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 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 permits vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal necessity if you intend 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 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 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 may 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 various other street furniture to be moved.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Skegby

Kerb drops, also called vehicle access crossovers, are an adaptation to the footpath. It involves 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 company with Street Works Accreditation, and who have the required Public Liability insurance to comply with the local authorities requirements.

Vehicle access cross overs comprise 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).

Our team have several years experience in putting in drop kerbs and making an application for the relevant planning permission. We are able to work in conjunction with your local county council  whilst complying with all essential 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 on your behalf.

We are members of the Streetworks Qualifications Register (SWQR). The SWQR holds information of qualified providers who have gained the proper qualifications in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is essential for any contractor 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 make sure that we deliver sustainable 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 performed to the finest quality standards.

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

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Skegby Kerb Dropping Contractors

The massive growth in demand for off-street parking has seen more and more people drop kerbs to create car standing at the front of their homes.

Research by home insurer Direct Line shows that off-street parking is seen by estate agents as a beneficial feature which adds value to a residential or commercial property. This, combined with increasing parking restrictions in many residential areas, has brought about planning applications  increase greatly over recent years.

But while putting in car standing space to the front of your home can add value to your property, there are many things to consider, not least environmental consequences, and flooding is a major issue.

When you replace a front garden with hard standing, rainwater can no longer soak into the ground. As more and more households take this step, the collective effect severely increases the threat of flooding, so it’s essential to incorporate drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is normally required 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 pipes or cables below. It is in addition to ensure the new access will never 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 be dependent on your location.

If permission is approved, you then you need to locate a local specialist 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 approved 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 may be an added fee for highway inspections by the council.

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But first it’s worth verifying if permission is likely to be granted. Below is a list of points to consider. If any among these criteria is not met, planning permission is likely to be denied:

  • Your front garden must be large 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 an entrance 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 has to be at least 1.5 m away from street lamps and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility standards; this depends upon the type of road.
  • Appropriate drainage must be provided to take the surplus surface water.
    The removal of tree roots must be avoided.
  • The incline from your property to the road must not be too steep.
  • Finally, you as the homeowner 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- Skegby & Stanton Hill, Teversal, Fackley, Dalestorth, New Cross, Sutton in Ashfield, Sutton Forest Side, Dunsill, Huthwaite, Commonside

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 upon your location, pavement width, number of kerbs to drop, and whether you want to extend an old dropped kerb. While some councils and contractors offer extended dropped kerbs for free, others charge as much as £1800. The actual job usually takes between 1 and 2 days.

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.

You will need to reduce five kerb sections for an average driveway. If the Council is the owner of the road or footpath, you will need permission from the Council. The Council may deny permission for any reason, be it as a roads or planning authority, but also both.

Dropped kerb refers to the area where the vehicle crosses the road from 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. Even though it sounds absurd, you may be issued a PCN to park on top of your own dropped curb.

Parking across a dropping kerb can be a parking contravention that could result in a Penalty-Charge Notice being issued. If you park across a dropped curb, you will be charged with an offense unless you have permission.

Although adding a spot for your car will increase the property’s value, it will depend on where you live. Also, you must apply for a drop kerb to your property.

At least 10 metres must be between the location of the vehicular access and the entrance to any junction or sharp corner. You must ensure that no part of your vehicle is parked on the road or pavement.

If you plan to remove the kerb on your property and allow cars to cross the pavement, permission is required. Because vehicles can cause damage to the pavement, or to any pipes or cables under it, the pavement may need reinforcement.

A dropped kerb will be required if your plan is to drive your vehicle over the footway in your driveway, off a highway. If you do not have dropped kerb, you must not drive over the footway. Doing so is a violation of the law, and enforcement actions could be taken against you.

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