Japanese Knotweed Specialists in Bristol
TP knotweed provide identification, treatment, removal, and safe disposal services for Japanese knotweed and other invasive plant species throughout Bristol and the surrounding counties, we can also provide a 10-year Insurance-Backed Guarantee, so you know your property is in safe hands.
knotweed is not just a worry for home and business owners. Environmental concerns have never been far from Bristol’s heart, and in 2015 the city was the recipient of the European Green Capital Award. The spread of invasive plants threatens this. knotweed damages the city’s infrastructure, breaking apart pavements, growing in streets, and damaging water and gas lines. Repair costs for local authorities can quickly escalate.
We work with home and business owners and local authorities across Bristol to remove Japanese knotweed.
Japanese knotweed Survey Bristol
If you are looking to buy or sell a property in Bristol, you will likely require a full Japanese knotweed survey to confirm the presence or absence of Japanese knotweed within the boundaries of your property. Many times, there are also cases where Japanese knotweed has spread from a commercial site such as a railway embankment to a residential property, and a survey can provide evidence.
Our Home Sellers & Buyers survey and report offers peace of mind to clients in Bristol who are buying or selling property which is affected by Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants.
Our surveys in Bristol include:
- A full walkover survey
- RICS Management Category Assessment
- Annotated photographs
- A GIS CAD site plan
- Site findings & professional recommendations on the most appropriate remediation method
- A quotation on the recommendations above
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Japanese knotweed Removal Bristol
Japanese knotweed has an incredibly robust plant structure, allowing it to grow in almost any environment. This is largely why the removal of Japanese knotweed is so difficult.
With its ability to tolerate low temperatures, it can rapidly spread through any gaps in structures like bricks or concrete. By choosing a trusted Japanese knotweed removal specialist in Bristol, you can ensure your infestation is removed permanently, and avoid the cost of knotweed damage in future.
Japanese knotweed Removal Cost in Bristol
There is no one fixed Japanese knotweed removal cost, as this depends on the treatment plan and extent of your infestation.
Our careful and methodical treatment of Japanese knotweed using appropriate chemicals and dosages over time allow for successful control of the Japanese knotweed, as well as prevent it from spreading. We offer a 100% guarantee that our herbicide treatment programmes will prevent any future above ground growth. However, this treatment method does not guarantee that the underground rhizomes will be removed.
Excavation involves digging up the entire root system, and is the only method which allows Japanese knotweed to be removed fully and permanently. It’s important for works to be carried out by experts such as TPK knotweed, to ensure complete removal, as a minute piece of rhizome has the ability to regrow and lead to spreading.
Japanese Knotweed in Bristol: The Facts
Japanese knotweed is a growing problem in Bristol, and is present in many parts of the city. Below are some recent findings demonstrating the significant impact of Japanese knotweed in Bristol, both in terms of its prevalence and the potential costs of control and removal:
- In a survey conducted in 2017, Bristol was ranked as the city with the fifth highest prevalence of Japanese knotweed in the UK, with the plant present on 3.8% of properties.
- In a separate study by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Japanese knotweed was found to be present on 1.6% of land parcels in the Bristol and Bath area, which was higher than the national average of 1.2%.
- The cost of Japanese knotweed removal in Bristol can be significant, with some estimates suggesting that it can cost up to £10,000 per 100 square metres to treat and remove the plant.
- Bristol City Council has implemented a Japanese knotweed strategy to manage and control the spread of the plant in the city. This involves mapping the distribution of Japanese knotweed, providing guidance to property owners on how to manage the plant, and undertaking control and removal works in public areas where necessary.
Despite Bristol City Council implementing a Japanese knotweed strategy to manage and control the spread of the plant in the city, the problem of Japanese knotweed in Bristol is still significant, and property owners and developers are being urged to take steps to identify and manage the plant and prevent its spread to avoid facing legal action.
Dealing with Japanese Knotweed In Bristol
Homeowners in Bristol with Japanese knotweed on their premises can struggle to sell their properties. Both mortgage lenders and potential buyers are put off by identified cases. This also applies to the buying and selling of properties for commercial use.
In addition to the repair costs associated with knotweed damage, property owners can be fined up to £2,500 if knotweed spreads from their premises to those of a neighbour. It is not illegal to have knotweed on your land, but it is illegal to allow it to spread.
The best way to avoid financial and legal costs is to contract a licensed Japanese knotweed removal specialist. A PCA-accredited expert with a 10-year Insurance-Backed Guarantee is a reliable and effective way of treating your knotweed and eliminating the problem. TP knotweed are available to help with knotweed removal Bristol.