TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The "Company" is Zee Garden Rooms Ltd.
The "Customer" is the person, firm, or company who purchases the product or services from the Company.
Descriptions of Work/Quotations and Terms and Conditions provided by Zee Garden Rooms Ltd and accepted in writing by the client shall form the basis of the contract between Zee Garden Rooms Ltd and the client.
The Contractor (Zee Garden Rooms Ltd) and client are entering into a contract until the agreed works are completed, or for a defined period unless otherwise stated.
If either party wishes to terminate a contract, notice must be given in writing, no less than 1 month prior to agreed project start date.
All quotes will be valid for 30 days from the date of submission. After this time, Zee Garden Rooms Ltd has the right to re-quote on the works.
Invoicing and Payments
A deposit of 20% of the total agreed cost will be invoiced by Zee Garden Rooms Ltd. Receipt of payment will represent agreement and acceptance of the Description of Works and Terms and Conditions by the client.
Stage payments against works completed/materials on site may be invoiced at regular intervals, as discussed with Zee Garden Rooms Ltd and agreed by the client prior to the start of the project.
Zee Garden Rooms Ltd shall be entitled to refuse to commence and/or cease to carry out further work if any payment due from the client remains unpaid for more than 14 days after becoming due and payable.
The final balance will be invoiced once the project has been completed and signed off by the client.
All payments must be received from the client within 14 days of the invoice date or as otherwise agreed in writing.
Zee Garden Rooms Ltd accepts payments by BACS transfer.
Changes to these terms and conditions
Zee Garden Rooms Ltd has the right to change any of the Terms and Conditions at any time. Should Zee Garden Rooms Ltd make any changes, clients will be informed immediately.
Title in all materials used within the works shall remain with Zee Garden Rooms Ltd and shall not pass to the client until the price has been paid in full by the client.
Zee Garden Rooms Ltd will maintain employee and public liability insurance in respect of works agreed.
Health & Safety and the Environment
Zee Garden Rooms Ltd will operate in compliance with health, safety and environmental legislation throughout the contract.
Machinery Plant and Equipment
Zee Garden Rooms Ltd will provide all plant, tools, machinery, vehicles, cartage and haulage for the proper execution and completion of the works, including all fuel and maintenance for the plant and vehicles.
Site Clearance on completion of works
Zee Garden Rooms Ltd will clear up debris, surplus materials, and leave the site tidy on
completion of works.
Delays caused that are beyond the control of Zee Garden Rooms Ltd are the responsibility of the client. In the event of such delays Zee Garden Rooms Ltd may charge the client for the time lost and travel costs. Zee Garden Rooms Ltd will ensure that all contracts are delivered on time (weather dependant). Should Zee Garden Rooms Ltd fall behind due to adverse weather conditions, clients will be informed.
The customer shall provide water and electricity for Zee Garden Rooms Ltd at no charge to enable the agreed works to be carried out. The client shall provide access to the site during normal working hours and a storage place for materials during the progress of the works.
The client will ensure that Zee Garden Rooms Ltd are aware of any statutory provisions, by-laws, planning or building regulation conditions specific to the site prior to commencement of works.
It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that the area to be maintained is safe, and to point out in writing any known hazards such as underground and overhead services, drains, pods, ditches or water courses. Upon and after commencement of work, Zee Garden Rooms Ltd will have the right to re-price any area, should any of these services be discovered.
Zee Garden Rooms Ltd will inform the client should deliveries be likely to cause an obstruction and will ensure any delays are agreed with the client and minimised as far as practicable.
Planning consent is not normally required however, it is the customer's responsibility to ensure that planning consent is not required for the installation of the outbuilding. We recommend you seek clarification from your local planning authority. The Company will not be held liable for any breach of Permitted Development/Planning regulations applicable to your property.
If the site is in a Conservation Area, we recommend that the customer contacts their local authority to confirm whether or not any Article 4 Directions (restrictions on your Permitted Development rights) have been applied to the property.
The customer is responsible for ensuring that their building and its location complies with their Planning Approval conditions. Zee Garden Rooms Ltd will not be liable for any changes a customer may make to the design, specification, or location of a building once a Planning Application has been submitted or approved.
Buildings constructed by Zee Garden Rooms Ltd under 'Permitted Development' should not be used for habitable accommodation. If used for habitable accommodation the guarantee is invalid.
The Company will always try to honour the estimated delivery/installation date. However, we cannot guarantee the installation date and cannot be held responsible for postponement or delay outside of our control. This may include, but is not limited to, extreme weather conditions, access difficulties, parking, traffic.
The Company cannot be held liable for any loss, damages, charges, or expenses incurred by the customer as the direct or indirect result of any delay in the delivery, installation, or completion of an order. The Company will not be held financially liable for return visits that may be required for any rectification works to the building.
Any time frames given to the customer to suggest the duration of an installation are an estimate only and do not form part of any contract. The Company will not guarantee to complete the installation of a building by any specified date or time.
Work on site
Whilst every care is taken to avoid any damage to the Customer's property, the Company cannot be held liable for unavoidable damage caused by the installation teams. The Customer accepts that some damage may be unavoidable, especially to access routes and the surrounding working areas.
The Company will install materials, fittings or appliances supplied by the customer on a goodwill basis only. The Company will not be held liable for any damage to such items. No additional items will be fitted/installed unless agreed in writing on the Scope Of Works agreement prior to the team visiting the site.
The Company reserves the right to withdraw its employees or designated contractors from site where they deem the working conditions to be unsafe in accordance with current Health and Safety Regulations. In such cases, the Company will discuss any necessary changes to the working environment/conditions with the customer which must be carried out before works can continue.
The site survey completed is a visual inspection only and the Company cannot be held liable should any underground obstructions be discovered on commencement of works, or any other undisclosed or unobservable factors that prevent, hinder or delay works whereby liability falls to the customer. This includes, but is not limited to; service pipes, drainage pipes, tree stumps, roots, asbestos, and concrete pads.
The Company reserves the right to cancel or postpone any works should unforeseen circumstances arise that affect the Company's ability to fulfil an order. In the event that the Company cancels the total installation of an order a full refund will be given to the customer unless it is found that such unforeseen circumstances have been directly caused by the customer.
If an existing base has been used e.g. concrete slab, the Company cannot be held liable for subsidence or settlement issues.
If asbestos is found on site, then the Company will not be able to continue to work on site until it has all been removed and a clearance report provided. The Company does not hold a license to handle asbestos.
The Company reserves the right to refuse to complete electrical work, and/or to apply additional charges where a connection is not possible with the current power source/consumer unit. The customer will be informed and quoted prior to any necessary additional works being carried out.
The Company reserves the right to make any changes to electrical product specification or services they deem necessary to ensure safety compliance. The customer will be made aware of any such requirements and cost implications before the relevant works are carried out.
No additional electrical work will be carried out by the Company unless agreed in writing on the Scope Of Works Agreement prior to the team visiting site.
Zee Garden Rooms Ltd makes no guarantee as to the suitability of any Wi-Fi device and/or powerline adapter, such as the TP HomePlug Solution. The liability of the Company for any Internet or Communications device or service will be limited to the value of that specific item only.
Every effort is made to provide an accurate quotation for electrical works, however, the inspection of the customer's own armoured cable and consumer unit is only visual and is based on the assumption that the customer's electrics comply with current building regulations. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the cable is fit for purpose. Quotes given at the point of sale are estimates only and do not act as confirmation of the cable being suitable. Zee Garden Rooms Ltd cannot be held liable should the cable prove to be unsuitable or inadequate.
No guarantee will be made by Zee Garden Rooms Ltd against the effects of weather exposure on the colour of the external cladding. Cedar will naturally fade and silver over time, It is recommended that any cedar on the garden room is treated by the customer within 6 months of installation and every 6 months thereafter to preserve its original colour.
Door adjustments may be necessary from time to time and are not covered under guarantee. Adjustments can be easily carried out by the customer – please call the Company for further advice.
We would like to remind customers that wood is an organic product, subject to naturally occurring changes as a result from different environmental conditions. These changes include (but are not limited to) changes in colour, surface splits, cracks, warpage, and shrinkage. The development and appearance of these natural properties of timber are not defects with the product itself and as such are not covered by Zee Garden Rooms Ltd.
Our garden rooms are manufactured from timber; as timber is a natural product, warping and expansion may occur whilst the building is settling. Zee Garden Rooms Ltd adheres to NHBC guidelines with regards to plaster cracks and should superficial cracking of plasterboard occur over 2mm wide this is covered under your guarantee.
No guarantee will be made against scratches or imperfections in/on the glass once the sign-off of the building inspection has been completed.
Where underfloor heating has been installed the customer must ensure that all furniture is raised on legs, the use of flat-base furniture will invalidate your guarantee.
Guarantee claims should be made to the main office on the discovery of the fault. Failure to report a fault immediately may invalidate your guarantee. Once agreed, a maintenance team will be dispatched to remedy the issues free of any charge. Zee Garden Rooms Ltd will not reimburse payments made to third-party repair contractors without prior written consent.
If the customer is deemed to be responsible for any faults to the building, all costs associated with remedial works will be charged to the customer.
The Company shall not be deemed liable for subsidence to the garden room or of the surrounding installation site unless such subsidence is caused by the negligence of the Company during installation.
The Customer is deemed to be responsible for any damage and or faults caused to the garden rooms by vermin or pests, this includes but is not limited to; rats, mice, foxes, insects, and birds.
Any structural alteration made to the building by the customer or a third party employed by the customer will invalidate the guarantee and as such, any related remedial works will be chargeable.
The Customer must ensure that adequate ventilation and drainage is in place around all sides of the building. Blocking in the sides of the building with paving or other landscaping material may result in excessive moisture retention either to the walls or to the base system. Blocking in the sides of the building will invalidate the guarantee.
Zee Garden Rooms Ltd uses acoustic grade plasterboard when additional noise reduction is required. This plasterboard is designed to dampen sound and minimise noise pollution. Although it provides a good level of sound insulation, there is no claim, or guarantee, that it will be completely soundproof. Results may vary depending upon, but not limited to: the amount of glazing in the garden room, the positioning of the glazing and the area surrounding the garden room.
The Company provides no guarantee in relation to any damage caused by storm-force weather conditions including flooding, standing water, or if the garden room or product has been misused or deliberately abused.
All works completed by Zee Garden Rooms Ltd are guaranteed under warranty for a period of 12 months from date of sign-off.
We may also use photographs of your completed building for marketing purposes. Please let us know via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not agree to this.
The Customer will grant the Company suitable access to the property at all times until payment in full has been made.
We strongly advise that all buildings are fitted with at least one opening window for ventilation purposes.
If the building is being used as a gym or exercise room it is important to maintain good ventilation. We recommend heating and ventilating your building before and during use to avoid condensation on equipment.
It is the customer's responsibility to ensure areas around the building are kept clear. An air gap under the sides and rear of the building must be maintained and clear of obstacles to ensure vegetation and weeds do not make contact with the building and lead to possible intrusion within the building. This will also ensure that no moisture cannot be trapped underneath the building.
Gutters and roofs should be inspected and cleared of all debris a minimum of twice a year.
As with any external building, failure to clear gutters and keep air gaps maintained may result in damage to the fabric of the building which will invalidate your guarantee.
If remedial work is carried out and the defect is found to be a result of the customer failing to maintain a clear area around the building the work will be chargeable to the customer.
All works completed by Zee Garden Rooms Ltd are guaranteed under warranty for a period of 12 months from date of sign-off.