Terms and Conditions

The company reserves the rights to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time.

In these Terms and Conditions, the following expressions shall have the following meanings:

“Supplier” Tunsgate Holdings Ltd T/A Southern Screed

“Materials” means the goods or services to be supplied by the Supplier

“Purchaser” means the person/company to whom the Materials are to be supplied

“Contract” means the contract for the supply of Materials incorporating these Conditions

“Conditions” means the standard conditions of sale set out in this document and includes any special terms and Conditions agreed in writing between the Supplier and the Purchaser

GENERAL (a) Contracts made by the Supplier with the Purchaser for the supply of Materials, are subject to the terms and conditions set out herein. (b) No variation of these terms and conditions shall have any effect unless specifically incorporated into the Contractor accepted by the Supplier in writing. (c) An acceptance by the Purchaser of the Goodsshall be deemed to be an acceptance that these terms and conditions are incorporated into the Contract to the exclusion of all others.

QUOTATIONS A quotation is not an offer and may be withdrawn at anytime without notice. Any order based on a quotation shall only bind the Supplier on the acceptance thereof by the Supplier in writing.

PRICE The price of Materials is that ruling at the time of dispatch. Prices quoted are not fixed unless agreed in writing. The price, unless otherwise indicated, is exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT). In the event of a variation in the cost of materials (including quantities), transport, labour, maintenance of machinery or any other cost to the Supplier in order to perform the Contract the Supplier may make a corresponding increase in its prices or cancel the Contract. The Supplier will charge the Purchaser £45.00 plus VAT per hour for waiting time if this occurs during the point of delivery of Goods (from arrival on site to completion of the service).

PAYMENT/CANCELLATION (a) Upfront payment of 50% is due 72 hours before the date of delivery and the balance payment without deduction is due on the day of delivery without delay. For large jobs or jobs requiring multiple deliveries the payment terms including the deposit amount may differ and The Purchaser will be notified of this prior to the work taking place. (b) The Purchaser shall not be entitled to make any deduction (including retentions or discounts) or set off from any sums claimed by the Supplier any amount due or claimed against the Supplier by the Purchaser whether under the Contract or any other Contract. (c) The Supplier reserves the right in its absolute discretion at any time to insist upon payment by way of cleared funds for Materials before delivery or to demand security for payment before continuing with or delivering any Materials notwithstanding any subsisting agreement to provide credit to the Purchaser. (d) The Purchaser will be liable for all costs and charges in full of the Contract value if the contract cannot be carried out on the day of delivery through no fault of the Supplier (including if the preparation work has not been carried out correctly by The purchaser). The Purchaser shall also be liable to all costs relating to dumping charges for non-discharged loads. (e) If the Purchaser breaches any of the terms and conditions of Contract or if the Purchaser’s financial Conditions is such as in the opinion of the Supplier, to make it unlikely that it will perform its obligations under the Contract, the Supplier may retake possession of the Goods and cancel or suspend any further performance of the Contract. (f) If the Contract is so cancelled or suspended, the Purchaser shall indemnify the Supplier, on demand, against all losses, costs, damages, charges and expenses arising out of the Contract or the cancellation or suspension thereof. (g) Should the purchaser cancel within 48 hours prior to when the work is set to take place, a refund of any payments received will not be made and the Purchaser will be liable for all job costs. (h) Failure to make payment will result in legal action being initiated against the Purchaser to recover the outstanding costs. 

GENERAL (a) The Purchaser is responsible for supplying an area to wash the Supplier’s equipment. A minimum of a 600 litres waterproof container is required unless stated in writing. A running water supply must be available and accessible for the Supplier to use during the delivery of the goods from start to finish. (b) If pumping has to cease at the Purchaser’s request they will be responsible for the disposal costs of any material left in the Supplier’s equipment, and any costs incurred thereafter. 

PREPARATION (a) The Purchaser is responsible for all preparation works, unless otherwise stated in writing. (b) The purchaser must ensure the building is sealed from all elements by way of windows, doors or the fixing of plastic sheeting to all openings. If the screeded area contains any glass windows or doors, they must be covered during the curing process (if the sunlight comes in directly through the glass and onto the screed surface). (c) Floor preparation including placement of insulation, slip membranes and edging strips to be correctly fitted prior to arrival of the Supplier (as outlined in our guidelines with the DPM securely fixed on top of any insulation). If the screed is to be laid directly onto existing concrete / screed, then the existing substrate will need to be primed with 2-3 coats of SBR prior to The Supplier arriving on site (The Purchaser must allow sufficient drying time of the SBR) as well as ensuring any holes filled and any loose debris removed. (d) Under floor heating pipes to be commissioned, filled and secured properly to allow the screed to be laid correctly. (e) Preparation procedures must be complied with accordingly otherwise, this could affect the finished result. (f) The Supplier does not accept any responsibility should the finished result be compromised due to the preparation procedures not being adhered to (including if the building is not weather tight). (g) A datum must be supplied by the Purchaser in which the Supplier will work to.

AFTERCARE (a) The Supplier will issue aftercare information via written correspondence to the Purchaser. The Purchaser (or Purchaser’s appointed person ie; Floor Installer/Fitter/Tiler) is responsible to ensure all aftercare and preparation work is carried out sufficiently prior to floor coverings being applied. (b) Should an adhesive be required to install the flooring on top of the screed (ie; tiles/wood flooring), the floor will need to be sanded to remove the laitance (if Anhydrite screed is used) as part of the Floor Installer’s preparation work. (c) Should The Supplier provide the laitance removal service to The Purchaser and the Floor Installer has an opinion that the surface should be sanded more, this will be down to the Floor Installer to conduct as part of their responsibility for preparing the floor correctly prior to floor coverings being installed. (d) The products used must be compatible with the selected screed (ie; compatible with Anhydrite screed if Anhydrite liquid screed is installed). (e) The Supplier accepts no responsibility should the flooring fail due to the floor preparation work not being carried out correctly by the Purchaser (or Purchaser’s appointed person ie; Floor Installer/Fitter/Tiler). 

TITLE (a) The title in the Materials shall not pass to the Purchaser until payment under this and all other Contracts between the Supplier and Purchaser has been made. (b) The Purchaser acknowledges that, until full payment has been made, it holds the Materials as bailee for the Supplier and will store the Materials separately to those belonging to any other and shall not be entitled to make any charge for bailment. (c) While any payment for the Materials remains outstanding, the Supplier may at any time require the Materials to be returned to it at the cost of the Purchaser or to enter upon the premises of the Purchaser to retake possession thereof. (d) The Purchaser shall be entitled to sell the Materials on the basis that the proceeds of the sale shall belong to the Supplier to whom the Purchaser shall account on demand. (e) The Supplier may maintain an action for the price of the Materials notwithstanding that the title has not passed to the Purchaser. (f) Nothing in these terms and conditions shall confer on the Purchaser any right to return the Materials or to refuse or delay payment for them.

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the English Law.

Tunsgate Holdings Ltd T/A Southern Screed (valid from 2024 onwards)

Company registration number 10279512 VAT number 251498002