Bamboo Eradication in Brighton

As bamboo has been used as an ornamental plant and a screening plant for many years, it’s no surprise that it runs rampant across Brighton. Whether you’re a homeowner with a growing boundary issue or a business wanting to clean up their land, bamboo can quickly become a problem that you want to remove.  

That’s where we come in. At Japanese Knotweed Specialists, we have a wide range of experience in dealing with bamboo removal and other invasive species.

Our process starts with identification to ensure we adequately remove the bamboo on your grounds. Then, we create a plan before carefully and thoroughly removing the bamboo from your land.  

Our service is thorough, from the initial survey through to removal and aftercare. When you work with Japanese Knotweed Specialists, you get to work with a team of experts dedicated to invasive weed removal.

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Our Bamboo Removal Services for Brighton Properties  

Bamboo grows uncontrollably, with some species growing up to 35cm a day in the peak growing season. Some people may have been mis-sold the wrong type of bamboo by unknowing garden centre workers or planted it without knowing the problems it causes. Or, if you’ve bought a property with untamed bamboo, you may find yourself in possession of a lot of bamboo.  

Bamboo grows fast, which can be great if you need to screen your garden quickly, but fast-growing bamboo can quickly spread into your neighbour’s land, through pipes and even through the foundation of homes!

    Our bamboo removal services include:

    • Removal on sites from 1m2 to over 1000m2
    • Both commercial and residential removal by accredited experts
    • Surveys to fully scope out the work required
    • Sifting and screening for rhizomes
    • 5- or 10-year guarantees available

    Our Bamboo Removal Process

    1. Bamboo identification

    As there are so many bamboo species, knowing the exact problem we face before we remove it is essential. There are two main groups that bamboo can be put in: running and clumping.

    Running bamboo is usually the one that causes more issues. Running bamboo refers to the root system, which “runs” under the ground, and spreads far and wide. It can get through all manner of things, including groundwork and tarmac!

    The other type is clumping bamboo, where the roots form a large, bulky ball. Clumping bamboo can still be difficult to remove, as the ball can be tricky to remove.  

    Our team of surveyors, accredited by the RICS, will visit your property to understand the extent of the bamboo problem, as well as identify the genus.

    2. Management Plan Created

    Every time we remove bamboo, we create a plan to ensure it is safely and thoroughly removed.  

    This will provide you with documentation of what we plan to do, which not only reassures you, but can be used during a house sale if needed. While it’s not a legal requirement to declare bamboo, it can provide potential buyers with peace of mind that you have correctly acted on an invasive species.

    Depending on the extent of the issue, we will detail what we anticipate the disruption to be. Where bamboo may have entered the foundations of a home, or into pipework, the disruption will be greater.

    3. Removing the Bamboo

    Once a management plan has been put in place, we can begin to remove the bamboo. Bamboo is removed through the dig and dispose method, rather than herbicides, so it can be a disruptive process for you. We will, however, always work considerately and reduce the disruption to your livelihoods as much as we can.  

    During the removal process, we will update you on the progress as well as any issues we’ve come across. Please feel free to ask any questions throughout the process, and we’ll do our best to facilitate your requests.  

    How much does Bamboo Removal Cost in Brighton?

    Bamboo removal starts from £1,000 plus VAT.

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    4. Guarantee in Place

    Once we have fully removed the bamboo, we apply a guarantee to the affected land. We are able to offer a 5- or 10-year guarantee.  

    This guarantee means that if bamboo does grow back within the time frame of your guarantee, we’ll remove it at no additional cost to you. As bamboo can grow back from the smallest root fragment, we recommend a guarantee to provide peace of mind.

    As standard, we use a five-year guarantee, but if you would prefer greater peace of mind then a 10-year guarantee can be applied.  

    Why Do You Need to Remove Bamboo?

    Bamboo needs removing because if planted incorrectly, it can spread beyond your boundaries. It’s easy for bamboo to be supplied wrongly, and some garden centres or plant suppliers will often incorrectly label their bamboo if they don’t know what the correct genus is. You may have a more invasive type of bamboo without even knowing!

    Planting Bamboo Laws & Legislation  

    There are no specific laws against planting bamboo, and as it is not a listed species in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it’s not illegal to plant it.  

    Bamboo should always be planted in a strong pot with a root barrier to prevent it from breaking through. If possible, raise the pot off the ground, so you can see any root breakthrough.

    Where Do We Operate?

    Brighton has always had a problem with invasive species, including bamboo. We work across Brighton and Hove including:

    • Elm Grove
    • Portslade
    • Falmer
    • Saltdean
    • Peacehaven
    • Newhaven  
    • Kemptown
    • Southwick
    • Stanmer
    Why Choose Japanese Knotweed Specialists for Bamboo Removal in Brighton?

    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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    PCA & TrustMark accredited
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    10 Year insurance backed guarantees
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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 Specialists 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 bamboo removal, all from your computer or phone.

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    Book Your Expert Bamboo Removal in Brighton Today

    Speak to Japanese Knotweed Specialists today on 0800 122 3326 or fill in our contact form.

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