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Drop Your Kerbstone

Vehicular accesses, also known as "dropped kerbs", are an increasingly common sight in residential areas. They grant greater security for parked cars from both random accidents and malicious acts, reduce vehicle insurance premiums and have a noted upward effect on the value of a property. The construction of a dropped kerb for vehicle access (also known as a crossover) is governed by the Highways Act 1980 and New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. Such construction is controlled approved and licensed by your local Highway Authority on behalf of your Council.

Why Drop Your Kerb?

If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need a dropped kerb. If you do not have dropped kerb, you must not drive over the footway. If you do so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice in the form of fines and license penalty points.



  • You may become liable from a collision with a pedestrian

  • You may become liable for damage to the footway

  • You may face considerable costs as a result of damage to any utility apparatus under the footway

Your Kerb & The Law?
How We Can Help You?

In the first instance to visit your location, to clarify your requirements and to provide a documented specification including a formal fixed price quotation for the work.

If you enage us to carry out the work, we will apply on your behalf for necessary approval, including submission of individual plans to all Unitility companies (Phone, Electricity, Gas & Water)


We will: 

  • Carry out the work in accordance with your wishes but within the guidelines of your Council and the Highways Regulations

  • Provide a replacement Dropped Kerbstone implementation to the Specification detailed within this document and at the price agreed

  • Deliver a service that Client is 100% satisfied with

  • Leave the site clean and tidy upon completion including the removal of all excess and waste materials

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