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Terms of Business

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT FOR FRAMELESS GLASS CURTAINS LTD.

1. General

All terms of the contract between the Purchaser and the Company are contained in this document, and no variation shall be relied on unless confirmed by the Company in writing. All liability for any representations whether oral or in writing and all guarantees, with the exception of the company official written guarantees as described in clause 5, and all other conditions or warranties whether expressed or implied are hereby excluded insofar as such exclusion may be permitted by law.

2. Survey

The Purchaser agrees to permit access to the Company servants and workmen at all reasonable times in order to take measurements and for the purposes of carrying out the work as specified.

This survey will take place at a time mutually agreed by you and us, usually within 14 days of the contract date, this is purely to ascertain the dimensions of the aperture for manufacturing purposes and is not structural.

A survey charge of £315-500* + VAT is payable before a survey is carried out, should you proceed with the order this will be deducted from your overall contract total. *Fee amount dependent on geographical location

If any survey reveals significant additional work being required at an extra cost to the Purchaser or the property of the Purchaser being deemed unsafe or unsuitable for the works to be carried out, either party shall have the right to cancel the contract. In the above event the Purchaser will be provided with full details of the survey findings and the balance of the deposit will be returned.

3. Timescales

Delivery and installation dates are given as an indication only, and whilst the Company undertakes to use its best endeavours to comply with such date, TIME SHALL NOT BE IN THE ESSENCE OF THE CONTRACT and the Company shall not be responsible for any loss incurred by the Purchaser caused by accidents, fires, strikes, lock-outs, shortage of materials or other causes whether or not beyond the Company’s control. Once manufacturing is commenced cancellation of this contract can/will not be accepted.

The anticipated delivery time is usually a minimum of 7 – 9 weeks from receipt of signed contract, drawings and deposit in the case of specialist products this may be extended. The quoted period will run from the date all third-party approvals are received i.e. landlord, finance company, leaseholder permissions, planning etc. and a 50% deposit is paid.

If, 9 weeks after the end of the estimated period, the Purchaser is unable to accept an appointment for installation, 80% of the purchase price, less any deposit already paid, is immediately payable and installation or delivery will follow as soon as agreed.

If the work is not commenced within the estimated installation period stated in the contract, the Purchaser may write by recorded delivery, requiring the work to be completed within six weeks, or longer at the Purchaser’s discretion.

If the work is not completed within this extended period, the Purchaser may cancel the outstanding work covered by the Contract without penalty by sending the Company a formal letter. If the Purchaser exercises this right:

i) he will be entitled to a refund of any monies paid for the installation, in excess of any work actually carried out.

ii) if the Company have carried out any work to a value that exceeds payment made, the Company will be entitled to payment of the difference.

In any of the above cases the Parties will agree the value of the work prior to expenditure.

Should the Purchaser postpone the installation within 2 days of the planned installation date the Company reserve the right to make a financial claim for the inconvenience caused.

The Company shall not be liable for any delay in the completion of the work that arises from cause beyond their control (e.g. fire, flooding, civil disturbances, strike action by others, criminal damage and acts of war).

4. Risk and Title

Risk in the Items shall pass to the Purchaser on delivery. Title in the Items shall pass to the Purchaser once all payments due under the Contract have been made.

5. Guarantee

The Purchaser is entitled to the Company’s official written guarantee, in respect of the units supplied on completion and receipt of cleared payment for the installation, the Purchaser will be issued with the standard Company five-year guarantee on the glass and ten-year guarantee for Domestic Installations and one-year guarantee for Commercial Installations. This guarantees the replacement of any defective materials and workmanship from the date of installation. The guarantee is subject to terms and conditions, written details available on request.

The Purchaser must notify the Company of any claim under the terms of this guarantee within 28 days of discovering the fault, by sending an email to info@fgc.co.uk.

The Purchaser agrees not to neglect the products and to maintain them at all times. The Purchaser also agrees not to damage or misuse the products or allow them to be damaged by others. This includes call out for debris in track ie. stones and dirt etc.

The guarantee will not cover minor imperfections within the glass that are outside the scope of the visual quality standards of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF).

No guarantee is given or implied that the installation will eliminate or reduce condensation.

No guarantee is given or implied against damage resulting from subsidence due to soil shrinkage, underground or mine workings or minor defects to plasterwork, brickwork and paving due to settlement.

The Company supports the GGF Code of Practice as promoted by the GGF and undertakes to work within the guidelines of this and any other GGF Code of Practice. A copy of the Code is carried by the Company representative and/or is available at the Company Head Office. In the case of any dispute arising, the Company will provide details of the GGF’s Conciliation Scheme and Arbitration Scheme administered by the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution.

The company is Fensa Registered. The Company is a GGF member and in the event of a GGF member failing to commence a contract for the supply and/or installation of glazing products in domestic properties in the United Kingdom as a result of insolvency, any private individual who has placed a deposit with a GGF member is covered for the loss of that deposit up to an amount not exceeding 25% of the contract price or £3,000 whichever is lower.

Provided that a claim is made in writing within10 months from the date of the insolvency to GGF Fund Ltd, 54 Ayres Street, London SE1 1EU, GGF Fund Ltd will issue a voucher for the relevant amount which may be used in part payment for a replacement contract of similar content with another member of GGF Fund Ltd. A specimen copy of the Policy wording details the terms, conditions and exclusions and the rules of the scheme may be obtained from GGF Fund Ltd.

6. Damage

The Company will not be liable for any damages resulting from existing structural or other defects in the property at which the installation is carried out. The Company will not be liable for any damages or loss (including consequential loss) that may result from the installation, howsoever caused.

The Company can (if required) remove and dispose of all replaced doors, windows and/or frames for a fee as per quotation.

The Company will take all reasonable care in order not to damage property. The Company will not make good any damaged walls or flooring inside and outside, The Purchaser will be responsible for redecorating such areas.

The Company will not repair or replace any structural defect or other material already in your property unless a price is agreed beforehand between the parties.

Supply only contracts, the client has a 48-hour window to report damaged products to us.

7. Quality

All glass shall be of good quality, but the Company shall be under no liability whatsoever in respect of minor blemishes and imperfections not guaranteed by the manufacturers.

8. Specification

Photographs, samples and showroom displays are used to illustrate and demonstrate typical Frameless Glass Curtains and their composition only. The products as specified in the schedule will be measured, manufactured and installed in the way considered suitable by the Company. The products are sold subject to availability from the Company’s suppliers and the Company does not guarantee that the new materials supplied will match up existing materials.

The Company reserves the right to alter the specification and/or the design of the product as specified in the schedule overleaf, without prior notice to the Purchaser, and pursuant to the Company’s policy of continuous improvement of its product.

9. Payment

In the event that this agreement is not linked to a consumer credit agreement (i.e. the Purchaser is a cash Purchaser or is obtaining credit exceeding £15,000) the following shall apply:

50% deposit with order, 40% interim payment, due one week prior to installation, with the final 10% due 28 days after completion, unless otherwise agreed. For the purpose of this agreement the term completion means installation of the products as specified, and in the event of any dispute, the Purchaser understands and accepts that he may not withhold any monies pending settlement. In the event of such dispute, the Company will investigate any alleged defects only after full payment has been received.

Any variation in the rate of VAT will be passed to the Purchaser.

The Company shall issue its standard commercial invoice for the Items delivered within ten (10) days from the installation completion.

Any parking fees and fines incurred will be added to your final 10% invoice as our installation team need to be able to park close to site to unload and sometimes this will incur parking charges

The Purchaser shall pay the amount invoiced as agreed, to the Company’s nominated bank account. If the Purchaser fails to pay the Company may at its option withhold further deliveries or supplies in respect of any contract with the Purchaser until such payment has been made.

If the Purchaser fails to pay any amount payable by it under the Contract, the Company shall be entitled but not obliged to charge the Purchaser interest on the overdue amount payable by the Purchaser immediately on demand from the due date up to the date of actual payment, after as well as before judgment, at the rate of eight (8) per cent per annum above the base rate for the time being of National Westminster Bank Plc. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis and be compounded quarterly.

In the event of the Company withholding any delivery or supply of the Items, the Purchaser shall remain liable for all costs incurred by the Company arising in relation to any work performed in respect of future deliveries and/or supplies against any Order provided that the Company shall use its reasonable endeavours to mitigate any costs so arising.

10. Cancellation

The Purchaser has the right to cancel this contract subject to the following:

10.1 Products such as windows which are made to measure and to specific requirements of the Purchaser are exempt from the right to cancel under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. However in accordance with the GGF Consumer Code of Good Practice the Company provide you with a right to cancel without charge up to 7 calendar days after the date of contract.

10.1.1 The Purchaser agrees that the survey, erection of any necessary access equipment and installation work for such  products may start before the end of this 7 days cancellation period. If the Purchaser cancels, the Company will collect the products delivered but not installed and will charge you reasonable costs of collection. The Company will also charge you reasonable costs for the survey, access equipment and installed products provided up to the point of cancellation.

10.1.2 The Purchaser’s right(s) of cancellation referred to above can be exercised by delivering or sending a cancellation notice to the Company mentioned in the next paragraph within the time periods indicated.

10.1.3 The cancellation notice may be given to Frameless Glass Curtains Ltd, Unit 6, Ballard Business Park, Cuxton Road, Strood, Kent ME2 2NY.

10.1.4 The notice of cancellation is deemed to be served as soon as it is posted or sent to Frameless Glass Curtains Ltd, or in the case or an e-mail or fax from the day it is sent to Frameless Glass Curtains Ltd.

10.1.5 Any related credit agreement will be automatically cancelled if the contract for goods or any services is cancelled.

10.2 In the event of the Purchaser unilaterally, and in breach of contract, cancelling this contract the Purchaser agrees to pay, should the Company and its sole discretion so require as liquidated damages, 65% of the contract price, which the parties agree, is a fair and reasonable measure of the loss suffered by the Company plus all expenses actually incurred by the Company in its performance of contract including all commissions and marketing expenses.

11. Termination

The Company reserves the right to terminate this agreement if, in the sole opinion of the Company’s surveyor, there are or could be structural problems in installing the Company’s products. The parties agree that the Company incurs no liability for loss by this action.

The Purchaser will remove any services or fixtures and fittings from the property (e.g. Boiler flues, radiators, pipes, electricity, telephone cables, door bells, satellite dishes etc.) before work commences. The Purchaser will allow the Company free use of water and electricity for the purposes of installing the products.

The Purchaser will obtain all third-party consents that may be required (e.g. from neighbours, planning authorities etc.).

12. Restrictions

The customer agrees to notify the Company or its agents whether the property into which the Company’s products are to be installed is a listed building or is subject to any local planning controls or any relevant restrictive covenants and will be responsible for all fees even if permission is rejected.

13. Force Majeure

The Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from a breach by the Company of its obligations under this contract (including delay in completion of the installation) where such breach arises from causes beyond the Company’s reasonable control and in particular time shall not run for the purpose of condition 3 during a period of delay so caused.

14. Statutory Rights

Nothing in these conditions will reduce your Statutory Rights relating to faulty or misdescribed goods and services. For further information about your Statutory Rights contact your Local Authority Trading Standards Department or Citizens Advice Bureau.

Last updated November 2022

We also offer a full range of aluminium windows, bifolding and sliding doors,
and front doors as FGC Bespoke Aluminium.

Visit the FGC Showroom

You can now visit our showroom in Strood, Kent.

The full range of Frameless products are on display in wide variety of configurations.

We request you contact us to make an appointment before visiting to avoid overcrowding.

Find out more about the FGC Kent showroom.

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Our small job was handled extremely professionally from start to finish and we are very pleased with the results.
Very happy with the service I have received, everything went smoothly no issues, I was kept up to date throughout the process and the fitting team were very professional, polite and friendly I would recommend fgc to anyone thank you
Amazing service, great aftercare, incredible product. It was hard to find something that would fit in our house and would have been pleasing to the eye aswell as stylish and modern and unique.From sales to install was smooth and stress free amazing bunch of people to work with I had a great experience
Great product with diligent, professional staff from start to finish. Highly recommended.
Firstly I have to say a huge thank you to Paul the owner of FGC for being willing to take on the job of sorting out the extremely shoddy and poor installation of the Origin doors and windows fitted on my new build home, when it was built. And replacing the damaged gaskets. I had your guys with me for two days this week. What a breath of fresh air comparted to the people of originally installed my doors and windows. Extremely professional and lovely chaps. They worked tirelessly to sort out the many issues we had. Would absolutely recommend 100% THANK YOU !
Response from the owner: Good Morning Paul, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We are absolutely delighted to receive it and are pleased we were able to resolve the issues for you. It’s been a pleasure working with you. If you have any further need in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Very helpful and good communication, great product. Thank you.
Very happy with doors. Look great. The installation was quick and straightforward.Will recommend
FGC were brilliant. Great advice on the best windows to get. Extremely good installation. Always ready to solve any installation or manufacturing issues. We are extremely happy with the end result!
Frameless windows were brilliant, Liam Alfie and James were great, polite, courteous, and left the site clean and tidy. The windows look amazing, Great service from start to finish. Many Thanks
We love these doors and look forward to having them open a bit more once the patio has ben completed. They really have a "wow" factor and this becomes a double "wow" when people are shown how the corner can be completely opened up. It was about a year from my first enquiry to the doors being installed as there was a considerable amount of building work required to prepare the room. throughout this period I remained in touch with FGC and the service was exceptional. The installation team was on site for a day, starting early and working through to completion before driving back to Kent!! We have been really pleased with the standard of workmanship and even had compliments from other tradesmen working on the room (most of whom had never seen doors like this). These are expensive doors but the price difference from a normal set of bi-folds was well worth it for the uninterrupted view you get. The doors were installed in February but I have held off doing the review until the room was more finished so I could post a more representative picture. Once the patio is done the look will be even better than we originally envisaged. I have attached a few pictures of the room (the white table is only a temporary measure while we wait for the new coffee table).
From first contact to installation, my interactions with FGC have been easy, fast and professional. The end product is superb, we are so happy with our new doors - wish we had done this years ago. Well done FGC!!
This is the second time we have installed FGC and we are very happy with our second installation- very sleek and stylish and all staff very helpful, thanks
Frameless Glass Curtains have few competitors so they could take a lax approach to their work. However, that is not the case. We have had a porch installed in a space that was not square or aligned. The service from survey to finish has been above standard. Barry’s attention to detail and determination that the work would not be complete until his high standards were met was much appreciated. The communication from the admin side was clear and helpful. So all in all we will be using Frameless Glass again and have no hesitation in recommending them.
Brilliant product, what a difference, no frames to block our view of the Brecon Beacons. The service has been the best I think I have ever received and the fitting team were faultless - they travelled 5 hours to get to us in Wales, arriving 30 minutes early, working flat out without a break for 9 hours before driving 5 hours back, all without one complaint!!
Ordered Crittal-style French doors in aluminium. The doors look fantastic and are so much better than the ancient sliding doors I had before. The company were very friendly and easy to deal with. They were understanding of my delays due to a flood. The installers were professional and polite and poor things had to work on the hottest day of the year. Would definitely recommend FGC.
Really great service from this family run company. We love the doors and the install was top notch. Thanks!
Great service and amazing finish! Would highly recommend!
Highly competent office and site staff, great product and at a fair price. Couldn't be happier with the entire experience and end result.
From the beginning to the end, everyone at FGC have been amazing. I knew straight away that the glazing FGC would provide and install would be spectacular and how right that was! The FGC glazing allows our Edwardian stained glass door to still be a main feature and in fact it shows it off perfectly. We are so happy with the end result and can’t praise FGC highly enough, somehow 5 stars doesn’t seem to be high enough.
Their windows are second to none. No other company in Germany, UK or anywhere else can produce such a fabulous product.Any issues that has come up, they always come & fix it. The staff are so nice and polite. For a small company they do really a great job over all. The main things are the frameless bifolds that you hardly have any frame in the line of vision and there is a 5 years guarantee. Mr & Mrs Jahedi
Delighted with our new frameless glass doors. Had lots of lovely comments, even all the trades who have been working on our house have said they've not seen anything like them. Great having something a little unusual. The quality of the doors is of a very high standard. The service from FGC has been very good too, from ordering through to installation. All went very smoothly with no problems. Paid a bit more than regular bifolds, but worth every penny. Best decision, no regrets at all.
Great service and very welcoming for my father and I. Adrian in particular was very efficient, gave great pertinent advice and guidance on my future purchase!
Excellent in all aspects from initial viewing in showroom to actual installation.
Excellent service and product from FGC.I have a glass-box conservatory, built with structural glass about 20 years ago. The 2 sliding doors needed replacing, along with 2 side panels, and I contacted dozens of companies selling conservatory doors and none of them were prepared to install their doors because of the perceived risks of working with structural glass.Then I found FGC who, with no fuss at all, carried out a survey, provided a very reasonable quote for the doors/panels and then installed the doors/panels on the agreed date.Communication with the FGC office was always quick and easy. The surveyor and installation team were efficient and courteous. The product works beautifully.We can now use our conservatory again. Thanks FGC.
Great company with excellent, friendly and responsive service, the guys were helpful and efficient with the installation and the slide and turn doors are a fantastic product.
Fantastic service from start to finish, from the surveying, contact with office to the workmen. I have experience through work of a number of companies providing similar products and these guys have been by far the best to deal with
FGC installed a two-panel frameless glass door at our property yesterday. Wow!! the installation is exactly as discussed, and was carried out by two of FGC's team members who were so professional and courteous. They were excellent, and we have no hesitation in recommending FGC and their team to anyone considering such an installation.We are delighted with the installation, and very pleased we chose FGC.Well done FGC!!
The quality of the windows / doors are second to none.The customer service was first class from placing the order to installation we were kept informed at every step.The installation team led by Richard left our house and patio cleaner than when they arrivedI would recommend FGC 100%Tony- Burnley
From start to finish everything was excellent.Fab u lasThank you
BRILLIANT SERVICE FROM START TO FINISHHighly recommended.
We purchased a beautiful Origin sliding door and side window from FGC. FGC installed the sliding door and window on time, however the sliding door did not fit correctly. Issues can happen. FGC made the process of re-surveying and re-installation very simple. FGC is a very pleasant and professional company to deal with. We are very happy with their service and would strongly recommend them.
I love my doors! It’s transformed my place. The people are great, no nonsense, organised and efficient. I’d recommend them to anyone
Excellent planning and product advice. All the staff were polite courteous and friendly.On the day of the installation, the team arrived bang on time -we live in Wales so a long drive from Kent! They had the job done by lunchtime (fitting a sliding patio door) and I have to say that on first impression of the unit, it looks and feels like solid quality.
We had a 5m stretch of these wonderful doors installed several years ago and have been very happy with the uninterrupted view of the garden that they allow from the living room. They are admired by every tradesman who sees them. A minor problem we experienced with water ingress last year was promptly and effectively resolved, and the doors were serviced for free at the same time.
Response from the owner: Hello Ian, thank you very much for leaving us a review and glad you're happy with your doors and our service.
Great staff and great products! Have visited the showroom to view doors, really loved all of them! Have referred to a friend - Can't recommend enough
Really great doors. Really are something different. Expensive, but you really pay for what you get here.
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What our customers say

FGC built my frameless porch as per the attached photo. The work was carried on time by their professional fitters. The quality of their work is outstanding. Nothing was overlooked and the final product was worth every penny. I am very happy with the investment I did.

Bashir Saoudi
Bashirr

Hi, I would like to say that your work crew were really nice people and did a great job

The service I received from FGD was professional and prompt from the initial on site survey through to installation and completion. Added to this the finished product has exceeded my expectations. It has enhanced my home with style and individuality, and enabled me to make use of the space in a way that is ‘unique’.

We had our doors fitted in 2015 and have been very pleased with them. As with most things there are times when an adjustment is required to the doors or in our case a door needing to be replaced as it had developed a problem with condensation. The company has been very good at resolving these matters in an efficient and timely manner. We highly recommend the product which has made a big difference to

Sunil Parekh
S Parekh

We were very happy with the service offered from start to finish. The frameless glass doors are a perfect solution to our extension and have received many compliments.The workmen who installed the doors were courteous and efficient, the job completed in a few hours, we had a slight problem that needed attending to and this was resolved immediately. We would not hesitate to recommend this company and their wonderful products.

The installer was excellent. In spite of being let down by another member of the team he got on with with the job in a positive manner. Disruption was kept to a minimum and he cleared and tidied up. He demonstrated how to use the doors, ensured I knew how to operate them and answered any questions before he left. He is a credit to your company. Overall: I am very pleased with my frameless

The installation of our new doors was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint. The fitters arrived on time on the agreed installation date. All waste was removed and the installation area was left clean and tidy. The fitters demonstrated the use of the system including future self maintenance which was very useful. We are extremely pleased with the doors – they look fabulous and have opened up the lounge into the garden. Even when closed

Putting a frameless glass walls between our South facing lounge and dining room conservatories was one of the best things we have ever done in our house. When shut, they keep out the cold in winter and, most importantly, the heat on very hot summer days. When open during sunny winter days, the heat warms the whole house and reduces our heating bills significantly. FGC are a marvellous friendly company. Very efficient and a pleasure

Heather Glasgow
Heather

The Glass Curtains are all that you promised….and are much admired. We are delighted with the transformation to the dining area now that the decoration is complete. Will forward cheque by post tomorrow( Friday)  and some pictures by E . Don’t hesitate to use us as a satisfied

I would like to reiterate that we are very pleased with our new FGC doors. As a Chartered Building Surveyor I was impressed with the installers who were careful, methodical and very professional my wife who is most particular was also very impressed with their cleanliness. I am sure we will get many years of use from this wonderful addition to our home. Mr Martin – Portsmouth Update: I have already provided a review of

We are delighted with our FGC doors even though the construction of the room is still not yet completed – friends and family visiting our new Garden Room are all commenting vey positively on how amazing the doors look. With the beautiful summer we are having, it is a real pleasure to be able to open up the whole of the front of the room, enjoy the garden and let in the warm summer breeze.

Q. As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)? A. Yes, very polite and helpful when I called / emailed.   Q. Arranging installation (were we on time and on schedule) A.Yes, the surveyor was informative and on time. Q. Were we clean and tidy? A. I was not onsite when it was installed, but the there was no mess left after the job.   A. And finally are you pleased with

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