SHEDS N CHALETS BUSINESS TERMS & CONDITIONS
All products sold by Sheds N Chalets are made from soft wood, they will need to be treated immediately with a solvent based wood preservative, then the product must be annually treated by the customer with a good quality oil based wood preservative. All timbers are of top quality and are pre-selected prior to their use in our buildings. Responsibility however, cannot be accepted for timber shrinkage, cracking, warping or the like.
With most wooden sheds and structures the key to maintaining the building is ensuring that it remains on a firm and level base and protected against moisture penetration;
Seal your windows
It is essential that all windows are sealed inside and out as soon as is possible after assembly. This could be achieved via the application of silicone, or any other suitable ‘water tight’ solution at your own preference.
Treat your building IMMEDIATLY and annually
Although your shed comes with 1 basecoat of waterbased treatment, this is only to help protect it while being installed, most treatments recommend 3 coats on new timber, so you should treat your new garden building shortly after installation with a good quality water resistant oil based treatment. This process should then be repeated annually.
PLEASE NOTE Timber is a natural product and is not a waterproof material. Until your building is treated with a good quality water repellant wood treatment, the building will probably get damp patches on the inside of the timber as the rain may soak through, if this happens it means you need to apply more treatment or a different treatment as the one you are using is not repelling the rain, please ask advise in your local paint store what products are suitable.
Ensure nothing is in contact with your building
Any overhanging tree or hedge growth poses a threat to your garden building and should be cut back at regular intervals. If a tree branch makes contact with your building it may pierce the roofing felt and encourage water ingress.
Check and replace any damaged felt
If you do find any damage sustained to your roofing felt over time it is essential that you act upon this without delay. Should you discover a rip or tear in the felt it is recommended that this area be stripped from the roof and a new covering of high grade, heavy duty, mineral felt be affixed immediately.
Check your base
You should have already ensured the base was perfectly level at point of assembly but it is important to monitor this is still the case. Any movement of the base under the building can lead to twisting of the timber or dropping of the doors.
All hinges should be lubricated with suitable oil to ensure continued ease of use.
Sheds N Chalets guarantees their products for two months after the date of delivery against all defects in workmanship and materials. Sheds N Chalets will rectify free of charge any such defects which shall be notified to them in writing within 14 days of the customer becoming aware of the defect.
Sheds N Chalets do not accept liability for any defect in the product notified to them more than two months after delivery. This does not affect statutory rights.
Glass will be supplied but not fitted. Sheds N Chalets policy is one of continuous improvements – we reserve the right to alter and improve specifications as and when necessary without prior notification.
Responsibility cannot be accepted for damage to buildings caused by the customers uneven ground. A firm level base must be supplied before the building is erected.
SELLERS RETENTION OF PROPERTY
The product shall be at buyers risk as from delivery
Following delivery, legal title to the product shall not pass from the seller to the buyer until: The buyer shall have paid the price plus VAT in full and no other sums whatever shall be due from the buyer to the seller.
Until legal title in the products passed to the buyer in accordance with clause 6(ii) the buyer shall hold the product and each of them on a fiduciary basis as bailee for the seller.
Until such time as the legal title and the product passes from the seller to the buyer shall upon request deliver up such of the product which have not ceased to be in existence or resold to the seller. If the buyer where the products are situated and repossess the product.
The buyer shall insure and keep insured the product to the full process against “all risks” to the reasonable sanctification of the seller until the date the legal title in the product passes from the seller, and shall, whenever requested by the seller, produce a copy of the policy of insurance. Without prejudice to the other rights of the seller, if the buyer fails to do so, all sums whatever owing the buyer to the seller shall forthwith become due and payable.