COMMERCIAL JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL
Here at Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd, Our Commercial section is dedicated to:
‘Land owners, Project managers, residential home owners & organisations who wish to develop & build on Japanese Knotweed infested land’.
*Please see our residential section if you require removal from a residential property.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you are looking to develop or build on land that has Japanese Knotweed, the option of a 5 year (herbicide) management plan is not viable. This is often down to the time constraints from planners, construction workers, resource availability & financing schedules.
In cases of development, it is also advised by the Environment Agency, that for complete eradication, the entire rhizome of the Japanese Knotweed should be removed from the soil; and this is especially so when the ground is likely to be disturbed in the construction, building of & extension of homes/industrial & commercial units & the landscaping of grounds.
Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd offer our clients professional services and options, which are bespoke to individual client’s specifications and requirements. Our friendly and helpful staff are here to talk to, offering free advice & guidance.
From the point of initial contact, Knotweed Services will guide you through the process, identifying the current use of the site, future plans for development, the timescales and schedules in place, identify if planning applications have been submitted or approved (where planning has been approved we will ask you to provide copies to Knotweed Services, to aid us in deciding upon the best Japanese Knotweed removal approach) & advise the most cost effective solutions available; specific to the clients project requirements.
Following initial contact, a detailed survey of the site is required. A PCA qualified Certified Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed (CSJK) will meet the client/s on site at a time which is convenient to all parties, to conduct a walkover survey.
Pictures, measurements and details specific to the site/project will be recorded – i.e. Access points for plant machinery, routes identified for disposal vehicles, potential bund areas identified & a Risk Assessment of the site and potential hazards recorded. Factors such as nearby water courses, neighbouring properties & planning for the site will also contribute to the surveyor’s final conclusions when selecting the most cost effective and appropriate management plan for the site/project.
The findings of the site survey, a schedule of works proposal and a quotation are then presented to the client in a report for the client’s consultation.
KNOTWEED SERVICES (UK) LTD THE UK’S JAPANESE KNOTWEED SPECIALISTS:
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd pride ourselves in the ability to provide bespoke Japanese Knotweed solutions for each individual client; as no two projects are ever the same. Therefore we adapt and cater exclusively to individual requirements.
PLEASE SEE EXAMPLE CASE STUDIES HERE.
Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd Commercial services include:
- Japanese Knotweed Surveys (CSJK)
- Preparation of survey reports
- Preparation of schedule of works
- Preparation of quotations
- Preparation & implementation of bespoke Japanese Knotweed removal management plans
- Organisation/collection of soil analysis/testing
- Clerk of Works to oversee projects
- PCA QT (Qualified Technicians)
- PA 01/ PA 06/ PA 06AW technician certification
- (CSCS) Construction Skills Certification Scheme card holders
- Plant machinery and operatives
- Preparation of correspondence to lenders/solicitors/other parties (where applicable)
- Assistance for clients – post Japanese knotweed removal – in the selling of properties – ensuring the process is as hassle free as possible for all concerned.
OUR COMMERCIAL TREATMENTS
Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd offer a range of successful Japanese knotweed treatment methods:
DIG AND DISPOSE
This treatment method is ideal where time constraints are present and there’s no other option other than to remove both the Japanese Knotweed and contaminated soil to a registered landfill.
By removing all traces of the infestation quickly, this offers a rapid solution to your problem and allows your commercial project to begin groundwork’s almost straight away. When time is of the essence, there is no quicker Japanese Knotweed removal/treatment method.
Any waste taken offsite will be done so with a licensed waste carrier to a suitably authorised landfill site.
After uprooting, cutting or clearing of the Japanese Knotweed, the remaining soil or the area where the weed may have been treated with chemicals before being buried where excavation occurred, We bury the Japanese knotweed at least 5 meters deep under topsoil.
The burial requirements for Japanese knotweed are as follows:
- With 5 m of soil on top. A root barrier must be placed on top of the knotweed material
- Completely encapsulated in a root barrier membrane cell at 2m
Bunding is the method of relocating contaminated Japanese Knotweed soil to a different area of the site being treated. A bund is a shallow area of the contaminated soil, typically 0.5m deep.
The bund can either be raised, on top of the ground, or placed within an excavation to make the surface flush with the surrounding area.
The purpose of the bund is to move the Japanese knotweed to an area of the site that is not used. This ‘buys time’ for treatment that would not be possible where the Japanese Knotweed was originally located.
Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd will provide both the machinery and skilled staff for all of our projects. Our technicians and operatives are all trained and directly employed in-house. We will control and oversee all works directly and ensure that all legislation is strictly adhered to and that no cross contamination occurs.