TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This document is to be viewed by all involved parties as a binding and insoluble contract in agreement to the terms stated below.
BLOCK1: DESIGN Company details are as follows: Full company name is BLOCK 1 DESIGN LTD trading as BLOCK1: DESIGN. Address details are Unit 1A, 31-35 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HZ. Registration number 9149733, a company registered in England and Wales TEL: +44 (0)772 331 3915.Our website details are www.block1design.com
BLOCK1: DESIGN office hours are 9am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. Where staff mobile telephone numbers are provided, we ask that you exercise discretion when calling out of hours.
BLOCK1: DESIGN will endeavour to provide services in accordance with any timescale discussed and agreed. BLOCK1: DESIGN shall inform the Client if there is any anticipated delay but shall not be liable to the Client where it fails to meet the estimated timescale.
After starting any job with BLOCK1: DESIGN, we require the client to issue a purchase order (PO) to which you authorise BLOCK1: DESIGN to proceed with the project as stated.
All material created by BLOCK1: DESIGN remains copyright of BLOCK1: DESIGN. The client purchases the right to use such material for the sole purpose of the work contracted. The material may not be used by the client for any other purpose without prior agreement from BLOCK1: DESIGN. Any variation to the above is to be agreed with BLOCK1: DESIGN.
All work carried out, whether experimentally or otherwise, at the client’s request shall be charged.
Design and concept work
All work carried out shall be in accordance with the specific schedule of works & schedule of fees attached to these terms & in agreement with the client.
BLOCK1: DESIGN requires the client to approve each stage of the project as per the agreed schedule.
BLOCK1: DESIGN charges fees for the various stages which typically would be as follows, however this may vary:
- On commissioning of the proposed project 50%
- Completion of concept and sign off of design drawings 20%
- Final instalment on completion of project 30%
Our intention in the above is to mirror our own costs with the various stages in preparing client plans.
Fees for variations or amendments to the drawings / schedules after design sign off or where any project work extends above & beyond the accepted scope level will be chargeable. Again we would agree these with you prior to charging.
In addition to the above we can also undertake extras works as required, these could include, planning applications, surveys, 3D visuals, and further concept development. We would agree these with you before any cost is incurred.
We charge direct costs incurred in addition to the above fees.
All fees are plus Value added tax (VAT).
BLOCK1: DESIGN may make a search in relation to the Client with a credit reference agency and make other credit enquiries from time to time, keep a record of any search and enquiries and share that information with third parties. BLOCK1: DESIGN may also make enquiries about the principal directors/proprietors of the Client with a credit reference agency.
Credit Terms & Payment Terms
Our payment terms are generally to receive cleared funds within 14 days of issue of invoice. Our Bank details are as follows:
Cheques are payable to Block 1: Design and post to registered address.
Alternatively payment can be made by BACS: Account Number: 67353142 Sort Code: 51-50-14. A reminder letter will be sent regarding any overdue invoices.
We retain the rights to convert our invoicing to Invoice discounting or factoring. If this is the case we will notify you in due course.
For invoices not settled within the agreed credit terms, we reserve the right to charge interest on the overdue debt at 2% above the Barclays base rate at the time and an administration fee.
BLOCK1: DESIGN hold professional and employers indemnity insurance .Drawing packs & details as issued for shopfitting works are for design intent (unless otherwise stated) & final construction is deemed to be ‘to contractors design’ & therefore covered under the main contractors All Risks Insurance. BLOCK1: DESIGN hold appropriate public liability insurance. Copies of our relevant insurance details are available on request.
BLOCK1: DESIGN agrees to keep the confidential information of its clients confidential and all information will be treated as confidential in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
BLOCK1: DESIGN shall be under no liability to carry out any provision of the contract if for any reason beyond our control the work cannot be done. Should this be the case then the client may pay for work done and materials used, but subject thereto shall otherwise accept delivery when available.
Suspension & Discontinuation
BLOCK1: DESIGN shall reserve the right to suspend or otherwise discontinue provision of any Services in the event that any Fees due by the Client are unpaid.
Insolvency / failure to pay a debt
In respect of all unpaid debts due from the customer, BLOCK1: DESIGN have a general lien on all goods and property in its possession (whether worked on or not) and shall be entitled on the expiration of 14 days’ notice to dispose of such goods or property in such manner and at such price as we think fit and to apply the proceeds towards such debts.
The Client may not assign the benefit or delegate the burden of The Agreement nor sub-licence any of its rights under The Agreement (including to an associated company) without the prior written consent of BLOCK1: DESIGN.
Failure to Exercise
The failure or delay by either party in exercising any right, power or remedy of that party under The Agreement will not in any circumstances impair such right, power or remedy nor operate as a waiver or it. The single or partial exercise by either party of any right, power or remedy under The Agreement will not in any circumstances preclude any other or further exercise of it or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy.
Any waiver by either party of a breach of or default under the terms of The Agreement by the other party is not deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and in no way affects the other terms of The Agreement.
Any notice to be given or made by either party under or in connection with The Agreement must be in writing and given or made to the other party at its address stated at the time when placing the order or to other addresses as either party may from time to time notify to the other. Every notice, if so addressed, is deemed to have been duly given or made, if delivered by hand, upon delivery at the address of the relevant party; if sent by Post, two Business Days after the date of posting and if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail, at the time of transmission.
Termination of services by you must be requested in writing and will be effective on receipt of such notice. Email or telephone requests for termination of services will not be honoured until and unless confirmed in writing. You will be invoiced for design work completed to the date of first written notice of cancellation for payment in full within 7 days and the terms laid out above will apply.
These conditions and all other express terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England. These Terms and Conditions supersede all previous representations, understandings or agreements. Approval constitutes agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. BLOCK1: DESIGN reserves the right to revise its terms, conditions and charges at any time and without prior notice.