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Terms & Conditions

1. Conditions
1.1 All orders for the products of Southern Sheds Ltd or any of its divisions (hereinafter called the company) must be submitted in writing by the proposed purchaser (hereinafter called the buyer) on the official order form. Any variation or alteration in the type of goods therein described must be specified in writing by the buyer. The company reserves the right to vary the design and specifications shown in the catalogue or on our web site at any time without prior notice.
1.2 All specifications & sizes given by the company in the belief that they are as accurate as possible but are not to be treated as binding of forming part of the contract. All sizes stated are external sizes.
1.3 In accordance with general trade practices, timber sizes quoted are nominal, which is before machining.
1.4 Acceptance of the goods order shall be deemed as evidence of the buyer's acceptance of these conditions.
2 Prices
2.1 The price shown both in the company's catalogue and web site are inclusive of V A T @ the current rate.
2.2 Payment must be made in full before the manufacture of the goods or Finance can be arranged which a proposal form must accompany the order, a sale agreement will then be forwarded and must be returned to the company, together with the deposit for the order.
2.3 Payment by cheque shall be treated as received once the cheque has been cleared.
2.3a If a cheque received from the customer is not paid on first presentation then a charge of 25.00 will be made to the customer to compensate for the bank charges and administration involved.
2.4 Application may be made for an Account, which application shall be determined in the absolute discretion of the company; if an Account is approved by the company payments are due in full not more than 30 days from the date of invoice.
2.5 Interest on overdue invoice shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due @ 2 % per calendar month or part thereof.
3 Delivery
3.1 Whilst every reasonable effort shall be made to keep any delivery date, time of delivery shall not be of the essence. The company may wish to alter the stated delivery date; however the customer will be informed at the earliest opportunity. The company shall not be liable for any losses, costs, damages or expenses incurred by the buyer or any other person or the company arising directly or indirectly out of the failure to meet the estimated delivery date.
3.2 Any delay in the delivery of the goods shall not give rise to the buyer treating the contract as void or to reject the goods.
3.3 The company will deliver the goods to the buyer's premises or that of a specified address made at the time of order, the buyer shall make necessary arrangements to take delivery of the goods.
3.4 Goods will be delivered to point most convenient to our carriers. Further transfer or installation within the buyer's premises must be arranged and paid for prior to delivery.
3.5 If the buyer refuses or fails to take delivery of the goods for any reason on the day stated by the company, the company shall be entitled, at it's discretion, to leave the building at the buyers premises at the buyers own risk and refund the installation fee see note 5.5 alternatively we can return on a date arranged by the company once the current recall charge has been received by the company.
3.5.1 If the scheduled installation cannot be carried out on the agreed date due to: insufficient Access, Incorrect Base or an unsafe working area etc, we will have no option but to treat this as a delivery only. We will either refund 50% of the installation fee if you opt to install the building yourself or we will return on a date arranged by the company once the recall & Re-delivery charge plus any other expenses incurred have been received by the company.
3.5.2 Where delivery is made impossible we will have no option but to return the goods to the factory & store at the buyers own risk. The buyer shall then be liable for all storage and expenses incurred. We will then return on a date arranged by the company once the current recall & Re-Delivery charge plus any other expenses incurred have been received by the company.
3.6 The buyer shall inspect the goods upon delivery and shall notify the company in writing within seven (7) days of any shortages or any damage in transit. The buyer shall also sign the driver's delivery note with any details of any visible damage in transit.
3.7 The company reserves the right at its option, to replace or credit, any damage or loss arising from the transportation of goods and then only if the company's official delivery receipt is so endorsed by the driver causing damage or loss.
3.8 The company will not consider any claims made by the buyer in respect of shortages or damage in transit unless these conditions are observed.
3.9 The company's installers have the right to refuse to install the goods if they find the access unsuitable or they deem it unsafe to do so or if the buyer has not provided adequate site conditions including where appropriate a proper base.
4 Risk and title
4.1 The risk in goods shall pass to the buyer immediately upon delivery.
4.2 All goods remain the property of the company until payment in full has been received.
4.3 If any payment due under these conditions is overdue in whole or in part, the company may without prejudice to any of it's rights recover and/or re-sell the goods and may enter the buyers premises by it's servants or agents to recover the goods and the buyer shall be liable for all the company's costs of doing
5 Cancellation and returns
5.1 The company reserves the right to cancel any order, in such event all monies paid will be refunded in full. See note 5.5
5.2 Subject as hereinafter mentioned the buyer may cancel an order and must do so in writing to the company stating the order number and the reason for the cancellation.
5.2.1 The cancellation of an order more than ten (10) working days before the delivery date the company reserves the right to retain 15.00 to cover administrative costs.
5.2.2 Cancellation less than ten (10) working days before the delivery date the company reserves the right to retain 35.00 to cover administrative costs.
5.2.3 Cancellation within two (2) working days before the delivery date the company reserves the right to retain 15% of the total cost with a minimum of 35.00 to cover administrative & production costs.
5.3 Postponement of the goods within two (2) working days previous to the delivery date the company reserves the right to Charge a Storage & Handling fee to be settled before delivery can be made.
5.4 If the buyer is not reasonably satisfied with the goods, the company will refund all monies paid providing the goods are returned to the company premises, carriage paid, within seven (7) days of delivery and are in as good condition as when dispatched by the company.
5.5 All refunds that may be authorised by the company will be paid by cheque, if the buyer had paid by cheque/cash, or will credited back to a credit card if the buyer had paid in that manner.
5.6 Any monies that have been paid to an agent, in the event that the buyer wishes to cancel will be reimbursed by the agent concerned with a 5.00 deduction to cover administrative costs.
6 General
6.1 The company cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by their products.
6.2 The company cannot accept liability for defects or losses arising through the neglect of the buyer.
6.3 The company cannot accept liability arising from the failure of the buyer to regularly maintain the building as stated by the company.
6.4 The company advises the buyer to insure the products and any contents against all risks.
6.5 The company cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by acts outside its control, strikes, lockouts, flood, fire etc.
6.6 The company's products incorporate natural materials, which are subject to naturally occurring environmental and climatic changes i.e. variations in colour, expansion & shrinkage and may contain minor imperfections. The company cannot accept responsibility for these natural occurring changes. The buyer shall accept the position and shall make no objection with regard thereto and no such matters shall annul the sale or entitle the buyer to rescind the contract.