Deliveries & Returns
At The Fire Place we would like your purchase from our website to be pleasant and satisfying experience for you. In order to achieve this, we would like explain the delivery procedure, receiving of goods and our returns policy to you, so that you know exactly what to expect with regard to delivery and in the unlikely event that you need to report any damage / missing parts or return any goods to us.
We will endeavour to deliver goods within any estimated timescales indicated on our website, although goods are subject to availability and delay in delivery of goods is sometimes out of our control. Delivery timescales are estimated as shown on each and every product on our website, although deliveries are normally made within 28 working days. All delivery dates are estimated only and we shall not be liable for any consequential loss or any other loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses incurred by you in the delayed delivery of the goods to you however caused. We therefore strongly recommend that installation dates for goods purchased are not made until such time as the goods arrive with you in a safe and undamaged condition.
Once we have received your order we will check all the details over carefully, at which point we will send you a return email accepting your order. At this point we will be able to answer any additional questions you may have regarding your purchase. Once this is done and payment in full has been received, we will then process your order as quickly as possible to ensure you receive your goods promptly. Although we are frequently asked, we may be unable to confirm whether it will be an AM or PM delivery due to the varying types of freight company’s we use and the general logistics of the road network on the agreed day of delivery.
Whilst we normally dispatch stock items within 7 days from receipt of order, some products may take up to 28 days to deliver due to circumstances beyond our control as on occasions a particular item may be temporarily out of stock from the manufacturer or distributor. Having said that, please be assured we will dispatch the item to you as quickly as possible or as soon as it becomes available, although if the order is delayed by more than 14 days you will have the right to request a refund and to cancel the order. We also strongly advise you do not organise the installation of your goods with any qualified installer based on any estimated delivery dates shown on our website, as goods can sometimes be short delivered, arrive damaged or can be lost in transit on route to you.
Delivery of Goods
Once you order is processed, we will only deliver the goods to the delivery address that you have given us and we reserve the right to refuse delivery to any particular addresses or eircodes as stated in our terms and conditions. Additional assistance to offload the goods from the vehicle when it arrives with you is always recommended due to the varying nature, size & weight of the goods we offer. We will use a reputable freight company to transport your goods and you will be required to
sign for them on receipt. Once a consignment of goods leaves our premises it becomes the freight company’s responsibility to transport the goods safely to the intended destination. By signing the consignment / delivery note, you are indemnifying the freight company of any responsibility and acknowledging that you have received the goods in “Good Condition”. Consequently we will not be able to replace any damaged goods free of charge. The goods will generally be delivered on a large delivery vehicle, especially in the case of palletised products so please advise us in writing by email once you place your order if there will be any problems with access so alternative arrangements can be made to avoid a failed delivery as you will then incur additional delivery charges for a re-delivery of the goods . Please be aware that the freight company/courier will only move the goods to the nearest point i.e. kerb side, depending on access. The freight company/courier will be unable to move the goods across gravelled, or unfinished drives, through narrow openings, or up steps or gradients/slopes. Unfortunately due to insurance and health and safety reasons the freight company/courier is NOT permitted to move the goods inside your property for you. It is for these reasons why we recommend that you have help on hand to accept delivery of the goods on arrival at your property, as deliveries are generally made by one man who requires assistance with offloading and the moving of goods up to your property.
Signing for Goods
When accepting a delivery, if you do not have time to examine the goods, then you should cross out “Received in Good Condition” and write on the consignment / delivery note “Received Damaged” and then sign for the delivery. This will then give you an extended period of time of up to 48 hours to examine the Goods and report any damage and or missing parts to us. After this time we cannot accept any claims for damage caused by the freight company as you have signed for them as “Received in Good Condition” or words to this affect that appear on all freight delivery notes. So please, for your own protection check the goods thoroughly before accepting them and refuse any items with visible damage or clearly sign “Received Damaged” if you are unable to check any item thoroughly on receipt. Freight companies will also not accept any claims for damage in instances where goods are signed for as “Unchecked” as this is classed in the same way as signing for the goods as “Received in Good Condition”, so please for your own protection do not sign for goods in this way otherwise you will indemnify the Freight company of any liability in respect of any damage claim and will be taking that responsibility on yourself.
Damaged or Missing Goods
If within 48 hours after receiving the goods and signing for them as “Received Damaged” you find damage or missing parts not visible at the time of delivery, then you should report it to us immediately in writing by email, or letter. Failure to do so will not entitle you to a valid claim and we shall have no further liability for the goods said to be received damaged or missing on delivery after 48 hours from receipt of the delivery date. Similarly if any items are found to be damaged or parts missing on receipt we will arrange the exchange / replacement part or goods to be sent to you free of charge as soon as possible.
As soon as we have delivered the goods you will be responsible for them. If however you delay in accepting the goods, our delivery responsibility for everything other than any damage due to negligence will end on the date the freight company tried to deliver the goods to you. The freight company shall be entitled to hold the goods in storage and to charge you the reasonable costs of such storage and insurance which you will be liable to pay to them. You may also be liable for a additional delivery charge caused by these events in the re delivery of the goods for a second time. You should also be aware that once we begin the delivery process which means goods are on the
way, you will not be able to cancel any contract you have with us for services we have carried out by on your behalf e.g. postage and packaging services.
Please note if you decide within the 14 day cooling off period that you simply do not wish to retain the goods or wish to exchange the goods, then the goods should be returned insured via recorded delivery to us in an undamaged and unused condition with their original packaging and with labels intact at your own expense, unless we delivered it to you in error or it was faulty / damaged. Please also retain proof of insurance, if you have chosen to insure the goods, and proof of posting as we will not accept any liability for goods lost or damaged in transit back to us. You must also email us in advance of any return and to obtain an acknowledgment email from us before commencing the return. If on receipt of authorised returned goods we find the packaging, goods or that parts are missing, then we are entitled to make a charge for damaged or missing parts which may affect the amount that we refund to you. Goods must be returned to us within 14 days from receipt of a Returns number, failure to do so will be acknowledged that goods have been accepted and the return is no longer required.
If a product is installed and is found to be faulty or develops a fault within the first twelve months of purchase, we would initially advise you to consult the user and installation instructions booklet for the product. Most manufacturers include a ’trouble shooting guide’ which may enable you to locate the problem and possibly rectify it immediately unless it is gas related in which case you will need to consult a qualified engineer. If you are unable to correct the problem and it still exists then the manufacturer of the product may be able to help (subject to whatever the manufacturers warranty policy is) under the first year of the manufacturers guarantee to remedy the situation. Their details are normally on the user / installation booklet or data badge on the appliance or you will be able to find their details at the bottom of this page under “Brochures & Manufacturers”.
We hope you found the answers to the questions you may have had relating to delivery and returns. However, if you have any additional questions unanswered, then simply email us at the address above and a member of our Customer Services Team will come back to you by return with a reply.
Warranty / Guarantee
1. All of the products offered on our website come with a minimum, statutory 1 year manufacturer’s warranty / guarantee covering parts and labour. In the event that you should decide to purchase a product which has a parts only warranty / guarantee (which can be confirmed by simply contacting the manufacturer of the product you wish to purchase).If at some point after purchase the product develops a problem, then you would need to organise your own installer / engineer to carry out any remedial work at your own cost. If the product needs to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair, then payment for all transportation costs will be the responsibility of the customer and not the retailer, in the event that the manufacturer is not willing to cover the costs of transportation free of charge. If you have any warranty / guarantee issues with a product, then you may access the manufacturers details by clicking on “Brochures & Manufacturers” at the bottom of this page, where you will see all the relevant manufacturers details to make contact with them.