8. Warranties and liability

8.1 Subject to the conditions set out below the Seller warrants that the Goods will correspond with their specification subject to such tolerances as are reasonable and as are normally accepted in the trade and will be free from defects in material and workmanship at the time of delivery for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacture:

8.2 The above warranty is given by the Seller subject to the following conditions:

8.2.1 the Seller shall be under no liability in respect of any defect in the Goods arising from any drawing, design or specification supplied by the Buyer:
8.2.2 the Seller shall be under no liability in respect of any defect arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, abnormal working conditions, failure to follow the Seller’s instructions (whether oral or in writing), misuse or alternation or repair of the Goods without the Seller’s approval.
8.2.3 the Seller shall be under no liability under the above warranty (or any other warranty, condition or guarantee) if the total price for the Goods has not been paid by the due date for payment.
8.2.4 the above warranty does not extend to Goods not manufactured by the Seller, in respect of which the Buyer shall only be entitled to the benefit of any such warranty or guarantee as is given by the manufacturer to the Seller.
8.2.5 the nature of the Goods are that cosmetic change in the appearance of the wood veneer are to be expected with the passing of time and exposure to sunlight and such are expressly excluded from the Seller’s warranty.

8.3 Subject as expressly provided in these Conditions, and except where the Goods are sold to a person dealing as a consumer (within the meaning of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977), all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8.4 Where the Goods are sold under a consumer transaction (as defined by the Consumer Transactions (Restrictions on Statements) Order 1976 the statutory rights of the Buyer are not affected by these Conditions.

8.5 Any claim by the Buyer which is based on any defect in the quality or condition of the Goods or their failure to correspond with specification shall (whether or not delivery is refused by the Buyer) be notified to the Seller within 30 days from the date of delivery or (where the defect or failure was not apparent on reasonable inspection) within a reasonable time after discovery of the defect or failure. If delivery is not refused, and the Buyer does not notify the Seller accordingly, the Buyer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods and the Seller shall have no liability for such defect or failure, and the Buyer shall be bound to pay the price as if the Goods had been delivered In accordance with the Contract.

8.6 Any claim by the Buyer which is based on short delivery or non-delivery shall be notified to the Seller in Writing (in the case of short delivery) within 7 days of delivery and (in the case of non-delivery) within 30 days of receipt by the Buyer of the Seller’s Invoice for the goods which the Buyer claims have not been delivered. If the Buyer does not notify the Seller accordingly the Buyer shall not be entitled to reject any goods that have been delivered and the Seller shall have no liability for such short delivery or non-delivery.

8.7 Where any valid claim in respect of any of the Goods which is based on any defect in the quality or condition of the Goods or their failure to meet specification is notified to the Seller in accordance with these Conditions the Seller shall be entitled to replace the Goods or (refund to the Buyer the price of the Goods) (or a proportionate part of the price), but the Seller shall have no further liability to the Buyer.

8.8 Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the Seller’s negligence, the Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer 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 the negligence of the Seller, its employees or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the supply of the Goods or their use or resale by the Buyer, except as expressly provided in these Conditions.

8.9 The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer or be deemed to be in breach of the Contract by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of the Seller’s obligations in relation to the Goods if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond the Seller’s reasonable control. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the following shall be regarded as causes beyond the Seller’s reasonable control:

8.9.1 Act of God, explosion, flood, tempest, fire or accident;
8.9.2 war or threat of war, sabotage, insurrection, civil disturbance, or requisition;
8.9.3 acts, restrictions, regulations, bye-laws, prohibitions or measures of any kind on the part of any governmental, parliamentary or local authority;
8.9.4 import or export regulations or embargoes, changes in cross-border trading procedures or any ambiguity in such;
8.9.5 strikes, lock-outs or other industrial actions or trade disputes (whether involving employees of the Seller or of a third party);
8.9.6 difficulties in obtaining raw materials, labour, fuel, parts or machinery;
8.9.7 power failure or breakdown in machinery.