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Trading Terms and Conditions

Conditions of Sale 

1. General

The conditions of sale ("the Conditions") supplied by PERMASHUTTER ("the Company") to the purchaser ("the Buyer") shall be deemed incorporated into each contract ("the Contract") made by the Company for the sale of the Company’s goods ("the Goods"). No conditions or terms of purchase of the Buyer shall apply to any contract. No variation of any of the conditions shall be effective unless in writing and signed by a duly authorised representative of the company.


2. Quotations and Acceptance of orders

(a) The Contract shall become binding only upon confirmation of acceptance of any order by the Company in writing and accordingly all quotations or tenders made and any price or product lists supplied by the Company shall be treated as invitations to treat only.

(b) Subject to clause 5 (c) any quotation by the Company remains open for acceptance for 30 days from the date on which the Company sends the quotation to the Buyer unless the quotation specifically refers to an alternative period during which the quotation shall remain valid. If no quotation is rendered the price set out in the Company’s price list which is in force on the date of the Goods are delivered or collected ( as the case may be) shall apply, with any discounts granted by the Company in writing.

(c) The placing of an order by the Buyer shall be conclusive evidence that the Buyer having checked the quotation is fully satisfied that the quotation is in accordance with its requirements.


3. Specifications

(a) If Goods are supplied in accordance with the Buyers specification ("the Specification") the Buyer shall be solely responsible for the specifications and ensuring that they are accurate.

(b) The Buyer shall be responsible for supplying these specifications within a sufficient time to enable the company to perform the contract in accordance with its terms.

(c) The specification and design of the Company which without prejudice of the generality of the foregoing shall include illustrations, drawings, weights and dimensions are, unless expressly stated otherwise, subject to modification or improvement and must be regarded as approximate representations only and are not binding unless expressly stated to be so and such a title and copyright in the specifications submitted by the Company shall remain vested in the Company.

(d) The Buyer agrees that it shall not disclose to any third party any of the information relating to the Company’s specification without prior written consent of the company or the party in whom title and copyright in the specification is vested.


4. Packaging

Packaging of the Goods shall be at the discretion of the Company which shall have the right to pack the Goods in such a manner and with such materials and in such quantities as it in its absolute discretion thinks fit unless detailed packaging and instructions are received from the Buyer prior to agreeing a price for the Goods.


5. Price

(a) All prices shall be as stated by the Company.

(b) All prices shall be exclusive of any applicable value added tax which the Buyer shall be additionally liable to pay the company

(c) The Company shall be entitled to increase the price if the cost of the Goods is increased as a result of increase in wages or materials, fluctuation in exchange rates or any other causes beyond the Company’s reasonable control and the Company shall notify the Buyer of any variation before delivery of the Goods.

(d) In respect of all delivery of Goods within the United Kingdom, the cost of all packaging cases containers and pallets will be charged to the Buyer at replacement cost if they are not returned carriage paid and undamaged within three months of the date of delivery of Goods.


6. Payment

(a) The Customer shall pay Permashutter invoices as may be rendered from time to time either on receipt of the said invoice or (if specifically notified by Parmashutter) within 30 days of the date of the said invoice (the “Due Date”). Time of payment of Permashutter’s invoices shall be of the essence of the Contract

(b) Sums unpaid after the due date shall bear interest until the day payment is received at the rate of 5% per annum above the base lending rate from time to time of Barclays Bank plc accruing from day to day from the date of delivery until the date of payment in full.

(c) Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies of the Company any default of the Buyer in making payment on the due date shall entitle the Company to suspend deliveries under the Contract or any other contract so long as the default continues and to treat the Contract as repudiated by the Buyer and determined if the Buyer has not within 7 days of receiving written notice from the Company paid at all sums due to the Company.


7. Delivery

(a) Delivery shall take place when the Goods are unloaded or delivered to the Buyer’s premises or other delivery location agreed between the Company and the Buyer collects or arranges collection of the Goods from the Company’s premises or nominates a carrier for the goods delivery shall take place when the Goods are loaded at the Company’s Premises.

(b) Time for delivery shall not be of the essence unless previously agreed by a Director of the company in writing. The Company will use its best endeavours to complete delivery on or before any delivery dates requested by the buyer or estimated by the Company, but will not be liable for any delay in delivery.

(c) The Buyer shall accept immediate delivery when delivery is tendered or arranged to collect the goods when notified that they are available for collection.

(i) effect delivery by whatever means it thinks most appropriate; or

(ii) store the goods at the Buyers risk and expense pending delivery; or

(iii) re-sell or otherwise dispose of the goods without prejudice to any other rights the company may have

against the Buyer for breach of contract or otherwise

(d) Where the Contract provides for delivery by instalments each instalment shall constitute a separate contract and any failure or defect in any one or more instalments delivered shall not entitle the Buyer to repudiate the Contract nor to cancel any subsequent instalments.

(e) The Buyer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods by reason only of short delivery.

(f) The quantity of the Goods delivered under the Contract shall be recorded by the Company upon dispatch. The Company’s records shall be accepted by the Buyer as conclusive evidence of the quantity delivered.

(g) It is the Buyers responsibility to notify the Company if the correct quantity of Goods have not been received by the Buyer within 3 working days of the date of receipt to the Company’s invoice. If no notification is made, the buyer shall be deemed to have received the Goods.


8. Examinations and Claims

(a) The Buyer shall upon delivery examine the Goods and shall promptly (but in any event within 3 working days of delivery) notify in writing the Company and the carrier of any damage or defect.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of 8 (a) the Buyer shall comply with the carriers rules and regulations and

requirements as and when appropriate to enable the Company to make a claim against the carrier in respect of any damaged or loss in transit.

(c) Claims in respect of damage defects or shortages not apparent on examination under (a) must be notified in writing to the Company within twenty-one days of the date of delivery.

(d) Notification under (a) and (c) above shall be first made by telephone then by notice in writing delivered by

facsimile or by first class post recorded delivery mail and addressed to the Company at the address shown



9. Warranties and Liabilities

9.1 Subject as expressly provided in these Conditions Permashutter warrants that the Services will be performed with reasonable skill and care and in accordance with the Contract

9.2 Permashutter warrants that:-

(a) The Goods will conform to the Contract specification and

(b) Shall be free from all defects in workmanship for a period of 6 months from the date of delivery

9.3 Any defects in the Goods or failure to conform to the Contract specification which should be apparent upon reasonable inspection to the Customer on delivery of the Goods must be detailed on the delivery note by the Customer or Customer’s representative. Permashutter shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of any such alleged defects or failure unless so detailed

9.4 Any warranty given by Permashutter in respect of the Goods and/or Services supplied shall be subject to the following conditions:

(a) Permashutter shall be under no liability in respect of any defect in the Goods and/or Services arising from any drawing design or specification supplied by the Customer.

(b) Permashutter shall be under no liability in respect of any defects arising from fair wear and tear, the Customer’s negligence, abnormal working conditions, failure to follow Permashutter’s installation instructions and method statement (whether oral or in writing), misuse or alteration or repair of the Goods without Permashutter’s approval.

(c) No warranty given by Permashutter extends to Goods not manufactured by Permashutter in respect of which the Customer shall only be entitled to benefit of any such warranty or guarantee as is given by the manufacturer to Permashutter

(d) Unless agreed in writing Permashutter shall be under no liability in respect of any alleged defects in respect of any failure of the Goods to comply with any governmental statutory or other provisions relating to the Goods in the country of destination of the Goods and the Customer acknowledges that it shall be the Customer’s responsibility to ensure that the Goods comply with such provisions as may apply to the Goods

(e) Permashutter shall be under no liability under any warranty condition or guarantee if the Price and VAT has not been paid by the Due Date

9.5 Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by Permashutter’s negligence Permashutter shall not be liable to the Customer by reason of any representation or any implied warranty condition or other term or any duty at common law or under the express terms of the Contract for any consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit or otherwise) costs expenses or other claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (and whether caused by Permashutter’s negligence or that of Permashutter’s employees or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the supply of Goods and/or Services or their use or resale by the Customer except as expressly provided in these Conditions

9.6 Any liability of Permashutter hereunder (except in respect of death or personal injury caused by Permashutter’s negligence) for any delay in performing or any failure to perform any of Permashutter’s obligations in relation to the Goods or Services shall be limited to the excess (if any) of the cost to the Customer in the cheapest available market of similar Goods or Services to replace those not delivered/performed over the Price


9.7 Subject as expressly provided in these Conditions all warranties conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by Law


9.8 The Customer shall indemnify Permashutter against all claims losses costs and expenses made against or suffered by Permashutter arising from or incurred by reason of any loss injury of damage suffered by a third party and arising out of the Customer’s use of the Goods


10 Property and Risk

(a) Risk shall pass to the Buyer on delivery, or (in the case of Goods which are to be collected by the Buyer) when the Buyer is notified that the Goods are available for collection. The Goods should be insured accordingly by the Buyer.

(b) (i) Property (both legal and beneficial in the Goods shall remain in the Company until all sums owing to the

Company whether under the Contract or any other contract between the Company and the Buyer made prior to the date of the Contract ("the indebtedness") shall have been paid in full. Until such time the Buyer shall hold the Goods as bailee for the Company.

(ii) The Buyer until otherwise notified by the Company or on the happening of any of the events specified in (iv)("the Events") may in the ordinary course of the business sell the Goods ("the Resale") subject to the stipulations ("the Stipulations") imposed in (iii)

(iii) The Stipulations are that until the indebtedness has been fully discharged:

(A)the Goods shall not be converted into another product or mixed with other goods to make another product ("the New Product") nor will the Buyer sell the New Product and pass property in it ("the Sale") but if the Buyer is in breach of the above provisions does convert or mix the Goods property in the New Product shall vest and remain in the Company until property in the Goods would have passed to the Buyer.

(B) the Resale shall be for the account of the Company and the Company may by written notice require the payment to it of the proceeds of the Resale ("the Proceeds") to the extent of the indebtedness and the Buyer shall forthwith on receipt of such notice or as soon as thereafter as it shall receive the proceeds make such

payment, and if not such notice is served, the Buyer shall retain the Proceeds in a separate bank account to the order of the Company and not mix them with any other monies.

(C) in the event of a breach by the Buyer of its obligations under (A) or (B), the Company shall have the right to trace the proceeds in to any other monies with which they may have been mixes and the Buyer shall indemnify the Company on a full indemnify basis against loss, damage, cost or expenses incurred in such tracing:

(D) until the Resale the Company shall have the right to repossess the Goods or take possession of the New Product at any time and for this purpose shall have the right to enter on any premises or land in the ownership or possession of the buyer and remove the Goods and/or the New Product notwithstanding that they are affixed to such premises or land and the Buyer shall indemnify the Company on a full imdemnity basis against loss, damage, cost and expenses so arising including loss, damage, costs or expenses in respect of third party claims.

(E) The Goods and the New Products shall until their Resale or Sale be stored separately and shall be clearly marked as the property of the Company

(iv) The Events are:

(A) the giving of any notice to the Buyer that a receiver, manager, administrative receiver, supervisor, nominee, administrator or other similar person is to be or has been appointed over any of the property or assets of the Buyer or that a petition to wind up the Buyer to be has been presented or that an application for an administration order to be or has been or any notice of a resolution to wind up the Buyer (save for the purpose of a bona fide reconstruction or amalgamation).

(B) a decision by the Buyer that the Buyer intends to make any arrangements or compositions with its creditors generally;

(C) any distress or execution levied or threatened to be levied on any property or assets of the Buyer

(D) the inability of the Buyer to pay its debts as they fall due.

(v) On receipt of notification from the Company under (ii) or on the happening of any of the Events, the Buyer

shall cease to be able to resell the Goods and the buyer shall immediately deliver the Goods and the New

Product property in which is then reserved to or vested in the Company to such address as the Company shall

specify in default of which, or in the alternative, the company shall have the right to enter on any premises or

land in the ownership or possession of the Buyer who shall indemnify the Company on a full indemnity basis

against all loss, damage, costs or expenses so arising including loss, damage cost or expenses in respect of

third party claims.


11 Breach by or Insolvency by the Buyer

If the Buyer shall not comply with any of its obligations to the Company or upon the occurrence of any of the

events referred to in Clause 10 (b), the Company shall have the right Forthwith to terminate the Contract but

without affecting any other claim, right or remedy of the company against the Buyer.


12 Cancellation, Suspension and Termination

(a) If the Buyer shall purport to cancel the whole or any part of the Contract, the Company may by notice in

writing to the Buyer elect to treat the Contract as repudiated and the Buyer shall thereupon be liable to pay the

Company a restocking charge equating to 50% of the order value.

(b) If for any cause whatsoever beyond its control the Company is unable to make any delivery on the applicable delivery date or perform any of its obligations under the Contract, the company may by notice in writing to the Buyer terminate the Contract or suspend the Contract without liability for any loss or damage thereby incurred by the Buyer.


13 Export and Re-sale

(a) In respect of sale and re-sales by the Buyer of the goods outside the United Kingdom ("Export Sales") the

provisions of these conditions shall apply unless inconsistent with the terms of this clause and the Buyer shall

ensure that the terms and conditions of Sale under which he or it effects re-sales of the Goods do not contain

terms inconsistent or substantially different from the terms and conditions hereunder

(b) Unless otherwise specifically agreed between the Company and the Buyer all Export Sales shall be made

C.I.F. to the Buyer’s premises and Company’s prices as set out in its Price List shall be increased to cover the

Company’s costs in making such deliveries.

(c) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, payment shall be made irrevocable letter of credit of presentation of the

bills of lading.

(d) The Buyer warrants that if an import license or permit is required for the importation of the Goods into the

country of destination then such Import License or permit has been obtained or will be obtained prior to shipment.


14 Force Majeure

(a) Insofar as the performance of the contract by the Company may be effected by any strike, any lack of

available shipping or transport or materials, any restriction regulation or decree by any local or municipal

authority or government department or by any cause beyond the Company’s reasonable control (which shall be constructed without reference to the preceding causes) the Company may elect at its absolute discretion either;

(i) to terminate the contract

(ii) to proceed to perform or continue performance under the Contract within reasonable time after the termination of such events or circumstances

(b) If the company makes an election under clause 14 (a) (ii) the Buyer shall accept the Goods or such part of

them as are delivered to it notwithstanding any delay.


15 Patents, Registered designs, trademarks, trade names and Copyright

The Buyer shall indemnify the Company against all damage, loss, costs, claims and expenses arising out of any infringement of any letters patent, registered design, trade mark, trade name or copyright or any claim for such infringement or any claim for passing off arising out of work carried out in accordance with the Buyer’s



16. Right to Sub-Contract


The Company shall be entitled to sub-contract the whole or any part of the Contract without the Buyer’s written consent


17. Severance

Should any one or more of these Conditions to be found to be or become invalid illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any law the enforceability and validity of the remaining conditions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.


18. Waiver

No waiver by the Company by the Buyer shall be considered as a waiver or subsequent breaches of the same

or any other provision


19 No Agency

It is expressly agreed that the contractual and legal relationship between the Company and the Buyer is that of a Seller and Buyer and no relationship of Principal and Agent is expressed implied or inferred. The Company may either directly solicit and make sales of any of the Company’s goods or products to anyone without being obligated or liable to the Buyer in any manner for or on account of any such solicitation or sale.


20. Proper Law

The Company is and shall be deemed to have been made in England and shall in all respects be governed by

English Law and shall be subject to the Jurisdiction of the English Courts.