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

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Installing a vehicle access crossover can make a significant improvement to easy access your property along with helping to make sure 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 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 this, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice.

The pavement may need to be reinforced in front of the property, 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 Pleasleyhill

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 only be performed by an authorised provider with Street Works Accreditation, and who have the required 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 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 installing drop kerbs and applying for the appropriate planning permission. We can work in partnership with your local county council  whilst abiding by all essential regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for permission for kerb dropping outside your property or we can 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 regard to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is essential for any provider excavating a highway.

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

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

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

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Pleasleyhill 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 homes.

Research 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, combined with escalating parking limitations in lots of 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 market value to your property, there are many things to take into consideration, not least environmental issues, and flooding is a major worry.

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

Planning permission is usually called for if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to enable a car to cross the pavement. This is due to the fact that the pavement might need to be reinforced to take the weight of vehicles and help prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables below. It is also to ensure the new access will not be a safety hazard to other highway users.

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You can learn if you need planning permission by getting in touch with your local council (you can find the relevant council at the government website). How much it costs to apply will depend upon your location.

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

It’s definitely not a DIY job as the council will have requirements that contractors must meet. Several will only permit you to use their approved 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 hold public liability insurance. In this case, there might 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 really met, planning permission is probably to be declined:

  • Your front garden needs to be large 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 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 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 depends on the type of road.
  • Suitable drainage needs to be provided to remove the excess surface water.
    The extraction of tree roots must be avoided.
  • The incline from your home to the road must not be too steep.
  • Lastly, you as the property owner must agree 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- Pleasleyhill & Moorhaigh, 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 will vary depending on the location and width of your pavement. While some councils and contractors offer extended dropped kerbs for free, others charge as much as £1800. The job itself usually takes around 1 to 2 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. They allow for the vehicle to cross the public pedestrian footway.

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. The Council might decide not to grant permission, either as a roads authority or 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. You can get a PCN for parking on your own dropped kerb, however absurd it may sound

Parking on a drop kerb is considered a parking violation and can result in a Penalty Notice. This means that you can’t park in front of a dropped-kerb without permission.

A car spot will add extra value to your home, but it will vary depending on where you live. It iss also worth bearing in mind that you will have to go through an application process to a get a dropped kerb outside your property, too.

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. The pavement might need to be reinforced to withstand the vehicles’ weight and to prevent damage to the pipes or cables beneath.

A dropped kerb is necessary if you want to drive a vehicle from your driveway onto the footway. You must have a dropped kerb in order to drive your vehicle over the footway. If you do, you will be in violation of the law. Enforcement action may be taken to stop you from doing so.

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