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    costs of lowering curb for a drive

    just read the thread on garages but i dont have room for one but i do have room for a drive on the front do you have to apply to do this, anyone know what cost councils like to charge for coming and lowering a curb any help would be appretiated
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    dont think its much mate its only 2 angled bits and 2 flat ones. iirc

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    In most cases you have to pay off the council and have council engineers in to do the drop-kerb.

    Doing it w/o council permit / engineers means paying a fine + the cost of putting it back the way it was. (Techinically it's their property).

    This is probably specific to our area but when we had a drop-kerb extension and resurface done this year, it cost us an arse-watering £3,000.

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    An ex work mate had this done by the council to get access for her drive. She was expecting a big bill but they didn't charge her a penny.
    Because she needed access to her driver the council provided it without charge. Maybe it's different council policy though. If you have a driveway the council need to give access

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    we just had a lil tar poured in front of kerb to lessen angle

    like lethal says otherwise though.
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    i had mine done 6 months ago on my old property before i moved -council charged me 500.

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    actual cost to drop the kerb is a few quid but as said above, main cost is incurred by thge council (planning permission, public liability insurance etc etc) and you can only get it dropped by a council approved/appointed tradesperson
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    Had mine done few yrs back, £75 to the council for the guy to come out and inspect said company doing it, he never did tho,but if u dont pay it, they can come out and tell u to put it back to how it was yada yada so worth the £75 for that sake, found some guys to do it, there own company, £400

    so £475 i had a good drop kerb, the depth was good as well etc,no bodge job.

    some companys wanted £900 + to do it.
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    My father had his done not long back, Was about £275 through the council.

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    The prices for this vary greatly reading this thread. Wonder if any are on bus routes? Councils seem to like off street parking in these areas.
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    i heard its about £500 in my area was hoping a bit cheaper i live on a fairly quite estate no busy through roads but its one of those designs of designated parking areas per house for 1 car and everyone has 2 cars at least i have 2 and works van so want to dig front garden up and block pave an area
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