Along with driveway construction, First Highways Ltd are fully qualified to install drop kerbs to local authority standards. Based in Sittingbourne, we are proud to be one of the few paving contractors in the area recommended and approved by Kent County Council and the Kent Highway Agency. With over 100 years of combined experience, our installations are of a high standard and we stay up to date with the latest planning department requirements.
If you are based in Sittingbourne, Canterbury, Gravesend, Maidstone or anywhere else in the Kent region, we can advise you on planning permission for drop kerbs in your area.
Drop kerbs, also known as vehicle crossings, are the lowered sections of kerb that provide better access for pedestrians and motorists. They are commonly used at road junctions to make it easier for pedestrians, especially wheelchair users, to cross the road safely. For motorists, they are often needed to allow easier access onto, or over, pavements and driveways. The construction of a dropped kerb must be approved by your local council and carried out by a local authority approved paving contractor, such as First Highways Ltd.
We work closely alongside Kent County Council to install drop kerbs in Sittingbourne and the wider Kent region. There are various reasons pavement lowering is requested by residents or commercial clients; pedestrians could be finding a certain road difficult to cross, a homeowner may want a new driveway lain at their property or a business may require better disabled access on site. Whatever your reason, we guarantee a high-quality result.
First Highways Ltd are experienced and approved installers of drop kerbs. We have constructed over a thousand drop kerbs across Kent, including in Maidstone and our home town of Sittingbourne. Whether you need vehicle access for a new driveway at your Canterbury property or a dropped kerb for better disability access at a junction in Gravesend, you can trust our work to meet high specifications and safety standards.
Our drop kerbs can be made in various surface materials, such as:
Tarmac - Tarmac is a very affordable surfacing material that is quick to install, easy to maintain and highly durable.
Concrete - A concrete drop kerb is exceptionally strong and long-lasting, resistant to weathering and heavy traffic.
Block Paving - Block paving is a very aesthetically-pleasing choice that improves kerb appeal and comes in a number of styles.
Whether you’re a local authority, commercial business or a homeowner in the Kent region, do not hesitate to contact us for more information on drop kerbs. We serve the entire county, with Canterbury, Gravesend and Maidstone being just some of the areas we cover.