Our MD has reached PCA’s certified surveyor status.

Japanese Knotweed

We’re proud to announce that our Managing Director, John, has completed his accreditation from PCA (the Property Care Association) and now has a Surveyor’s Competence Certificate. The PCA is an organisation dedicated to providing high quality training to professionals within the building preservation and treatment industry. We’re honoured to have been certified by the PCA, as […]

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How Japanese Knotweed could choke your mortgage

Keep out sign Japanese Knotweed under treatment

Ever heard of Japanese Knotweed? Defined as an ‘invasive vegetation’ species it is now knocking thousands off house prices in the UK. The plant can grow up to 10 centimeters a day, with bamboo type stems and stealthy roots. How can my mortgage be refused? Homeowners are starting to face refusals to mortgage applications if […]

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What is the Knotweed Code of Practice?

Spring - Japanese Knotweed

The nuisance that is Japanese Knotweed is well known to UK authorities. The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 states that it is an offence to “plant or otherwise cause to grow in the wild” any plant listed in Schedule nine, Part II of the Act. It’s no surprise that Japanese Knotweed appears on this list […]

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If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em

Cooking pot

It’s a pesky plant that can bring a garden to its grass stained knees in a matter of weeks. But now, the fast-growing, invasive and downright deadly (for other plants) Japanese Knotweed is getting its comeuppance, being served up on plates in some of the country’s most popular restaurants. Head chef at Brighton’s Terre Terre, […]

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