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Professional Bamboo Removal

Whether you’re selling your house, experiencing overgrowth from a neighbour or are a commercial property owner, bamboo can be a major problem. While not officially an invasive species, it can quickly overrun gardens and property without you realising it until it’s too late.  

Bamboo removal must be done with care. There are over 1,400 variants of bamboo, and without the proper identification of bamboo, you could run into further troubles.  

Here at Japanese Knotweed Specialists, we offer a full service, from survey to total removal. This means you work with the same company and the same contact throughout, with full transparency at every step.

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Our Bamboo Removal Services

Bamboo has long been used to screen gardens and commercial properties from prying eyes. It grows quickly and thickly, which is why it’s so popular for screening, but this is also the exact reason that it becomes invasive.  

Some bamboo types can grow up to 35 inches a day and can reach full maturity in just three months, meaning that you could plant it in April and by August, your garden could be overrun.  

This is why at Japanese Knotweed Specialists we offer a full scope service that includes both identification and removal across the UK, from Brighton to London. We can identify the type of bamboo, whether it’s running or clumping, and then remove it as needed.

    Our bamboo removal services include:

    • Removal on sites from 1m2 to over 1000m2
    • Both commercial and residential removal by accredited experts
    • Surveys to understand the extent of the problem
    • Sifting and screening for rhizomes
    • Five or 10 year guarantees available

    Our Bamboo Removal Process

    Carried out by accredited experts, our bamboo removal process is used across both commercial and residential properties:

    1. Identify the Bamboo Problem

    Through professional surveys carried out by our RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) approved surveyors, we can identify the genus of the bamboo, whether it’s running or clumping, and how extensive the spread is.  

    The two types of bamboo, running and clumping, are named so because of their root systems. Running bamboo roots will spread as far as possible, whereas clumping bamboo will form root balls that stay in one spot.

    Running bamboo is often what causes the most problems, as its root systems can penetrate walls, paving, and even through home foundations. Although, large root balls can still be extremely difficult to remove, due to their bulk and weight.  

    Our team of experts will be able to accurately identify the bamboo type whilst carrying out a full survey.

    How Much Does a Bamboo Survey Cost?

    A bamboo survey from Japanese Knotweed Specialists costs £299 plus VAT, which includes the findings and removal suggestions.  

    In our bamboo removal surveys, we identify how severe the bamboo infestation is, whether it’s encroaching on any neighbouring properties, and detail the recommended removal process.  

    Don’t be tempted to pay for a lesser service – a RICS-approved bamboo survey will save you time, money and stress.

    In recent years, there has been an increase in litigation claims over boundary encroachment from invasive plants. A home owner can take civil legal action if bamboo has spread onto their land or property, and it is classed as a private nuisance. A survey from Japanese Knotweed Specialists can identify where, if any, encroachment is occurring, saving you potential small claims court costs and enabling a swift resolution.

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    2. Bamboo Management Plan Created

    Before we begin a bamboo removal project, we create a plan to ensure that we remove all of the root system, and if we can’t do it all in one go, we will map out how we will eradicate your infestation.  

    A management plan is also there for your records, such as when selling or buying a house, or for any further garden renovation work. It’s also used to help provide a guarantee of the work done for both us and for you.

    3. Removal of the Bamboo

    Once we have agreed and finalised the bamboo management plan, we begin the bamboo removal process.  

    The type of bamboo will affect the specific removal process selected. Clumping bamboo will be largely less destructive than running bamboo, as the clumping root ball will not have expanded as laterally.

    Running bamboo may require more extensive removal, such as patio deconstruction or even investigating underground pipes to check for damage. We have seen damage to walls, paths, drives, fences and lawns and shrub beds. And in severe cases the foundations to the property, with bamboo making its way into the house.  

    We use excavation to thoroughly remove any bamboo.  

    Don’t pay twice! We often get called in to remove Bamboo where a gardener has failed to remove the bamboo correctly as its often underestimated

    How Much Does Bamboo Removal Cost?  

    Bamboo removal costs begin at £1,000 plus VAT.

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    4. Guarantee Applied

    Once we have removed the bamboo, we apply a five-year or 10-year guarantee to the site, which means that any regrowth is treated for free.

    We apply a five-year guarantee as standard, as bamboo, like Japanese knotweed, can regrow from a fragment of the root.

    Our guarantees will ensure that if any regrowth occurs, or if you have any concerns, you can get in touch with us without any worry about being charged.

    5. Guarantee in place

    Running bamboo may require further excavation, although not commonly. That’s why our guarantees are in place.  

    Here at Japanese Knotweed Specialists, we will come out to remove any reappearing bamboo for no extra cost during your guarantee.  

    This provides you with the peace of mind that we are here to help, and we can identify and solve problems.

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    Case Study: Severe Bamboo Infestation Removal

    We recently worked with a housing association to remove a severe infestation of running bamboo along the back of their garden, which had spread into 5 properties penetrating through paving slabs and it was going to escalate into a legal claim, which would have been far more costly than the removal itself. This required excavation and off-site removal.  

    The bamboo was rapidly taking over their garden, and being against a boundary line, the housing association wanted to remove the bamboo before it caused any damage to neighbouring properties.

    Why Do You Need to Remove Bamboo?

    Bamboo is a highly invasive plant that, when not potted or planted correctly, can quickly spread over lawns, killing off flowerbeds or garden features. 

    The fast-growing and forceful root systems of running bamboo can penetrate through paving slabs, patios, stone pathways and even permanent structures like cavity walls and floor voids. If your bamboo is near drainage systems, the roots can break into the pipework, causing damage to not only your property, but potentially the local area.  

    Legal Implications of Planting Bamboo

    As bamboo is not listed as an invasive species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, you are free to plant it as you wish. However, you should plant bamboo with caution, using a root barrier, or placing it in a pot.

    In recent years, encroachment cases of plants coming over boundary lines have increased in small claims courts. Therefore, whilst you can plant bamboo, it’s best to really consider how you plant it to ensure you don’t end up with a boundary dispute.

    Why Choose Japanese Knotweed Specialists for Bamboo Removal?

    We’re recognised by the PCA (Property Care Association) and are members of their Invasive Weed Group (IWG), as well as being RICS approved, TrustMark accredited and SafeContractor verified.

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    Our Bespoke Live Reporting System

    Our parent company, Grounds Care Group, uses a bespoke live reporting software called iView, developed over 12 years, and as a Japanese Knotweed Specialist customer, you will have access to iView. This gives you insight and scheduling reports, as well as access to receipts, quotes and documentation at the click of a button. Here, you can see the progress of your Japanese knotweed removal, all from your computer or phone.

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