First Highways

Drop Kerbs

in Medway and Gravesend | Maximising Access to Your Property

If you want to get the most out of your domestic driveway or commercial car park, drop kerbs are a must. Also known as vehicle crossovers, these are the lowered sections of kerb you see at road junctions and in front of driveways. First Highways is fully qualified to lower kerbs and we are proud to be one of the only local companies with approval from both Kent County Council and the Kent Highway Agency. Whether you are a domestic or commercial customer in Sittingbourne, Gravesend, Medway or Kent, if you haven’t chosen First, you have chosen second best.

As driveway and tarmac experts, we are highly adept at lowering kerbs and reinforcing pavements, so they can take the weight of vehicles. This is an essential aspect of effective and durable driveways.

Planning Permission

Before installing drop kerbs, you must have approval from the local authority. This includes both planning permission from your district council planning department and permission from the county council.

You must obtain planning permission before applying for drop kerb approval. If the district council advise that planning permission is not necessary, you will need confirmation of this decision.

For expert advice on planning requirements, or for more information about our services, please contact us today.

Installing Drop Kerbs

Only contractors with local authority approval can carry out drop kerb installations. First Highways is a Kent County Council approved installer of drop kerbs, and we have many years of experience lowering kerbs in Gravesend, Medway and our hometown of Sittingbourne.

Whether you need better access to your domestic or commercial premises, we deliver compliant solutions and ensure surfaces are strong enough to withstand heavy use. This maintains the condition of surfaces and protects any underlying pipes.

First Highways installs drop kerbs in various materials including tarmac, concrete and block paving. Whatever material you choose, your kerb must meet certain criteria. For example, it must:

  • Be a minimum width of 2.4m
  • Leave enough room to park your vehicle completely on the property
  • Be more than 10m away from a junction
  • Have suitable drainage
  • Avoid removing tree roots
  • Be at least 1.5m from streetlights

Established in 2009, First Highways has many years of experience constructing drop kerbs that comply with all necessary regulations. In addition, we were the first company to adopt a method which allows us to put a drop kerb next to a tree. This method was unseen in Medway before we put it forward and it gained approval from the local authority.

Our use of the latest methods and high-quality materials, along with our commitment to quality, reliability and fair pricing makes us the leading local choice for drop kerbs and other services in Gravesend, Medway and the surrounding areas.

Call First Highways today on 01795 471001 for approved, durable drop kerbs in the Sittingbourne, Gravesend and Medway areas.