Standard Terms & Conditions for the Sale of Goods and Provision of Services
1.1 In these Conditions:
"Buyer"means the person whose order for Goods and/or Services is accepted by the Seller.
"Conditions"means the standard terms and conditions of sale set out in this document and (unless the context otherwise requires) includes any special terms and conditions agreed in writing between the Buyer and Seller.
"Contract"means the contract for the purchase and sale of Goods and/or supply of Services.
"Goods"means the goods which the Seller sells to the Buyer under these Conditions.
"Order Confirmation" means the acknowledgement of the Quotation provided by the Seller to the Buyer whether written or oral.
"Quotation"means the quotation for the Goods and Services provided to the Buyer by the Seller whether written or oral.
"Seller"means Timeless Radiators, 3 Darwin Walk, Duston, Northampton, NN5 6LR, UK
"Services"means any services provided to the Buyer (including all of them or any part of them) under a Contract.
1.2 Any reference in these Conditions to any provision of a statute shall be construed as a reference to that provision as amended re-enacted or extended at the relevant time.
1.3 The headings in these Conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.
2. Making the Contract
2.1 Each Quotation will be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to buy the Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions. The Contract is made when the Quotation is accepted by the Seller by the issue to the Buyer of an Order Confirmation. The Contract will not be made until an Order Confirmation has been issued by the Seller or the Seller commences provision of the Goods and/or Services
2.2 The Contract is subject to these Conditions which shall govern the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions and all previous oral or written representations made by the Seller, but subject to the provisions of Condition 2.3.
2.3 No variation to these Conditions shall be binding unless agreed in writing between the authorised representatives of the Buyer and Seller.
2.4 The Buyer must ensure that the terms of the Quotation and any applicable specification are complete and accurate. If the Buyer wishes to amend any aspect of the information the Buyer has given it must contact the Seller immediately. Although the Seller will use reasonable endeavours to implement any such amendment which the Buyer requests, the Seller cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so after the Order Confirmation has been issued. If such amendment changes any other aspect of the Quotation (for example the price) and the Seller is able and willing to amend it, then the Seller will send the Buyer a new Order Confirmation.
2.5 All Quotations are, unless agreed otherwise in writing, valid for 30 days only or until earlier acceptance by the Buyer after which time they may be altered by the Seller without giving notice to the Buyer.
2.6 Any advice or recommendation given by the Seller or its employees or agents to the Buyer or its employees or agents as to the storage, application, suitability or fitness for purpose for use of the Goods which is not confirmed in writing by the Seller is followed or acted upon entirely at the Buyer's own risk, and accordingly the Seller shall not be liable for any such advice or recommendations which is not so confirmed.
3. Provision of the Goods and Services
3.1 The quantity, quality and description of and any specification for the Goods and Services shall be those set out in the Quotation. It is the obligation of the Buyer to prepare surfaces to which the Goods may be applied so that they are suitable for such application.
3.2 If the Goods are manufactured or any process is applied to the Goods by the Seller in accordance with a specification submitted by the Buyer whether in writing or otherwise the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller against all loss damages costs and expenses awarded against or incurred by the Seller in connection with or paid or agreed to be paid by the Seller in settlement of any claim for infringement of any patent copyright design trade mark (whether registered or not) or other industrial or intellectual property rights of any third party which results from the Seller's use of any or all of the Buyer's specification.
3.3 The Seller reserves the right to make any changes in the specification of the Goods and/or Services which are required to confirm with any applicable legal or regulatory requirements (including but not limited to safety requirements) or which do not materially affect their quality or performance.
3.4 No order which has been accepted by the Seller may be cancelled by the Buyer except with the agreement in writing of the Seller and on terms that the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller in full against all loss (including loss of profit) costs (including the cost of all labour and materials used) damage charges and expenses incurred by the Seller as a result of cancellation.
3.5 Where a Quotation is based upon information supplied by the Buyer the Buyer is responsible for its accuracy and any increased costs of supply resulting in any inaccuracy are the Buyer's responsibility.
3.6 All samples, drawings, descriptions, specifications, illustrations and advertising issued by the Seller or contained in any of the Seller's catalogues or brochures or on any website connected with the Seller (together "Samples") are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods represented by or described in them. Samples do not form part of the Contract this is not a sale by sample.
4. Price of the Goods
4.1 The price of the Goods and Services shall be the price set out in the Order Confirmation or (where the price is not referred to in the Order Confirmation) as set out in the Quotation, or (where no price has been quoted or a quoted price is no longer valid) the price calculated by the Seller from its normal price list from time to time.
4.2 The Seller reserves the right to increase the price of the Goods and/or Services to cover:
4.2.1 any increase in the cost to the Seller which is due to any factor beyond the control of the Seller (such as without limitation any foreign exchange fluctuation currency regulation, alteration of duties, significant increases in the costs of labour, materials, or other costs of manufacture);
4.2.2 any change in delivery dates quantities or specification of the Goods and Services which are requested by the Buyer;
4.2.3 any delay caused by any instruction of the Buyer or failure of the Buyer to give the Seller adequate information or instructions;
4.2.4 the costs of additional work carried out by the Seller to be able to perform the Services
4.2.5 to comply with any requirements referred to in Conditions 2.4 and 3.5
4.3 except as otherwise expressly set out in the Contract all prices are given by the Seller exclusive of:
4.3.1 packaging and delivery of the Goods to the Buyer's premises; and
4.3.2 any applicable value added tax or other applicable sales tax or duty and such sums shall be added to the price.
5. Terms of Payment
5.1 Subject to any special terms agreed in writing between the Buyer and the Seller the Seller shall be entitled to invoice the Buyer for the price of the Goods and the Services prior to despatching the Goods to the Buyers delivery address.
5.2 Payment for goods is in advance of delivery unless with the prior agreement of the Seller in writing.
5.3 If the Buyer fails to make any payment on the due date then without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Seller the Seller shall be entitled to
5.3.1 cancel the Contract or suspend further deliveries of Goods and/or provision of Services to the Buyer;
5.3.2 appropriate any payment made by the Buyer to such of the Goods (or the Goods supplied under any Contract between the Buyer and Seller) as the Seller think fit (not withstanding any purported appropriation by the Buyer); and
5.3.3 charge the Buyer interest (both before and after any judgement) on the amount unpaid at the rate of four per cent per annum above Barclays Bank plc base rate from time to time until payment in full is made (a part of a month being treated as a full month for the purpose of calculating interest).
6.1 Delivery is usually carried out via a pallet forwarding network using an HGV. The Buyer should make the Seller aware at point of order if they foresee any difficulties with this method of delivery. This includes but is not limited to: apartment/higher floor levels, gated entry, vacant buildings, gravel driveways, restricted access to HGV’s, security manned sites, etc. The pallet company will attempt to delivery pallets as close to the nearest access point on hard standing. It is not the driver’s responsibility to split/unpack the Goods or to carry the Goods into the Buyers property.
6.2 If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods or accept provision of the Services or fails to give the Seller adequate delivery instructions at the time stated for delivery (otherwise than by reason of any cause beyond the Buyer's reasonable control or by reason of the Seller's fault) than without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Seller the Seller may
6.2.1 store the Goods until actual delivery and charge the Buyer for the reasonable costs (including insurance) of storage or
6.2.2 sell the Goods at the best price readily obtainable and (after deducting all reasonable storage and selling expenses) account to the Buyer for the excess over the price under the Contract or charge the Buyer for any shortfall below the price under the Contract.
6.3 The Buyer should sign for and check the Goods upon delivery. Should it not be possible the check the Goods immediately then this should be done within 3 days of delivery – the Seller should be notified immediately if there is anything missing or damaged.
7. WARRANTIES, LIABILITIES AND INDEMNITY
7.1 The Seller will within a period of 10 years for radiators (2 years for radiator valves) from the date of delivery of Goods and from the date of provision of Services, in respect of Goods and/or Services which are proved to the reasonable satisfaction of both parties to be damaged or defective, or not to comply with the agreed specification due to defects in material, workmanship or design (other than a design made, furnished or specified by the Buyer), repair, or at its option replace, such Goods, and/or re perform or at its option refund the price of such Services. This obligation will not apply where:
7.1.1 the Buyer has improperly used the Goods in any way whatsoever, or the Goods have been subjected to misuse, unauthorised repair, damage, negligence, adverse weather conditions and/or alteration; or
7.1.2 the Buyer has not complied with installation instructions relating to radiator lifting/movement, incorrect inhibitor mixture, etc. Full installation instructions are attached to each delivery – further advice can be found on our web site.
7.1.3 damage, discolouration or failure to painted surfaces has occurred through no fault of the Seller; or
7.1.4 the Seller carries out work which is not provided for in the Order Confirmation, and is beyond the scope of the Services; or
7.1.5 the Buyer has not complied with any instructions as to use and care of the Goods in all respects; or
7.1.6 the Buyer has failed to notify the Seller of any problem or suspected problem within 3 days of the provision of the Services and/or supply of the Goods.
7.2 The above warranty does not extend to parts materials or equipment not manufactured by the Seller in respect of which the Buyer shall only be entitled to the benefit of any such warranty or guarantee as is given by the manufacturer to the Seller.
7.3 The Seller will be under no liability to the Buyer whatsoever (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise) for any damage or for any direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, but are not limited to, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss) howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with:
7.3.1 any breach by the Seller of any of the express or implied terms of the Contract;
7.3.2 any of the Goods and/or Services (including but not limited to any use made by the Buyer of any Goods, or of any product incorporating any of the Goods), or the manufacture or sale or supply, or failure or delay in supply, of the Goods and/or Services by the Seller or on the part of the Seller's employees, agents or sub-contractors;
7.3.3 any non-fraudulent statement made or not made, or advice given or not given, by or on behalf of the Seller.
7.4 The Seller hereby excludes to the fullest extent permissible in law, all express (other than those set out in the Contract) or implied, statutory, customary clauses, warranties and stipulations or otherwise which, but for such exclusion, would or might subsist in favour of the Buyer.
7.5 The Buyer acknowledges that the above provisions of this Condition 8 are reasonable and reflected in the price which may be higher without those provisions, and the Buyer will accept such risk and/or insure accordingly.
7.6 The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer or be deemed to be in breach of the Contract by reason of any delay in performing or any failure to perform any of the Seller's obligations in relation to the Goods and/or Services if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond the Seller's reasonable control. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the following shall be regarded as causes beyond the Seller's reasonable control.
7.6.1 Act of God explosion flood tempest fire or accident
7.6.2 War or threat of war sabotage insurrection civil disturbance or requisition
7.6.3 Acts restrictions regulations byelaws prohibition of measures of any kind on the part of any governmental parliamentary or local authority
7.6.4 Import or export regulations or embargoes
7.6.5 Strikes lockout or other industrial actions or trade disputes (whether involving employees or the Seller or a third party)
7.6.6 Difficulties in obtaining raw materials labour fuel parts or machinery
7.6.7 Power failure or breakdown in machinery
7.6.8 Default of suppliers or sub-contractors.
7.7 The Buyer agrees to indemnify, keep indemnified and hold harmless the Seller from and against all direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, but are not limited to, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss), costs, expenses, liabilities, injuries, damages, claims, demands, proceedings or legal costs and judgements which the Seller incurs or suffers as a consequence of direct or indirect breach or negligent performance or failure in performance by the Buyer of any of the terms of the Contract.
8. Data Protection
By placing a Quotation, the Buyer allows the Seller to use the Buyer's personal details for the purposes of supplying the Goods and performing the Services (including passing the Buyer's details on to subcontractors) and for the marketing to it by the Seller.
10.1 Any notice required or permitted to be given by either party to the other under these Conditions shall be in writing addressed to the other party at its registered office or principal place of business or such other address may be at the relevant time have been notified pursuant to this provision giving the notice.
10.2 The Seller may transfer, assign, hold on trust, licence or sub-contract all or any part of its rights or obligations under any Contract.
10.3 Each and every Contract is personal to the Buyer and the Buyer may not transfer all or any of its rights or obligations under any Contract without the prior written consent of the Seller.
10.4 Neither party intends that any of the terms of any Agreement will be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person not a party to it, save that Timeless Radiators shall be entitled to enforce any provision of the Contract.
10.5 No waiver by the Seller of any breach of the Contract by the Buyer shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any provisions.
10.6 If any provision of these Conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of these Conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected thereby.
10.7 Any dispute arising under or in connection with these Conditions and any Contract shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with English law and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.