Terms & Conditions of Business
1. These terms
1.1 What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply products to you, whether these are goods or services.
1.2 Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these terms, please contact us to discuss.
2. Information about us and how to contact us
2.1 Who we are. We are Crownhill Conservatories Ltd a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 11350185 and our normal trading address is Plymouth Garden Centre, Fort Austin Avenue, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5NU which you can use to contact us or send any notice to us under these terms and conditions. Our registered VAT number is 306211552.
2.2 How to contact us. You can contact us by telephoning our customer service team at 01752 786015 or by writing to us at [email protected] or Fort Austin Avenue, Plymouth PL6 5NU.
2.3 How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your order.
2.4 “Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails.
3. Our contract with you
3.1 How we will accept your order. Our acceptance of your order will take place when we email or otherwise write to you to accept it, or act on your order, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
3.2 If we cannot accept your order. If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this and will not charge you for the product and/or service. This might be because the product cannot be sourced, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the product or because we are unable to meet an installation or delivery deadline you have specified.
4. Our products and services
4.1 Guarantees. We will endeavour to pass on all manufacture guarantees provided to us by the manufacturer. This includes:
4.1.1 10 years for frames & sealed units; and
4.1.2 2 years for locks and handles.
4.2 Glass. It is not uncommon that some distortion can occur on double or triple glazed units when viewed from various aspects. We cannot be responsible for glass breakages once delivered to your property. We can give no warranty concerning the incidences, prevention or elimination of condensation following installation.
4.3 Additional work. You will be responsible for any removal and refitting of any alarms/curtain rails/cables/pipes/tiling etc., and redecorating. No additional works will be carried out other than those agreed in your order form. If any lintels construction defects or latent defects are found to be present during the course of the work which could not have been reasonably detected at survey, an additional estimate will be submitted for acceptance by the customer. Whilst we will use all reasonable endeavours to estimate the amount of work required it is important to note that our sight surveys are noninvasive. We reserve the right to revise estimates for any unforeseen conditions and circumstances outside of our control.
5. Your rights to make changes
If you wish to make a change to the product you have ordered please contact us. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible, we will let you know about any changes to the price of the product, the timing of supply or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change. If we cannot make the change or the consequences of making the change are unacceptable to you, you may want to end the contract (see clause 8, Your rights to end the contract).
6. Our rights to make changes
6.1 Minor changes to the products. We may change the product:
6.1.1 to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and
6.1.2 to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements.
7. Providing the products
7.1 Delivery costs. The costs of delivery will be as notified to you before you place your order.
7.2 When we will provide the products.
7.2.1 The goods. As this will depend on availability from third parties, we will contact you with an estimated delivery date as soon as are reasonably able to do so. This may be more than 30 days after the day on which we accept your order.
7.2.2 The installation services. We will begin the services on the date agreed with you during the order process. The estimated completion date for the services is as told to you during the order process.
7.3 We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our supply of the products is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any products you have paid for but not received.
7.4 If you are not at home when the product is delivered. If no one is available at your address to take delivery, we will leave you a note informing you of how to rearrange delivery.
7.5 If you do not re-arrange delivery. If you do not collect the products from us as arranged or if, after a failed delivery to you, you do not re-arrange delivery or collect them from a delivery depot we will contact you for further instructions and may charge you for storage costs and any further delivery costs. If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange delivery or collection we may end the contract.
7.6 If you do not allow us access to provide services. If you do not allow us access to your property to perform the services as arranged (and you do not have a good reason for this) we may charge you additional costs incurred by us as a result. If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange access to your property we may end the contract.
7.7 When you become responsible for the goods. A product which is goods will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the product to the address you gave us.
7.8 When you own goods. You own a product which is goods once we have received payment in full.
7.9 Reasons we may suspend the supply of products to you. We may have to suspend the supply of a product to:
7.9.1 deal with installation problems or make minor changes to the order;
7.9.2 update the product to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
7.9.3 make changes to the product as requested by you or notified by us to you (see clause 6).
8. Your rights to end the contract
8.1 Your rights when you end the contract will depend on what you have bought, whether there is anything wrong with it, how we are performing and when you decide to end the contract:
8.1.1 If what you have bought is faulty or misdescribed you may have a legal right to end the contract (or to get the product repaired or replaced or a service re-performed or to get some or all of your money back), see clause 11;
8.1.2 If you want to end the contract because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do, see clause 8.2;
8.1.3 If you have just changed your mind about the product, see clause 8.3. You may be able to get a refund if you are within the cooling-off period, but this may be subject to deductions and you may have to pay the costs of return of any goods;
8.1.4 In all other cases (if we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind).
8.2 Ending the contract because of something we have done or are going to do. If you are ending a contract for a reason set out at (a) or (b) below the contract will end immediately and we will refund you in full for any products which have not been provided and you may also be entitled to compensation. The reasons are:
8.2.1 we have told you about an error in the price or description of the product you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;
8.2.2 there is a risk that supply of the products may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control; or
8.2.3 you have a legal right to end the contract because of something we have done wrong.
8.3 Exercising your right to change your mind (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013). For most products bought off-premises you have a legal right to change your mind within 14 days and receive a refund. These rights, under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, are explained in more detail in these terms.
8.4 When you don’t have the right to change your mind. You do not have a right to change your mind in respect of:
8.4.1 bespoke products that have been specifically custom made to your specific requirements, for example windows, doors or conservatories which are made to measure and have been manufactured at your request; and
8.4.2 services, once these have been completed, even if the cancellation period is still running.
8.5 How long do I have to change my mind? How long you have depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered.
8.5.1 Have you bought services? If so, you have 14 days after the day we email you to confirm we accept your order. However, once we have completed the services you cannot change your mind, even if the period is still running. If you cancel after we have started the services, you must pay us for the services provided up until the time you tell us that you have changed your mind.
8.5.2 Have you bought goods? If so you have 14 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the goods, unless: (a) Your goods are split into several deliveries over different days. In this case you have until 14 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the last delivery to change your mind about the goods.
9. How to end the contract with us (including if you have changed your mind)
9.1 Tell us you want to end the contract. To end the contract with us, please let us know by calling us on 01752 786015. Please provide your name, home address, details of the order and, where available, your phone number and email address.
9.2 Returning products after ending the contract. If you end the contract for any reason after products have been dispatched to you or you have received them, you must return them to us. You must either return the goods in person to where you bought them, post
them back to us or (if they are not suitable for posting) allow us to collect them from you. Please call customer services on 01752 786015 or email us at [email protected]. If you are exercising your right to change your mind you must return to us the goods within 14 days of telling us you wish to end the contract.
9.3 When we will pay the costs of return. We will pay the costs of return:
9.3.1 if the products are faulty or misdescribed; or
9.3.2 if you are ending the contract because we have told you of an upcoming change to the product or these terms, an error in pricing or description, a delay in delivery due to events outside our control or because you have a legal right to do so as a result of something we have done wrong. In all other circumstances you must pay the costs of return.
9.4 What we charge for collection. If you are responsible for the costs of return and we are collecting the product from you, we will charge you the direct cost to us of collection.
9.5 How we will refund you. We will refund you the price you paid for the products including delivery costs, by the method you used for payment. However, we may make deductions from the price, as described below.
9.6 Deductions from refunds if you are exercising your right to change your mind. If you are exercising your right to change your mind:
9.6.1 The maximum refund for delivery costs will be the costs of delivery by the least expensive delivery method we offer. For example, if we offer delivery of a product within 3-5 days at one cost but you choose to have the product delivered within 24 hours at a higher cost, then we will only refund what you would have paid for the cheaper delivery option.
9.6.2 Where the product is a service, we may deduct from any refund an amount for the supply of the service for the period for which it was supplied, ending with the time when you told us you had changed your mind. The amount will be in proportion to what has been supplied, in comparison with the full coverage of the contract.
9.7 When your refund will be made. We will make any refunds due to you as soon as possible. If you are exercising your right to change your mind then:
9.7.1 If the products are goods and we have not offered to collect them, your refund will be made within 14 days from the day on which we receive the product back from you or, if earlier, the day on which you provide us with evidence that you have sent the product back to us. For information about how to return a product to us, see clause 9.8.
9.7.2 In all other cases, your refund will be made within 14 days of your telling us you have changed your mind.
10. Our rights to end the contract
10.1 We may end the contract if you break it. We may end the contract for a product/service at any time by writing to you if:
10.1.1 you do not make any payment to us when it is due and you still do not make payment within 7 days of us reminding you that payment is due;
10.1.2 you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the products or services:
10.1.3 you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us to deliver the products to you or collect them from us; or
10.1.4 you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us clear access to your premises including access to electric supplies that we may require to supply the services.
11. If there is a problem with the product
11.1 How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us. You can telephone our customer service team at 01752 786015 or write to us at [email protected] or Plymouth Garden Centre, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5NU. Alternatively, please speak to one of our staff in-store.
11.2 Your obligation to return rejected products. If you wish to exercise your legal rights to reject products you must either return them in person to where you bought them, post them back to us or (if they are not suitable for posting) allow us to collect them from you. We will pay the costs of postage or collection. Please call customer services on 01752 786015 or write to us at [email protected] to arrange collection.
12. Price and payment
12.1 Where to find the price for the product. The price of the product (which includes VAT) will be the price indicated in on your order form. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct. However please see clause
12.3 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the product you order.
12.2 We will pass on changes in the rate of VAT. If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the product, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the product in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.
12.3 What happens if we got the price wrong. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the product’s correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the product’s correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order.
12.4 When you must pay and how you must pay. We can usually accept payment by BACS, faster payment, electronic bank transfer, cheque and cash. When you must pay depends on what product you are buying:
12.4.1 You must make an advance deposit for the goods or services, before we provide them, a deposit will be agreed with you in advance. We will invoice you for the balance of the price of the services when we have completed them. Payment is due on presentation of each invoice.
12.5 We can charge interest if you pay late. If you do not make any payment to us within 7 days of receiving your final invoice we may charge interest to you on the overdue amount at the rate of 3% a year above the base lending rate of Bank of England from time to time. This interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay us interest together with any overdue amount.
12.6 What to do if you think an invoice is wrong. If you think an invoice is wrong please contact us promptly to let us know. You will not have to pay any interest until the dispute is resolved. Once the dispute is resolved we will charge you interest on correctly invoiced sums from the original due date.
13. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
13.1 We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.
13.2 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products including the right to receive products which are: as described and match information we provided to you and any sample or model seen or examined by you; of satisfactory quality; fit for any particular purpose made known to us; supplied with reasonable skill and care and, where installed by us, correctly installed; and for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
13.3 When we are liable for damage to your property. If we are providing services in your property, we will make good any damage to your property caused by us while doing so. However, we are not responsible for the cost of repairing any pre-existing faults or damage to your property that we discover while providing the services or anything we have confirmed is specifically excluded.
14. How we may use your personal information
15. Other important terms
15.1 You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else (except that you can always transfer our guarantee). You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing. However, you may transfer our guarantee to a person who has acquired the product or, where the product is services, any item or property in respect of which we have provided the services. We may require the person to whom the guarantee is transferred to provide reasonable evidence that they are now the owner of the relevant property.
15.2 Nobody else has any rights under this contract (except someone you pass your guarantee on to). This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms, except as explained in clause 15.1 in respect of our guarantee. Neither of us will need to get the agreement of any other person in order to end the contract or make any changes to these terms.
15.3 If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
15.4 Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in the English courts.
Model Cancellation Form
(Complete and return this form only if you wish to withdraw from the contract)
To Crownhill Conservatories Ltd of Plymouth Garden Centre, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5NU, Telephone number: 01752 786015 and email: [email protected].
I/We [*] hereby give notice that I/We [*] cancel my/our [*] contract of sale of the following goods [*]/for the supply of the following service [*],
Ordered on [*]/received on [*],
Name of consumer(s),
Address of consumer(s),
Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper),
[*] Delete as appropriate
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“We shopped around quite a few in the Plymouth and surrounding areas, Crownhill Conservatives were very competitively priced, great quality, no pushy salesman, friendly team where nothing was too much trouble…I would highly recommend absolutely loving our conservatory which is now my favourite room in our property”
“Steve B was so helpful and accommodating at every stage of the conservatory project, from the initial consultation and planning right through to the plumbing and plastering. We had quotes from two other bigger companies but wanted to keep the business local. Nothing has been too much trouble. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.”
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“We are delighted with our “Guardian” replacement roof. Steve C. did an amazing job removing the old one and fitting the new. A tricky job, but expertly accomplished to our complete satisfaction, with fine attention to detail and a clean, stylish finish. Our conservatory has been transformed. Competitively priced and promptly fitted. Would we employ Crownhill Conservatories again? “yes please”
“They came to us highly recommended by personal contacts and created a brilliant new conservatory for us. The team has been working together for many years and this is also evident in their seamless work with sub-contractors – eg electrician and plasterer. Their work is meticulous and nothing is too much trouble. If you are looking for a local company which specialises in conservatories and who also offer realistic quotes and trusting terms, contact them now. They have been in the business for some time and know what they are doing, and they do it very well.”
At Crownhill Conservatories at the Plymouth Garden Centre, we supply & fit top quality conservatories to suit all types of home in the Plymouth area & across Devon & Cornwall.
All conservatories come with a 10 year, insurance-backed guarantee.
Contact & Opening Hours
Crownhill Conservatories Ltd
Fort Austin Avenue
Plymouth PL6 5NU
Just inside Plymouth Garden Centre, Crownhill
Mon-Sat: 9am - 4:30pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4pm