Terms and Conditions

 
Interpretation:
 
1. Supplier”: Zsolt Istvan Kovacs trading as EK Structural Design Services; UTR 27166 81468

When a client appoints the Supplier via the web site or an email it is deemed they are complying with the terms and conditions identified below.

2. ‘Client”: the person or firm who purchases Services from the Supplier.

3. ”Services” the services, including Deliverables, supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Quotation or Specification.

Terms & Conditions:

 

These conditions accompany my design service costs.  The Supplier will prepare calculations/drawings solely for the use of the Client (the party invoiced) and its agent(s). No reliance should be placed on the contents of the calculations, in whole or in part by 3rd parties. The calculations and/or drawings, their content and format and associated data are copyright, and the property of the SupplierPhotocopying of part or all of the contents, transfer or reproduction of any kind is forbidden without written permission from the Supplier. A charge may be levied against such approval, the same to be made at the discretion of the Supplier.

Calculations  and/or Drawings will be produced on information obtained by third parties. The area where the structural elements are to be located may vary when the structure is exposed during the installation works. If this is the case then the Supplier should be notified to adjust the calculations accordingly (this may incur an additional charge).

Where the data provided by the client is limited, the Supplier will identify any areas where further information is required. If it is not possible to identify short fallings within the information provided by the client then the Supplier will not be responsible for this lack of information. The Supplier will endeavour to point out to the client any areas where further information is required.
The Supplier cannot be held liable and do not warrant, or otherwise guarantee the validity of information provided by third parties and/or the client subsequently used in the calculations. The Supplier is not responsible for the action of negligent or otherwise of builders or third parties working on site.
All information acquired by the Supplier in the course of the calculation exercise is the property of the Supplier, and, only also becomes the joint property of the Client on the complete settlement of all invoices relating to the project. The Supplier reserves the right to use the information in commercial tendering and marketing, unless the Client expressly wishes otherwise in writing. 

The payment terms are as follows:

– An invoice will be issued to the client initially with a watermark on the contents of the calculations and drawings  stating: ‘NOT PAID’Other method ,such as in the case where calculations and drawings form the part of the Deliverables only the Drawings will be sent to the Client initially.

– Upon receipt /confirmation of 100% of the fees the final set of calculations/drawings will be issued to the client with the removed watermark.

– Invoices are issued to the client upon the completion of the works or quarterly depending on the value of the invoice. This will be communicated to the Client beforehand.

-All invoices under £500 in value are to be strictly paid within 7 days.

-All invoices over £500 in value are to strictly paid within 14 days.

-All invoices are to be paid before submitting the calculations/drawings to the Local Authority (or Private) Building Control (Building Regulation). If this date is before the payment due date stated on the invoice the full value of the invoice is to be paid before submitting the calculations/drawings.

The Supplier reserve the right to pursue full payment of the invoice prior to release of any information including calculations. The Supplier advise the client that they may elect to pursue their statutory rights under late payment legislation, and will apply 8% to the base rate for unreasonably late payments accruing on a daily basis. 

If the Client fails to make full payment due to the Supplier by the due date, the Supplier reserves the right to suspend the Supply of Services. If the Client fails to make full payment due to the Supplier by the date of payment, the supplier retains full Intellectual Property Rights of any Deliverables until payment is made in full

The Supplier will also apply the right to claim any associated legal costs incurred with recovery of late payments.  The Supplier offer to undertake work only in strict accordance with conditions covered by their current insurances, which are available for inspection.