The Door Store Ltd.
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1. By placing an order you are offering to purchase a product from us, which we will accept to sell you on the following conditions.
2. Door Store Limited is absolutely entitled to refuse any order made by you. If your order is accepted we will take payment and inform you by e-mail. When placing an order you undertake that all details you provide to us are true and accurate, that you are the authorised user of the credit or debit card used to make your request and there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the goods.
3. If we decline to supply goods ordered and payment has been debited from your credit or debit card, we shall credit your credit or debit card with the price of the goods within 30 days of declining your order. We will not be obliged to offer any additional compensation or compensation for disappointment suffered.
4. If for any reason we are unable to supply a particular item, we will contact you by e-mail or telephone as soon as possible. You will be advised when goods will become available or you will have the choice of ordering replacement goods and be advised of the cost, or be offered a full refund.
5. We must receive payment of the whole of the price for the goods that you order before your order can be accepted. We will confirm acceptance of your order by sending an e-mail to you. Our acceptance of your order brings into existence a legally binding contract between us. We will contact you if we are unable to accept your order for any reason.
Timber is a natural material, which is subject to changes in temperature and humidity. We cannot accept liability for natural movement or distortion, warping, swelling or splitting which is caused by exposure to extremes of temperature or humidity, or if the product has not been correctly stored, treated or installed. A warp or distortion of 6mm from the opposite outer edges of a door in either direction shall be deemed to be within the manufacturing tolerances. Timber is a natural product and as such is subject to varying colours and grain patterns. This is beyond our control and while our manufacturers and suppliers do endeavour to colour match each component within each door no guarantee what-so-ever is given that one door will be a colour match to another door. Natural timber while renowned for its decorative grain is prone to small ‘shakes’ or splits appearing, this is an unavoidable ‘feature of real timber’ which is not considered a defect and such ‘shakes’ should be filled with a suitable woodfiller.
All timber products pictured in our catalogues, website and other literature have been pre-finished (stained or varnished) prior to photography and are therefore not an exact representation of the product you may have selected. Variations of the printing process and screen calibrations mean that colours shown may vary slightly from the final product. We have no control over doors changing in design or pattern at any given time, it is therefore impossible to guarantee an exact pattern match at a later date.
We will deliver the goods ordered only to the card holders address at the time the order was placed. No goods will be released without a signature from the card holder on delivery.
When signing for receipt of your order, “unchecked” will not be accepted and we will accept no liability for any shortage or damage subsequently discovered. Visible damage must be detailed and noted clearly by you at the time of receipt on the Delivery/Receipt Note for any claim to be entertained. The Door Store Ltd must be notified immediately by e-mail with appropriate photographic evidence of the damage. The Company accepts no liability if costs are incurred by booking a carpenter before having received and checked all goods. If a joiner/carpenter has been contracted by you to install the goods then they are responsible for checking the goods on your behalf and it is your responsibility to make them aware of this in advance. Please remember that, by fitting or finishing your door/floor or making alterations in any way, you will be deemed to have accepted the goods as supplied. Unfortunately, we cannot replace a faulty or incorrectly supplied door/floor if ANY alterations have been carried out
The Door Store Ltd will not be liable for any claims arising due to delay as a result of strikes, materials, shortages, shipping or any circumstances beyond our control.
You may be required to pay extra at our discretion for delivery to remote areas, and it may not be possible for us to deliver to some locations.
Where our courier is unable to complete a delivery due to the customer being unavailable or refusing to accept an agreed delivery, the delivery cost will be charged in full and each further attempted delivery will be charged at a minimum of £50.
Deliveries outside our catchment area will be made by one of our appointed couriers. Drivers of our appointed couriers are obliged only to deliver the goods as near to the front of your property as possible. It is therefore necessary that you have the appropriate able bodied persons available to lift the goods into your premises.
You will become the owner of the goods you have ordered when they have been paid for and delivered to you. Once you have accepted the goods they will be held at your own risk and we will not be liable for their loss or destruction.
If you do not receive goods ordered by you within 30 days of the date on which you ordered them, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us by e-mail of the problem within 35 days of the date on which you placed your order. If you notify a problem to us under this condition, our only obligation will be, either:
To make good any shortage or non-delivery;
To refund to you the amount paid by you for the goods in question in whatever way we choose. If it is a special order item it will not be subject to a refund and must remain paid for in full.
We only supply goods to the UK and Ireland. We make no representation and accept no liability in respect of the export or import of the goods you purchase.
In the event that your goods are faulty, you must contact us by e-mail within three working days of receipt of the goods and provide appropriate photographic evidence of the fault. While every effort is made to supply you with the correct product in perfect condition, on occasion errors are made or a door/floor is not up to standard. It is imperative that you check your doors/floors for any of the following potential faults prior to commencing any alterations: visible manufacturing defects i.e. warping or bowing beyond the 6mm tolerance, imperfections on glass (within an acceptable tolerance: see below). Please remember that, by fitting or finishing your door/floor or making alterations in any way, you will be deemed to have accepted the goods as supplied. In the event that goods have a manufacturing defect requiring replacement or refund our liability will only extend to the replacement value of the faulty goods and we will not be held responsible for any additional costs incurred i.e. fitting, finishing etc. We are not responsible for payment of consequential losses arising from a product failure. The goods must be returned in their original condition and upon receipt and inspection any residual refund owing to you will be made within 30 days.
Glass Faults; Any fault within a glass pane or glazed unit which is not visible in normal transmission, in other words without having to look at the glass from unusual angles or which only show up in sunlight are deemed to be acceptable when viewed from a distance of a minimum 3 metres, this conforms to British Standards.
Save as precluded by law, we will not be liable to you for an indirect or consequential loss, damage or expenses (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) howsoever arising out of any problem you notify to us under this condition and we shall have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation other than to refund to you the amount paid by you for the goods in question.
RETURNS & REFUNDS
You may decide to return your order to us within 7 days of having received it stating the reason for your decision by e-mail before organising uplift of the goods. It is your responsibility to arrange and pay for the return and the appropriate insurance of the goods, we will apply a 25% handling and re-stocking charge. The goods must be returned in their original condition and upon receipt and inspection any residual refund owing to you will be made within 30 days by the same payment method you used for the initial purchase. We reserve the right to refuse returns for refunds or replacements if the goods are not returned to us in a saleable condition unaltered or removed from the original packaging. Any goods returned must be in a condition suitable for re-sale.
Special order items and non-stock items, products which have been custom-made, modified or are bespoke to your requirements cannot be changed or refunded once we have confirmed the order to you.
Goods supplied by the Door Store Ltd are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for twelve months from the date of receipt as long as the conditions of sale have been adhered to. (Please refer to installation, finishing and maintenance). The Door Store Ltd. shall not be responsible for any incidental work or expenses arising out of or because of any defect in our product. If a product develops a fault within twelve months of purchase it will be replaced/repaired free of charge after proof of purchase has been established. No responsibility however can be accepted if wrongful or incomplete installation was carried out by the customer or their representative.
Our doors are of an engineered construction. It is a regular practice for doors to be made from engineered components. This means that a door has a real wood veneer surface over a composite solid core. This gives the door greater stability and less chance of splitting or warping, and is more environmentally friendly.
INSTALLATION, FINISHING AND MAINTENANCE
Prior to installation doors must be stored flat in their original packaging in a cool, dry, well ventilated environment. They must not be stored in areas that have been recently plastered or where they will come into contact with steam or high humidity. Doors should not be stored or installed in a new house until the building has been sealed from the elements, the wet works completed and the heating system has been turned on for at least eight weeks. The doors should remain in their packaging until work on the product commences. Doors should be stained/varnished prior to installation, for best results apply the finish with the door lying on a flat surface and only use a good quality oil based product. There are six surfaces on a door; all six must be treated to seal a door against changes in the moisture content of the timber.
It is usual for the carpenter to plane the door and make cut outs for locks, hinges etc. These exposed edges and cut outs must be immediately retreated to ensure your door is effectively sealed against moisture ingress.
Only use oil based paints, stains and varnishes and apply by brush. Do not use water based products, oils, waxes or spray finishing on your doors. These finishes or methods of application will invalidate the manufacturers guarantee.
When finishing pre-glazed doors extra care must be taken to ensure varnish/paint does not come into contact with the glass as it can be difficult to remove at a later stage. Particular care should be taken with sandblasted/etched glass as varnish will damage the appearance of the glass and is virtually impossible to be removed. Many of our doors come with a plastic protective wrap over the glass, this is only for the protection of the glass during the manufacturing process and is not intended for the protection of the glass when finishing your door.
Mortice locks must not be positioned at the joints and lock cavities should be kept to a minimum. If the door needs to be reduced in height or width please refer to the manufacturers installation guide enclosed with your door, if you are unsure please contact us immediately.
We do not recommend rebating double doors as this may cut beyond the manufacturers edge lip and expose the core material. Instead it is recommended to fit the doors flush or install a double door sealing strip that we can provide.
TIMBER EXTERNAL DOORS
Mahogany external doors must be set back from the front face of the building or covered by a canopy or porch way projecting not less than 1.5m to provide protection from the elements.
Before installation the door should be stained and varnished with oil based products only. We recommend using Sadolin products. A minimum of two coats of Sadolin Classic as a base coat and four coats of Sadolin Extra clear as a top coat with a light sanding between coats. If you wish to paint your door an exterior quality paint is recommended to be applied to your external door and door frames. Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions, which generally advise a primer coat, 2 undercoats followed by 2 gloss coats insuring all edges are coated and sealed to prevent moisture entering the timber. It is important to NEVER use a 'water based' product on your new external doors and door frames. We do not consider these to give adequate protection and no guarantee claim will be entertained for goods treated with such products.
It should be noted that the use of dark coloured paint or stain finishes on external doors, particularly if located on the south or south west elevations of buildings, will result in high surface temperatures on the door and can increase the risk of distortion, splits, shakes or resin exudation through the finish.
It is most important that both sides and the four edges of the door are completely and fully treated before the door is hung. After it has been hung all cut outs for a letterbox, hinges etc. and any edges that have been trimmed must be fully retreated immediately. It is imperative that the end grain at the bottom of the door is completely protected as this is where moisture can easily penetrate causing swelling, splitting and warping.
It is important to fit a good quality weather bar to the bottom of every external door.
In extreme conditions it may be necessary to storm proof the panels and double glazed units with silicone.
Future maintenance is most important to retain good appearance over many years and we recommend every year washing down the door with warm water and detergent, lightly sanding the surface and applying a new protective topcoat.
Mahogany Internal Doors
Before installation the door should be stained and varnished with oil based products only. A minimum of two stain base coats and three clear top coats with a light sanding between coats should be applied. We recommend using Sadolin Classic wood stain as a base coat and Johnstones Satin Clear varnish as a top coat. It is important to NEVER use a 'water based' product on your new mahogany internal door. We do not consider these to give adequate protection and no guarantee claim will be entertained for goods treated with such products.
White Oak, Walnut and Clear Pine Internal Doors
Before installation the door should be varnished with oil based products only. A minimum of three clear top coats with a light sanding between coats should be applied. We recommend using Johnstones Satin Clear varnish as a top coat. It is important to NEVER use a 'water based' product on your new door. We do not consider these to give adequate protection and no guarantee claim will be entertained for goods treated with such products.
White Primed Internal Doors
These are supplied with a primer coat ready for finishing. As these are not pre-finished, small scratches and chips exposing the MDF core are normal and should be filled using suitable quality filler before applying your chosen finishing coats. Before installation the door should be finished with an oil based paint. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions applying a light sanding between coats. It is important to NEVER use a 'water based' product on your new door. We do not consider these to give adequate protection and no guarantee claim will be entertained for goods treated with such products.
Radiata pine louvre doors have engineered stiles and therefore it is not advisable to trim these doors. For best results make the opening to suit the door. As these are a light colour they can be varnished, stained to most colours, or painted.
Prior to installation veneered mouldings must be stored on a level surface in their original packaging in a cool, dry, well ventilated environment. They must not be stored in areas that have been recently plastered or where they will come into contact with steam or high humidity. Mouldings should not be stored or installed in a new house until the building has been sealed from the elements, the wet works completed and the heating system has been turned on for at least eight weeks. The mouldings should remain in their packaging until work on the product commences. Mouldings should be painted-stained-varnished on all four sides prior to installation with a minimum of two sealing coats on the back face of the moulding prior to being fixed to the wall. For best results apply the finish with the mouldings lying on a flat surface. Only use a quality oil based product and follow the manufacturers’ instructions. Extra care should be taken when handling long lengths of skirting or handrail as excess sagging along the length of the product may cause a facture in the MDF core. It is important to NEVER use a ‘water based’ product on mouldings. We do not consider these to give adequate protection and no guarantee claim will be entertained for goods treated with such products.
Flooring must be stacked on a level surface to prevent boards from bowing. Flooring must be stored indoors in dry conditions in the original packaging avoiding areas of excess heat i.e. radiators.
Acclimatising your floor
Acclimatisation of your floor to the room conditions is crucial. Proper acclimatisation will reduce the amount of movement within your floor after installation.
All floors must be inspected prior to fitting and it is recommended that the installation is overseen by the customer. No complaints for defective boards will be entertained after the floor has been installed. The floor fitter is the most important person to the customer as he decides on the final appearance of the floor. It is important to work from several boxes at a time when fitting all floors. This enables the fitter to decide on the best mix of colour and grain to achieve the best looking floor. If a board is not deemed suitable or visually acceptable it should be discarded. This is classed as natural wastage and with further wastage due to cutting and fitting it is strongly recommended that an additional 10% is added to your requirement. All our flooring is supplied in full box quantities only, and in the event of returns only full unopened boxes will be refunded. However it is always advisable to keep any extra boxes in safe storage in case they should be required at a later date.
Sub floor preparation
Laminate and solid/engineered wood floors are not guaranteed for use in damp areas, such as bathrooms.
Where there is underfloor heating we only advise the use of a floated engineered timber or laminate floor in conjunction with a specifically designed underlay for this purpose. Carefully follow the manufacturers’ instructions when installing a floor over a radiant underfloor heating system. After installation it is essential that your floor undergoes a conditioning period where the heating system is gradually increased by 1 degree every 2 days up to the required temperature. As we cannot oversee this crucial conditioning period we regret that no guarantee can be given on any product in this situation.
Do not wet wash your laminate or timber floor. If there is a spillage it must be dried immediately with a dry cloth to limit the amount of water ingress into the floor. For periodic cleaning we strongly recommend the use of a specialised floor product which we can supply.
Laminate flooring is quick and easy to install without the need of adhesive. It is important to use a suitable underlay. Each board is manufactured with a click interlocking system however different manufacturers can vary slightly. You must follow the specific installation instructions that come with each box.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Wood is a natural product that is subject to movement, marking and shading. Using an engineered floor will minimise the amount of movement as this product offers much greater stability than a solid wood floor. An engineered floor is constructed by using a base layer to add stability with a real wood top layer. As each board is an individual piece of wood uniform movement cannot be guaranteed, some boards may react differently from others and uneven spacing may appear. Adverse spacing is common place around heat sources (radiators, fireplaces and where heating pipes are located). Timber floors are also subject to seasonal movements as humidity levels can change. Expansion, contraction, and spacing can occur due to the natural characteristics of a timber floor.
Engineered flooring can be floated using a suitable heavy duty underlay and each board individually glued together.
Solid Wood Flooring
Wood is a natural product that is subject to movement, marking and shading. As each board is an individual piece of wood uniform movement cannot be guaranteed, some boards may react differently from others and uneven spacing may appear. Adverse spacing is common place around heat sources (radiators, fireplaces and where heating pipes are located). Timber floors are also subject to seasonal movements as humidity levels can change. Expansion, contraction and spacing can occur due to the natural characteristics of a timber floor.
Solid flooring should be fixed to the sub floor rather than floated to increase stability.
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Your personal information will be used by The Door Store Ltd. and for delivery purposes only.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
· name and address including postcode
· contact information including email address
· other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
· Internal record keeping.
· We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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