Terms & Conditions 2016-02-15T10:33:09+00:00

Terms & Conditions

  1. PARTIES
    This contract is made between MK1 Scaffolding Ltd and the company, person, corporation or public authority taking the owner’s scaffolding and or ancillary equipment.2. EXCLUSION OF OTHER TERMS
    All terms of the contract between the owner and the hirer are incorporated in this document and no other condition or warranty shall be implied or deemed to be incorporated. The hirer acknowledges that the hirer has not entered into this contract in reliance upon any representation made by the owner save insofar as the same is set out herein.

    3. AGREEMENT FOR HIRE
    The owner will let,and the hirer will take on hire the scaffolding referred to overleaf.

    4. PERIOD OF HIRE
    (a)    The minimum period of hire is four weeks from the date of commencement of hire set out overleaf.
    (b)    The hirer may request the owner within the minimum hire period to extend such hire period for such additional period as may be agreed or to a weekly hire (“the extended hire period”) at such additional price as may be stated on the initial quotation. Please note, additional hire costs will be invoiced on a weekly basis. Failure to pay within 7 days of receipt of additional hire weekly invoices will result in dismantle and clearance of all scaffolding material and termination of contract. The terms set out herein shall apply to any such extended hire.
    (c)    The hirer may give the owner no less than 7 days notice requiring the owner to remove the scaffolding before the expiry of the minimum period of hire or extended hire period but in the event of such removal there shall be no reduction in the contract price or additional price.

    5. PRICE
    (a)    The contract price set out in the quotation overleaf is available for acceptance within 12  weeks of the date of such quotation.
    (b)    The contract price includes only what is stated within the quotation.
    (c)    Unless expressly agreed in writing the contract price includes boarding to one lift only. Boarding to additional lifts will be charged as an alteration.
    (d)    Unless expressly agreed in writing any alteration to the scaffolding carried out during the hire shall be charged by the owner at the owner’s day work rate from time to time prevailing together with expenses and shall be paid by the hirer in advance.

    6. TERMS OF PAYMENT
    Invoice payable in fullwithin seven day of receipt of each invoice. Note: No retentions or main contactors discounts are acceptable. Failure to adhere to this payment policy will result in the dismantle and clearance of all scaffolding material.
    7. DELIVERY ERECTION DISMANTLING LIABILITY FOR LOSS & DAMAGE TO SCAFFOLDING
    (a)    The owner will be solely responsible for the delivery, erection and dismantling of the scaffolding.
    (b)    The hirer shall not alter, remove or in any way interfere with nor cause or permit any alteration, removal or interference with the scaffolding erected by the owner.
    (c)    The hirer shall pay to the owner the full replacement cost of all scaffolding lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or otherwise missing during the hire or damaged during the period of hire (fair wear and tear expected but any cuts to tube or boards will be charged at new purchase rate).

    8. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OF OWNER
    (a)    The Owner shall not be liable for loss, damage, injury or delay due to any cause beyond his control including {without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing} acts of government, strikes, lockouts, fire, lightening, storm, tempest, aircraft, explosion, flooding, riots, civil commotion’s, acts of war, malicious mischief or theft.
    (b)    Whilst the owner will take all reasonable care to avoid damage he shall not be liable for any damage caused during the erection; alteration or dismantling or scaffolding where such damage is caused to flat roofs, asbestos sheets and other roofing materials nor to down pipes and guttering nor to any part of any building in tying in such scaffolding to provide lateral support however, when work is carried out on tiled roofs and damage is inevitable if the work is to be carried out in accordance with the specification, we cannot be liable for any damage caused (unless any damage can be shown to be caused by our negligence).  We will of course use our best endeavours to minimise the extent of any damage by using protective packing where necessary. We would suggest a provisional sum be allowed within your budget for minor repairs following dismantling of the scaffold.
    (c)    The owner shall not be liable for any loss or damage howsoever caused if the scaffolding has been altered, moved or otherwise interfered with other than by the owner not if the hirer has failed to comply with the hirer’s obligations under this contract.(d)    No liability shall attach to the owner either in contract or in tort for loss injury or damage sustained by reason of any defect in the scaffolding or in the erection or alteration thereof whether such defect be latent or apparent on examination.
    (e)    All satellite dishes and aerials should be removed prior to erection of scaffolding which we will inform to client during survey. In the event of such being left in place MK1 Scaffolding accepts no liability for signal interference.

    9. OBLIGATION OF HIRER 
    The hirer shall:
    (a)    Obtain and renew all licences, permits and easements that may be required for the erection of the scaffolding referred to overleaf.
    (b)    Ensure that all areas to be scaffolded are of sound construction and provide a sound base for such scaffolding.
    (c)    Ensure that all overhead wires and cables are covered, insulated and made safe before the erection of scaffolding arid in default shall indemnify the owner in the respect of all expenses incutred and losses suffered by the owner in making safe such overhead wires and cables.
    (d)    Ensure that all scaffold boards, tarpaulins and any other loose items of scaffolding are tied down and made secure in high winds;
    (e)    Ensure that in all areas to be scaffolded the owner can obtain adequate provision to tie in and prevent lateral movement of scaffolding;
    (f)    Ensure that lighting equipment for scaffolding an public highways remains in place and in good working order throughout the hire and shall replace any defective bulbs or other lost, stolen or defective lighting equipment forthwith at the hirers expense.

    10. OWNERSHIP OF SCAFFOLDING AND RIGHTS OF OWNER TO REMOVE SCAFFOLDING
    (a)     The scaffolding shall remain the property of the owner and nothing in this contract shall confer or be deemed to confer any interest in the scaffolding to the hirer.
    (b)    Upon the determination of this contract whether by effusion of time or otherwise the owner may without notice retake possession of the scaffolding and may for that purpose by himself, his servants or agents without previous notice upon any land or premises on which the scaffolding is or is believed by the owner to be situated. MK1 Scaffolding Ltd reserves the right to advertise on all scaffolding.