enforcement action.

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