TERMS & CONDITIONS
ALM Studios Limited
These conditions of sale apply to goods supplied by ALM Studios Limited, registered in England no. 1093284 (the Company). Any Quotation given by the Company is an invitation to you to place an order with the Company only. No contract exists between you and the company for the sale of any goods until the Company has received and accepted your order and gives you confirmation in writing.
CONFIRMATION OF ORDER
Confirmation of an order will only be sent when all details have been agreed with the Company and the first payment has been made. Once the Company sends this confirmation and payment has cleared, there is a binding and legal contract between you and the Company. No addition or alteration to the order will be valid unless agreed in writing by the Company. In the event of such alteration a surcharge may be made at the discretion of the Company. Plumbing, tiling, electrical and building work will not be included in the contract unless separately agreed. For the avoidance of doubt the Quotation does not include the final connections of electrical appliances and water supplies to appliances.
On confirmation of order a first payment of 50% of the total purchase price is due. Two weeks prior to delivery the final 50% is due. If you delay your delivery, the payment will still be due, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Company. The Company reserves the right to charge interest on overdue payments at 3% above the current UK base rate which will be calculated on a daily basis. In the event of late or non payment and without affecting any other rights or remedies of the Company, the Company shall be entitled to either suspend delivery of the goods and their installation without notice and charge interest until all amounts owing (including accrued interest) have been paid in full or terminate the contract by notice to you in writing.
Delivery is scheduled for approximately six to eight weeks from receipt of the signed Confirmation of Order, all details having been agreed. Responsibility of the goods will pass to the client upon delivery. Any damage or loss caused by persons not employed by the Company such as builders or other tradespersons is the responsibility of the client. The risk in the goods not installed by the Company shall pass to you on delivery. For goods installed by the Company risk shall pass after installation. Damage in either case due to inadequate site access shall be at your risk.
It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the site is ready for installation. The site needs to be clear, with all old cupboards removed, walls in a sound condition with one coat of emulsion, flooring in place and all services in position.
Our standard installation package includes:
Assembly, fitting and installation of the kitchen cabinet Products (including interiors, doors, drawers, handles, and cover panels)
Basic fitting of appliances, connection of gas, electricity and water by others
If during the installation services, it appears that the walls are incapable of holding the Products or the utility connections are unsafe, faulty, flawed or of poor quality, we reserve the right to suspend the installation service until the necessary remedial works have been completed. This does not affect our right to take the full payment for the Products and installation services in line with our terms & conditions.
We shall not be responsible for or liable for any damage, loss or expense caused due the poor quality of or fault with any of the walls or utility connections.
Whilst we will try to ensure out Fitter(s) keeps dust and disruption to a minimum during the provision of the installation services, you should take all reasonable and necessary steps to minimise the impact of the installation services, for example by moving breakables/delicate items and covering areas likely to be affected with dust sheets. Whilst the Fitters will endeavour to clean up after themselves, you should expect some dust to result from the installation services and you agree that we will not be liable for any cleaning expenses resulting from such dust.
Minor damage may occur to decor, plaster and tiling during the installation services but you agree that we will not be responsible for redecorating or making good any damage unless it is as a result of our negligence rather than an unavoidable consequence of having the Products fitted.
The Fitter will issue a certificate for any gas and/or electric work that has been carried out.
Once the kitchen is installed the stone masons will visit to template your worktops (if applicable). They will then return two to four weeks later to fit the worktop. You will need to arrange for your taps and hob to be disconnected and then reconnected once the stone has been fitted.
VARIATIONS IN COLOUR
The customer will be shown a sample of a typical piece of furniture and worktop. Due to the nature of some of the timbers and worktops used there will be natural variations in colour and surface markings. No guarantee is given that the furniture and worktops supplied will be an exact replica in terms of colour and surface markings as those displayed in the Company’s showroom.
Voids and fillers surrounding the installed furniture are part of normal fitting tolerances and cannot be accepted as a basis for complaint.
If the agreed delivery date is extended after signing the confirmation of order, the Company reserves the right to make a charge for the storage of your furniture.
Cancellation of orders will only be accepted if the Company has agreed in writing and on condition that you reimburse the Company all costs and expenses or losses and damages resulting from the cancellation.
All goods supplied by the Company are warranted free from defects. All goods must be inspected immediately following installation (no later than three days) and will be repaired or replaced free of charge if found to be defective or damaged in any way arising from the installation by the Company’s representatives. This warranty does not apply to any defect arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, accident, negligence by you or any third party, use otherwise than as recommended by the Company, failure to follow the Company’s instructions on aftercare or any alteration or repair carried out without the Company’s approval.
The Company shall not be liable to the Customer under the Contract in any way whatsoever for destruction, damage, delay or inability to carry out its business arising out of war or civil commotion, strikes, lockout and industrial disputes, failure of utility service or transport network, fire, storm, explosion, floods or bad weather, breakdown of machinery or plant, malicious damage, compliance with any law governmental order rule direction or regulation or any act of God or default of suppliers or sub-contractors. The Company shall further be under no liability to the Customer for any circumstances beyond the Company's control.