Terms and Conditions
Rockland Concrete Limited – Standard Terms and Conditions Of Sale
1.Definitions and Interpretation
In these Conditions the following words have the following meanings:
“Additional Services” means those services provided by the Company; “Additional Services Price List” means the document setting out the prices of the Additional Services as published or issued from time to time by the Company;
“Cancellation Charge” means the charge for cancellation set out in the Sundries Price List
“Company” means Rockland Concrete Ltd, 3rd Floor, Chalfont Park HouseChalfont Park, Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St Peter,Buckinghamshire, SL9 0DZ
“Contract” means any contract between the Company and the Customer for the sale of Goods, incorporating these Conditions;
“Customer” means the person(s), firm or company who purchases the Goods and/or Additional Services from the Company;
"Event of Force Majeure" means as defined in Condition 10;
"Goods" means any goods agreed in the Contract to be supplied to the Customer by the Company (including any part or parts of them where applicable);
“Group Company” means any subsidiary or holding company of the Company and any subsidiary company of any of them (in each case from time to time) (and the terms “subsidiary” and “holding company” shall have the meanings given to them by Section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006);
“Part-Load Charge” means the charge for part-loads set out in the Sundries Price List;
“Returned Material Charge” means the charge for returning and disposing of material set out in the Sundries Price List;
“Sundries Costs” means the additional charges chargeable by the Company including without limitation the Cancellation Charge, the Part-Load Charge, the Returned Material Charge and the Waiting Time Charge;
“Sundries Price List” means the document setting out the prices of the Sundries Costs as published or issued from time to time by the Company;
“Surcharge” means the additional charges made by the Company set out in the Surcharge Price List;
“Surcharge Price List” means the document setting out the Surcharges as published or issued from time to time by the Company;
“Waiting Time Charge” means the charge for waiting at the discharge point set out in the Sundries Price List.
2.Basis of contract
2.1Subject to any variation under Condition 2.3 the Contract will be subject to these Conditions to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions (including any terms or conditions which the Customer purports to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document whatsoever and whenever).
2.2 Each order for Goods by the Customer from the Company shall be deemed to be an offer by the Customer to purchase Goods subject to these Conditions. It is the Customer’s obligation to ensure that the terms of its order and any applicable specification are complete and accurate.
2.3 Any variation to these Conditions and any representations about the Goods shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing and executed by a director of the Company.
2.4 The Company contracts as a supplier only and shall not be bound by nor imputed with any knowledge of any contract between the Customer and any other person.
2.5 No order placed by the Customer shall be deemed to be accepted by the Company until a written quote is issued by the Company or (if earlier) the Company commences appropriation of the Goods to the Customer’s order or despatch of the Goods to the Customer. Any order shall be accepted entirely at the discretion of the Company.
2.6 Any quotation or estimate made by the Company is given subject to these Conditions. Without prejudice to the Company’s right not to accept an order, quotations will be valid for 60 days from date of issue.
2.7 All Goods and Additional Services are sold by reference to the Company’s specification for those Goods and Additional Services in force at the date of the Company’s acknowledgement of order
2.8 Any cancellation or delay of an order by the Customer on or after 3pm on the working day before the order is due to be fulfilled, or if the Company cannot deliver an order due to the failure of the Customer to comply with its obligations pursuant to Condition 3.2, 3.5 and 3.6, is subject to payment by the Customer of:
(a) the Cancellation Charge; and
(b) the Returned Material Charge
2.9 Any advice or recommendation given by the Company or its employees or agents to the Customer or its employees or agents as to the strengths or use of the Goods by the Company is followed or acted upon entirely at the Customer’s own risk.
2.10 Any typographical, clerical or other error or omission in any sales literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer, invoice or other document or information issued by the Company shall be subject to correction without any liability on the part of the Company.
2.11 The description of the Goods shall be set out in the Company’s acknowledgement of order or, in its absence, the Company’s quotation.
2.12 All drawings, descriptive matter, specifications and advertising issued by the Company and any descriptions, details or illustrations contained in the Company’s website or catalogues or brochures are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods described in them and they will not form part of the Contract unless otherwise agreed in writing.
3.Delivery and Acceptance of Goods
3.1 Unless otherwise agreed by the Company delivery of the Goods shall take place at a discharge point agreed between the Customer and the Company in normal working hours. The Customer must ensure an authorised person signs the delivery docket.
3.2 The Customer shall provide and clearly indicate to the Company a safe and proper route from the Company’s Plant to the agreed discharge point and shall indemnify the Company (both for ourselves and as agent and trustee for any other person operating any vehicle making a delivery) against damage or loss which may result from a failure to do so.
3.3 Any dates or time of day specified by the Company for delivery of the Goods are intended to be an estimate only and time for delivery shall not be of the essence. If no dates or times are so specified, delivery will be within a reasonable time. If for any reason the Customer requests that the Company delay delivery, the Company reserves the right to charge the Customer the Cancellation Charge and/or redirection costs and/or other costs incurred by the Company.
3.4 If for any reason the Customer does not accept delivery of any of the Goods within the sum of 30 minutes of when the Goods arrive and are available for discharge at the agreed discharge point, the Company reserves the right to charge the Customer the Waiting Time Charge.
3.5 The Customer will provide at his expense at the place of delivery adequate and appropriate equipment, labour and access for unloading the Goods.
3.6 The Customer shall provide:
- (a) an authorised representative to accept the Goods;
- (b) all appropriate instructions concerning the delivery of the Goods;
- (c) an appropriate access to the discharge point;
- (d) all applicable documents; and
- (e) a discharge point which is compliant with health and safety legislation and regulations, licences or authorisations
3.7 The quantity of any consignment of Goods as recorded by the Company upon despatch from the Company’s place of business shall be conclusive evidence of the quantity received by the Customer on delivery unless the Customer can provide conclusive evidence proving the contrary. Any claim that the correct quantity of Goods has not been delivered must be made within 24 hours of the delivery and confirmed in writing within seven days.
3.8 At the anticipated time of delivery the Customer will ensure that an authorised person is present at the agreed discharge point to accept the Goods and to sign the delivery docket. Any signature will be legible and accompanied with a legible printed name.
3.9 The Customer shall ensure that an authorised person shall sign a delivery docket on delivery. By signing the delivery docket the Customer:
- (a) acknowledges that the product description set out on such delivery docket describes the Goods required by the Customer;
- (b) confirms the times of arrival of the truck at the agreed point of discharge and of completion of discharge; and
- (c) acknowledges receipt of delivery and the quantity of Goods shown on the delivery docket.
3.10 The Customer will be deemed to have accepted the Goods as being in accordance with the Contract unless:
- (a) within 7 days of the date of delivery of the Goods, the Customer notifies the Company in writing of any defect or other failure of the Goods to conform with the Contract (which would be apparent upon reasonable inspection and testing of the Goods within 7 days);
- (b) the Customer notifies the Company in writing of any defect or other failure of the Goods to conform with the Contract within a reasonable time where the defect or failure would not be so apparent within 14 days of the date of delivery, failing which the Customer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods and the Company shall have no liability for such defect or failure, and the Customer shall be bound to pay the price as if the Goods had been delivered in accordance with the Contract.
3.11 The Company will not be liable for any loss (including loss of profit), costs, damages, charges or expenses caused directly or indirectly by any delay in the delivery of the Goods (even if caused by the Company’s negligence), nor will any delay entitle the Customer to terminate or rescind the Contract.
3.12 The Company shall only be liable for any non-delivery of Goods (even if caused by the Company’s negligence) if the Customer gives written notice to the Company within 7 days of the date when the Goods would, in the ordinary course of events, have been delivered.
3.13 If the Customer gives notice to the Company in accordance with Condition 3.12, the liability of the Company for non-delivery of the Goods shall be limited to replacing the Goods within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note at the pro rata Contract rate against any invoice raised for such Goods.
3.14 Full legal, beneficial and equitable title to and property in the Goods shall remain vested in the Company (even though they have been delivered and risk has passed to the Customer) until:
- (a) payment in full, in cash or cleared funds, for all the Goods has been received by the Company; and
- (b) all other money payable by the Customer to the Company on any other account or under the Contract or any other contract has been received by the Company.
3.15 Risk in the Goods shall pass on
3.16 Until full legal, beneficial and equitable title to and property in the Goods passes to the Customer:
- (a) the Customer shall hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the Company’s bailee;
- (b) the Customer shall store the Goods and shall insure them, without any charge to the Company, and not tamper with any identification upon the Goods and the Company shall be entitled to examine any such Goods in storage at any time during normal business hours upon giving the Customer reasonable notice of its intention to do so;
- (c) the Company may at any time, on demand and without prior notice, require the Customer to deliver the Goods up to the Company and the Company may repossess and resell the Goods if any of the events specified in Condition 11.1 occurs or if any sum due to the Company from the Customer under the Contract or on any other account or under any other contract is not paid when due;
- (d) for the purposes of this Condition 3.16 the Company, its employees, agents and subcontractors will be entitled to free and unrestricted access to any premises owned, occupied or controlled by the Customer and/or any other location where any of the Goods are situated at any time without prior notice;
- (e) the Company shall be entitled to maintain an action against the Customer for the price of the Goods notwithstanding that legal, equitable and beneficial title to and property in the Goods has not passed to the Customer; and
- (f) the Company hereby authorises the Customer to use the Goods in the normal course of the Customer’s business. This right shall automatically cease on the occurrence of any event set out in Condition 11.1 and/or if any sum owed to the Company by the Customer is not paid when due.
3.17 The Company shall be entitled at its discretion to make delivery of the Goods by instalments and to invoice the Customer for each instalment individually. Where the Goods are to be delivered in instalments, each delivery shall constitute a separate contract and failure by the Company to deliver any one or more of the instalments in accordance with these Conditions or any claim by the Customer in respect of any one or more instalments shall not entitle the Customer to treat the Contract as a whole as repudiated or to refuse to accept subsequent instalments.
4.Price and Payment
4.1 Unless otherwise agreed by the Company in writing the price for the Goods and/or the Sundries Costs and/or the Surcharge shall be the price set out in any quotation and/or the Sundries Price List and/or the Surcharge Price List and/or the Additional Services Price List as at the date of delivery.
4.2 The Company reserves the right, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery, to amend any quotation and/or price and/or the Sundries Price List and/or the Surcharge to reflect any increase in the cost to the Company which is due to any factor beyond the control of the Company (including, without limitation, any increase in the costs of labour, fuel, materials, or other costs of manufacture or supply), any change in the quantities of the Goods requested by the Customer or any change in the delivery dates or location for the Goods requested by the Customer, or any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Company adequate information or instructions.
4.3 Unless otherwise agreed in writing the prices for the Goods shall include costs or charges in relation to delivery but are not inclusive of the charges for Sundries Costs and Surcharges. For the avoidance of doubt, this does not affect the Company’s right to charge for delivery related charges as set out herein.
4.4 The price for the Goods and/or the Sundries Costs and/or the Surcharge shall be exclusive of value added tax and any other taxes and duties or levies all of which amounts the Customer will pay in addition when it is due to pay for the Goods and/or Additional Services and/or the Sundries Costs and/or the Surcharge.
4.5 The Company reserves the right to levy the Part-Load Charge, where the Customer orders less than a full load. Details of load capacities can be obtained from the Company upon request.
4.6 The Company reserves the right to make a charge for delivery of the Goods on the request of the Customer at a specific time or outside normal working hours.
4.7 Except where otherwise agreed by the Company or where the Customer is a credit account holder, payment of the price for the Goods (plus Sundries Costs and Surcharges that have been incurred or are anticipated by the Company to incurred on or before delivery) is due before dispatch of the Goods. Any other charges are due as they are incurred (unless agreed otherwise with the Customer). Time for payment of the Goods, Sundries Costs and Surcharges shall be of the essence
4.8 The Customer shall make all payments due under the Contract without any deduction whether by way of set-off, withholding, counterclaim, discount, abatement or otherwise.
4.9 The Company shall be entitled to apply any amount due to the Customer under this or any other agreement in or towards payment of any sum owing by the Customer to the Company in relation to any matter whatsoever.
4.10 If any sum due from the Customer to the Company under the Contract or any other contract is not paid on or before the due date of payment, which shall be no later than the last day of the month following the month during which the goods were delivered, then all sums then owing by the Customer to the Company shall become due and payable immediately and the Company shall be entitled to:
- (a) cancel or suspend its performance of the Contract or any order including suspending deliveries of the Goods; and/or
- (b) require the Customer to pay for Goods prior to their dispatch or collection from the Company’s place of business; and/or
- (c) Charge the Customer
- i interest calculated on a daily basis on all overdue amounts (both before and after judgement) until actual payment at the statutory rate of interest for commercial debts prevailing from time to time until payment is made in full; and
- ii the cost of obtaining judgement or payment to include all reasonable professional costs (including legal fees) and other costs of issuing proceedings or otherwise pursuing a debt recovery procedure
4.11 The prices quoted are exclusive to the Customer to whom the quotation is addressed.
4.12 The Company reserve the right to charge the Customer an additional charge if the Customer purchases quantities of goods which are substantially different from any quantity specified in the quotation.
The supply of goods or materials under these conditions shall not be deemed to be a sale by sample. Any samples of goods or materials submitted or shown to you are intended to indicate the substance general character and where relevant general colour of the goods and materials only and no liability is accepted if the bulk of the goods or materials do not correspond with the sample.
6. Warranty of Quality of Goods
6.1 We warrant that the goods or materials supplied to the point of delivery will be materially in accordance with any specification for them accepted by us in writing or agreed by us in writing with you, and if no such specification our standard specification for such Goods. Where no specification applies they will be of satisfactory quality within the meaning of Section 14(2)(A) Sale of Goods Act 1979. Except for this express warranty no other representation or warranty is given by us as to the suitability or fitness of the goods or materials for any particular purpose and it is incumbent on you to satisfy yourself that the goods or materials will be fit for the particular purpose you require
6.2 Subject to Conditions 6.3 and 6.4, if the Customer establishes to the Company’s reasonable satisfaction that there is a material defect in the Goods or there is some other material failure in relation to the conformity of the Goods with the Contract, and such non-conformity is the fault of the Company, or the Additional Services have not been performed with reasonable care and skill, then the Company shall at its option, at its sole discretion and within a reasonable time:
- (a) subject to the reasonable co-operation of the Customer, remove the defective Goods free of charge to the Customer and replace such Goods with Goods which are in all respects in accordance with the Contract (including the cost of transporting the Goods to and from the Customer for that purpose) or re-perform such defective Additional Services; or
- (b) issue a credit note to the Customer in respect of the whole or part of the Contract price of such Goods and/or Additional Services plus the reasonable costs of removing the defective Goods or re-performing such Additional Services; and performance of any one of the above options shall constitute an entire discharge of the Company’s liability under this warranty and shall be the Company’s sole and exclusive remedy.
6.3 The Company shall be under no liability under the warranty at Condition 6.2 above:
- (a) in respect of any defect arising from fair wear and tear, willful damage, negligence, abnormal working conditions, failure to follow the Company’s instructions (whether given orally or in writing), misuse or alteration of the Goods without the Company’s approval; and/or
- (b) if the total price for the Goods and/or the Additional Services and/or the Sundries Costs and/or the Surcharge has not been paid by the due date for payment; and/or
- (c) for any Goods manufactured or appropriated to the Contract in accordance with any specification, instruction or recommendation made to the Company by the Customer;
- (d) for Additional Services performed in accordance with the Customer’s instructions;
- (e) in respect of any type of defect, damage or wear specifically excluded by the Company by notice in writing; or
- (f) an Event of Force Majeure.
6.4 If the Customer believes that there is some defect or other non-conformance of the Goods and/or the Additional Services with the Contract then the Customer shall give:
- (a) written notification of such alleged defect to the Company which notice shall include details of such suspected non-conformance or defect as soon as such defect or nonconformance is suspected or discovered or ought to have been discovered but in any event within 40 days after delivery of the Goods or within 24 hours if the volume of Goods delivered do not correspond to the volume shown on the delivery docket; and
- (b) the Company a reasonable opportunity to inspect the relevant Goods or the location at which the Additional Services were performed and, if so requested by the Company and, promptly return to the Company or such other person nominated by the Company a sample of the Goods within 14 days, carriage paid by the Customer, for inspection, examination and testing and/or otherwise permit the Company to have access to the Goods at the Customer’s premises or other location where they may be for such purposes and/or permit the Company access to the site where the Additional Services were performed for such purposes.
6.5 The warranties set out in the Contract are the only warranties which shall be given by the Company and all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
7.Exclusion and Limitation of Liability
7.1 The Company’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall be limited to the price of the Goods or Additional Services that were not in conformity with these Conditions.
7.2 The Company shall not be liable to the Customer (whether in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise) however arising (whether relating to the Goods or otherwise) for:
- (a) any loss of profit or other economic loss (direct or indirect); and/or
- (b) any loss or damage or liability which the Customer incurs due to delay in its works or project; and/or
- (c) any indirect or consequential loss or damage, costs, expenses or other claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused).
7.3 The Company shall not be liable to the Customer for the use of the Goods following the expiry of the recommended shelf life or if the Goods are not stored in the conditions recommended by the Company. Details of recommended storage conditions can be obtained from the Company upon request.
7.4 Nothing in these Conditions excludes or limits the liability of the Company for death or personal injury caused by the Company’s negligence, or for fraudulent misrepresentation.
8.1 The Customer irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to indemnify the Company, its employees, sub-contractors and agents (who shall have no duty to mitigate their loss) in full and on demand and keep them so indemnified against all claims, demands, actions, proceedings and all damages, losses, costs and expenses (including without limitation legal and other professional advisers’ fees and all consequential and economic loss (including without limitation loss of profit, future revenue, reputation or goodwill and anticipated savings)) whether direct or indirect made against or incurred or suffered by any of them directly or indirectly and whether wholly or in part resulting from the matters listed below whether or not such losses or the consequences of the matters listed below were foreseeable at the date of the Contract:
- (a) the manufacture and sale of the Goods by the Company in accordance with the Customer’s specifications or other data or information furnished or instructions given by the Customer; and/or
- (b) any damage to the Company’s vehicles or other equipment whilst delivering the Goods caused by the acts or omissions of the Customer or its employees and agents; and/or
- (c) any breach by the Company of its obligations under the Contract or any other act or omission (including, without limitation, negligence) of the Company, its employees and agents in excess of the liability of the Company under the Contract.
9.Subcontracting, Assignment and Third Party Rights
9.1 The Customer shall not be entitled to assign, charge, subcontract or transfer the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of the Company
9.2 The Company may assign, charge, subcontract or transfer the Contract or any part of it to any person or Group Company. The Customer irrevocably consents to novation of the Company’s rights and obligations pursuant to the Contract to any Group Company.
9.3 Group Company may enforce any term of the Contract. Save for the Group Companies, no person who is not a party to the Contract (including any employee, officer, agent, representative or subcontractor of either party) shall have the right (whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (the “Act”) or otherwise) to enforce any term of the Contract which expressly or by implication confers a benefit on that person without the express prior agreement in writing of the Company and the Customer which agreement must refer to this Condition 9.3.
9.4 Even if a person who is not a party to the Contract has a right to enforce any term of the Contract by virtue of Section 1 of the Act, the parties may, notwithstanding Section 2(1) of the Act, vary or cancel the Contract by agreement between them without requiring the consent of such third party.
The Company reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Contract in whole or in part (without liability to the Customer) if it is prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of its business and its obligations under the Contract due to any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Company including, without limitation, acts of God, flood, lightning, war, revolution, act of terrorism, riot or civil commotion, strikes, lock outs or other industrial action (whether of the Company’s own employees or others), failure of supplies of power, fuel, transport, equipment, raw materials or other goods or services (an “Event of Force Majeure”) provided that, if the Event of Force Majeure continues for a continuous period in excess of 90 days, the Customer shall be entitled to give notice in writing to the Company to terminate the Contract.
11. Breach of Contract or Insolvency
The Company may immediately suspend performance of the Contract, cancel any outstanding delivery of the Goods, cease the provision of any Additional Services, stop any Goods in transit or by notice in writing to the Customer terminate the Contract without liability to the Company if:
- (a) the Customer commits a material breach of any of its obligations under the Contract which is incapable of remedy or fails to remedy any breach of its obligations under the Contract which is capable of remedy, or persists in any breach of any of its obligations under the Contract after having been requested in writing by the Company to remedy or desist from such breach within a period of 14 days; or
- (b) the Customer suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts (whether principal or interest) or is deemed to be unable to pay its debts within the meaning of Section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986; calls a meeting, gives a notice, passes a resolution or files a petition, or an order is made, in connection with the winding up of that party (save for the sole purpose of a solvent voluntary reconstruction or amalgamation); has an application to appoint an administrator made or a notice of intention to appoint an administrator filed or an administrator is appointed in respect of it or all or any part of its assets; has a receiver or administrative receiver appointed over all or any part of its assets or a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver or administrative receiver over such assets; takes any steps in connection with proposing a company voluntary arrangement or a company voluntary arrangement is passed in relation to it, or it commences negotiations with all or any of its creditors with a view to rescheduling any of its debts; or has any steps taken by a secured lender to obtain possession of the property on which it has security or otherwise to enforce its security; or has any distress, execution or sequestration or other such process levied or enforced on any of its assets; has any proceeding taken, with respect to it in any jurisdiction to which it is subject, or any event happens in such jurisdiction that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events in this Condition 11.1(b);
- (c) any sum payable under the Contract is not paid within seven days of its due date for payment in accordance with the Contract.
11.2 Notwithstanding any such termination or suspension in accordance with Condition 11.1 above the Customer shall pay the Company for all Goods and/or Additional Services delivered up to and including the date of suspension or termination.
11.3 Termination of the Contract for any reason shall be without prejudice to the rights and remedies of either party which may have accrued up to termination.
12.1 Nothing in the Contract shall create, or be deemed to create a partnership or joint venture or relationship of employer and employee or principal and agent between the parties.
12.2 The waiver by either party of any breach of the Contract shall not prevent the subsequent enforcement of that breach and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of that or any other provision.
12.3 If at any time any one or more of the Conditions or part of them of the Contract is held to be or becomes void or otherwise unenforceable for any reason under any applicable law, the same shall be deemed omitted from the Contract and the validity and/or enforceability of the remaining provisions of the Contract shall not in any way be affected or impaired as a result of that omission.
12.4 The Company may record phone calls it makes to, or receives from, the Customer.
12.5 Any communication between the parties relating to the obligations of the Contract must be in writing and delivered by hand (when delivery shall be deemed to be the day of delivery) or sent by pre-paid first class post (when delivery shall be deemed to be 48 hours after posting) to, in the case of the Company, the address set out above, and in the case of the Customer, to its registered address, or such change of address as shall be notified to either party by the other. Pre-contractual communications, including any orders, may be sent by email to such email addresses as the parties agree
12.6 The Contract sets out the entire agreement and understanding between the Customer and the Company in connection with the sale of the Goods and/or delivery of the Additional Services and shall supersede and replace all documentation previously issued by the Company purporting to set out its terms and conditions of sale of the Goods. The parties acknowledge that this agreement has not been entered into wholly or partly in reliance on, nor has either party been given, any warranty, statement, promise or representation by the other or on its behalf other than as expressly set out in this agreement. Each party agrees that the only rights and remedies available to it arising out of or in connection with any warranties, statements, promises or representations will be for breach of contract and irrevocably and unconditionally waives any right it may have to any claim, rights or remedies including any right to rescind this agreement which it might otherwise have had in relation to them.
12.7 The Contract and any issues, disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with it (whether contractual or non-contractual in nature such as claims in tort, from breach of statute or regulation or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales unless the Goods are delivered in Scotland, in which case the Contract and any issues, disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with it (whether contractual or noncontractual in nature such as claims in tort, from breach of statute or regulation or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Scotland.
12.8 All disputes or claims arising out of or relating to the Contract shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh Courts to which the parties irrevocably submit unless the Goods are delivered in Scotland, in which case all disputes or claims arising out of or relating to the Contract shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts to which the parties irrevocably submit.
13.Basis of Supply of Concrete
13.1 The Company supplies all concrete mixes in accordance with EN 206:2013+A1:2016 and BS 8500-2:2015+A2:2019 (except proprietary mixes) unless otherwise agreed in writing.
13.2 Batch masses of ingredients are calculated on as SSD basis for 1.0m³ of fresh compacted concrete. The yield of mixes less than 10mm slump are calculated on the basis of the density determined by BS 1881:Part 129.
13.3 Concrete mixes are quality controlled and actual mix proportions may vary in response to actions from the QC system and changes in ingredient properties or site requirements such that mixes supplied may vary from that stated on any Mix Designs or documents supplied by the Company.
13.4 The Company cannot guarantee the use of any particular ingredient due to the vagaries of supply and availability unless specifically agreed in writing beforehand.
13.5 Concrete is made from naturally occurring materials which, by their nature, vary in colour. Consequently the Company cannot guarantee consistency of colour.
13.6 Many aggregates naturally contain lignite, pyrites and other deleterious materials that cannot be removed during processing. Therefore the Company cannot be held liable for any problems or costs created by these materials in the concrete. Refer to BS EN 12620:2013 Clause C.4.
13.7 The Company cannot accept any liability for surface finish.
13.8 Whilst the Company takes every precaution to minimise the risk of delamination of the surface of concrete, there are many factors that cause delamination. Therefore the Company cannot be held responsible for any problems or costs associated with its occurrence
13.9 All prices quoted by the Company are subject to the availability of materials
13.10The Company reserve the right to remove the delivery vehicle from site after 2 hours from batching. All costs incurred due this eventually shall be passed to the Customer.
13.11 The Company will not accept any liability whatsoever for any defects whereby the customer modifies the concrete by the addition of any material, including water
13.12 The Customer shall provide facilities on site FOC to the Company to permit delivery vehicles to wash out their drums following delivery.
13.13 Any sampling and testing shall be carried out in strict accordance with the relevant British or European standards and agreed by the Company to be appropriate. Compliance with such standard or specification shall be discharged by the Company at the Customer’s cost at the time of supply of the goods to the Customer and on the basis that the Company is the supplier and not the user of the goods.
13.14 The Company shall not be liable to the Customer for any losses or costs resulting from unsuitable application, incorrect specification, inappropriate methods, wrongful handling or the placing of goods in inclement weather, or the placing of concrete in inclement weather or for loads placed below 5°C and above 30°C where adequate protection has not been given to the concrete supplied. As concrete temperatures are controlled by ambient conditions, Rockland do not guarantee any particular maximum or minimum temperature of delivered concrete unless it is specifically agreed and stated on the quotation.
13.15 The consistence of pump mixes is stated at the delivery to the pump. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the delivered consistence is suitable for their application and for any changes of consistence that may occur during pumping.