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. 

Japanese knotweed

Consultancy services to improve knowledge and awareness of Japanese knotweed

The team at Environet are well placed in the market to offer expert advice when dealing with Japanese knotweed. 

With over 20 years' experience in the knotweed industry, we offer a variety of consultancy services, designed to improve awareness, dispel the popular myths about knotweed and reassure clients that it can be dealt with, with speed and efficiency. 

Japanese knotweed identification help

Support our chosen charities with Japanese knotweed identification

Japanese knotweed is the UK’s most aggressive and invasive plant, however it can be tricky to identify.

Commonly confused for plants such as Russian vine and bamboo, knotweed wreaks havoc when it comes to buying or selling a property, and can create issues between neighbours. It is especially hard to identify over the winter, as the knotweed lies dormant waiting to re-emerge in the spring. 

Japanese knotweed canes in the winter

Environet's Reflection on 2016

Another year has passed, making it over 20 years that we've now been in business.  

We've continued to grow, not only on the knotweed front. I'm pleased to say two of our employees have given birth this year, so we now have two beautiful babies being trained up on how best to tackle knotweed. There must be something in the air, as a further two employees are expecting babies in 2017, congratulations to all of them.

Japanese knotweed on a construction site

Your Build: Japanese knotweed - a guide for the self-builder

Environet are featured in the latest issue of Your Build, published in December 2016.

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet UK, answers some of the frequently asked questions about Japanese knotweed. Some of the common questions concerning knotweed are: is knotweed covered under general insurance policies, what is the best way to tackle Japanese knotweed on a building site, and why is knotweed such a problem. 

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