Terms – Residential Sales

BUSINESS TO CONSUMER – ON PREMISES – SUPPLY OF GOODS

Our terms:

  1. THESE TERMS:
    1. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply products to you.
    2. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these terms or require any changes, please contact us to discuss.
  2. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
    1. We are Devon Shutter Company Limited a company registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is at Unit 22B Alexandria Trading Estate, Alexandria Road, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 9HL. Our registered VAT number is 184575178.
    2. You can contact us by telephoning 01395 578 506, or by writing to us at info@devonshutters.co.uk
    3. If we have to contact you, we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your order.
    4. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails.
  3. OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU
    1. Our acceptance of your order will take place when we tell you that we are able to provide you with the product at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
    2. If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this and will not charge you for the product. This might be because the product is out of stock, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the product or because we are unable to meet a delivery deadline you have specified.
    3. We will assign an order reference to your order and tell you what it is when we accept your order. It will help us if you can tell us the order reference whenever you contact us about your order.
    4. Our website is solely for promotion of our products in the UK. Unfortunately, we do not accept orders from addresses outside the UK.
  4. OUR PRODUCTS
    1. The images of the products on our website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that a device’s display of the colours or the printed pictures in our brochure accurately reflects the colour of the products. Your product may vary slightly from those images.
    2. If we are making the product to measurements you have given us you are responsible for ensuring that these measurements are correct. You can find information and tips on how to measure on our website, or by contacting us.
  5. YOUR RIGHTS TO MAKE CHANGES

If you wish to make a change to the product you have ordered please contact us. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the price of the product, the timing for delivery or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change.  All changes should be made prior to start of construction to avoid additional costs being incurred.

  1. OUR RIGHTS TO MAKE CHANGES
    1. We may change the product to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements. These changes will not affect your use of the product.
    2. In addition, we may make changes to these terms or the product, but if we do so we will notify you and you may then contact us to end the contract and receive a full refund before the changes take effect.
  2. PROVIDING THE PRODUCTS
    1. The costs of delivery and installation will be as told to you during the order process and stated within you Spec and invoice.
    2. During the order process we will let you know when we will provide the products to you and install them if installation has been paid for.
    3. We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our delivery or installation of the products is delayed by an event outside our control, then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay.
    4. If you have asked to collect the products from our premises, you can collect the products from us at any time by prior arrangement during our working hours of Mon- Fri 09.00-16.30.
    5. If you do not collect the products from us as arranged or if, after a failed delivery to you, you do not re-arrange delivery or collect them from us we will contact you for further instructions and may charge you for storage costs and any further delivery costs. If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange delivery or collection we may end the contract.

If you have asked us to install the products for you and you do not allow us access to your property as arranged (and you do not have a good reason for this) we may charge you additional costs incurred by us as a result.

    1. The product will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the product to the address you gave us or you collect it from us.
    2. You own the products once we have received payment in full.
    3. We may need certain information from you so that we can supply the products to you. If so, this will have been stated in the description of the products on our website. We will contact you to ask for this information. If you do not give us this information within a reasonable time of us asking for it, or if you give us incomplete or incorrect information, we may either end the contract (see clause 9.1) or make an additional charge of a reasonable sum to compensate us for any extra work that is required as a result. We will not be responsible for supplying or installing the products late or not supplying or installing any part of them if this is caused by you not giving us the information we need, within a reasonable time of us asking for it.
    4. We may have to suspend the supply of a product to:
      1. Deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes;
      2. Update the product to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
      3. Make changes to the product as requested by you or notified by us to you (see clause 6).
    5. We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending supply of the product, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we have to suspend the product for longer than 3 MONTHS you may contact us to end the contract.  In such case we will refund any sums you have paid in advance for the product in respect of the period after you end the contract.
    6. If you do not pay us for the products when you are supposed to (see clause 11.4) and you still do not make payment within  7  days of us reminding you that payment is due, we may suspend supply of the products until you have paid us the outstanding amounts. As well as suspending the products we can also charge you interest on your overdue payments (see clause 11.5). Unpaid goods remain the property of Devon Shutter Company Limited
  1. YOUR RIGHTS TO END THE CONTRACT
    1. You may contact us to end your contract for a product at any time before we have started construction and you have paid for it, but in some circumstances we may charge you for doing this, as described below. Of course, you always have rights where a product is faulty or miss-described (see clause 10).
    2. If you are ending the contract for a reason set out at (a) to (e) below the contract will end immediately and we will refund you in full for any products which have not been provided or have not been provided properly and you may also be entitled to further compensation. The reasons are:
      1. We have told you about an upcoming change to the product or these terms which you do not agree to (see clause 6.2);
      2. We have told you about an error in the price or description of the product you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;
      3. There is a risk that supply of the products may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control;
      4. We have suspended supply of the product for technical reasons, or we notify you that we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than 3 Months; or
      5. You have a legal right to end the contract because of something we have done wrong.
    3. If you are not ending the contract for one of the reasons set out in clause 8.2, then the contract will end immediately and we will refund any sums paid by you for products not provided but we may deduct from that refund reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your ending the contract.
    4. If you end the contract after products have been dispatched to you and (because we cannot recall them) they are delivered to you, you must return them to us. If you are ending the contract for one of the reason specified in clause 8.2 above, or because you are exercising your legal rights to end the contract because of something we have done wrong then we will pay the costs of return. In all other circumstances you must pay the costs of return.
  2. OUR RIGHTS TO END THE CONTRACT
    1. We may end the contract for a product at any time by writing to you if:
      1. You do not make payments to us when it is due and you still do not make payment within 7 days of us reminding you that payment is due;
      2. You do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the products; or
      3. You do not, within a reasonable time, allow us to deliver the products to you or install them or collect them from us.
  3. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE PRODUCT
    1. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us. You can telephone us on 01395 578 506 or write to us at info@devonshutters.co.uk or mail Unit 22B Alexandria Trading Estate, Alexandria Road, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 9HL.
    2. If you wish to exercise your legal rights to reject products you must either return them in person to where you bought them, post them back to us or (if they are not suitable for posting) allow us to collect them from you at cost.
    3. Your right to change your mind. We, Devon Shutter Company Limited of Unit 22B Alexandria Trading Estate, Alexandria Road, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 9HL, offer the following guarantee which is in addition to your legal rights and does not affect them. If you change your mind about a product either before it is at start of construction, please contact us to arrange for a full refund.
    4. Warranty. We warrant that our shutters will be defect free in materials or workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the shutters provided that such products were properly installed. Any resale or other transfer of the product and/or materials voids this warranty. Sidmouth Range shutters with a Paint Finish come with a 3-year limited warranty on colour fastness of paints. Dartmouth Range shutters, stained have a 3-year limited warranty on colour fastness of stained products. All associated hardware has a 3-year limited warranty. Structure of shutter panels has a 3-year warranty. This warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other obligations, liabilities or warranties. In no event shall Devon Shutters be liable for incidental or consequential damages, or for any expense associated with such damages. Repair or remakes of defective products is the sole remedy under this warranty and in no event shall Devon Shutters be liable for costs to remove and/or reinstall a product that they have not originally Manufactured or fitted. This warranty does not cover any condition of or damage to the shutter or window, from unauthorized repairs, accidents, alterations, misuse, abuse, act of God, motorized devices, wear and tear or failure to follow our instructions with respect to measurement, installations, cleaning or maintenance, shutters should be kept in a clean moisture free manner, protected from natural elements and condensation. Improper, inappropriate or unauthorized replacement parts, repairs or maintenance voids this warranty. Due to manufacturing, natural variations in colour, grain and texture in these products, Devon Shutters is not able to guarantee exact matches to samples, nor are they able to guarantee exact matches on subsequent orders. All other warranties, both express and implied, are expressly disclaimed. This warranty excludes all liability for consequential or incidental damages for any cause whatsoever. Woodstains: We cannot guarantee a perfect colour match, as part of the character of a natural wood product is that it may vary in tone and grain. Paint Finishes: A custom colour may not end up being an exact duplicate. This is due to a number of variables such as: the species of timber the paint is being applied to, the number of coats applied, the degree of sanding and surface preparation, the temperature and humidity at application and drying. We cannot warrant product installed in commercial, rental property, Hotels, Bars, restaurants and the like. This warranty does not include shipping charges or the cost of labour involved for measuring and installation, this is at Devon Shutters discretion. Removal of the shutter for any form of repair to either the surroundings or the shutter by the owner voids warranty. Trim, finishing caulk and so forth may discolour or otherwise change over time and does not form part of this warranty
  4. PRICE AND PAYMENT
    1. The price of the product (which includes VAT) will be the price set out in your Spec and invoice at the date of your order unless we have agreed another price in writing. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of product advised to you is correct. However please see clause 11.3 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the product you order.
    2. If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the product, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the product (including delivery and installation costs in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.
    3. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the product’s correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the product’s correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order. If we accept and process your order where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could reasonably have been recognised by you as a mispricing, we may terminate the contract, refund you any sums you have paid and require you to return the product at our expense.
    4. We accept payment with most major credit and Debit cards and by BAC’s transfers. You must pay for the products including delivery and or installation costs as per the dates stated on your invoice statements.
    5. If we are unable to collect any payment from you by the due date we may charge interest to you on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% a year above the base lending rate of HSBC Bank from time to time. This interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay us interest together with any overdue amount.
    6. If you think an invoice is wrong please contact us promptly to let us know.
  5. OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU
    1. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill.
    2. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the goods and for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
    3. If we are installing the products or providing other services in your property, we will make good any damage to your property caused by us while doing so. However, we are not responsible for the cost of repairing any pre-existing faults or damage to your property that we discover while providing the services. 
    4. We only supply the products for domestic and private use. If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
  6. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
    1. We will only give your personal information to third parties where the law either requires or allows us to do so. See our privacy policy on our website www.devonshutters.co.uk
  7. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
    1. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation.
    2. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing.
    3. This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms. No Guarantee is transferable.
    4. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
    5. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.
    6. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.

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