The Dangers of Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed and invasive weeds pushing through concrete

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 environment, Japanese knotweed is able to grow through the smallest gaps in walls, pavements and structural foundations of buildings. If left untreated, it can cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to homes and can have serious consequences when selling your home or applying for a mortgage.

There are also legal implications to leaving Japanese knotweed untreated. For example, it is illegal to allow knotweed to spread from owners’ premises to a neighbouring property. Failure to act on this can lead to the homeowner receiving an ASBO and a fine of up to £2,500.


Many homeowners are now taking their neighbours to court (and winning) to recover monies lost if Japanese Knotweed has spread from the adjacent property into theirs causing damage and incurring Japanese removal costs.

We can help

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.

Please contact us today to book your free survey and receive your bespoke quotation.