Aquariums4Life will make delivery of Aquariums & Steel-Framed Cabinets personally utilising their own delivery vehicle and personnel unless you have been otherwise advised or external influences have resulted in circumstances where our own delivery is not possible.
Aquariums4Life charge £145 delivery on Full Build Deliveries . (Excluding oversized builds).
The charge of £145 will result in a one-person assisted delivery from an Aquariums4Life member of staff who will help in locating the aquarium with full use of hydraulic table(s) and specialist lifting equipment (where required), the extent of help you will require in addition to our team member will vary dependent upon your build size and access restrictions. (This rate applies to the Mainland UK excluding Highlands, Islands and some regions of the South West of England where other rates may be applicable or where additional Aquariums4Life personnel are required).
Steel Framed Cabinets will be levelled prior to the introduction of the aquarium and/or filtration. (Please be advised that Aquariums4Life can not be held responsible for the suitability of flooring or the measurement of access and spaces).
Aquariums4Life are on-site to advise and assist with the locating of your build. Aquariums4Life will make trolleys available to you in order to transfer your purchase from the delivery vehicle to its final positioning. Use of trolleys is entirely at your own risk. Aquariums4Life are not responsible for your purchase once it leaves the delivery vehicle on all delivery types.
Delivery Rates for 'Aquarium Only', 'Cabinet Only' and 'Equipment' will vary in accordance with delivery address and size of delivery, please contact us for prices. These deliveries may be made using a third party.
Any third party deliveries will be made to the door/kerb-side. Please note that any access issues should still be advised of at point of ordering. Third party deliveries may be made by Lorry.
Kerb-side/Drop-off deliveries made by Aquariums4Life will be made to coincide with other deliveries to your region. This could result in a delay to your build lead time. It is possible to upgrade your delivery in instances where delivery is required with greater urgency.
For all deliveries made by Aquariums4Life the option of kerb-side or assisted delivery will be made available to you at point of order.
Deliveries outside of the UK will be made by pallet delivery. All builds will be crated prior to delivery unless prior arrangements have been made. Please note that any access issues should still be advised of at point of ordering. Third party deliveries may be made by Lorry.
Clients are welcome to organise their own collection/deliveries at no additional cost, unless where crating and packaging is required by arrangement.
The delivery personnel manage a 'safe-lifting' policy which restricts them from lifting anything over 25kg per person. If your build is heavier than this then you will be made aware prior to delivery and arrangements should be made by you to remove and locate your build. The responsibility of the build will become yours on leaving the vehicle. It is therefore advisable that you are present at point of delivery or ensure that any third person taking delivery is aware of their responsibilities. The team will always provide as much assistance as they are able to in order to facilitate the delivery. Where items are in excess of 25kg additional assistance will be required in locating the delivery on drop off, kerbside and assisted deliveries.
When nearing completion of the build Aquariums4Life will be in contact with a delivery date. Every effort will be made to maintain the agreed date, should circumstances arise which impact this date or time Aquariums4Life will advise you at the earliest possible opportunity and rearrange the delivery. Compensation will not be be offered in cases where deliveries need to be cancelled but such deliveries will be marked as urgent and priority.
Please do not order livestock etc. before you are in receipt of you aquarium.
The Aquarium, Cabinet, etc. must be thoroughly inspected prior to it's removal from the delivery vehicle. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure all goods are unmarked/undamaged whilst they are inside the delivery vehicle. Aquariums4Life will not accept responsibility for any marks/damage/errors after leaving the delivery vehicle.
If you have a disability or are unable to manage the delivery then please advise at point of order so alternative arrangements can be made, such as additional man-power or equipment.
It is important that any factors which may impede the delivery of the aquarium are imparted at the point of order. For example,
It is advised that you take measurements of narrow door-frames, difficult corners, passages, prior to delivery.
If a second or third member of personnel is required to assist in the delivery of your tank then a fee will be charged at a pre-disclosed rate.
Should Aquariums4Life be unable to execute delivery completely due to any such factors as mentioned above then the build will be positioned appropriately at the delivery address.
If an arranged delivery arrives at your location and no one is available to accept delivery then Aquariums4Life will return your aquarium to the workshop for your collection. A repeat delivery will be charged at 100 pence per mile for a return journey to the place of delivery from PR3, with a minimum charge of £125 being applicable.
By allowing Aquariums4life to enter into your premises you are accepting liability for any damage caused to the premises during the delivery process, or from the steel toe-capped boots worn by personnel throughout the delivery.
You are responsible for ensuring the suitability of the flooring upon which your aquarium is placed.
You are responsible for ensuring that the space for your aquarium / cabinet is big enough.
Any subsidence following delivery is not the responsibility of Aquariums4Life and should be rectified immediately. Re-leveling of your aquarium may be carried by you or by Aquariums4Life*.
Aquariums4Life will provide a time for delivery on the day of delivery. Estimated times issued prior to this are as a guidance only and may change. Delivery will take place on the day of delivery between 8am and 6pm unless you are informed otherwise or alternative arrangements have been made.
The maximum allocated time on site for any delivery is 45 minutes. If this time is exceeded due to access restrictions or delay in access or waiting for manpower, or insufficent manpower then you are subject to additional charges of £260 per hour/per person.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES MAY BE INCURRED IF...
If the delivery takes longer or is more costly due to any exceptional circumstances not disclosed at point of order. (45 minutes is allowed for an assisted delivery)(15 minutes is allowed for a Kerb-side/Drop-Off delivery)
If your build has to be redelivered because of problems with access.
If your build has to be redelivered because there was no authorised person, over 18 years of age, to sign for the delivery.
If your build has to be redelivered because there was no one in to sign at the arranged time.
If our delivery staff have to wait in excess of 45 minutes before being admitted into your house/workplace.
If your steel frame cabinet and aquarium requires re-levelling.
Once your build is ready for despatch if you are unable to take delivery after notification, we will be happy to store the build at a cost of £25 per week. When you are in a position to accept delivery, and payment has been made in full, we will reschedule delivery at our earliest possible convenience.
If you decide to cancel your build then there will be no refund of any deposit paid once this build process has commenced.
Any additional visits requested or required, not due to Aquariums4Life, will be charged at an hourly rate of £40. This will be charged from leaving the workshop to point of return, allowing for any required breaks.
HOW TO ORDER
Orders can be placed with Aquariums4Life by telephone, email or Facebook. Aquariums4Life will require your full contact details when ordering.
Your order will be returned by email in invoice-form to you. Please check over your invoice to ensure that everything is as per your specification.
Any inaccuracies, amendments or omissions should be brought to our attention for re-invoicing.
Once you are happy that your invoice is correct and as per your specification we request that 50% of the balance is paid.** For non-standard sized builds full payment may be required to commence your build. (Non-standard Size is deemed as any size not listed on our website).
Requests to change your build specification, will only be deemed as approved and accepted by Aquariums4Life once an amended invoice and job-sheet has been re-submitted to you detailing the approved changes. Any changes will incur additional costs.
Payment of the deposit acts to verify your invoice specification is correct and to commence with the build process.
By making payment of the deposit you are agreeing to all Terms and Conditions.
Deposits are non-refundable once your build has commenced. Cancellation of any order after two weeks will be subject to a £50 cancellation fee where the build has not commenced. This is to cover administrative charges.
Aquariums4Life accept payment by most major Debit and Credit Cards and by Bank Transfer.
All quotations are valid for 14 days unless otherwise stated.
Quoted lead time estimates will commence from the point at which your build is signed off, this involves your acceptance of the Job Sheet Documentation as being correct.
Work will not commence until the job sheet has been agreed by you. A job sheet will not be raised without the agreed deposit payment being paid..
Aquariums4Life will guarantee your steel-framed aquarium cabinet for three years from the date of delivery. The panels are not covered by this guarantee.
Aquariums4Life will guarantee your braced cuboid glass aquarium for three years from the date of delivery.
Aquariums will guarantee your brace-less glass aquarium for one year from the date of delivery.
Aquariums will guarantee your euro-braced glass aquarium for one year from the date of delivery.
Aquariums will guarantee your non cuboid glass aquarium for one year from the date of delivery.
Aquariums assembled on-site should not be moved without first contacting Aquarums4Life.
Your guarantee is not valid for Glass Breakage.
Your guarantee is not valid for pipework and plumbing.
Your guarantee is not valid for failures due to misuse, wear and tear, accidental breakage, neglect, earthquakes, vermin, flooding.
Your guarantee is not valid in cases where the product has been abused or not used for purpose.
Your guarantee is not valid for damage to your product caused by the misuse of cleaning materials or from repairs conducted by any other company than the manufacturers.
Your guarantee is not valid if damage occurs as a result of using a stand other than one built by Aquariums4Life, or a stand not sanctioned by Aquariums4Life.
The guarantee is non-transferable.
Any builds covered by the guarantee will be repaired or replaced. No monetary equivalent will be offered. Your home insurance policy will cover for losses and damage is there is any applicable.
Aquarium Stands and Cabinets must be solid without movement, offer substantial support to the base of your aquarium without sag and wholly level for your guarantee to be valid. Aquariums must be placed on polystyrene. Whenever possible we will advise you of your stand/cabinet's suitability. It is your responsibility to make changes to your stands/cabinets where advised.
Whilst every effort will be taken to avoid any marks on the aquarium glass, Aquariums4Life are subject to the glass manufacturer's standards and guidelines.
All glass used by Aquariums4Life is produced to GGF/British Standard Guidelines. Glass shall be viewed at near normal incidence i.e. at right angles to the glass surface from the room side standing at a distance of not less than 2m away from the inner glass surface for annealed float glass and 3m away for all other glass types (toughened and laminated). The assessment of visual quality of the panes of glass should be carried out in natural daylight but not in direct sunlight and with no visible moisture on the surface of the inner or outer glass panes. The use of strong lamps and/or magnifying devices is not allowed. It is not permissible to find defects at close range and then mark them so as to be visible from the given viewing distance. Obtrusiveness of faults shall be judged by looking through the glass, not at it.
* Charges apply
** On Standard Sized Builds
Aquariums4Life@gmail.com Greenlands Garstang by pass (A6) Catterall Preston Lancashire PR3 0HL Tel:01995 606616