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Suspected Japanese Knotweed in London

Buddleia misidentified for suspected Japanese Knotweed in LondonHere at Japanese Knotweed Expert, we had the opportunity to complete a site survey for Imperial College in London. Our services were required to identify whether Japanese Knotweed was present on site.

They had a surveyor from their mortgage company visit the site who had identified that Japanese Knotweed was present on site. This is where Japanese Knotweed Expert came in as they contacted us to visit the site, complete a site survey and produce a detailed quote to deal with the Japanese Knotweed outbreak.

Our qualified surveyor visited the site to complete the site survey, which was in line with the RICs house builder’s guidelines, “1st edition information paper, on, Japanese Knotweed and residential property,” “The PCA code of Practice” and The Environment Agency Code of Practice 2013. We not only surveyed the property, but also the surrounding areas to locate the Japanese Knotweed.

Suspected Japanese Knotweed in London – Misidentified!

However, upon visiting the site we found that there was no Fallopia japonica (Japanese Knotweed) present on site or on the surrounding properties. Upon completing the site survey we informed the client and produced a report to confirm there was no presence of Japanese Knotweed on site.

This was very pleasing for our client, who was happy to be informed that the Japanese Knotweed had been misidentified. The plants that had been identified were Buddleia, Convolvulus and Clematis, which all have similar leaves to Japanese Knotweed. Therefore they could easily be mistaken for Japanese Knotweed.

Suspected Japanese Knotweed in London - Misidentified In this particular instance it did not affect the building work on the site and everything could continue as planned. No further action was required as Japanese Knotweed was not present.

However, if Japanese Knotweed had been identified on site or been missed completely, the ramification of this would have affected the whole site and the building work being completed.

If the Japanese Knotweed had been identified later on in the building process then the time frame for the build would have been affected.

If the building had been completed, with Japanese Knotweed still remaining on site then this could have impacted on the building or the foundations. As Japanese Knotweed roots can break through concrete and cause damage to buildings.

By having our professional qualified surveyor visit the site, Imperial College were able to avoid any of these scenarios and work could continue on site, uninterrupted. As the site which had suspected Japanese Knotweed in London, only had a look a like!

If you need a site visit to assess whether Japanese Knotweed is present on your site or at your home, then give Japanese Knotweed Expert a call today on 0800 1337 444 or complete our online contact form. One of our friendly office team will be happy to assist and arrange a site visit.

By arranging a site visit you can avoid the ramifications and impact Japanese Knotweed can cause to your property or surrounding properties.

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Japanese Knotweed Removal in Hounslow

Japanese Knotweed removal in HounslowJapanese Knotweed removal in Hounslow is currently a huge problem – considering there is no continuous 6 mile stretch anywhere in the UK which is Knotweed-free! The council has publicly admitted that the growth of Japanese Knotweed is becoming a severe issue and to tackle this issue, we can offer is the following:

What we recommend, is a site survey and management plan, which identifies where you have Japanese Knotweed and how it will be treated to remove this invasive weed. The site survey will provide you with details of the plant, and is also official documentation, which you can provide to mortgage lenders to let them know you are dealing with the situation. The management plan is based off the survey report and is a cost break down of the price for the treatments. Our PCA qualifed surveyor will identify all Japanese Knotweed and will mark these on a plan of the site. Japanese Knotwed removail in Hounslow

There are a number of different treatment options available, to suit the site and your requirements. This all ensures that your Japanese knotweed issue is eradicated fully from your garden or site. For further information about the treatment options available please see our ‘Treatment Services’ page.

Do you need Japanese Knotweed removal in Hounslow? If so, Japanese Knotweed Expert is the company for you! Give us a call on 0208 917 044 to arrange for your survey and management plan now!

Do you need some advice about Japanese Knotweed? Why not visit our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’? Can’t see the answer, please give us a call and one of our friendly office staff will be happy to help.

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Japanese Knotweed Eradication in IslingtonJapanese Knotweed eradication in Islington

Japanese Knotweed eradication in Islington and surrounding areas is a fast-growing problem, which requires immediate attention and treatment. We carry out treatments in the area to ensure that your Japanese Knotweed removal is carried out to an efficient standard.

In order to provide you with a price to eradicate the Japanese Knotweed, we would need to conduct a site survey which will provide us with the details of the Japanese Knotweed. We need this to ensure the exact location of and to see the spread of the Japanese. This is detailed on a plan of the site, to show if the Japanese Knotweed has spread on to or from a surrounding property. From the site survey and discussion with you, we can decide on the best treatment option for removal of Japanese Knotweed. The site survey also ensures that the pricing for the management plan is correct and accurate.

In the management plan, we provide you with a cost break down for all the work we specify to eradicate the Japanese Knotweed. We also explain which course of treatment we would take and it would also include a risk assessment.

Japanese Kntoweed removal in IslingtonThe treatment options for Japanese knotweed eradication in Islington are:

Any of these options are able to remove Japaenese knotwed from your garden or site. Japanese Knotweed is very invasive, but don’t be scared a as Japanese knotweed can be treated and removed from site. Giving you peace of mind. To see what our clients say about us, click here to view our testimonials.

If you require a site survey and management plan for Japanese Knotweed eradication in Islington, get in touch on 0207 0431 344 to arrange for it! Japanese Knotweed Expert will be happy to assist in giving advice and providing a site survey.

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Japanese Knotweed Removal in Kingston upon Thames

Treating Japanese knotweed - Japanese Knotweed removal in Kingston upon ThamesKingston upon Thames council has admitted to Japanese Knotweed growth being on the increase in recent years.  Do you need help with Japanese Knotweed removal in Kingston upon Thames? Read on to see how we can help you…

Japanese Knotweed was initially brought into the UK as an ornamental plant by the Victorians, and as of September 2013, there is no six mile stretch which is exempt from the weed. We offer various methods of control, some of which are outlined below:

1. Spraying and injection: we spray and inject the plant over a course of 3 years to ensure that it is completing eradicated

2. Excavation: we fully remove the plant and its root, as well as the contaminated soil and dispose of it off site.

3. Temporary bund: we remove the Japanese Knotweed from one place and place it in another, and carry out treatments on the remaining Japanese Knotweed.

To read more about our treatment services click here. The most common method of treatment is Herbicide treatment, however the method used will depend on the site and any other factors.

If you need Japanese Knotweed removal in Kingston upon Thames, to stop it growing on your land, please do not hesitate to be in touch on 0208 1917 044 for your survey and management plan now! Alternatively complete our online contact form or message us on Facebook.

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Japanese Knotweed in Lambeth

Japanese Knotweed in Lambeth - Removal ProcessBuying or selling a house can be difficult but Japanese Knotweed in Lambeth, London, is effecting this even more. Buying a house in London is a struggle enough, never mind the looming problem of a Japanese Knotweed problem. Many people are discouraged from continuing with a house purchase, once they learn Japanese Knotweed is prevalent on the land – learn why Japanese Knotweed isn’t always such a bad thing!

London’s house prices are notorious for being the highest in the country, so when people see a way to save money, why not act on it? Japanese Knotweed devalues the prices of properties, and whilst this is a problem for the seller, it isn’t for the buyer! Don’t be discouraged from purchasing a property which has Japanese Knotweed on it, as in most cases, it can be used as a bargaining tool. In severe cases, the value of the property can be decreased by up to 50%, whereas the treatment costs are minute compared to that statistic. Therefore, buying a property which has Japanese Knotweed on it, and treating it once you have bought it, may save you money in the long-term!Japanese Knotweed in Lambeth, London

Dealing with the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Lambeth, you may think it is too difficult. However there are a number of treatment options which can eradicate Japanese Knotweed from your garden or site. Why not take a look at our ‘Treatment Services’ page for more details?

Worried about Japanese knotweed in Lambeth, get in touch on 0207 0431 344 to arrange for your site survey and management plan now! If you need some advice or have any questions why not give us a call or complete our online contact form, one of our friendly office members will be happy to answer your questions.

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Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Havering

The best time to spot Japanese Knotweed, is during mid-summer/early autumn. As the plant blooms in late summer with creamy white flowers, that are approximately 0.5cm wide – they also grow up to 10cm during this time. Therefore the removal of Japanese knotweed in Havering or anywhere in the UK is vitally important to stop this invasive weed spreading.

Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Havering - Treated Japanese Knotweed The Knotweed may grow that excessively, that it could grow through walls, concrete and tarmac. This will devalue your house by up to 50%, which means that you may have to sell your house for less than what it is worth!

Japanese Knotweed could make buying, selling and mortgaging your property a nightmare. That is where we can help. It will save you a considerable amount of money, sorting your Japanese Knotweed problem out before selling your property.

Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Havering is problem that has arisen and is becoming a common issue throughout the UK. However, it may be a nightmare, invasive weed, but it can be treated and removed. Japanese Knotweed Expert Ltd, can help to remediate any Japanese Knotweed that is found on your properties garden or land. There are a number of options for treating it, please see our ‘Treatment Services’ page for further details.

So, if you are considering selling your house but need help with the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Havering or surrounding areas, get in contact with us now on 0800 1337 444. Our friendly team will be happy to answer your questions, give you advice or book you in for a site survey.

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Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Lewisham

Lewisham council have advised residents not to dispose of Japanese Knotweed in your garden waste bin. Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Lewisham is a growing problem, and unlawful disposal could result with a fine and an ASBO – think the punishment is too harsh? Think again…

Removal of Japanese Knotweed in LewishamJapanese Knotweed was initially introduced to the UK as an ornamental plant by the Victorians, due to its picturesque qualities. However, the Victorians did not realise that without the natural insects, which feed off the Knotweed in its native country, keeping it at bay, the weed would cause damage to structures and buildings. This natural insect control measure is not present in the UK.

Japanese Knotweed roots can grow up to 7m in radius and the roots themselves can cause destruction unfathomable by a simple plant. If you were to build upon land which has Japanese Knotweed on, the building is sure to collapse over time due to the unstable base the roots will penetrate.

By simply having Japanese Knotweed on your land, you are susceptible to your property value being devalued significantly. With some extreme cases resulting in devaluation by 50%. It is not illegal to have Japanese Knotweed on your land, but it is illegal to allow it to spread to neighbouring land. At that point, you are liable to pay for the neighbour’s treatment and the amount of devaluation.

If you have any questions about the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Lewisham or need some advice, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0208 1917 044!

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Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Harrow

Do you need help with the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Harrow?  Japanese Knotweed can grow through tarmac, concrete and even paving slabs – think you don’t have a problem? Think again!

Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Harrow - Damaging propertyYou only need 0.7g of the invasive weed’s roots to promote more growth, and therefore treatment of Japanese Knotweed needs to be thorough and efficient. This invasive weed can grow rapidly causing the aforementioned damage to you property or grounds.

Therefore it is important to ensure the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Harrow or any other part of the UK. With a 100% success rate, we can guarantee to eradicate your knotweed. Our PCA qualified surveyor would initially visit the site to assess the Japanese knotweed. From this a management plan and treatment schedule would be compiled. Depending on the site will depend on the treatment of the Japanese Knotweed. However the most common is herbicide treatment, to learn more about the various treatment services on offer, click here.

We also offer a 10-year insurance backed guarantee to ensure that your knotweed will be treated completely. On top of this, we also offer a 10-year company guarantee, which means that we will deal with your knotweed for as long as needed!

Do you need the removal of Japanese knotweed in Harrow? Get in touch on 0208 1917 044 for your site survey and management plan now! Japanese Knotweed Expert will be happy to assist in removing this invasive weed.

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Japanese Knotweed in Merton

A builder in Merton faced possible imprisonment or a fine after being wrongly accused of disposing Japanese knotweed. This is how seriously it is taken if you wrongly dispose of Japanese Knotweed in Merton. It can be extremely complex, time consuming and have some serious environmental and legal implications. Quite often the job looks a lot smaller than it really is, it could cover several metres underground. If you don’t dispose of it properly or leave even the smallest rhizome, it will grow back.

Removal of Japanese Knotweed in MertonFor this reason we have planned the disposal of Japanese Knotweed carefully to ensure that it corresponds with all the environmental legislation’s. It also ensures that your Japanese Knotweed will not grow back. This is why we guarantee a 100% success rate for all of our removals.

No one wants to face the worry of imprisonment or a fine like the builder mentioned at the start. This is why it is so important that you contact a Japanese knotweed company like ourselves. We can assist in the eradication of this invasive weed from your garden or site. This is by one of the following treatment options:

Depending on the location of the Japanese Knotweed, the site it is located on and any time constraints, will depend on which treatment is used.

If you have an issue with Japanese Knotweed in Merton, contact us now on 0800 1337 444. We will be happy to arrange for our PCA qualified surveyor to assess you site for Japanese Knotweed.

 

 

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Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Newham

Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Newham, has become an issue which the council have had to deal with.  Newham Council have had to reinstate that they are not allowed to take Japanese Knotweed from residents’ rubbish bins. As many people have resorted to the home-made method of digging out the stands! Unfortunately, this is not an effective method of eradication, and mortgage lenders do not accept this treatment method when it comes to valuing a property.

Removal of Japanese Knotweed in NewhamWe use state of the art facilities and technology to eradicate any Japanese Knotweed in Newham, which is growing on our clients’ land. This is to ensure that their property value is maintained to the highest it can be. We have many methods of removal, which are all PCA-approved, and therefore are acceptable for mortgage lenders. For further details about the treatment options available to yourself, please click here.

We pride ourselves in being able to provide a high quality service with 100% eradication guaranteed. Our clients are always relieved once we have carried out our last visit to confirm that Japanese Knotweed is not present in their garden or on their site. Click here to see what our clients say about us.

If you have any questions or enquiries about the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Newham, please feel free to give us a call on 0207 0431 344 for your site survey and management plan now!

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