LAIDLAW CONTRACTS STANDARD CONDITIONS OF TRADING PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Unless withdrawn or renewed, quotations are valid for acceptance within 28 days
All schemes, layouts, designs, patterns remain the property of Laidlaw Contracts and cannot be used by a third party without prior payment of all consultancy fees and expenses.
3. THE CONTRACT PRICE
The contract price is based on the cost of materials, labour and transport ruling at the date of issue, and is based on working during the normal working hours ofthe industry. In the event ofany discrepancy between the specification and the drawings, the specification shall prevail
Laidlaw Contracts reserve the right to amend the Contract price as a result of any of the following variations occurring during the course of the Contract,
4.1 Any variations made to the specification at the request of or with the agreement of the Customer.
4.2 Any alteraiion in wage rates, working conditions, cost of materials, transport or iaxation.
4.3 Any work which is required to be done outside normal working hours or days, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
4,4 Any suspension or delay of site work for reasons outside the control of Laidlaw Contracts
4.5 Any additional transport, storage or handling of items resulting from the customer or his employees being unable to accept delivery of those items in accordance with the agreed programme,
4.6 Any failure of the Customer to comply with any other clause of these conditions for which he is responsible.
5. PROVISIONAL SUMS
Where Provisional Sums are included as part of the contract price they shall be understood to reDresent a reasonable assessment of the costs involved, based on the informaiion available to Laidlaw Contracts at the time and the contract price, shall be amended to cover the gross costs incurred in carrying out the work to which they refer
Laidlaw Contracts reserve the right to sub-contract all, or any part of such work and services as he may, at his discretion, deem necessary
The customer shall not cancel any order or part of an order, except with the written consent of Laidlaw Contracts on terms which will indemnitv Laidlaw Contracts against all loss and expenses incurred.
7.1 In the event of the Customer’s premises being destroyed or substantially damaged, the Customer shall be at liberty to terminate the contract upon paying Laidlaw Contracts for the work actually”executed and materials supplied or appropriated or on special order for the contract.
7.2 lt the Customer fails to comply with any clause of these conditions for which he is responsible Laidlaw Contracts may cancel or suspend any uncompleted works and the Customer shall be liable for the costs and exoenses incurred
All materials are offered subject to any particular direction as to use and the usual conditions of sale imposed by the manufacturers and/or suppliers of such materials and Laidlaw Contracts accepts no responsibility for variations in pattern, colour, texture or dimensions inherent in those materials nor for any subsequent deformation, splitting, discolouration or other defects caused by extremes of temperature, humidity, dampness or light.
The Customer shall be deemed to have received all necessary authorisations in respect of the specified works Any modification to the specification or drawings required by any authority and any liaison between Laidlaw Contracts and any such authority may be treated as a variation and the contract price be modified accordingly.
10. SITE FACILITIES
Sites must be clear and level with clear access, lifts and services being freely available including convenient electrical power, adequate lighting, water supply and suitable secure storage facilities for plant and materials
All orices ouoted are ex-warehouse unless otherwise stated.
12. DAMAGED GOODS
No liability can be accepted for goods delivered or installed in a damaged condition unless the Customer informs Laidlaw Contracts of such damaqe within three days of delivery or installation
The responsibility for all materials and goods delivered to site (except the plant and tools of Laidlaw Contracts) shall pass to the Customer who shall be solely responsible for the same and shall insure accordingly
14. OWNERSHIP/RETENTION OF TITLE
The ownership of materials and goods shall pass to the customer upon payment in full.
14.1 All materials and goods shall remain the property of Laidlaw Contracts until Laidlaw Contracts have received payment in full. lf such payment is overdue in whole or in part Laidlaw Contracts may, without prejudice to his other rights, recover or resell the goods or any part of them and may enter upon the Customer’s premises for that purpose, lf any of the goods are mixed or converted into other goods before such payment, the property in the whole oi such other goods shall be and remain with Laidlaw Contracts has received full payment, The Customer agrees to store such goods or any mixture or conversion ofthose goods in good order and in such a way that they are readily identifiable as the propefty of Laidlaw Contracts. lf the Customer sells or disposes of the goods or such other mixture or conversion of the goods, the Customer will hold the proceeds of such sale or disposal and any rights or claims against third parties arising from such sale or disposal upon trust for the Contractor as security for the payment to Laidlaw Contracts of all amounts due to Laidlaw Contracts The Customer will take such steps as are necessary to keep such proceeds seoarate from other monies
15. EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY
Laidlaw Contracts shall not be responsible for the following: 15.1 Set backs caused by delays in the supply of materials or items outside the control of Laidlaw Contracts and which Laidlaw Contracts could not reasonably have foreseen or avoided.
15.2 Loss or delay caused by strikes, lockouts or force majeure
15.3 Damage to workmanship, materials and equipment on site.
Please sign copy of acceptance and return with agreed deposit,
16.1 New Accounts: Stock or urgent deliveries – Pro-Forma only
16.2 Contracts: Deposit of one third with order and signed copy of the quotation Balance due on delivery or on installation
16.3 Established Accounts: Deposit of 10% with order/acceptance interim payment of 40% on arrival at site (commencement of work) 4Oo/o on departure from site (practical completion of work) 10% Balance to be paid within 30 days of completion
16.4 On large contracts Laidlaw Contracts may submit interim invoices at intervals of not less than 1 4 days during the course of the contract lf these are not paid by the Customer within 14 days the Contractor may suspend all or part of the works until they are settled in full
16.5 lnterest will be charged on all overdue accounts at the rate of 20 per month
Plain carpet is subject to shading with use, due to pile pressure. This ischaracteristic of this type of carpet and does not affect the durability of the carpet While every effort is made to ensure satisfaction, exact colour/design matching cannot be guaranteed between different widths of carpet due to manufacturing tolerances over which we have no control. Neither can d exact.matching be guaranteed between the carpet supplied and the ‘ sample displayed in the store,
No responsibility can be accepted by Laidlaw Contracts for damage to hidden or underfloor pipes, cables, etc The moving of gas appliances, cookers, other equipment or furniture are at the customer s own risk Rooms should be emptied of furniture and the existing flooring be taken up before the new flooring is laid. Should this not prove possible, prior notification must be given and a charge will be raised This estimate does not allow for the removal and easing of doors in the event of there being insufficient clearance. Damaged or faulty goods must be reported within three days from date of delivery Whilst every effort is made by our estimator to foresee all eventualities, difficulties can arise We reserve the right to charge as required should the problem be significant, and where our usual guaranteed work cannot be effected without solving the difficulty