TERMS AND CONDITIONS

It’s not just customers that fall victim to cowboys and dishonest trades people, the professionals are often at the receiving end of sharp practices and dishonesty, to this end all of my work is subject to the following terms and conditions. Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

1. I reserve the right to refuse or decline work at my own discretion.

2. Hourly Rate Costs. The total charge to the Client shall consist of the cost of materials supplied by myself and my labour charge in accordance with my published current hourly rates. I shall only charge for labour relating to the work involved.

3. Fixed Price Costs. The total charge to the Client shall consist of the cost of materials supplied by myself and my labour charge as agreed with the Client in advance, except in the case where there are unforeseen circumstances or extra work is undertaken. All extra costs will be agreed with the Client in advance where jobs are undertaken under fixed price conditions.

4. I shall not be under any obligation to provide an estimate to the Client and shall only be bound by estimates given in writing to the Client and signed by myself.

5. Materials. I will charge cost price for materials and not charge for their requisition unless agreed with the client in advance or unless the requisition of such materials is excessive and interferes with day to day work (i.e. a Client specifies a specific material which is not easily obtainable or is an undue distance for collection)

6. Invoices are due for payment immediately upon delivery to the Client unless otherwise indicated or agreed in writing by myself in advance. Any part of that invoice which remains unpaid shall be subject to interest and cost of recovery

7. I do not accept responsibility or liability for incompletion or inability to complete jobs due to deliveries out of schedule or materials not being available or for circumstances beyond my control (i.e. access to job not being available)..

8. The Client is solely responsible for the settlement of accounts. I will not peruse third parties for remuneration of any costs on behalf of the Client.

9. Where my services are engaged in a project management or main contractor role the Client will be responsible for all payments to any other contractors or companies employed and also for any material charges or costs in relation to their employment unless agreed in advance in writing and signed by both Client and myself.

10. If the Customer cancels their instructions prior to any work being carried out and materials have been ordered the Client shall be responsible for the cost of those materials or expenditure in relation to the cancelled job.

11. If the Client is not wholly satisfied with the works then the Client shall give notice in writing within 12 months to myself and shall afford myself, my insurers or any other interested party, the opportunity of both inspecting such works and carrying out any necessary remedial works if appropriate. I shall not be held responsible or liable in the event of these conditions not being adhered too.

12. Any guarantees provided are solely at my distraction and shall be for labour only in respect of faulty workmanship for 12 months from the date of completion with the manufacturers warranty in force. The guarantee will become null & void if the work is subject to neglect or abuse, or use outside of what could be considered normal. The guarantee will also be null and void in the event that further work is carried out by anybody but myself. A guarantee may not be provided in a case where the Client has provided their own materials.

13. Where I agree to carry out works on installations of inferior quality no warranty is given in respect of such works and I can accept no liability in respect of the effectiveness of such works or otherwise. I will advise of this before or after completion of works.

14. These terms & conditions may not be released, discharged, supplemented, interpreted, varied or modified in any manner except by an instrument in writing signed by myself and the Client. Further, these terms and conditions shall prevail over any terms and conditions used by the Client or contained or set out or referred to in any documentation sent by the Client to myself; by agreeing to works by myself the Client agrees irrevocably to waive the application of any such terms and conditions.

15. Title to any materials supplied by myself to the Client shall not pass to the Client but shall be retained by myself until payment in full for such materials has been received by myself. Until such time as title of the materials has passed to the Client I shall have absolute authority to repossess, sell or otherwise deal with or dispose of all any or part of such goods in which title remains vested in myself, furthermore I shall be entitled to seek a court injunction to prevent the Client from selling, transferring or otherwise disposing of such goods. Unless any materials are in my sole possession the Client shall be liable for the materials whilst in the Clients possession and any subsequent damage or otherwise, however caused.

16. I shall only be liable for rectifying works completed by myself and shall not be held responsible for ensuing damage or claims resulting from this or other work overlooked or subsequently requested and not undertaken at that time.

17. The Clients statutory rights are not affected and any contracts undertaken between myself and the Client shall be subject to English Law.