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 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 allows vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal requirement if you intend to drive across the pavement onto your property.

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Putting in a vehicle access crossover can make a huge improvement to easy access your property along with helping to ensure people do not park in front of 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 not drive over the footway. If you do this, you are breaking the law and enforcement action may be taken to prevent such practice.

The pavement may require to be strengthened in front of the building, 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 Stanton Hill

Kerb drops, also referred to as vehicle access crossovers, are an alteration to the footpath. It involves lowering the kerb and preparing new foundations to the paving to make it possible for 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 company with Street Works Accreditation, and who have the required Public Liability insurance to fulfill the local authorities requirements.

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 putting in drop kerbs and making an application for the relevant planning permission. We are able to work in partnership with your local county council  while complying with all essential regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for permission for kerb dropping outside your building 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 proper qualifications in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is necessary for any contractor excavating a highway.

We focus on delivering a product that gets it right the first time. By investing in high quality materials, equipment and processes, we ensure that we deliver lasting and cost effective solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding workmanship and client care and we ensure that each and every job is carried out 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 requirements and provide an accurate and affordable quote.

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Stanton Hill Kerb Dropping Contractors

The massive growth in interest for off-street parking has seen more and more people drop kerbs to create 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 property. This, coupled with escalating parking limitations in many residential areas, has brought about planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

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

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 cumulative effect seriously increases the risk of flooding, so it’s important to include drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is usually needed if you wish to drop the kerb outside your building to permit a car to cross the pavement. This is because the pavement may need to be strengthened to take the weight of motor vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables underneath. 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 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 on your specific location.

If permission is approved, you then you need to find a local specialist to do the work for you.

It’s certainly not a DIY job as the council will have requirements 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 may be an added fee for highway assessments by the council.

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

  • Your front garden must be big enough for you to park your vehicle entirely on your property.
  • The kerb must 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 suggested 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 lamps and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility standards; this depends on the type of road.
  • Suitable drainage must be provided to remove the surplus surface water.
    The extraction of tree roots must be avoided.
  • The slope from your property to the road must not be too steep.
  • Finally, you as the home 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- Stanton Hill & Skegby, Fackley, Teversal, New Cross, Sutton in Ashfield, Dalestorth, Huthwaite, Dunsill, Sutton Forest Side, 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 on your location, width of pavement, the number of kerbs to drop and if you want to extend an existing dropped kerb. Some councils and contractors provide an extended dropped curb for no cost, while others charge up to £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.

An average driveway will have five kerb sections. 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.

Dropped kerbs are the areas where vehicles cross the road to reach the property’s front. It’s often a driveway that has a droppedkerb.

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 dropped curb is a parking offense that can lead to a Penalty Fee Notice. This means that if you park on top of a dropped brick, you are guilty of an offence.

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.

Between the junction’s entrance and the proposed location for vehicular access, there must be at most 10m. Your vehicle cannot be parked in an area that exceeds the roadway or pavement.

To allow a car on the pavement to cross it, you will need permission. This is because the pavement may need to be strengthened to take the weight of vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables underneath

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, you will be in violation of the law. Enforcement action may be taken to stop you from doing so.

Contact us today for a complimentary price quote on 07595 510190

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