Japanese Knotweed Eradication in Hastings

Sitting on the South Coast in the county of East Sussex, Hastings is remembered for being the site of the famous Battle of Hastings, and the place where King Harold took an arrow to the eye.

Why is Japanese Knotweed a Problem in Hastings?

Thanks to its proximity to the sea, Hastings was a seaside destination in the 19th century, just as Japanese knotweed became a popular ornamental plant for the upper class in London.

While Japanese knotweed has only in the last 30 years or so become a well-known invasive species, the prevalence of its use as an ornamental plant in Victorian homes meant that it was used often in properties throughout Hastings.

In modern day Hastings, the renewed development and interest in the town has meant an increase in infestations being discovered and identified , and the deep excavation of building works has also revitalised old root systems.

Identifying Japanese Knotweed in Hastings

If you suspect you may have Japanese knotweed in Hastings, then you should contact an approved company such as Japanese Knotweed Specialists who can carry out a range of surveys, including residential surveys based on the new RICS guidance.

By using an approved company such as Japanese Knotweed Specialists, you can also benefit from a range of our removal services.

Japanese Knotweed Removal Services We Offer in Hastings

With experience working with local authorities and developers in Hastings, we are able to offer a wide range of services to those working and living in the area.

Whilst our recommendations for each project vary based on the needs of the landowner, as well as the land itself, our professionals may advise one of the following knotweed removal methods:

Removing Japanese Knotweed in Hastings

With interest in properties in Hastings on the rise, the town has also seen more of an interest from commercial land developers. If land infested with Japanese knotweed is intended for future development, it is necessary to excavate the plant rather than using herbicidal or stem injection methods to eradicate it and to ensure the project is able to continue without severe delays.

The borough council has a program in place for eliminating Japanese knotweed in the Hastings area; however, this is only applicable to land owned by the council. So, if you’re a private land developer or homeowner you will need to seek out professional knotweed removal for any suspected infestations near or around your Hastings property.

Why Work with Japanese Knotweed Specialists?

As well as being fully accredited by the PCA (Property Care Association) and, as members of their Invasive Weed Control Group, we also offer mortgage guarantees of 35 years, backed by a GPI policy.

Our 5- and 10-year guarantees are PCA and RICS approved and are accepted by many mortgage companies.

Where Do We Work in Hastings?

While we work across the South East coast, within Hastings, we work in:

  • St Leonards
  • Bexhill
  • St Helens
  • Crowhurst
  • Henley’s Down
  • Three Oaks
  • And further afield

Working with Japanese Knotweed Specialists

We work across multiple sectors, both private and public, to offer our expert services, from consultancy to removal.

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Our teams will work considerately in your home and garden to ensure our removal service is not only thorough, but protects the habitats you may have also. You can also rest in the knowledge that we have trained our removal staff to work around pipes, such as gas or plumbing, ensuring your day-to-day life isn’t affected.

Residential Services


When preparing to develop a site, carrying out a survey and removal is best done before any construction starts. With our ability to carry out dog surveys, we can find knotweed all year round, and begin removal reactively to ensure your project isn’t delayed and can continue, backed by our guarantees.

Commercial Services

Contact Japanese Knotweed Specialists

If you live in Hastings or you are a developer looking to starting a commercial project in Hastings and would like to speak to one of our Japanese Knotweed Specialists, you can call us on 0800 122 3326 or contact us here

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