Japanese Knotweed Removal Cost

Japanese Knotweed removal costs usually depend on the size of the Japanese Knotweed infested area, as well as what your plans are for the property, as this will dictate what removal method that will be used.

How much does it cost to remove Japanese Knotweed?

Japanese Knotweed is one of the most common and problematic invasive weeds in the UK today due to its resilience, rapid growth rate and difficulty to fully remove. As well as harming the ecosystem, Japanese Knotweed is able to grow through the smallest gaps in walls, pavements and structural foundations of buildings. If left untreated, it is capable of causing thousands of pounds of damage to homes and have serious consequences when selling your home or applying for a mortgage.

The cost of Japanese Knotweed removal will depend on factors for example the scale of your infestation, the location, your property type, how soon you need the knotweed removed, as well as what the future plans for the land are. In a lot of cases, herbicide treatments can be effective in eradicating Knotweed and are a cost effective solution. But if there are plans for the property to be developed and soil disturbed, it’s likely an excavation would be required, which is a higher cost in removing your Knotweed, but is a quicker solution. As a result, Japanese Knotweed removal costs will vary.

Starting Japanese Knotweed treatment costs

By assessing and tailoring treatment to your specific site, we are able to offer some of the UK’s most competitive Japanese Knotweed treatment quotes. We’re confident you won’t find better value for service.

Removal costs will vary subject to a full site inspection. Site inspections are necessary in order to tailor treatment to the size and location of your infestation. Companies that offer set pricing prior to site visits should be approached with caution.

Herbicide treatment programmes

  • Cost: starts from £1,500+VAT for residential gardens
  • Includes: a comprehensive survey document, treatment reports, clearance of controlled waste, EA applications, monitoring reports
  • 10-Year Insurance Backed Guarantees are £100.00 per property, up to a contract value of £5000 and are issued at the end of year 5 of treatment.

Complete excavation & off-site disposal

  • Cost: starts from £5,000+VAT for residential gardens
  • Includes: a comprehensive survey document, risk & method statements, CAD drawings, SMSTS Qualified Site Manager and/or SSSTS Qualified Supervisor, monitoring reports, ongoing project consultation
  • 10-Year Insurance Backed Guarantees are £100.00 per property, up to a contract value of £5000 and are issued at the end of year 5 of treatment.

Legal cost of Japanese Knotweed

It’s not against the law to have Japanese Knotweed growing on your property, however if you fail to control the growth of the plant and allow it to spread to adjoining land or neighbouring properties, you are breaking the law. You could receive an ASBO and a fine of up to £2,500, as well as being liable for the cost of removing the plant from the property you have allowed it to spread to.

The penalties are quite serious due to Japanese Knotweed’s damaging nature and ability to cause thousands of pounds of damage in treating the weed but also in the devaluation of the property or land.

Costs incurred by Japanese Knotweed damage can quickly outgrow remedial costs. The best way to prevent these costs is by investing in professional Knotweed removal services.

Think you have Japanese Knotweed?

Request a site survey and we will be able to tell you immediately if there is Japanese Knotweed on your property and the potential Japanese Knotweed treatment plan cost.

Looking for professional help in removing Japanese Knotweed?

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