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Understanding and remediating Japanese knotweed

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LONDON BUILD 2016 is the leading, and indeed the only, construction exhibition to focus exclusively on construction opportunities in London and the South East of England. The event organisers, Oliver Kinross Ltd, were keen to have the Japanese knotweed remediation industry represented, and so Japanese Knotweed Ltd are happy to be exhibiting at the event on Stand F10. Japanese Knotweed Ltd are the UK’s largest Japanese knotweed eradication company and are a PCA accredited contractor. The exhibition stand, manned by experienced professionals, will provide an informative insight to the problem of knotweed and to the solutions for dealing with it. The company can help property/land owners and developers to be aware of the impact that the presence of Japanese knotweed can have. It can cause structural damage – this is relatively rare, but it does present a significant loss of amenity use to a property. The ground containing living or chemically treated knotweed is contaminated by the plant’s rhizome. If this ground is disturbed, the plant can grow and spread. If the same ground is removed from site, it is classed as controlled waste under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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Property owners and developers therefore need to be aware, and they have a duty of care in the correct management, treatment and disposal of this contaminate. For construction companies, if ground containing Japanese knotweed is planned for disturbance under development, then in nearly all cases it will require instant eradication by way of excavation. Japanese Knotweed Ltd work with their clients to devise the most effective and economic method of remediation, utilising either on or off site disposal of knotweed waste. For property owners it’s important that Japanese knotweed on their land is identified and controlled, to ensure that it doesn’t impact on neighbouring land. Conversely, it’s important to identify any knotweed encroachment risk from neighbouring land/property as early as possible. Japanese Knotweed Ltd has vast experience in the identification, management, control and treatment of this non-native invasive plant and can help individuals or companies in its eradication. q • For further information call 0333 241 4413, email info@knotweed.co.uk or visit www.japaneseknotweed.co.uk.

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