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For many people, parking outside their own house can be both a cause of stress and come at a financial cost if you need to buy a resident’s permit.
In particular urban areas, it can still be difficult to find a place to leave your car near to home.
A dropped kerb is a legal necessity if you wish to drive across the pavement onto your property.
Any entry onto a public highway from a domestic or commercial driveway area must have this alteration to the pavement.
It permits vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway and it is a legal necessity to have one if you wish to drive across the pavement onto your property.
Installing a kerb drop can make a huge improvement to easy access your property along with helping to make sure people do not park across your driveway.
The law regarding driveway access states: If you plan to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need a vehicle crossover.
If you do not, you must not drive over the footway. If you do so, 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 building, and sometimes, it may be necessary for lampposts, manhole covers and other street furniture to be relocated.
We have many years experience in installing drop kerbs and applying for the relevant planning permission. We can work in partnership with your local county council to install a drop kerb while abiding by all necessary regulations.
You can either apply to your local council for permission for a dropped kerb outside your building or we can apply to your local authority on your behalf.
We are members of the Street works Qualifications Register (SWQR). The SWQR holds information 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.
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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 team can visit your site to carry out a free no-obligation survey. This enables our surfacing contractors to completely understand your needs and provide an accurate and competitive quote.
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