We are a Kent Highways Approved vehicle crossings service provider and Vehicle Crossings (drop kerb} approved contractors in the region. That means that we are accepted to put in a Vehicle Crossing (drop kerb) wherever in the UK subject to the essential consents.
This means that if your driveway contractor is not permitted and you require a Drop kerbs putting in, they will have to sub-contract that work out to a corporation like ours that is permitted – and that only means more annoyance and trouble to you, frequently ending up with exaggerated prices that you needn’t have had by dealing with an accepted contractor like us from the start.
Find the right company:
You must identify the significance of getting the right corporation to do your job and we suggest that you check any firm’s endorsement out before you sign any contracts of work or division with any money. It is not special for firms that are not approved to put in the UK Drop Kerbs to claim when pricing a job that they can put in your vehicle crossing only to find out that when that time comes the firm takes a final payment from you and you never perceive them again or they say that they cost the driveway and the drop kerbs unconnectedly amplification that they will do the driveway first and then do your drop kerb upon conclusion of the driveway. You the unsuspecting customer then shell out for the accomplished driveway only for the rigid never to come back and do your vehicle crossing.
When sourcing any supplier to put Drop Kerbs you will have to make certain that they are a Kent Highways accepted contractor to be capable to do the work for you. You should also have a glance at other work that they have done to ensure that everything is to your liking. Once you have found a supplier we recommend that you get an additional two quotes for the work so that you know you are receiving the best job for the finest price. As a top drop kerbs contractor, we can guarantee you a professional service that you will be happy with.
There are a few things to remember if you want a dropped kerb, so here’s our fast guide to what may be occupied.
- For a standard driveway, you’ll possibly want to lower five kerb sections.
- You’ll need to get permission from your local Council as highway influence, presumptuous that the Council owns the road and footpath.
- If the road outside the belongings is a trunk road, the focal road, or a confidential road (class A, B, or C), you’ll also require planning permission. You can ensure the status of the road by phoning your local Council’s roads or highways section. Your local planning department can inform you how to apply for planning permission (if you require it); you’ll have to submit drawings of what you plan, as well as an exceptional Ordnance Survey location plan and block plan showing your dropped kerb.
- The Council might choose not to grant permission, either as a road authority or planning authority or equally. Reasons for refusing permission could comprise immediacy to a road junction, bend, or traffic lights. There may be inadequate visibility to permit safe use of the pavement crossing. There might be obstacles, such as a tree or street furnishings, in the way.
- The Council will also require to be fulfilled that there’s sufficient space in the garden to generate a satisfactorily large parking space. The car or light goods vehicle mustn’t hang over the footpath when it’s parked, and any gates must not open over the roadway. Some Councils condition minimum lengths for space, perhaps 4.5m or 6m.
- Loads of local types of Council will carry out the work themselves, but you’ll have to shell out for it. Some Council doesn’t allow private contractors to do the work, but – where the employees of a private contractor are allowable – the work must meet the Council’s requirement. The contractor’s quotation must also cover the cost of any work required to protect underground services.
- Finally, people sometimes speculate if the section of footpath that they’ve paid to have distorted belongs to them. It doesn’t: the Council still owns it!