OUR
APPROACH

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We undertake a highly professional and systematic approach to every project. Our main services are detailed below.


ADVICE


Japanese Knotweed Solutions is a leading authority on the problem and invests heavily in raising the awareness of Japanese Knotweed within the construction industry. Early identification will significantly reduce the cost implications and timescales involved in eradicating Knotweed from the development.


SITE INSPECTION


To confirm the existence and extent of Japanese Knotweed on the site.


FULL SURVEY


We will then produce a detailed CAD based survey confirming the exact location and size of the Knotweed stands.


PROPOSALS


A detailed document is developed to qualify the methods and associated costs for works to assist in the process of control and eventual eradication of Japanese Knotweed. This will include survey results, legal status, control methods, suggested works, method statement, material safety data, technical data and site layout planning.


ERADICATION


We have an experienced team of licensed sprayers. Strict measures are taken to ensure that chemicals are sprayed in a controlled manner with temporary boundary fencing restricting access and caution signs placed around the site.


SITE  MONITORING


We produce an ongoing inspection regime to monitor sites where Japanese Knotweed may be suspected or where the infestation could potentially spread onto the site from an external source.


MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES


We can advise on Japanese Knotweed management plans. This may be of particular relevance if you do not own the land where Japanese Knotweed is present but you need to work in the area. (E.g. Utility Companies)


This option has minimal cost implications as we are not setting out to achieve eradication but minimise cross contamination and avoid prosecution for knowingly spreading the weed. We can ensure that all your works are undertaken within the Environment Agency guidelines and the Code of Practice is adhered to.


Management programmes will be tailored to suit your needs following a site survey but will involve some of the following operations:



  • Chemical spraying before and after works to reduce the viability of the weed

  • Supervision of your works

  • Toolbox talks to educate site contractors

  • Setting up designated clean areas with footwash and machine cleaning facilities

  • Installation of barriers


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RAPID
RESPONSE

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Rapid Response


Time is a critical issue when it comes to the spread of Japanese Knotweed. We now have a dedicated Rapid Response Team who are on standby 7 days a week to respond to urgent customer enquiries.


The units are regularly seen flying around the UK’s motorway network. If you’ve got a Japanese Knotweed problem that needs urgent attention, why not test our response rate?


RESEARCH &
DEVELOPMENT

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JKSL’s Carbon Footprint Report >

Reducing Carbon Emissions


Giant Hogweed disposal: still a bit of a grey area? >

Investigations into the contradictory regulations surrounding Giant Hogweed


Envirolink Spring 2008 >

JKSL feature in the spring edition of Envirolink magazine 


Rhizome viability test to be patented >

JKSL to develop new technique to identify cell death in rhizome


R&D department expand team of MSc researchers >

JKSL take on a further two MSc students


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