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 wish 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 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 accessing your property as well as 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 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 prevent such practice.

The pavement may require to be reinforced in front of the building, and in many cases, it may be essential for lampposts, manhole covers and various other street furniture to be relocated.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Sutton Forest Side

Kerb drops, also called 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 includes lowering the kerbstones and strengthening 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 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).

Our team have several years experience in installing drop kerbs and making an application for the relevant planning permission. We can work in partnership with your local county council  while abiding by all essential regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for approval for kerb dropping outside your building or we can apply to your local authority on your behalf.

We are members of the Streetworks Qualifications Register (SWQR). The SWQR holds details of qualified providers who have gained the appropriate qualifications in regard to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is essential for any contractor excavating a highway.

We concentrate on delivering a service that gets it right the first time. By investing in high quality components, equipment and processes, we ensure that we deliver lasting and affordable solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding workmanship and customer care and we ensure that every job is performed to the finest quality standards.

Our team can visit your site to perform a free no-obligation survey. This enables our surfacing contractors to fully understand your needs and offer an accurate and competitive quote.

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Sutton Forest Side Kerb Dropping Contractors

The huge growth in interest for off-street parking has seen more and more people drop kerbs to establish 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 value to a property. This, coupled with escalating parking limitations in lots of residential locations, 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 big concern.

When you replace a front lawn with hard standing, rain can no longer absorb into the ground. As more and more households take this action, the collective effect severely increases the threat 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 reinforced to take the weight of motor vehicles and prevent them from damaging the surface or any 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 find out 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 location.

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

It’s certainly not a DIY job as the council will have requirements that contractors must meet. Some will only permit you to use their endorsed contractors, while others make it possible for you to use your own, so long as 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 additional charge for highway assessments 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 one of these criteria is not met, planning permission is probably to be rejected:

  • Your front garden must be big enough for you to park your vehicle fully 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 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 primary 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 on 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 home to the road must not be too steep.
  • Finally, you as the home owner must agree 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- Sutton Forest Side & New Cross, Sutton in Ashfield, Dalestorth, Bleak Hills, Skegby, Ladybrook, Stanton Hill, Cox Moor, Teversal, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

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 job itself usually takes around 1 to 2 days.

Highways Act 1980 Section 184 states that it is an offense to drive a vehicle on a footway or verge if there isn’t a proper vehicle crossing. These include the permission for a vehicle to cross the public footway and the physical lowering the kerb.

A driveway with an average length will require you to lower five of the kerb sections. 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.

A dropped curb is the area where the vehicle crosses over from the road to the property’s rear. It is often a driveway with dropped kerbs.

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. If you park across a dropped curb, you will be charged with an offense unless you have permission.

Adding a spot for a car will undoubtedly bring extra value to your property, but the amount will naturally depend on whereabouts you live. A drop kerb outside of your property will require you to complete an application.

At least 10 metres must be between the location of the vehicular access and the entrance to any junction or sharp corner. Your vehicle cannot be parked in an area that exceeds the roadway or pavement.

You will need to obtain permission to drop the kerb from your property so that a car can 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.

Dropped kerb is required if you plan to drive your vehicle across the footway from your driveway onto a highway. A dropped kerb is required for any vehicle that crosses 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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