Council Approved Dropped Kerb Contractors

Need your kerbs dropping for easy access to your property or driveway?

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Total Sutton in Ashfield Dropped Kerb Service - Finest Kerb Dropping Business in Nottinghamshire East Midlands

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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 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 should have a vehicle crossover.

Kerb dropping allows vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal necessity if you want to drive across the pavement onto your property.

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Putting in a vehicle access crossover can make a huge improvement to accessing your property along with helping to make sure 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 into your driveway off a highway, then you will need to make these changes to your access.

If you do not, you must never drive over the footway. If you do this, you are breaking the law and enforcement action may be taken to stop such practice.

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

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Kerb drops, also referred to as 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 involves 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 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).

We have many 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  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 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 provider 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 make sure that we deliver lasting and affordable solutions that will last.

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

Our staff can visit your site to perform 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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Sutton in Ashfield Kerb Dropping Contractors

The huge 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 seen by estate agents as a desirable feature which adds market value to a residential or commercial property. This, combined with increasing parking restrictions in lots of residential areas, has resulted in 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 think about, not least environmental issues, and flooding is a major concern.

When you switch out a front garden with hard standing, rainwater can no longer absorb into the ground. As increasingly more households take this action, the cumulative effect seriously increases the risk of flooding, so it’s important to include drainage in your plans.

Planning permission is generally required if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to enable 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 beneath. 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 find out if you require 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 upon 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 service providers must meet. Several will only allow you to use their approved contractors, while others make it possible for you to use your own, just as long as they are accredited 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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However first it’s worth establishing if consent is likely to be granted. 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 turned down:

  • Your front garden must be large 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 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 lamps and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility guidelines; this depends upon the type of road.
  • Appropriate drainage must be provided to remove the excess surface water.
    The removal 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 agree 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- Sutton in Ashfield & New Cross, Sutton Forest Side, Dalestorth, Skegby, Stanton Hill, Bleak Hills, Ladybrook, Huthwaite, Teversal, Fackley

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. Some councils and contractors provide an extended dropped curb for no cost, while others charge up to £1800. The job typically takes about one to two days.

The Highways Act 1980 – Section 184, makes it an offence to drive a vehicle across a footway, or verge, where there is no proper vehicle crossover. 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. You will need to obtain permission from your local Council as highway authority, assuming that the Council owns the road and footpath. The Council might decide not to grant permission, either as a roads authority or planning authority, or both.

Dropped kerb refers to the area where the vehicle crosses the road from the property’s front. It’s often a driveway that has a droppedkerb.

If you park your vehicle partially or completely across a dropped kerb, it is considered obstruction. This can be enforced either by the police and the council. As absurd as it might sound, you can receive a PCN to park across your own dropped-kerb.

Parking across a dropping kerb can be a parking contravention that could result in a Penalty-Charge Notice being issued. This means if you park in across a dropped kerb you are committing an offence 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. It iss also worth bearing in mind that you will have to go through an application process to a get a dropped kerb outside your property, too.

At least 10 metres must be between the location of the vehicular access and the entrance to any junction or sharp corner. The pavement or road must not be overhang by any vehicle that is parked within your property.

If you plan to remove the kerb on your property and allow cars to cross the pavement, permission is required. The pavement might need to be reinforced to withstand the vehicles’ weight and to prevent damage to the pipes or cables beneath.

If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need a dropped kerb. You cannot drive on the footway if you don’t have a dropped curb. You are violating the law and could face enforcement action.

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