Terms & Conditions
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Terms & Condition
This website is published and maintained by Southwest Builders. Please note that when you access, browse or use this Site you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions set forth below.
This site is for your personal use only. You may not distribute, exchange, modify, sell or transmit anything you copy from this Site, including but not limited to any text,  images, audio and video, for any business, commercial or public purposes. As long as you comply with the terms of these Terms & Conditions of Use, Southwest Builders grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited right to enter, display and use this Site. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of this Site in any way.
Quotations are based on the drawings and detail therein, as provided by the client or an agent acting on behalf of the client.  Prices are valid for 30 days.  The client has confirmed and taken responsibility that all walls to be moved or new doorways made through walls, are non load bearing, and has gained the relevant planning permission, building control and party wall approvals. The quotation is subject to a site visit and structural engineer’s assessment and calculations where necessary.  Timescales are estimated and dependent on material and labour availability.  Time frames given in days are working, rather than calendar days, and assume un-impeded access and scheduling of works.  All Southwest Builders designs and drawings are and remain the copyright of Southwest Builders.  If the client delays the agreed start date or works once in progress for any reason, a suspended works charge is payable, pro-rata for the man days delayed, as well as any associated material costs. The Client is not permitted to discuss pricing issues with the team on site, unless prior written authorisation has been given by Southwest Builders.  The price is based on all client supplied items being designed for standard UK plumbing and electrical fitting, sizes and ratings. Unless otherwise stated all tiling is assumed to be porcelain, ceramic, non mosaic and smaller than 20cm square, and of a uniform width and thickness.  Recessed down lighters supplied by Southwest Builders are standard 50w with white or chrome surround, unless otherwise specified.
The Company may charge for any packaging provided on a time and materials basis. Charges levied by the Company for crates, cases, pallets or aggregate bags will be credited if reusable items in good condition are returned to the Company carriage paid within 28 days of delivery. Polythene sacks are non-returnable.
We recommend that all furniture, pictures and delicate items such as personal chattels are removed from the works area, including access areas, during the works, and those remaining are adequately protected.  We also advise that all valuables are removed from site; building sites can be prime targets for theft.  Southwest Builders will always endeavour to avoid damage to a customer’s property.  However, accidental damage while carrying out building works may occur for which we would normally not accept responsibility if due care is taken.  The client provides power and water from the utilities on site to enable the contractor to work.
Materials, suites and appliances selected by the Client cannot be changed after being purchased.  Any measurements taken by Southwest Builders at the request of the clients for sizing purposes relating to the purchase of specific appliances, fittings and fixtures must be double checked by the client and agreed to in writing prior to purchase; Southwest Builders will take no responsibility for any inaccurate measurement for any such items.  Materials and labour supplied by Southwest Builders are guaranteed for twelve months from the date of practical completion of the works.  This guarantee is voided if others have worked on Southwest Builders works during the warrantee period without Southwest Builders express prior written authorisation, or if Southwest Builders has not been granted access to inspect any potential warrantee issues.
The Company shall not be liable in respect of any misrepresentation made by the Company its servants or agents to the Customer its servants or agents as to the condition of the Goods, their fitness for any purpose or as to quantity or measurements unless the representation is made or confirmed in writing by the Company and/or is fraudulent.
All payments are to be made by electronic BACS/CHAPS transfer or by cheque to Southwest Builders.  Payment schedules may vary according to project size.  If the customer delays (either before or during commenced works) or cancels all or part of the works, Southwest Builders has the right to the full contract sum, including the non returnable deposit.   Any payment that is cancelled or fails to clear will be subject to a penalty charge of 10% or £250 of the monies overdue, whichever is the greater.  Payments subsequent to a dishonoured cheque must be made by cash or bankers draft.  Works will be suspended until overdue payments are received and cleared.  Late payments will be subject to an interest charge of 5% above Bank of Scotland base rate.  Payment of the deposit signifies the client’s agreement to the contract including these Terms and Conditions.