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 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 want 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 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 to 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 might 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 The Park

Kerb drops, also known as vehicle access crossovers, are an adaptation to the footpath. It involves lowering the kerb and preparing new foundations to the paving to enable 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 necessary Public Liability insurance to comply with the local authorities regulations.

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 many years experience in installing drop kerbs and applying for the relevant planning permission. We are able to work in conjunction 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 building 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 details of qualified providers who have gained the appropriate qualifications in regard to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which is necessary for any provider excavating a highway.

We focus on delivering a service that gets it right the first time. By buying high quality materials, 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 each and every job is carried out to the finest quality standards.

Our staff can visit your site to carry out a free no-obligation survey. This enables our surfacing contractors to fully understand your requirements and offer an accurate and affordable quote.

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The Park Kerb Dropping Contractors

The huge growth in demand for off-street parking has seen a growing number of people drop kerbs to establish car standing at the front of their homes.

Study 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 escalating parking limitations in many residential areas, has brought about planning applications  increase massively over recent years.

But while adding car standing space to the front of your home may add market value to your property, there are numerous things to consider, not least environmental consequences, and flooding is a major concern.

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

Planning permission is generally needed if you wish to drop the kerb outside your building to enable a car to cross the pavement. This is due to the fact that 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 underneath. 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 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 upon your location.

If permission is approved, you then you need to find a local professional 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 approved contractors, while others allow you to use your own, provided that 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 additional charge for highway inspections by the council.

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But first it’s worth establishing if permission is likely to be given. Below is a list of considerations. If any one of these criteria is not really met, planning permission is probably 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 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 proposed access to your property should 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 guidelines; this depends on the type of road.
  • Appropriate drainage must be provided to remove the surplus 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 homeowner must consent 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- The Park & Ravensdale, Mansfield, Forest Town, Mansfield Woodhouse, Ladybrook, Newlands, Bleak Hills, Radmanthwaite, Clipstone, Harlow Wood

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 vary depending on where you live, how many kerbs are to be dropped and whether or not you wish to extend an already-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.

An average driveway will have five kerb sections. Assuming the Council owns the footpath and road, you will need to get permission from your local Council. You might not be granted permission by the Council, whether it is a roads authority, planning authority, or both.

Dropped kerb refers to the area where the vehicle crosses the road from the property’s front. 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. You can get a PCN for parking on your own dropped kerb, however absurd it may sound

Parking across a dropped kerb is a parking contravention for which a Penalty Charge Notice can be issued. This means if you park in across a dropped kerb you are committing an offence unless you have permission.

A spot for a car can add value to your property. However, the exact amount depends on where you live. Keep in mind, however, that dropping a kerb on your property outside will require you to submit 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. 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. This is because vehicles may cause damage to the pavement or pipes or cables below, and the pavement may need strengthening to support the load.

A dropped kerb is necessary if you want to drive a vehicle from your driveway onto the footway. A dropped kerb is required for any vehicle that crosses the footway. Doing so is a violation of the law, and enforcement actions could be taken against you.

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