Delivery and Returns and T&Cs

Delivery

I am happy to collect and deliver smaller items of furniture (armchairs etc) within a 20 mile radius of South Manchester. This will be charged at £30 plus fuel each way.

Going further afield, I can recommend an experienced courier to ensure that the items arrive safe and sound. Generally, this costs around £50. Please note that these prices are for mainland UK and extra charges will apply if you would like the item shipped to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Islands or the Channel Islands.

I aim to have your furniture delivered to you within 14 working days.

The courier can deliver items to any room you require. The driver will assess whether or not he can physically manoeuvre items into place and will only do so if items pass freely through the spaces provided. Please ensure you measure correctly and understand your responsibilities before ordering any furniture items. Consider staircases, doorways or any tight spaces used as access points. If you need to return an item of furniture, the original delivery charge will be deducted from any refund.

Returns

I want you to be delighted every time you shop with me.
so I’ve made our returns policy simple…

Buy me

If for any reason you are unhappy with your ‘Buy me’ purchase, the item can be returned to me in its original condition within 7 working days (starting the day that you received the item). Please ensure that all items that you return to Twisted Loom are packaged securely & sufficiently to withstand delivery. I cannot accept liability for goods lost or damaged in transit and I expect the items to be returned to me using the same method of delivery as you received it. Please note, unless the item is faulty, all charges incurred through returns are at your own cost. The refund from your purchase with Twisted Loom will be forwarded to you within 14 days of us receiving the returned item.

Bespoke upholstered items

Any upholstery service that has been commissioned by you is unfortunately not returnable, as it has been especially commissioned by you. Before placing your bespoke order, please ensure that all the details are correct and that you are happy with the individual specifications of the item(s). I want to make sure that you are happy with your purchase, now and in the future, and am happy to assist in any questions you may have before placing your order. However, in the unlikely event that you are unhappy with the workmanship of your bespoke item, please contact me to discuss further.

Measurements

Again, please consider the information above.

Terms and Conditions 

* The Contract shall exist between myself (Charlotte Cochrane) and the client.
* The contract will include those instructions written into the contract only.
1. Any additional instructions must be confirmed in writing and a price agreed for the additional work and materials, before the work can proceed. Additional work, which may not be apparent when the estimate was provided, will be  advised to the client on discovery, and a course of action agreed. This includes frame repairs, which are hidden by upholstery.
2. I (Charlotte Cochrane) endeavour to deliver items forming part of this contract at the specified time, my obligation however, is to deliver on time providing that the materials to complete the work are available at the time the work is to be undertaken. I will keep the client informed at all times of supply problems, or other factors, which can affect delivery times.
3. All old covers will be removed prior to upholstery, these covers will be discarded unless the client advises that they are to be returned, this advice must be written into the order.
4. All new fillings applied to furniture manufactured after 1950 will be in compliance with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 1988. All new covering fabric supplied by us will comply with the regulations with the exception of covers which contain 80% natural fibres, when it is acceptable to use an interliner which complies with the regulations. Furniture manufactured prior to 1950 does not come within the scope of the 1988 Regulations with regard to filling or cover.
5. I reserve the right to apply a 15% surcharge for handling fabrics not supplied by myself.
6. I reserve the right to add a surcharge to the mark-up costs where fabrics, woven or printed off-grain, require extra time to make and where fabrics and patterns behave unexpectedly.
7. With regard to the client’s own material: When a client supplies his/her own materials, it is their responsibility to ensure that the fabric is suitable for the purpose for which they intend to use it and that it complies with the relevant regulations in force with regard to Fire and Safety (as described in clause 4).
8.  I will do my best to advise customers of the suitability of fabrics, whether supplied by me or not, however, I can only take responsibility for materials which are supplied by myself ONLY; covering fabric supplied by the client is at their own risk. Shortage of covering fabric supplied by the client is the client’s responsibility and not mine.
9. Printed and woven fabrics: Where printed and woven fabrics will not pattern match accurately I will inform you for further instructions.
10. Fabrics sent direct to me must have the clients name clearly marked on the delivery note so I can check, on your behalf, that I have received the correct fabric.
11. Please request fabric companies to roll all fabric on tubes, with no more than one fabric per tube. One continuous length of fabric should be used unless an extra amount is taken into account for pattern matching. I will do my best to remove creases but this cannot be guaranteed.
12. I cannot be held responsible for fabric flaws. If I cannot cut around them you will be notified.
13. Any problems with an order, whether your (the client) fault or mine (Charlotte Cochrane), must be brought to my attention within seven days of receipt of the order. There after charges will be made for any corrections. I will not be held responsible for charges if you have another company make corrections – you will still be responsible for the original bill. Charges will be made to corrections that are not my fault.
14. I reserve the right to apply a minimum of £50.00 charge to repair accidental damage not caused by myself.
15. Insurance Claims: I undertake all work on behalf of the client named overleaf. However, it is they who are responsible for the payment of the account. In the case of insurance companies and insurance work, I will undertake the work on the clear understanding that the account will be paid by the client named overleaf, when the account becomes due as described in clause 20.
16. Where the work is undertaken is in relation to an insurance claim. A 100% payment of materials and 50% payment of labour on acceptance of the estimate will be payable by the client, unless an agreement exists between us and the insurers to pay the account directly
17. Rush orders will incur a surcharge of 20%
18. I cannot be held responsible for the present or future behaviour of the treatment/fabric/trims, such as wearing and deterioration, stretching, shrinking, staining, cleanability, fading or damage to person or property, where the consumer has acted against the manufacturer’s/retailer’s instructions, i.e. washing instructions, steaming etc.
19. Carriage charges extra
20. Holiday cut off dates: Orders and fabrics must be received by 1 February for pre-Easter delivery and 1 October for pre-Christmas delivery.
21. Complaints will be dealt with as quickly as possible and successful resolution of the same will be my prime objective. Please do not submit Internet reviews as your initial complaint.
22. Payment terms: A minimun 50% non-refundable payment is required for us to accept an order. The balance is due on full delivery. Interest on overdue accounts will be charged at 1_% per month or part thereof. Prices quoted stand for three months.
23. A minimum payment of 50% on signing of the contract will form an acceptance of the terms and conditions above.

Notice of Right to Cancel
If you wish to cancel this contract you MUST DO SO IN WRITING and deliver personally or send (which may be by electronic mail) to Charlotte Cochrane confirming that you wish to do so within 7 days from receipt of the Terms & Conditions.  Any deposits paid will be refunded in full.  However, please note that work will not commence until the 7 days have passed or until the Client has provided Charlotte Cochrane written confirmation to proceed. If you cancel after commencement of the work and before completion you will be charged for materials used and an hourly labour rate.