All items are made to order for each individual client’s specifications and therefore in order to allow for adequate curing time, delivery of items will typically range from 4 – 8 weeks (depending on the size of the item) from the date that the deposit has been received from the client. Photos in our website only give a representation of the colour, every attempt will be made to ensure as close as a resemblance as possible but due to working with natural stone shades and tones may differ slightly.
Delivery can be arranged at an additional cost to the client. Alternatively, by prior appointment, the client or their appointed representative may collect the item(s) in person. Pallet delivery is charged at £55* + VAT. *As we are using a 3rd party delivery company for pallet delivery, prices are subject to change and can only be confirmed when a quote has been requested.
Most of our items are pallet delivery only due to weight and size. The driver uses a pump-up pallet truck to pull the pallet into the boundary of your property. Delivery does not include siting or installation of the products, which is the sole responsibility of the client. The driver cannot take the items off the pallets or site them where desired. The restrictions of a pump-up pallet truck are: it cannot be pulled along soft ground, this includes shingle/gravel; it cannot be pulled up steps or stairs or up steep drives. If access is restricted, delivery will be kerbside only.
Where the client has opted for our delivery option, goods will be examined by us before leaving our premises. Upon delivery, all goods must be examined and their condition approved by the client (or his/her representative) before the goods are offloaded. A delivery inspection and acceptance form must be completed and signed by the client, or the client’s appointed representative. Wealden Ornamental Stone will not be held liable for any damage caused to goods by handling by the client (or his/her representative) after collection, including damage during handling, incorrect fixing, or storage on the client’s premises or sites. Please read our RETURNS POLICY before placing your order with us.
Alternatively, items may be collected by the client or appointed representative from our workshop, by prior appointment. All goods must be examined and their condition approved by the client (or his/her appointed representative) before leaving Wealden Ornamental Stone premises. A collection inspection and acceptance form must be completed and signed by the client or the client’s appointed representative. Wealden Ornamental Stone will not be held liable for any damage caused to goods by handling by the client (or his/her representative) after collection including damage during transit, incorrect fixing or storage on the client’s premises or sites.
These are very heavy items, hence lifting could cause injury. Never lift an item on your own that is more than you can physically and safely lift. Take extra care when handling each item as rolling the edges or leaning the edge of item and placing them down hard could cause damage. We cannot accept responsibility for cracking or breakage if these instructions are ignored.
If the client fails to give delivery/collection instructions within 14 days of it being notified the items are ready for delivery/collection, Wealden Ornamental Stone shall (without prejudice to any other rights or remedies available to it) be entitled but not bound to store the items and any available premises at the client’s expense. As Wealden Ornamental Stone would have to lease additional premises in these instances, storage will be charged at 20% of the total order value per month.
If we are not able to make a delivery due to the client or the client’s appointed representative is not being available to receive delivery, the items will be returned to our workshop and the client would have to make alternative arrangements for collection at their own cost. Any deliveries that could not be successfully dropped, through no fault of the delivery company, will incur a minimum charge of £70 payable by the client. As Wealden Ornamental Stone would have to lease additional space in these instances, storage will be charged at 20% of the total order value per month until the order has been collected by the client.
Should the client refuse the delivery of goods after delivery arrangements have been agreed in writing and dispatched, we will be entitled to charge the client for all packaging, unpacking, loading, unloading and transportation costs incurred.