Japanese Knotweed Removal London

Do you need the help of a Japanese Knotweed removal specialist in London? Call in the experts – CYB Environmental. With years of experience treating this unwanted weed, we have successfully resolved a number of Japanese Knotweed cases across the area of London. 

As this heat map shows, there is a high concentration of Japanese Knotweed in the UK’s capital city. This may concern many residents and businesses located within the area, as the plant is notoriously difficult to get rid of and can cause costly damage to property when left untreated. As if life in the busiest city in the UK wasn’t already stressful enough! 

Fortunately, Knotweed CAN be treated, by specialists such as ourselves. But first, let’s take a look at what issues the plant can cause if the problem is not professionally managed. Each case of Japanese Knotweed is unique, but here’s how the invasive weed might cause troubles to your home or business in London: 

What damage does Japanese Knotweed do?

  • In search of moisture, the rhizomes (roots deep underground) will grow through concrete, tarmac, drainage systems and more. This can cause very expensive damage to the structure of your property!
  • Nearly all lenders will refuse to give mortgages out or lend against a property if there is Japanese Knotweed present (unless you have an insurance backed ‘Japanese Knotweed Management Plan’ in place).
  • The plant can regrow to full size from just a 2cm piece. This makes it incredibly difficult to try and remove the weed by yourself, as leaving behind just a tiny section underground means that the problem will return.
  • During peak growing season in spring/summer, Japanese Knotweed can grow at a rate of 40mm per day. This aggressive rate of growth means that it can cause visibility and accessibility issues, which may be especially damaging for businesses.
  • The longer it is left untreated, the more expensive the problem can get in the long term. The damage caused is not always immediately obvious (e.g if the root system is causing structural damage underground).
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Japanese Knotweed in London

If you are struggling with Japanese Knotweed in London, you are not alone. You may remember hearing that some of the sites for the London 2012 Olympics were infested with the unwelcome weed. Surveyors found that over 10 acres of land were impacted, which included the locations for the Velodrome and Aquatic Centre in Stratford. It is estimated that in total, Japanese Knotweed related issues added around £70 million to the costs of the preparations for the 2012 London Olympics. 

While a Knotweed infestation on your London property will likely not cost anywhere near this amount to treat, it does highlight the importance of getting the problem dealt with. The good news is that, with the help of a professional, Japanese Knotweed can be eradicated. Here’s how we can help:

Contact CYB Environmental For Japanese Knotweed Removal In London

As the only Japanese Knotweed removal company and consultancy in London (and the UK) regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and to hold full Property Care Association (PCA) accreditation, nobody is more trusted than us in the treatment and removal of the non-native Japanese Knotweed. 

If you suspect that Japanese Knotweed is present on your commercial or residential property, get in touch with us today for a quote. Our price match policy means that if you receive a lower quotation anywhere else, we will better it by 5%. All of our treatment plans come with a 5 year guarantee as standard, so call us today on 020 3005 8755. Alternatively, fill out a contact form below and we will be in touch with you ASAP!

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Bristol Price Match Policy

Confidently offering value for money, our services are at the more ‘cost effective’ end of the industry, we will guarantee to better by 5% any formal lower quotation you receive.

Mortgage Issues

We have in-house Chartered Surveyors, Valuation Surveyors and Panel Surveyors and currently work for the majority of the UK major lenders. As experts in this field, we can help to resolve the unwanted complication.

The CYB Guarantee

We proudly provide a 5 year guarantee (free of charge) with all of our treatment programmes in London. For a small fee, we can also provide a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Fully accredited

We are proud to hold full ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations.

Certification Number 11001
ISO 9001, ISO 14001
Members of the Property Care Association (PCA)

We are proud to hold full membership of the Property Care Association (Invasive Weed Control Group)

Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).