Environet in the news.

Environet featured in The Times and other media.

July has been a great month of coverage for Environet in the media.

Take a look below at some of our recent press mentions.

The Times, Bricks and Mortar section.

Here, Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, is a main contributor to the article “Coping with knotweed”. In the piece journalist David Byers looks at the introduction and history of Japanese knotweed. He then moves on to discuss the problems and issues associated with having knotweed present on your property, along with the treatment and removal options available.

A brief history of Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed – A brief history in time.

So you may have, or may have just discovered, Japanese knotweed on your property.

Whilst Japanese knotweed continues to grab headlines in the media, in this month’s 2nd blog we thought we would take a look at the history of Japanese knotweed to look at how we got to where we are today.

40 things you need to know about Japanese knotweed - Part one.

So you’ve discovered Japanese knotweed on your property and want to know what to do next - So you probably went to Google..

Firstly, don't panic. The internet can be a great source of information. However within the world of Japanese knotweed the online (and offline) information available seems to be particularly aimed at scaremongering.

Environet – 21 years old TODAY!

Today Environet reaches yet another milestone. Today we turn 21!

For the last 21 years Environet have been leading the way in Japanese knotweed treatment, removal and eradication.

There have been many many high points during this time, and as a business we have continued to grow, lead, innovate and strive to achieve our core vision:

Japanese knotweed growing in a garden

Environet UK featured in the Media

Take a look at some of our recent press mentions.

Building and Engineer: It’s Knot a problem

Environet are featured in the latest issue of Builder and Engineer, published in April 2017.

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet UK, the leading Japanese knotweed removal specialist comments on how to handle knotweed on brownfield sites.

To read the full Building and Engineer article, please click here

Japanese knotweed on a construction site

Building Engineer: Beware of Japanese knotweed on Construction sites

Environet are featured in the latest issue of Building Engineer, published in April 2017.

Environmental scientist and Managing Director Nic Seal speaks to Building Engineer and explains how best to tackle Japanese knotweed on construction sites, highlighting the importance to checking out all knotweed liabilities before purchase.

Japanese knotweed growing by the front door

Japanese knotweed and mortgages - what you need to know about buying a property with knotweed

Japanese knotweed, the UK’s the most destructive and invasive weed is spreading throughout the UK at an alarming rate. 

The implications for those that own land affected by Japanese knotweed are far reaching. When trying to buy or sell a property with knotweed, finance will be refused unless the knotweed has been dealt with by a specialist, able to provide insurance backed guarantees.

Japanese knotweed new shoots

Japanese knotweed springs into action - red shoots spotted across the UK

It is that time of year again; new Japanese knotweed shoots have been spotted across the UK.

It is no co-incidence that Japanese knotweed has been described as indisputably the UK's most aggressive and destructive invasive plant (Environment Agency). The annual spend in the UK on control and eradication is £165m, with in excess of 500,000 homes being affected.  

Do you know what to look for?

Japanese knotweed growth across a lawn

Japanese knotweed on a development site

Japanese knotweed can make a site economically unviable to develop. 

Recently we were commissioned to assess a residential development site that had been undergoing a knotweed herbicide treatment programme by another Japanese knotweed specialist for 7 years, to check whether the knotweed was eradicated prior to site purchase. Our client was looking to build fourteen houses on the site. 

Landmark ruling on Japanese knotweed encroachment case

Robin Waistell v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

There have been many cases of adjoining landowners settling Japanese knotweed encroachment cases out of court. With the exception of Flanagan v Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, there has been an absence of any cases tested in the courts, until the recent case brought by two landowners in South Wales against Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd. 

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