Terms & Conditions
Welcome to the least personable and least enjoyable page on our site. We need to talk terms & conditions. I know it’s not much fun, but it’s important that we share them and, that you read them. We’ve kept this as a plain English summary of the Terms of Conditions, but full and detailed Conditions of Sales are available.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE IN PLAIN ENGLISH
Essential points of our Terms and Conditions of Sale in Plain English, fully detailed Conditions of Sale are available upon request.
The terms and conditions are applicable to the supply of products made by the Seller, here after referred to as Gillies & Mackay Ltd, to the Buyer. The Seller means Gillies & Mackay Ltd, East Inchmichael, Errol, Perthshire, PH2 7SP and the company’s website, www.gilliesandmackay.com. The Buyer shall mean the person(s), firm or company seeking to purchase the goods from the Seller.
ACCESS AND LEVELING
Access to the base must be clear and unobstructed before our arrival. Prices on our list allow for carrying of panels up to a maximum of 30 yards, due to the size of the panels and to comply with Health and Safety legislation. It’s not always convenient and isn’t good practice to carry buildings through garages, over walls, or over next-door’s garden!
If access is not clear or the site not level, we’ll leave the building for you to assemble yourself. If you require us to return and erect the building for you, an extra charge will be levied at a rate of £15.00 per 15 minutes of labour and £50.00 for extra vehicle costs. If you have a problem with your site, or have any doubts about levelling, please let us know well in advance.
SHEDS and PLAYHOUSES
Before delivery, you must ensure that your site is level. Ideally, you’ll have a dedicated slabbed area for your shed or Playhouse. If you don’t provide a slabbed area for a Shed or Playhouse, we will bring breeze blocks and bearers to support the building on. This will raise your building by a minimum of 9 inches off ground level.
Summerhouses require a slabbed base. Due to weight distribution we won’t assemble summerhouses on breeze bocks. Floor plans and measurements can be found on our website or by request at our office.
GARAGES and CABINS
Concrete plinths are required for more substantial buildings, such as Garages, Cabins, Studios, Lined and Insulated Out Buildings. A site visit will be conducted to determine exactly what is required.
Please ensure that there is someone available to show us where you would like your timber building positioned. If no-one can be available, please provide us with a site plan prior to the delivery date. If we don’t receive a site plan and your site isn’t absolutely evident, we shall leave the building for you to assemble yourself. If we need to return to assemble the building for you, an extra charge will be levied at a minimum of £50.00 to cover vehicle costs.
Full payment must be received by the Seller 1 week prior to delivery; however a 10% deposit is required on buildings priced over £1000.00, 20% for over £2000.00 and 30% for £3000.00 and above.
If you prefer to pay by credit card please arrange this through the sales office. We accept Mastercard, Visa and Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Cheques should be made payable to Gillies & Mackay Ltd. Bank Transfer details can be obtained from the office.
All prices are quoted in Pounds Sterling and inclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate. Any order that remains unpaid 7 days before the scheduled delivery will be cancelled and the slot reallocated.
TITLE & RISK
The property of the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Buyer has paid to the Seller the whole price thereof, and any monies whatsoever owing by the Buyer to the Seller. The Buyer agrees that prior to the payment of the whole price of the Goods, the Seller may at any time enter upon the Buyer`s premises or premises under the Buyer`s control or to which the Buyer has right of access, for the purpose of inspection, repossession and removal of Goods therefrom, and that prior to such payment the Buyer shall keep the Goods in good and substantial repair and condition and separate and identifiable for the aforementioned purposes.
Nothing herein shall constitute the Buyer the agent of the Seller for the purposes of sub-sale. Notwithstanding that property in the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer save as provided above, the Goods shall be at the risk of the Buyer when the Goods are delivered or when a Buyer is notified that they are available for collection. Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this clause, the Seller may at his sole discretion, and at any time by notice in writing to the Buyer, transfer the property in the Goods to him.
It’s always our aim to deliver your building on the day you’ve requested, however all our delivery dates are considered as indicative only. We can’t be held responsible for delays that may arise due to any third party.
a) Unless otherwise specified, all items should be signed for on delivery or uplift.
b) The Buyer shall inspect the goods within 24 hrs of receipt and within that time shall be deemed to have accepted the goods.
It’s the responsibility of the buyer to apply the second finishing coat of preservative and follow all the relative guidelines outlined in the customer care sheet. If the buyer does not apply the second finishing coat of preservative the buyers building guarantee will not be valid.
Cancellations are only accepted if made in writing. Cancellations should be made no later than 10 days before the estimated date of delivery. If cancellation is not made within this period, then the order will be considered valid and the Customer will remain liable for the full payment. If cancelling by e-mail confirmation must be received for the cancellation to be formally accepted.
Please note that certain buildings may be subject to planning permission or building control. Whilst we are happy to provide the Customer with diagrams or build-sizes of the various types of buildings, it is entirely the responsibility of the Customer to look into the planning regulations relevant to his area and to complete the necessary paperwork, if required to do so.
Gillies & Mackay Ltd will take no responsibility for the erection of buildings where the correct permissions have not been sought and which may later be subject to a removal order by the relevant planning department. Drawings and revisions are subject to a minimum charge of £50.00 will be applied per set, which will be refunded upon purchase of your building. If you require us to act as your Agent in a planning application, the relevant planning fee will be applied, please ask for details.
These terms and conditions are governed and shall be interpreted in accordance with the Law of Scotland.
If you have any queries about any of the above, please do not hesitate to telephone us on 01821 642713.
We reserve the right to decline an order and to alter the designs and/or specifications without prior notice. Such changes would be made in order to upgrade and improve existing designs. The designs of the buildings and of any publications are copyright Gillies & Mackay Ltd.