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 want to drive over the pavement onto your property.

Any entry onto a public highway from a residential 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 wish 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 as well as helping to make sure people do not park in front of your driveway.

The law regarding the access states: If you plan 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 could be taken to stop such practice.

The pavement may require to be strengthened in front of the building, and in some 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 Teversal

Kerb drops, also called vehicle access crossovers, are an adaptation to the footpath. It entails 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 strengthening the pavement to create a ramp, and must only 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 several years experience in putting in drop kerbs and applying for the appropriate 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 permission for kerb dropping outside your building 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 regard 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 buying high quality materials, equipment and processes, we make sure that we deliver lasting and affordable solutions that will last.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding workmanship and customer care and we make sure that every job is performed to the highest 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 offer an accurate and competitive quote.

Contact us today for a free quote on 07595 510190

Teversal 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.

Study by home insurer Direct Line shows that off-street parking is regarded by estate agents as a desirable feature which adds market value to a residential or commercial property. This, coupled with escalating parking limitations in many residential areas, has brought about planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

However while adding car standing space to the front of your home can add market value to your property, there are many things to consider, not least environmental issues, and flooding is a major problem.

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 seriously increases the danger of flooding, so it’s essential 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 might need to be strengthened to take the weight of motor vehicles and help prevent them from damaging the surface or any pipes or cables below. It is also to ensure the new access will not 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 identify the relevant council at the government website). How much it costs to apply will depend upon your location.

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

It’s definitely not a DIY job as the council will have criteria 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, so 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 might be an additional charge for highway inspections 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 met, planning permission is likely to be rejected:

  • Your front garden needs to be large enough for you to park your vehicle completely on your property.
  • The kerb needs to be at least 4.8 m from the front of your house; or 6m if the parking area 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 primary roads.
  • It must be at least 1.5 m away from street lamps and various other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility standards; this is dependent on the type of road.
  • Suitable drainage needs to be provided to take the surplus surface water.
    The removal of tree roots must be avoided.
  • The slope from your property to the road must not be too steep.
  • Finally, you as the property owner must consent to the kerb being dropped; as an example, a tenant can not apply on their landlord’s behalf.

We cover all these local areas and lots more- Teversal & Fackley, Skegby, Stanton Hill, Dunsill, Stanley, Tibshelf Wharf, Dalestorth, Pleasleyhill, Moorhaigh, Huthwaite

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 the location and width of your pavement. Some councils or contractors will provide an extended, dropped kerb at no charge. Others may charge up to £1800. The job typically takes about one to two 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.

Five kerb sections will be required to make a driveway average. You will need to obtain permission from your local Council as highway authority, assuming that the Council owns the road and footpath. The Council may deny permission for any reason, be it as a roads or planning authority, but also both.

Dropped kerbs are the areas where vehicles cross the road to reach the property’s front. A driveway often has a dropped curb.

A vehicle parked partially or fully across a dropped curb is considered obstruction. The police or the local council can enforce this violation. It doesn’t matter how absurd, you can be issued an NPCN for parking your vehicle across your dropped kerb.

Parking across a dropped street is a parking violation that can result in a Penalty Cost Notice. This means if you park in across a dropped kerb you are committing an offence unless you have permission.

Although adding a spot for your car will increase the property’s value, it will depend on where you live. A drop kerb outside of your property will require you to complete an application.

It must be at least 10 m between the entrance to the junction or sharp corner and where the proposed vehicular accessibility is located. Your vehicle cannot be parked in an area that exceeds the roadway or pavement.

Planning permission is usually required if you wish to drop the kerb outside your property to allow a car to 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.

A dropped kerb will be required if your plan is to drive your vehicle over the footway in your driveway, off a highway. You must have a dropped kerb in order to drive your vehicle over the footway. If you do so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice.

Contact us today for a free quote on 07595 510190

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