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Dropped Kerb Contractors Hucknall - Kerb Dropping Specialists

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 dropped kerb is a legal requirement if you wish to drive across the pavement onto your property.

Access to a highway must be made from a residential or commercial driveway.

It allows vehicles to cross pavements from a driveway to the road. You must have one to drive on your property.

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A kerbdrop can improve the accessibility of your property and help to prevent people from parking in front of your driveway.

The law on driveway access states, “If you intend to drive a car over the footway in your driveway off of a highway,” then you will need a vehicle cross.

You must not drive on the footway if you don’t. You are violating the law and may face enforcement action.

The pavement may need to be strengthened in front of the property, and in many cases, it may be necessary for lampposts, manhole covers and various other street furniture to be moved.

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Drop Kerb Specialists in Hucknall

Parking outside of your home can lead to stress and financial issues for many.

In some urban areas, it can be hard to find a safe place to leave your car.

A kerb drop is a legal necessity if you want to drive across the pavement onto your residential or commercial property.

Any access onto a public highway from a domestic or commercial driveway area must have a vehicle crossover.

Kerb dropping allows vehicles across the pavement from a driveway to a road. If you wish to drive across the pavement onto property, it is a legal requirement.

We have many years of experience putting in drop-kerbs and applying for appropriate planning permission. Our team have several years experience in putting in drop kerbs and making an application for the relevant planning permission. We can work in conjunction with your local county council to install a drop kerb whilst complying with all essential regulations.

You can either apply to your local council for approval for a dropped kerb outside your property or we are able to apply to your local authority in your place.

We are members of Streetworks Qualifications Register. The SWQR holds details 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.

Our goal is to deliver a product that works the first time. We make sure we offer affordable, sustainable solutions that will last by investing in high-quality equipment and processes.

We take pride in our excellent workmanship and customer care. Every job we do is done to the highest quality standards.

Our team will come to your location and do a free, no-obligation survey. Our surfacing contractors can then fully understand your requirements and offer an accurate and reasonable quote.

Local Kerb Dropping Contractors

With the huge rise in demand for parking off-street, more people are putting down kerbs to have a car at their property’s front.

Direct Line Home Insurance found that off-street car parking is considered a good feature that can increase a property’s value. This has seen kerb planning applications drop dramatically in recent years due to increased parking restrictions in many residential locations.

Although adding car parking space at the front of your house might increase its market value, there are other factors to consider. For example, flooding is a serious concern.

Rainwater cannot be absorbed into the ground if you have a hard-standing front lawn. When you replace a front garden with hard standing, rain can no longer soak into the ground. As increasingly more households take this step, the cumulative effect seriously increases the risk of flooding, so it’s important to include drainage in your plans.

If you intend to drop the curb in front of your property, to permit a car on the pavement to pass it, permission is usually required. The pavement may need to be strengthened to support the vehicle’s weight and prevent damage to any pipes or cables beneath. It’s also necessary to ensure that there is no safety risk to motorists using the new access. Can a Dropped Kerb Be Refused?

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Find out if planning permission is required by contacting your local municipality (located on the government website). Costs for applying depend on the location.

Once permission has been granted, you will need to find a local specialist who can perform the work.

It’s not a DIY job. There are requirements that service providers must comply with. You can only use approved contractors from some of them, while others will allow you access to your own contractors as long they meet the New Roads and Street Works Act and are insured. Highway assessments may be subject to an additional fee by the council in this instance. For more information, please contact us or visit our FAQ.

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However first it’s worth verifying 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 very likely to be rejected:

  • Your front garden needs to be big enough for you to park your vehicle fully 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 lights and other street furniture.
  • It must meet visibility standards; this depends upon 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 home owner must agree 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- Hucknall & Butlers Hill, Hazelgrove, Broomhill, Wighay, Linby, Ruffs, Beauvale, Papplewick, Westville, Bestwood Village

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

Ask us for a free quote!

Q and A’s

Prices will vary depending on the location and width of your pavement. Some councils and contractors offer an extended dropped-kerb free of charge, while others charge up to £1800. The job typically takes about one to two days.

Highways Act 1980, Section 184 makes it an offense to drive a vehicle over a footway or verge where there is no vehicle crossing. These include the permission for a vehicle to cross the public footway and the physical lowering the kerb.

For an average driveway, you will probably want to lower five 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 may deny permission for any reason, be it as a roads or planning authority, but also both.

A dropped kerb is the sloped area where the vehicle crosses from the road to the front of the property. A driveway often has a dropped curb.

Parking a vehicle fully or partially across a dropped kerb is classed as an obstruction and either the police or local council can enforce the contravention. 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. If you park across a dropped curb, you will be charged with an offense unless you have permission.

A car spot will add extra value to your home, but it will vary depending on where 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.

The distance between the entrance of a junction or sharp corner, and the proposed vehicular entry must not exceed 10 meters. No part of a vehicle parked within your property may overhang the pavement or road.

You will need to obtain permission to drop the kerb from your property so that a car can cross the pavement. This is because pavement may need to have additional strength to handle the vehicle’s weight, as well as protect any pipes or cables underneath.

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 this, you may be charged with breaking the law.

Are you required to obtain planning permission in order to drop a kerb?

To drop a Kerb, do you require planning permission?

Assuming that your road and footpath are owned by the Council, you’ll need to get permission from the local Council. Planning permission will be required for trunk roads, principal roads, and classified roads (class A, C, or B) that are located outside the property.

What is the cost of dropping a kerb in the UK?

Drop kerb costs an average of £1,500 to create new vehicle access points or £850 for widening existing access points. This includes materials and labour. Based on the work required, a planning application fee of between £50 and £400 should be included in your budget.

Can you pay monthly to lower a kerb?

No. To obtain approval for the council street work application licence, you must first pay. The contractor is then paid upon completion.

Can I drop my own kerb?

No. Only an SWQR registered contractor will be allowed to do the work.

Can a dropped kerb add value?

Although planning and working with a contractor are necessary, it is well worth the effort. However, does a kerb drop add more value to your home? It certainly does.

Can I park in my front garden and not have a dropped kerb

It is an offence to cross a roadway that doesn’t have a dropped kerb in a car.

Can I convert my front garden to a driveway?

You may need to apply for planning permission at your local highways office. Results will vary depending upon where you live and what your council policy is.

Can you get a fine for parking on a dropped kerb?

Any vehicle that is found parking in front of a pedestrian or shared drop kerb will be subject to a Penalty Notice (PCN). To enforce this type drop kerb, the Council doesn’t need to be notified of an incorrect parking report. However, it will take action upon receiving a report.

Is it possible for me to purchase the pavement in front of my house?

Land Registry title plans don’t show roads, sidewalks or grass verges unless they are part of a building. Common law has a legal presumption that any property fronting on a road owns the paving and grass verge as well as the road to its middle point.

What is the definition of parking over a dropped kerb?

If a vehicle is parked partially or fully across a dropped kerb, it will be considered an obstruction. Local councils or the police can enforce the violation. It all depends on how much resources an authority has to deal with these issues. Most often, the attention will be directed at offences that hinder people with disabilities.

Can you place a driveway onto a Council house?

The rules for installing a drive in a rented home are the exact same as those for other properties. You must get permission from your local housing office before you do anything.

Is my neighbour allowed to park outside of my house?

Unfortunately, there’s no law that says only you have the right of parking outside your home. Car owners are permitted to park wherever they please, as long as the Highway Code is not broken.

Are cones permitted outside your UK home?

Highways Act 1980 provides that obstruction of the highway is punishable by imprisonment. Residents cannot place cones on the highway without their permission. Public highways can only be used for passing and repassing traffic. Residents cannot use them for their private purposes.

Is it illegal for you to park your car in front of your own driveway UK

According to Highway Code, you cannot park across driveways. The penalty for parking alongside or across dropped kerbs depends on the local authority.

Can I pave my front yard without planning permission?

You don’t need to apply to planning permission to replace more than 5m2 of your garden with paving. However, you must ensure that the surface is permeable and that water is collected and directed towards a permeable area. Planning permission is required if the surface does not meet these criteria.

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If the Council is the owner of the road or footpath, you will need permission from them. Planning permission is required if the road that runs outside your property is a trunk, principal, or classified road (classes A, B, or C).


For a new vehicle access point or £850 to extend an existing access point including materials and labour, the drop kerb average cost is £1,500. You should include a planning application fee, which can range from £50 to £400 depending on the scope of work.


No. To obtain approval for the council street work application licence, you must first pay. The contractor is then paid upon completion.


No. A majority of local authorities will give permission to a contractor or list of approved contractors to help you choose. Only SWQR-registered contractors will be permitted to work on the project at your local council.


Yes, planning and working closely with a contractor is necessary to construct one. But it is worth it. A dropped kerb that gives access to a driveway will add value to any property.

Crossing a road in a vehicle that has not been dropped is an offence under the Highways Act. If they use the hardstanding to park their car, contact your local highways agency to ask them for more information.


According to Highway Code it is illegal for a vehicle to park in front of driveways. The penalty for parking in driveways or along dropped curbs will vary depending on where you live.


Any vehicle found parked in front of shared or pedestrian dropped curbs can be issued a Penalty-Charge Notice (PCN). A report of incorrect parking does not need to have been received by the Council to enforce this type of dropped kerb, although action will be taken on receipt of a report.

Land Registry title plans generally do not show roads, pavements, or grass verges that aren’t within a building or parcel. Common law does not presuppose that property facing onto a road is the owner of the paving, grass verge, and road to its midpoint.


For a rented property, the rules for placing a drive are the same as for other properties. But, before you do anything, you need additional permission by your local housing officer.


You may need planning permission from the local highways department. Results may differ depending on where you live or your council’s policy.


Obstructing a drop kerb with a vehicle is considered an offence and can be enforced by the police or local council. The resources of a given authority will determine which offences are most likely to be dealt with.


There is no law that states you are allowed to park anywhere other than your home. If you do not break any Highway Code laws, car owners have the right to park anywhere they wish.

It is a crime to block a highway under the Highways Act 1980 without permission from the local highway authority. Residents are not allowed to place cones on the highway without permission. Residents are not permitted to place cones on public highways. They are meant for traffic passing and repassing, and not for private use.|
Highways Act 1980 makes it a crime to obstruct a highway without permission from a local highway authority. They prohibit residents from placing cones on highways. The public highways are for passing and repassing traffic and not for private residents.|
Highways Act 1980 states that it is illegal to obstruct highways without permission from local highway authorities. They don’t allow cones to be put on the highway by residents. Public highways are only for the passage and repassing and not for the private use by residents.|
Highways Act 1980 provides that obstruction of the highway is punishable by imprisonment. Residents cannot place cones on the highway without their permission. Public highways can only be used for passing and repassing traffic. Residents cannot use them for their private purposes.}


Planning permission is not required to replace garden areas greater than 5m2 with paving. As long as the surface is permeable or water is collected and directed to a permeable place, planning permission is not necessary. Planning permission is required for any garden that does not meet any of these criteria.

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