Originally Posted by dhkx
Go to Setttings -> Display -> Advanced Settings -> Home touch buttons -> Button combination -> you can add a shortcut to the nav bar that expands notifications.
You sir are a star. I have used Android for a while, but didn't think this would be a feature on a stock rom. I think this needs sticking somewhere. I know that launchers as mentioned by loxa, have this feature but wanted to leave everything as stock. So thanks dhka.