Maintenance Service Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction

a.The rules for using our services

b.These Terms and Conditions apply to the supply of the services by 4Build Ltd, Registered office: Unit 8, Dock Offices, London SE16 2XU. Registered in England Registration Number: 08623548 | VAT Number: 167555280

2. When These Terms Apply

Please ensure you read these terms before using our services. By using our services, you are agreeing to these terms.

3. What Do We Mean by “Services”

Electrics, Carpentry, Appliances, Roofing, Handyman and Emergencies:

a.Enquiries

b.Estimates

c.Project Work

d.Installations

e.Repairs

f.Emergency Call Outs

g.Servicing

h.Guarantees

4. Terminology

For the purpose of these terms & conditions the following words have the following meanings:

a.“Us/We/Our” refers to 4Build Ltd.

b."You” refers to you: the customer (the person or organisation for whom we agree to carry out work and/or supply or materials).

c.“Tradesperson/tradespeople” refers to the representative(s) appointed by 4Build to carry out work.

d. "Workday" refers to a maximum of 9 work hours per tradesperson within one day, including one hour break after the first 4 hours.

e.We reserve the right to refuse or decline to undertake any work. We reserve the right, at our absolute discretion, to designate the tradesperson/tradespeople who will represent us.

5. The area we offer our services

a.We offer our maintenance service for new clients only in this are.

b.We offer our services to all clients whom we have previously completed projects for, including design work.

6. Hourly Rate Work

The total charge to you will consist of the cost(s) of:

a.Labour (the amount of time spent by the tradesperson carrying out work) including all reasonable time spent in obtaining non-stocked materials, charged in accordance with our current hourly rates with a minimum charge 1.5 hours, and thereafter in 30 minutes units.

b.If a report of drone survey is required an additional charge of £30 will apply per A4 page. 

c.The maximum cost of work hours is limited to 4.5 hours per tradesperson in a workday for the service they provide.  

d.You will only be charged for the time spent related to your work. All other time, i.e. lunch breaks, is non-chargeable. All charges are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

7. Fixed Price Work

a. We do not offer estimates.

b. You can rise separate enquiry for services in a fixed price quotation. We will aim to provide our quotation within 14days.

c.We will not be under any obligation to provide a quotation. 

 

8. Offers & Incentives

On an ongoing basis, at our discretion, we promote a selection of offers and incentives. Offers and incentives should be clearly defined including any specific terms & conditions. Offers and incentives may only be used in conjunction with each other at our discretion.

9. Material Collection

 

Collection of non-stock items is chargeable, however:

a. Time taken will be kept to a minimum and within reason and should not exceed 45 minutes.

b.In the unforeseen circumstances that the collection time is likely to exceed 45 minutes, you will receive prior notification of the reason.

c.Only one tradesperson is permitted to leave the job to collect required materials/parts.

10. Invoices & Payment

a. Upon your agreement for us to carry out estimated or Pre Booked work, a deposit payment of 50% of the total is payable immediately. We reserve the right to request full payment in advance at our discretion.

b. Upon completion of work, you will be invoiced, for which payment is due on receipt. 4Build reserves the right to accrue and charge interest on any part of an invoice which remains unpaid at a rate of 8.5% over the base rate until payment is received by us in full. You accept sole liability to make payment in full, unless you disclose when initially instructing us, to carry out work and/or supply materials that you are acting on behalf of a third party.

11. Timekeeping

a. Where the date and/or time for work to be carried out is agreed, we will use reasonable endeavour to ensure that the tradesperson attends accordingly. We accept no liability in respect of the nonattendance or late-attendance on site of the tradesperson, or for the late or non-delivery of materials.

b. We will not be liable for any delay, or for the consequences of any delay, in performing any of our obligations if such delay is due to any cause beyond our reasonable control, and we will be entitled to a reasonable extension of the time for performing such obligations.

12. Cancellation

a. If you need to cancel (or rearrange) your booking, you must notify us (preferably by email) by the end of the working day before the scheduled booking. Cancellations made further in advance should also be made by email, and you should request written confirmation from us so that you are not liable to be charged.

b. If you cancel your instructions more immediately prior to work being carried out, or materials being supplied, you will be liable for the cost of any time and materials incurred by us, together with the profit that would have been made by us, in accordance with the original instructions.

13. Satisfaction

4Build Ltd is committed to providing professional, highest quality service to every customer. If, after we have carried out the work, you are not wholly satisfied with our service(s) you must provide us with written notice within 45 days. You must allow us, and our insurers, the opportunity to both inspect and carry out remedial work where appropriate. If you fail to notify us, as outlined above, then we will not be liable in respect of any defects in the work carried out.

14. Guarantee

We provide a 12 month guarantee on labour carried out by a 4Build tradesperson, in respect of faulty workmanship only. This is active from the date of completion of work, in addition to any manufacturer’s warranty/warranties. The guarantee will become null & void if the work/appliance completed/supplied by us is:

a. Subject to misuse, negligence or improper maintenance.

b. Repaired, modified or tampered with by anyone other than a 4Build tradesperson. We will accept no liability for, or guarantee suitability, materials supplied by you & will accept no liability for any consequential damage or fault.

We will not guarantee any work in respect of:

a. Blockages in waste or drainage system

b. Any work is undertaken on instruction from you and against the written or verbal advice of the tradesperson. Work is only guaranteed in respect of work directly undertaken by us and full payment having been made. Any non-related faults arising from recommended work which has not been undertaken by us will not be guaranteed. Where we agree to carry out work on installations of inferior quality (or over ten years old) no warranty is given in respect of such work and we accept no liability in respect of the effectiveness of such work or otherwise.

15. Liability

a. We will only be liable for rectifying our own guaranteed work, and will not be held responsible for any ensuing damage or claims resulting from other work overlooked or subsequently requested and not undertaken at the time.

b. We will not be held liable or responsible for any damage or defect resulting from work not fully guaranteed, or where recommended work has not been carried out. Work will not carry a guarantee where you have been notified by the tradesperson either verbally or indicated in ticked boxes or in our comments/recommendations.

c. We shall not be held liable for any delay, or consequences of any delay, in performing our obligations if such a delay is due to any cause beyond our reasonable control and we shall be entitled to reasonable time extensions.

d. We will be entitled to fully recover the costs or damages from any tradesperson whose negligence or faulty workmanship makes us liable to pay for those damages or rectification of work.

e. You will be solely liable for any hazardous situation in respect of the Gas Safe Regulations or any Gas Warning Notice issued by a 4Build tradesperson. Our tradespeople operate under their own individual Gas Safe Registration and, as such, are solely responsible for any gas related work and subsequent liability.

16. Title to Goods

Goods supplied and delivered by us to you, or your premises shall remain our property until paid for by you in full. Whilst goods remain our property we have the absolute authority to:

a. Retake, sell or otherwise deal with or dispose of all or any part of these goods.

b. Enter any premises, at any time and without notice, in which goods or any part thereof is installed, stored or kept, or is reasonably believed so to be.

c. Seek a court injunction to prevent you from selling, transferring or otherwise disposing of such goods.

d. The risk in such goods will pass to you on delivery to you. You must insure them at replacement value, and if asked you must produce evidence that they are properly insured.

17. General

a. These terms and conditions may not be released, discharged, supplemented, interpreted, varied or modified in any manner except by an instrument in writing signed by a duly authorised representative and you. Our terms and conditions will prevail over any terms and conditions used by you or contained, set out or referred to in any documentation sent to us by you. By entering into a contract with us you agree irrevocably to waive the application of any of these terms and conditions.

b. These terms and conditions, and all contracts awarded between us and you, shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Law.

30.03.2020