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Product Focus: Marshalls British Standard Kerb

The humble roadside kerb may seem insignificant to those outside of the construction industry, however as any civil contractor knows, it fulfils an important purpose.

Running along the edge of every road, not only does it demarcate the transition from carriageway to footpath, it also provides structural strength, leads surface water away, and presents a physical barrier between cars and pedestrians. In short, it makes our highways and residential roads safer.

For a name that's trusted within the industry, we never hesitate in recommending Marshalls British Standard Kerb, one of our most popular pre-cast concrete ranges. In this scheme, Marshalls has successfully managed to combine functionality with aesthetics for an appealing finish. 

If you're wondering why we rate this kerb system so highly, the answer lies in the manufacture and performance of the products available. Created by a process of hydraulic pressing, the British Standard conforms to BS EN 1340:2003 dimensions, and has a proven track record for durability which lessens the need to replace and repair installations.

With a complete range of kerb profiles and units available, from drops to angles, there's something suitable for any road type.

For straight kerbs there are three different profiles to choose from:

  • Half battered: includes a slanting side (on the surface facing the road) which acts as a warning to motorists who get too close and allows road rollers to get right up to the edge during road construction or repair. This is our most popular selling kerb.
  • Bullnosed: this is the most commonly selected profile for roads across the country. The top edge facing the road is slightly chamfered.
  • Splayed: cast with a deeper 45-degree slant at the top edge of the kerb, this profile enables vehicles to bump up onto paths for emergency reasons, and is therefore not suitable for use alongside footpaths.

The standard, straight kerb measures 125mm x 255mm and 914 mm in length, and is available in half battered, bullnosed and splayed profiles from Marshalls. Shorter lengths are made to order, but here at Rudridge we keep them in stock so they're readily available. These variations negate the need for cutting onsite – which means they're easier to install.

The British Standard selection also includes core products such as:

  • Tactile blister paving to indicate a crossing for visually impaired pedestrians
  • Left and right handed drop kerbs to raise or lower kerb heights, for example at crossings
  • Premade external and internal corner angles for 90 degree turns
  • Quadrants, or solid corner kerbs, used in car parks, high traffic areas and petrol forecourts
  • Radial units for entrances to estate roads and bends, cut to form a circle and available in sizes from one to 12 metres

The British Standard is only one of many high quality Marshalls systems, in concrete, real stone or the latest recycled composite materials. Take a look at the kerbs available in our definitive product guide. For the best advice, pop into one of our four branches and our staff will be able to talk you through sizing and profiles in more detail.

Tune into Rudridge TV to see the British Standard range for yourself. Our Sales Director, Paul Duke, has produced an instructional video for a step by step guide.

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FARNHAM: 01252 711911

GRAVESEND: 01474 331164

BRENTFORD: 0208 569 8888

HORSHAM: 01403 892800