Need help buying or selling your home? Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd are the UK’s leading company for Japanese Knotweed removal.

FROM THE
POINT OF
INITIAL CONTACT,
KNOTWEED
SERVICES WILL
GUIDE YOU
THROUGH
THE PROCESS.

NEED OUR JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL SERVICES?

WE USE THE MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT METHODS AND SOLUTIONS, SPECIALISING IN THE CONTROL, AND TREATMENT OF JAPANESE KNOTWEED THROUGHOUT THE UK.

Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd is a registered, approved PCA contractor, thus ensuring our bespoke treatment and removal management plans, within the residential and commercial sectors, are fully compliant with industry standards and are recognised by all banks,

building society’s and lenders to allow lending against a property. Our PCA Certified Surveyors in Japanese Knotweed (CSJK) and PCA Qualified Technicians (PCA QT) use the most effective methods and solutions, led by the most advanced and up-to-date research.

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. As the UK’s Japanese Knotweed Specialists, our no-nonsense, simple, understandable and affordable management plans have reassured and helped 1000’s through the buying, selling & development process and it is this approach which has been the driving force behind the success of our business.

Japanese Knotweed control is a difficult and specialist service. For successful Japanese knotweed removal and control for both residential and commercial sites – professional identification, surveying & treatment (including the legal disposal of controlled waste) should be entrusted to the professionals.

JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL – WITHOUT THE DRAMA

Call us on: 0121 720 0695 or 0800 689 4146 today!

KNOTWEED SERVICES KEEP IT SIMPLE

Here at Knotweed Services, we think every day life is hard enough – who needs more drama? We keep our Japanese Knotweed treatment process simple. You’re only 3 simple steps away from eradicating your Japanese Knotweed problem.

1

Email or
call us

Get in touch with us, ask us any questions you need to, send us a picture if you need us to identify your infestation (for free ofcourse) and we can get to work! Call us on 0121 720 0695 or 0800 689 4146.

2

Agree a date for us to conduct your survey

Once we’ve answered all your questions and you’re happy, we’ll book your survey in and one of our expert technicians will conduct an in-depth survey – which in many cases will be FREE.

3

Survey conducted and report issued

Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd will provide you with a detailed site survey outlining your infestation and provide you with an in-depth quote along with the best treatment methods for your situation.

WHY CHOOSE US?

PCA Approved Japanese Knotweed contractor

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.

Choosing a company to remove Japanese Knotweed can be difficult. Unless, you’re in the know, chances are Japanese Knotweed is a new subject area for you. So, all at once you are reading about significant costs, laws, mortgage problems etc. On top of that, you are probably not even aware of whether a company is reputable or not. This is where a governing body like the PCA really helps.

PCA Approved Japanese Knotweed Contractor

The PCA is the government approved trade body for damp, waterproofing, wood preserving and Japanese Knotweed industry. The PCA helps you choose the right company by ensuring only reputable companies are granted membership.

WHY CHOOSE A PCA MEMBER?

Members of the PCA are required to adhere to an exhaustive set of challenging standards in order to be admitted into the PCA. Once admitted, approved contractors are held to strict, regular quality checks.

This has to be complied with in order to keep hold of their PCA status.

Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd are experts when it comes to Japanese Knotweed removal. Our staff are highly trained, use innovative solutions and the most-up-to date research in this field.

The exemplary customer service, support, guidance, advice & services offered from our experienced staff has been the driving force behind the success of our business, ensuring that residential home owners and commercial land owners are represented, protected and well-informed. Our services and processes are uncomplicated, thus ensuring our clients are confident in the knowledge that Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd will take full control and responsibility of burdensome Japanese Knotweed removal for you.

CALL US NOW TO BEGIN THE TREATMENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR INFESTATION

Call us on: 0121 720 0695 or 0800 689 4146 for an on the spot estimate

WHAT IS JAPANESE KNOTWEED?

“Japanese Knotweed is a fast-growing and strong clump-forming perennial, with tall, dense annual stems. Stem growth is renewed each year from the stout, deeply-penetrating rhizomes (creeping underground stems).”

Royal Horticultural Society, 2018

Scientific Name:Fallopia Japonica
Native to:Japan, Taiwan, Northern China
Habitat:Common in urban areas, waste land, railways, road side, river banks

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) was originally imported from Central Asia as ornamental plant during the 1800’s. It was prized for its beauty and exotic appearance.

Due to the lack of natural predators it has become invasive species in the UK and other European countries. It is now common across all of the UK.

WHY IS IT PROBLEMATIC TO PROPERTY OWNERS?

Unfortunately, banks WILL refuse mortgages and loans against a property with Japanese Knotweed, preventing property sales, UNLESS a PCA approved Japanese Knotweed Specialist has been instructed to conduct a management plan. Lenders need to know that a reputable & specialist Japanese Knotweed company has been instructed in order to protect their investment.

Other problems include:

  • Economic loss, primarily associated with control costs in the construction sector
  • A fragment of rhizome (the size of half of your fingernail) can contaminate surrounding soil… on the bottom of a shoe, a lawn mower etc. — This will result in MORE NEW GROWTH
  • Aesthetic damage to gardens and landscaping
  • Damage to hard surfaces such as patios and driveways

Damage to built structures such as walls, conservatories and out buildings.

DO I HAVE IT?

Do you have a plant that resembles any of the following:

Japanese Knotweed has distinct characteristics which help to distinguish it from other plants. The optimal time to detect Japanese Knotweed is throughout mid summer – autumn.

If you have a plant and are not sure it is Japanese Knotweed, here are some characteristics to look out for:

  • Is it lush green in colour?
  • Are the leaves heart shaped?
  • Is the stem ‘bamboo like’ in appearance?
  • Do the leaves shoot from the stem nodes alternatively? In a zig-zag pattern?
  • Does it grow rapidly? (Japanese Knotweed grows incredibly quickly – it’s been reported it can grow 2cm a day! The stems can reach heights of approx. 3m and the rhizomes can spread approx. 4 – 7m in every direction).

For a more in depth guide click here.

HOW IT SPREADS

So where did Japanese Knotweed come from? How did it get here? Why is it a problem? These are questions that many people have been asking for a long time.

Its rapid spread across the country is remarkable when you consider that it doesn’t form viable seed in Britain, but spreads through bits of the rhizome which become detached from the main root-mass. In fact, all the plants recorded in Britain so far have been female, and any seeds formed are hybrids with another species.

Japanese Knotweed is very common on sites that are disturbed by human activity, like railway lines, old allotments, rubbish tips and derelict land. The main cause of its spread is by transferring loads of soil, rubble and rubbish between sites.

It can also spread from site to site through bits of root stuck to machinery and tyres. It can spread rapidly down watercourses. Floods can easily dislodge rhizomes, which are carried downstream to start new colonies.

Japanese Knotweed Rhizome
Rhizome

This shows some excavated rhizome. It typically has a bright orange core. Rhizome sometimes has white shoots.

Any root system you find with a ‘carrot’ coloured core should raise red flags. Avoid disrupting them as they can easily cause the Knotweed to spread.

CALL US NOW TO BEGIN THE TREATMENT AND CONTROL OF YOUR INFESTATION

Call us on: 0121 720 0695 or 0800 689 4146 for an on the spot estimate

NOT ALL KNOTWEED COMPANIES ARE CREATED EQUAL

The cost of removing Japanese Knotweed from your property shouldn’t be the only thing you take into consideration when selecting a Japanese Knotweed company to assist you. Choosing the correct company will help you to buy and/or sell your property quicker and easier. When choosing a Japanese Knotweed company you should also consider the warranty they provide, the reputation of the company and of-course the treatment costs involved.

The benefits of choosing Knotweed Services

Insurance Backed Guarantee

As part of our commitment to client peace of mind we are able to offer an insurance backed warranty on all sites.

This is aimed specifically at covering any costs that could be incurred should re-growth occur within a 10 year period.

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.

5 Star Rating

Don’t just take our word for it – check out our 5 star ratings from real customers! We have lots of real, impartial reviews of our services on both Google and Trust Pilot. We also have active social media accounts with lots of interaction and reviews from our customers.

Knotweed Services have worked extremely hard over the last decade to truly transform our Japanese knotweed treatments and service experience for all of our customers. Without doubt, Knotweed Services are delivering the best standards, control methods and customer service. Give us a call on: 0121 720 0695 or 0800 689 4146 to discuss your options.

value for money removal

Value For Money

We specialise in both the domestic and commercial removal of Japanese Knotweed. We guarantee removal and will ensure you avoid legal action from future occupants and neighbouring properties.

We regularly price check our services against other well known Japanese Knotweed Companies and can confidently state that we provide the best value money service available, not to mention:

  • Free Identification
  • Free Surveys
  • 5 Star customer care and support

Click here to find out more about our typical Japanese Knotweed treatment costs.

DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT, READ WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

  • In my capacity as a sales and lettings agent in Birmingham, I have encountered Japanese Knotweed on several occasions and I use Knotweed Services on b... Read More
  • ELLE WALTON HAS BEEN VERY POLITE IN ORDER TO RESPOND TO MY INQUIRY REGARDING KNOTWEED. SATISFIED WITH RESULTS . HAPPY CUSTOMER 🙂
  • I contacted Knotweed Services regarding a plant at a property I was in the process of purchasing. I was greatly impressed with their swift and efficie... Read More
  • Excellent staff, excellent company. They knew everything what I needed to know about Japanese Knotweed. Can’t recommend them enough. Thank you 5*... Read More
  • Excellent customer service, excellent price, excellent friendly surveyor and a speedy write up on the report which even I understood! Thank you Knotwe... Read More

CALL US NOW FOR AN INSTANT ESTIMATE

Call us on: 0121 720 0695 or 0800 689 4146

DO YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE JAPANESE KNOTWEED?

Do you suspect that you have Japanese Knotweed but can’t be sure? OR perhaps a suspect plant has been identified by a homebuyer’s surveyor/valuation surveyor and they have requested/suggested that you seek further advice?

Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd can help! Simply upload your pictures of suspected Japanese Knotweed to us and we will confirm if it is Japanese Knotweed. This service is QUICK, EASY and completely FREE.

Are your pictures on a different device? Don’t have pictures available at the moment? No problem! Sending pictures to us is EASY at ANYTIME. You can contact us via the following:

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