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 residential or commercial property.

Any access onto a public highway from a domestic or commercial driveway area should 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 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 along with 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 reinforced in front of the property, and in some cases, it may be essential for lampposts, manhole covers and other street furniture to be moved.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Ravensdale

Kerb drops, also known as vehicle access crossovers, are an adaptation to the footpath. It entails lowering the kerb and laying new foundations to the paving to make it possible for a car to be driven onto the front area of a property.

The work includes 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 many years experience in installing drop kerbs and making an application for the relevant planning permission. We can work in conjunction with your local county council  whilst abiding by 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 details of qualified providers who have gained the appropriate 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 service that gets it correct the first time. By buying high quality components, equipment and processes, we make sure that we deliver sustainable and cost effective solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding 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 enables our surfacing contractors to completely understand your requirements and provide an accurate and competitive quote.

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Ravensdale Kerb Dropping Contractors

The huge growth in demand 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 regarded by estate agents as a beneficial feature which adds market value to a residential or commercial property. This, coupled with increasing parking limitations in lots of residential areas, has brought about planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

However while putting in car standing space to the front of your home might add market value to your property, there are numerous things to consider, not least environmental issues, and flooding is a major issue.

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

Planning permission is generally needed if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to permit 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 beneath. 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 need planning permission by contacting your local council (you can find the relevant council at the government website). How much it costs to apply will be dependent on your specific location.

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

It’s certainly not a DIY job as the council will have criteria that contractors must meet. Some will only allow you to use their endorsed contractors, while others allow you to use your own, provided that they are certified to the requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, and carry public liability insurance. For this case, there might be an additional charge for highway inspections by the council.

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However first it’s worth verifying if permission is likely to be given. Below is a checklist of considerations. If any among these criteria is not really met, planning permission is probably to be turned down:

  • Your front garden needs to be large enough for you to park your vehicle fully on your property.
  • The kerb needs to 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 suggested access to your property should be more than 10m away from a road junction; 15m away from busy junctions or on major roads.
  • It has to be at least 1.5 m away from street lights and other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this is dependent on the type of road.
  • Suitable drainage needs to be provided to take the surplus surface water.
    The extraction of tree roots should be avoided.
  • The slope from your property to the road must not be too steep.
  • Lastly, you as the property owner must consent 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- Ravensdale & The Park, Forest Town, Mansfield, Mansfield Woodhouse, Newlands, Ladybrook, Bleak Hills, Clipstone, Harlow Wood, Radmanthwaite

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 your location, width of pavement, the number of kerbs to drop and if you want to extend an existing dropped kerb. Some contractors and councils offer an extended dropped kerb for free, while some charge up to $1800 or more. The entire process usually takes 1 to 2 working days.

Highways Act 1980 Section 184, makes it an offense for a vehicle to be driven across a footway. They can be used to permit vehicles to cross the public footway.

A driveway with an average length will require you to lower five of the kerb sections. 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. 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. … As ridiculous as it may seem, you can be issued a PCN for parking across your own dropped kerb

Parking on a drop kerb is considered a parking violation and can result in a Penalty Notice. This means that if you park on top of a dropped brick, you are guilty of an offence.

Adding a spot for a car will undoubtedly bring extra value to your property, but the amount will naturally depend on whereabouts 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.

To allow a car on the pavement to cross it, you will need permission. 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.

If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need a dropped kerb. If you do not have dropped kerb, you must not drive over 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 complimentary price quote on 07595 510190

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