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

Dropped Kerb Based In New Cross Experts For The Best Dropped Kerbs in East Midlands

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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 requirement if you want to drive over the pavement onto your property.

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

Kerb dropping permits vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal requirement 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 accessing 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 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 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 other street furniture to be relocated.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in New Cross

Kerb drops, also known as vehicle access crossovers, are an adaptation to the footpath. It involves 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 involves lowering the kerbstones and bolstering the pavement to create a ramp, and must only 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 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 installing drop kerbs and applying for the appropriate planning permission. We are able to work in partnership with your local county council  whilst abiding by all necessary regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for approval 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 information of qualified operators who have gained the appropriate qualifications in regard to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is essential for any contractor excavating a highway.

We focus on delivering a product that gets it correct the first time. By buying high quality components, equipment and processes, we make sure that we deliver lasting and cost effective solutions that will last.

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

Our team can visit your site to carry out a free no-obligation survey. This enables our surfacing contractors to completely understand your needs and provide an accurate and affordable quote.

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New Cross Kerb Dropping Contractors

The massive growth in interest for off-street parking has seen a growing number of 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 seen by estate agents as a desirable feature which adds value to a residential or commercial property. This, coupled with escalating parking restrictions in lots of residential locations, has brought about planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

However while adding car standing space to the front of your home might add value to your property, there are numerous things to think about, not least environmental issues, and flooding is a major worry.

When you switch out a front garden with hard standing, rainwater can no longer soak 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 required if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to enable a car to cross the pavement. This is because the pavement may need to be strengthened to take the weight of vehicles and help prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables beneath. It is in addition 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 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 given, you then you need to find a local professional 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 allow you to use their endorsed contractors, while others make it possible for you to use your own, provided that they are accredited 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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However first it’s worth verifying if permission is likely to be granted. Below is a list of points to consider. If any one of these criteria is not met, planning permission is very likely to be declined:

  • Your front garden needs to be big enough for you to park your vehicle fully on your property.
  • The kerb needs to be at least 4.8 m from the front of your house; or 6m if the parking area is in front of a door 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 must 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.
  • Appropriate drainage needs to be provided to remove the excess surface water.
    The extraction of tree roots must be avoided.
  • The incline from your property to the road must not be too steep.
  • Finally, you as the property owner must agree 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- New Cross & Sutton in Ashfield, Sutton Forest Side, Dalestorth, Skegby, Stanton Hill, Bleak Hills, Ladybrook, Teversal, Huthwaite, Fackley

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 contractors and councils offer an extended dropped kerb for free, while some charge up to $1800 or more. The entire job takes about 1 to 2 hours.

Highways Act 1980 Section 184, makes it a crime to drive a vehicle along a footway. 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. If the Council is the owner of the road or footpath, you will need permission from the Council. The Council could refuse permission, as a roads authority, planning authorities, 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.

Obstructing a drop kerb with a vehicle is an offense. It can be enforced by the police or local council. Even though it sounds absurd, you may be issued a PCN to park on top of your own dropped curb.

Parking across a dropped curb is a parking offense that can lead to a Penalty Fee Notice. You can be fined for parking on a dropped kerb if you don’t have permission.

A car spot will add extra value to your home, but it will vary depending 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. 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 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 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. If you do this, you may be charged with breaking the law.

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