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Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica is its official name) is a very invasive, giant weed that can grow up to 10 cm per day and is the most invasive plant in the UK.
Japanese knotweed lives for a very long time. It is entirely capable of causing serious damage to homes, businesses and any building that it comes into contact with, also damaging the buildings foundations in the process.
Japanese knotweed will flourish on any soil – no matter how poor or infertile, it is these characteristics that have caused many property owners, so many headaches. The good news is that there are several professional methods of Japanese knotweed removal that have proven to be very successful. Knotweed services UK offer many of these treatments.
Members of the PCA
The PCA is a government approved trade body for “the damp, waterproofing, wood preservation and invasive weeds industries”. As a member of the PCA we are required to adhere to strict standards in order to receive PCA membership. The application for membership is detailed and thorough. It is for these reasons that any company approved by the PCA can be trusted to provide the most effective solutions for Japanese knotweed removal.
The PCA helps you choose the right company by ensuring only reputable companies are granted membership. This ensures that only experienced and qualified contractors are accredited members. This ensures both competency and a proven level of competency.
Japanese knotweed – the problem
The problem and nuisance of Japanese knotweed has become much more wide spread in recent years.
It is now so wide spread and common, that mortgage providers are now very aware of the threat that Japanese knotweed poses.
What this means is that Japanese knotweed can affect either the purchase or sale of a house!
Experts have estimated it costs the UK £166 million annually. It is even estimated that in the UK, there is at least 1 infestation in every 6 miles squared.
The requirement of a Japanese knotweed removal service has never been greater. It is important to state that although you are not legally obliged to remove Japanese knotweed, if you are a land or home owner it is an offence to cause it to spread to neighbouring properties or land – so if you have Japanese knotweed and do not opt for a Japanese knotweed removal service and it then spreads – you will legally be liable.
Japanese knotweed and the law
Awareness of Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) in the UK has become significantly widespread in recent years. In part, this is a result of the increased growth and impact of Japanese knotweed.
It is also due to the role that media attention has had to play in raising the public’s awareness. The ease that Japanese Knotweed is spread, the alarming degree of its subterranean rhizome system and the incredible destruction it may cause are well acknowledged in environmental groups. However, less appreciated and understood by the general public are the potential legal implications that a Japanese Knotweed infestation brings with it.
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Japanese knotweed removal Warranty. Approved by Guaranteed Protection Insurance (GPI)
Any recurrence of Japanese Knotweed within the area boundary will be covered by our warranty document. This allows for any removal works to be carried out at no additional cost to the client.
Warranty includes quarterly inspection during the first twelve months after completion, followed by an annual site visit and report. This level of warranty follows in-depth research by our insurers as to our methods and our results to date.
As part of our commitment to client peace of mind we are able to offer an insurance backed warranty on all sites*, aimed specifically at covering any costs that could be incurred should re-growth occur. Each policy is individually tailored to our client’s site and the level of cover required.
We offer our Japanese knotweed removal services nationwide. We have worked extensively in the following areas over the last 24 months:
- Japanese knotweed removal Birmingham
- Japanese knotweed removal London
- Japanese knotweed removal Manchester
- Japanese knotweed removal Sussex
- Japanese knotweed removal Bristol
- Japanese knotweed removal north London
- Japanese knotweed removal East London
- Japanese knotweed removal Suffolk
- Japanese knotweed removal Bournemouth
- Japanese knotweed removal Devon
- Japanese knotweed removal West Midlands
- Japanese knotweed removal Brighton
- Japanese knotweed removal Southampton
- Japanese knotweed removal south London
- Japanese knotweed removal west London
- Japanese knotweed removal Oxford
- Japanese knotweed removal Sheffield