IBBco Civil Engineering are a Highways approved contractor which means we have the accreditations, insurances and training to install your dropped kerb to the Essex Highways specification to the highest safety standards.

The most important things to remember are that you MUST get approval from Essex Highways which can be obtained through the following website:

To help you fully understand the process we have outlined all the steps below.


Unfortunately, we cannot install your dropped kerb as the local authority has their own inhouse team.


  • You apply for dropped kerb approval with Essex Highways
  • They send a surveyor to make sure you have the space and it is safe to pull in/out
  • If you comply, they will mark the pavement with hiviz paint on what is approved
  • Next they will request plans from the utility companies to show location of pipes and wires
  • The approval process typically takes 6-10 weeks
  • Once complete you will get an email which you should forward to
  • The email will contain some important details on what is approved
  • We will send our surveyor to review what is approved and send you a quotation
  • If you accept the quotation, we will apply for a works permit which takes 7 days
  • Once we have the permit, we have 12 weeks to complete the works
  • We can normally schedule the works within 2-3 weeks
  • The job itself will typically take 1-2 days depending on size or complications
  • Important to note IBBco will take care of lowering any utility company inspection covers so don’t request this from the company as it will be very expensive and take up to 6 months to complete