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Product variation?

We always recommend that you view as much of your product of choice as possible prior to purchasing. If you have not been able to visit one of our inspirational showrooms then we would be happy to send swatch samples or images to you. However, please note that samples and images are intended as a guide only and unfortunately cannot show all possible tonal and texture variations.


Stock availability & payment?

In most cases stock is readily available for imminent delivery. However, if your chosen product is not currently available, we will note approximate lead-times on your quotation. Please feel free to contact us to discuss alternative sizes or products that may be delivered sooner. Orders can be confirmed with full payment by card, bank transfer, cash or cheque. Cleared funds are required prior to despatch.

 

Stocked products can usually be delivered within 5 working days or any convenient day thereafter. We are happy to store your order for a maximum of 4 weeks.


Ordering the right quantity?

Please ensure that all measurements are double checked prior to order placement. We recommend that you include an additional 10% to allow for cutting, minor imperfections, breakage and natural variation. Unfortunately we cannot accept the return of excess material including any ancillary products.


When will my delivery be made?

Standard deliveries are made between 9.00am and 5.30pm. Please be advised that unfortunately we will not be able to provide an ETA on standard deliveries, even on the morning of your delivery. Should you require a more accurate timescale, then morning (9.00am – 1.00pm) and afternoon (12.00pm – 5.30pm) or timed deliveries may be possible for a small extra charge. Please advise us if a timed delivery is required at the point of order placement so arrangements can be made.


How will my delivery be made?

Deliveries are generally made (kerbside to the nearest accessible point) using a large heavy goods vehicle with a mechanical tail-lift and pallet truck. Please advise us in advance of any access issues such as steep gradients, gravel driveways, overhanging trees etc. In this instance, we would endeavour to use one of our own fleet of vehicles for your delivery that have been specially adapted to overcome these types of access restrictions. As these are often in high demand, there may be a slightly longer lead-time for delivery on our own specialised vehicles.

Somebody must be available to accept, sign for and safely store the goods as required. Unfortunately, the driver is not able to unpack products and move them from the place of delivery. Orders will be shrink wrapped for protection, but please try to move the materials undercover as soon as possible and ensure all ancillary products are stored to avoid damage by frost or rain.

It is important that you provide us with the correct contact number should we need to call you prior to delivery. If a delivery fails because of incomplete or incorrect information being supplied, or if we are unable to contact you, then additional charges may be incurred. Neither party wishes this to be the case, so your assistance would be greatly appreciated.


What do I do if my order arrives damaged?

The general condition of your order should be inspected and any obvious damage itemised on the delivery note. Please ensure that the outer packaging is carefully opened so that inspection of the material can be made. Please do not sign as “unchecked” as this may invalidate any future claims. Please notify us of any issues as soon as possible and within your relevant timescale, (see Terms and Conditions). With the majority of orders, we will supply additional materials over and above quantities purchased – details of this are stated on your paperwork. Minor edge chipping and slight imperfections are normal and often tiles that are slightly damaged can be used in cuts. We advise that you order a 10% allowance above and beyond your actual requirements to allow for potential cuts and wastage.


How should I unpack my order?

The shrink-wrap should be carefully cut open ensuring that you do not damage any of the packaged products and all ancillary items should be stored in dry conditions & not allowed to freeze. Any supporting wooden braces should be gently levered apart and banding should only be cut once the products are fully supported to avoid unnecessary breakage. Tiles should always be stacked and stored vertically (on edge) but not on a hard surface as this can cause edge chipping. Any present protective film or spacers should be kept between the faces of the tiles. This will help to avoid scratching when moving goods. Stone tiles are often packed wet and do not dry out until they are unpacked, therefore some of your stone may appear darker in shade until thoroughly dry.