H-bars A H-bar road marking, also known as a Driveway Protection Marking, is an advisory road marking which is indicated by a solid white line with short bars on either end. These road markings are designed to make other motorists aware that there is a driveway or dropped kerb that should not be obstructed. We can provide H-bars to highlight access to your driveway or dropped kerb for a charge of: £70 for one driveway £120 for two driveways (agreement is needed from adjoining neighbour(s) for double H-bars) We cannot install a double length H bar to service a single driveway or dropped kerb. The H-bar will service the exact length of the driveway or dropped kerb. H-bars are not enforceable, however markings have proven to be generally effective and are respected by most motorists. How do I apply for a H-Bar? Apply for a H-bar online You can apply for a H-bar marking or an extension to an existing H-bar if you have a driveway or dropped kerb outside your home or business. You can also apply for a H-bar to service two or more driveways, which can include access to your own driveway and your neighbour’s driveway (agreement is needed from the adjoining neighbour for double H-bars). Once your application and payment has been received, work to install the H-bar will commence in 6-8 weeks. Do I have to pay for a new H bar marking if the existing one is worn and faded? H bar markings are white lines which are marked on the road across a dropped kerb. The lines highlight to other road users that they shouldn't block access to off-road parking areas, such as driveways and garages. There is no obligation to have a H bar repainted if it is worn out. A H bar is an advisory road marking with no legal backing, but it may help towards stopping drivers from blocking a driveway. However, if you choose to have it repainted, you should contact us and pay for this service. We use specialist road paint, so you must not paint a new H bar marking yourself. If we find you have painted your own H bar, we may remove it and charge you for the work.