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 want to drive across the pavement onto your property.

Any access onto a public highway from a domestic or commercial driveway area must have a vehicle crossover.

Kerb dropping enables 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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Installing a vehicle access crossover can make a significant improvement to easy access your property along with helping to ensure people do not park in front of your driveway.

The law pertaining to 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 this, 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 sometimes, it may be essential for lampposts, manhole covers and other street furniture to be relocated.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Radmanthwaite

Kerb drops, also called vehicle access crossovers, are an adaptation 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 involves 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 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 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 complying with all essential regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for approval 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 information of qualified operators 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 concentrate on delivering a product that gets it correct the first time. By investing in high quality components, equipment and processes, we ensure that we deliver lasting and cost effective solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional workmanship and client care and we ensure that 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 completely understand your needs and offer an accurate and affordable quote.

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Radmanthwaite Kerb Dropping Contractors

The massive growth in demand for off-street parking has seen a growing number of people drop kerbs to create car standing at the front of their properties.

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, coupled with escalating parking restrictions in lots of residential locations, has brought about planning applications  increase greatly over recent years.

However while adding car standing space to the front of your home may add market value to your property, there are numerous things to take into consideration, not least environmental consequences, and flooding is a major issue.

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

Planning permission is generally called for if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to allow 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 water pipes or cables underneath. 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 contacting your local council (you can identify the relevant council at the government website). How much it costs to apply will depend on your specific location.

If permission is given, you then you need to find a local specialist to do 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 allow you to use their endorsed contractors, while others allow 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 may be an additional charge for highway assessments by the council.

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However first it’s worth verifying if consent is likely to be given. Below is a checklist of points to consider. If any one of these criteria is not really met, planning permission is very likely to be rejected:

  • Your front garden must be big enough for you to park your vehicle entirely on your property.
  • The kerb must be at minimum 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 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 major roads.
  • It must be at least 1.5 m away from street lamps and other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this depends upon the type of road.
  • Suitable drainage must be provided to take the surplus surface water.
    The extraction of tree roots should be avoided.
  • The incline from your home to the road must not be too steep.
  • Lastly, you as the property owner must consent to the kerb being dropped; for example, a renter can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

We cover all these local areas and lots more- Radmanthwaite & Pleasleyhill, Moorhaigh, Mansfield Woodhouse, Ladybrook, Dalestorth, Mansfield, Skegby, Teversal, The Park, Bleak Hills

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 contractors and councils offer an extended dropped kerb for free, while some charge up to $1800 or more. The job typically takes about one to two 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 can be used to permit vehicles to cross the public footway.

Five kerb sections will be required to make a driveway average. Your local Council will be your highway authority. This assumes that the Council has the road and footpath. 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. 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. It doesn’t matter how absurd, you can be issued an NPCN for parking your vehicle across your dropped kerb.

Parking across a dropped curb is a parking offense that can lead to a Penalty Fee Notice. If you park across a dropped curb, you will be charged with an offense unless you have permission.

A car spot will add extra value to your home, but it will vary depending on where you live. You will need to apply to get a dropped curb outside your property.

The distance between the entrance of a junction or sharp corner, and the proposed vehicular entry must not exceed 10 meters. The vehicle must not be parked within 10 metres of any road or pavement.

If you plan to remove the kerb on your property and allow cars to cross the pavement, permission is required. 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 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 so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice.

Call us today for a free quote on 07595 510190

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