TERMS AND CONDITIONS

STATUTORY RIGHTS

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions affects your Statutory Rights. Please note your statutory cancellation rights are not affected. Contact Consumer Direct (08454 04 05 06) for details or visit their web site at http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk .

INSTRUCTION TO WORK:

An instruction to carry out work, whether written or verbal, shall be taken as an acceptance of these terms and conditions unless the work is subject to different terms and conditions in a written contract signed by both parties.

DEFINITIONS AND BASIS OF PRICING

1. A Budget Price is given as a guide for budgeting purposes when limited information is available in the early stages of a project. It is not an offer to carry out work for the price given. An estimate or a quotation should be obtained when more information is available.
2. An Estimate is an approximate price given either as a range or a percentage variation and constitutes an offer to do the work within the stated limits. It is used where an exact price is not required or there is inadequate information to give one. This has an expiration date of usually 30 days from date of estimate after which time we reserve the right to amend the estimation costs to reflect any changes to prices in materials and/or labour costs.
3. A Quotation is an offer to do the work specified at the fixed price given. This has an expiration date of usually 30 days from date of quotation after which time we reserve the right to amend the quotation costs to reflect any changes to prices in materials and/or labour costs.
4. A Provisional Sum is an allowance made for a specific part of the work when there is inadequate information to include a fixed price for it. The sum is chosen with care but the final cost may vary considerably. An estimate or quotation should be obtained when more information is available.
5. Daywork indicates charges for labour and materials used where either a price is not needed, there is not enough time to prepare one or it is not practical to give one due to unknown elements of work. Fault finding is a typical example and the time taken to locate the fault will often be longer than the time to fix it.
6. Schedule of Work The price is based on the schedule of work. This may be provided by the client or prepared by the contractor. It is the basis of the contract and clients should check it carefully to ensure it meets their requirements as variations will change the price.

CONDITIONS

1. The price is based on normal working hours, 7.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday , unless otherwise stated
2. All possible care will be taken in carrying out the work and the price includes making good and for the screwing down of any floorboards, unless otherwise stated in the schedule of work. Please note, we cannot be held responsible for the fabric of the building disintegrating while chasing and therefore, where any chasing is necessary into walls, making good will be done to the best of our ability for chases of a maximum of 2 inches in width, but will only be made good ready for a decorative finish to be carried out by others. All floorboards
3. Prices do not include any charges made by the network operator or energy supplier unless specifically stated. These charges may be made for any work up to the meter including connections to meter or earthing terminal.

VARIATIONS

Unless otherwise stated in the estimate or quotation all costs for variations listed below may be passed on to the client

1. Changes in labour and/or wholesale material costs subsequent to the date of the estimate or quotation.
2. Additional work arising from adverse structural conditions revealed during the course of the work and which could not reasonably have been foreseen.
3. Inspection and Tests are carried out to British Standards. 10-20% are sampled and concealed cables are not inspected (e.g. under floorboards). Remedial work may expose further faults.
4. Waiting time or additional visit where access is not available at an agreed appointmen

Variations shall be notified as early as possible to minimise the impact on the job and because changes can be disproportionately expensive. Ideally this will enable a revised price to be agreed prior to work being carried out.

Instructions for work to proceed without such agreement will be required in the form of a signed variation log and taken to mean acceptance of charges on a daywork basis

No variation work will be carried out without the prior agreement of the client and an agreement to pay for the variation work in full.

GUARANTEE

We undertake to carry out work in accordance with BS7671 standards. The completed work will carry a 5 year guarantee against faulty workmanship or installation materials. Electronic devices, luminaires and appliances are excluded from this warranty but will be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, a minimum of one year, in addition to your statutory rights. Lamps do not normally have any manufacturer’s warranty but please contact us if you feel a lamp has failed prematurely.

The implementation of this guarantee shall only be carried out by a member of Ambassador Electrical Services Ltd or persons authorized to act on behalf of our Company. No responsibility is accepted by repairs or alterations effected by anyone else.

PAYMENT TERMS

* Payment should reach us by the date given on the invoice. This will be based on 14 days from the date sent for domestic clients and either 30 days from date of invoice or end of the calendar month following the invoice date for non domestic clients subject to agreed terms.
* Interim Accounts If the work spans more than one calendar month invoices will be submitted monthly. This will account for work done, materials used and/or specially ordered and held during that month.
* Queries should be notified as soon as possible, preferably within seven days, so that they can be dealt with effectively.
* Overdue Accounts will be subject to debt collection costs once passed to a debt agency. For all clients we will exercise our statutory right to claim interest and compensation for debt recovery costs under the late payment legislation if we are not paid according to our agreed terms.
* Materials Supplied shall remain the property of the company until paid for in full.