Terms & Conditions

The customer's attention is drawn in particular to the provisions of clause 8.

  1. Interpretation

1.1              Definitions:

                        Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England, when banks in London are open for business.

                        Conditions: the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 11.4.

                        Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.

                        Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods from the Supplier.

                        Delivery Location: has the meaning given in clause 4.2.

                        Force Majeure Event: an event, circumstance or cause beyond a party's reasonable control.

                        Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.

                        Order: the Customer's order for the Goods, as set out in the Customer's purchase order form.

                        Specification: any specification for the Goods that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.

                        Supplier: Brice Aggregates Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 08443424) includng its wholly owned subsidiary Pomona Quarries Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 15516834).

1.2              Interpretation:

(a)           A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality).

(b)          A reference to a party includes its successors and permitted assigns.

(c)           A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes all subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.

(d)          Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.

(e)          A reference to writing or written includes fax and email.

  1. Basis of contract

2.1              These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.

2.2              The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order and any applicable Specification are complete and accurate.

2.3              The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues a written acceptance of the Order, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.

2.4              Any descriptive matter or advertising produced by the Supplier and any descriptions contained in the Supplier's catalogues or brochures are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods referred to in them. They shall not form part of the Contract nor have any contractual force.

2.5              A quotation for the Goods given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer. A quotation shall only be valid for a period of 10 Business Days from its date of issue.

  1. Goods

3.1              The Goods are described in the Specification.

3.2              The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Specification if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.

  1. Delivery and Collection

4.1              Where the Customer opts for delivery of the Goods, the Supplier shall ensure that each delivery of the Goods is to the location set out in the Order and is accompanied by a delivery note that shows the date of the Order, the contract number and the type and quantity of the Goods.

4.2              Delivery is completed on the completion of unloading of the Goods at the delivery location.

4.3              Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. The Supplier shall not be liable for any failure or delay in delivery of the Goods.

4.4              The Customer must notify the Supplier of any restrictions on delivery times or access to the delivery location at the point of Order and the Customer shall have facilities prepared for the acceptance of the Order. It is a condition of the Contract that proper assistance is given by the Customer to the driver of the delivery lorry in unloading the Goods and that the Supplier’s delivery vehicles or those of its agents will be held on site for not more than:

(a)           twenty minutes for deliveries of sand and aggregates; or

(b)          30 minutes for deliveries of concrete

any period in excess of these times will be charged to the Customer at £1 per minute.

4.5              Delivery by the Supplier to:

(a)           any location off the public highway shall be made on a good hard road with adequate turning space at the point of delivery and on the basis the Customer shall be responsible for any damage to the road surface, conduits, manholes, drainage or any other property; or

(b)          the public highway shall be made on the basis the Customer shall be responsible for compliance with all regulations and for all steps which need to be taken for the protection at all times of persons or property

and the Customer will indemnify the Supplier against any loss, damage, claims, costs or demands which the Supplier may incur as a result of any breach of sub-clauses (a) and (b) above.

4.6              The Supplier shall be entitled to determine at its own discretion whether it is safe and appropriate to deliver Goods to any location specified by the Customer.

4.7              Any returned Goods (or part quantities of Orders unable to be delivered for any reason) may incur returned load charges as if the Goods had been delivered in full in the quantity ordered. In the case of concrete deliveries a returned load charge of £100 per cubic metre shall apply.  

4.8       If the Customer opts to collect the Goods it shall collect the Goods from the Supplier's premises at Colemans Quarry within three Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready.

  1. Quality

5.1              The Supplier warrants that on delivery the Goods shall conform in all material respects with any applicable Specification, where notified at the point of Order.

5.2              The Supplier does not warrant that the specification of any Goods quoted or ordered by the Customer will be suitable for any particular purpose, even if the Supplier has knowledge of that particular purpose.

5.3              The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

5.4              These Conditions shall apply to any replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.

  1. Title and risk

6.1              The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.

6.2       Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the Supplier receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Goods

6.3              Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:

(a)           store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier's property;

(b)          not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;

(c)           maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price from the date of delivery;

(d)          notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.1(b) to clause 9.1(d); and

(e)          give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to time.

6.4              Subject to clause 6.5, the Customer may resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business (but not otherwise) before the Supplier receives payment for the Goods. However, if the Customer resells the Goods before that time:

6.5              If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.1(b) to clause 9.1(d), then, without limiting any other right or remedy the Supplier may have:

(a)           the Customer's right to resell the Goods or use them in the ordinary course of its business ceases immediately; and

(b)          the Supplier may at any time:

(i)              require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession that have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product; and

(ii)            if the Customer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Customer or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover them.

  1. Price and payment

7.1              The price of the Goods shall be the price set out in the Order, or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier's published price list in force as at the date of delivery.

7.2              The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time up to two Business Days before delivery, increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods that is due to:

(a)           any factor beyond the Supplier's control (including increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other costs);

(b)          any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification; or

(c)           any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions.

7.3              The Supplier may invoice the Customer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery.

7.4              The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:

(a)           unless otherwise agreed in writing by a Director of the Supplier within 30 days of the date of the invoice; and

(b)          in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier, and

time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.

7.5              If the Customer fails to make a payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting the Supplier's remedies under clause 9 (Termination), the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment. Interest under this clause 7.6 will accrue each day at 4% a year above the Bank of England's base rate from time to time, but at 4% a year for any period when that base rate is below 0%.

7.6              All amounts due under the Contract shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).

  1. Limitation of liability

8.1              The restrictions on liability in this clause 8 apply to every liability arising under or in connection with the Contract including liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise.

8.2              Nothing in the Contract limits any liability which cannot legally be limited, including liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence.

8.3              Subject to clause 8.3, the Supplier's total liability to the Customer shall not exceed the value of the Order.

8.4              Subject to clause 8.3, the following types of loss are wholly excluded:

(a)           loss of profits;

(b)          loss of sales or business;

(c)           loss of agreements or contracts;

(d)          loss of anticipated savings;

(e)          loss of or damage to goodwill; and

(f)            indirect or consequential loss.

8.5              This clause 8 shall survive termination of the Contract.

  1. Termination

9.1              Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate this Contract or suspend provision of Goods with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if:

(a)           the Customer commits a material breach of any term of this Contract;

(b)          the Customer takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business;

(c)           the Customer suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or

(d)          the Customer's financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the Supplier's opinion the Customer's capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.

  1. Force majeure

Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under the Contract if such delay or failure result from a Force Majeure Event. In such circumstances the affected party shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of the time for performing such obligations. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for six weeks the party not affected may terminate this agreement by giving 5 Business Days’ written notice to the affected party.

  1. General

11.1          Assignment and other dealings.

(a)           The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.

(b)          The Customer may not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.

11.2          Entire agreement.

(a)           This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

(b)          Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation [or negligent misstatement] based on any statement in this agreement.

11.3          Variation. No variation of this Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).

11.4          Waiver. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

11.5          Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this agreement.If any provision of the Contract is deemed deleted under this clause 11.5 the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree a replacement provision that, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.

11.6          Notices.

(a)           Any notice given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office (if a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case).

(b)          Any notice shall be deemed to have been received:

(i)              if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address; and

(ii)            if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 10.00 am on the second Business Day after posting [or at the time recorded by the delivery service

(c)           This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any arbitration or other method of dispute resolution.

(d)          A notice given under this agreement is not valid if sent by email.

11.7          Third party rights.  Unless it expressly states otherwise, the Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract

11.8          Governing law. The Contract, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

11.9          Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with this Contract or its subject matter or formation.