Bamboo Eradication in London

For landowners in London, bamboo can pose a huge risk if left unchecked. As it spreads quickly, it’s easy to find it encroaching boundary lines in a matter of days.  

Japanese Knotweed Specialists are experts in bamboo removal and disposal ensuring bamboo is no longer a problem on your land.  

We will identify the type of bamboo you have, and then ensure that it’s removed entirely. The smallest fragment of rhizome left can cause major problems, hence our thorough removal process.

Our service covers everything from survey through to removal. One company, one channel of communication, and one problem solved for you.

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Our Bamboo Removal Services

As bamboo has been a plant used to screen and decorate for many years, you may have inherited this problem from previous owners. Or, you could have chosen to plant this without realising how invasive this plant can be.  

Bamboo grows thickly and quickly, which makes it is great for adding privacy.  However, bamboo doesn’t stop growing and can soon take over your land. Some bamboo species can grow up to 35 inches a day and others reach full maturity in just three months, which means you could have a problem on your hands sooner than you thought.

    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

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

    1. Identify the Issue

    Before you can even begin to remove bamboo, you need to be able to identify the problem. As there are over 1,400 variants of bamboo, knowing exactly which variant is present on your land is imperative to remove the plant successfully.

    There are two groups of bamboo varieties: running and clumping. Running bamboo has long roots that spread fast, whereas clumping is in a singular root ball. Running bamboo is often what causes problems with pipework and foundations and is often more complex to remove. Clumping can also be difficult to remove due to the size and weight of the root ball.  

    Our team of RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) approved surveyors will visit the property, identify the genus, and also trace the spread as far as possible.  

    Bamboo Survey Cost London

    The cost of a bamboo survey in London from Japanese Knotweed Specialists is £299 + VAT, which includes a report of findings.  

    Other bamboo removal companies may often just do a visual check and removal. The issue here is that a visual check isn’t thorough enough for invasive species like bamboo. You need to be able to see the root formation. If you just use a general contractor, you could run into major long-term problems with bamboo regrowth.

    2. Management Plan for Bamboo Created

    Before any project of bamboo removal commences, we’ll create a management plan to give you an idea of what happens, and when it happens.  

    This also gives you a record for when you come to sell your house, or re-mortgage. While there’s no legal obligation to declare bamboo, buyers will want to know of any remediation works, and be aware of any guarantees. It’s also proof for our guarantee, and both parties will keep a record of it.

    3. Bamboo Removal

    Once your survey has been completed and we’ve created your management plan, work can commence on removing the bamboo.  

    If the genus is running bamboo, the removal process can be heavily invasive. This is another reason we do a management plan, so you have an idea of the disruption before it begins. During the removal process, we’ll keep you informed of the progress and also ensure that we work around you.  

    Clumping bamboo is less invasive but it can still take considerable time, as it will need to be removed in one piece.  

    Running bamboo causes damage to pipework, patios, walls and even foundations of the home in severe cases. As such, depending on what we find as we continue to work, there may be more disruption than anticipated.  

    How much does Bamboo Removal Cost in London?

    Bamboo removal starts from £1,000 plus VAT.

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    4. Guarantee Applied

    Once we’ve completed the work, we are able to offer  a 5- or 10-year guarantee to the land. This means, if bamboo does grow back, we’ll come and remedy the land.

    As standard, we recommend 5-year guarantees but can offer 10-year guarantees on request. Bamboo can regrow from just a fragment of root, and we don’t want you to be out of pocket when you’ve already had work done, which is why we offer such robust guarantees.

    Case Study: Removing a Severe Infestation of Bamboo

    A housing association near London recently got in contact with us to ask about bamboo that was about to encroach on a boundary line. The bamboo was a running genus, and so we knew we had to act quick, especially as the client had warned us that it was escalating to a legal claim if it wasn’t removed.  

    Luckily, they got in touch with us and we were able to remove the bamboo with no problems. It required extensive excavation with off-site disposal, and Japanese Knotweed Specialists removed the bamboo completely.

    Why Do You Need to Remove Bamboo?

    If not potted or planted correctly, bamboo can quickly spread. Many garden centres and plant suppliers won’t provide the correct information for each bamboo type they sell, and unknowing gardeners can plant an invasive species without realising. As bamboo can spread within months, you need to remove it sooner rather than later to prevent boundary infringements or other legal battles.

    Laws on Planting Bamboo

    While there are no specific laws on planting bamboo, and as it is not a listed species in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it’s not illegal to plant it. However, you should proceed with caution, as bamboo can grow very fast.  

    We always recommend planting it in a strong pot, with a root barrier, to prevent it from being able to spread.

    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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