Terms and Conditions of Sale

For goods sold for delivery in the United Kingdom or for shipment abroad.


All orders are subject to our acceptance in writing, and our conditions of sale as detailed below shall be deemed to be incorporated therein to the exclusion of any terms inconsistent therewith in any order, unless expressly agreed in writing by us.


All prices are strictly nett unless otherwise quoted. We reserve the right to increase the prices quoted should there be any increase in the cost of labour, materials or freight before or during the progress of the work. Unless otherwise expressly stated by us in writing all orders are accepted on the condition that goods will be charged at the prices ruling at the date of despatch.


Credit accounts are opened on receipt of satisfactory trade references.


Accounts are strictly nett and are due for payment on or before the end of the month following the month of despatch, unless other special payment terms have been made, such as irrevocable letter of credit terms.


Illustrations and data in our catalogues, price lists and drawings must not be considered binding as to detail, but regarded as approximate representation only. All designs and materials are kept up to date and may therefore be varied from time to time without notice. The finished weights given in our catalogues have been carefully checked, but they must be taken as approximate only.


Estimated times of despatch are given in good faith but are contingent upon availability of materials and labour and effects of strikes, lockouts, breakdowns, accidents, fires, war risks or other causes beyond our control. We accept no contingent liability on account of any delays in delivery unless expressly agreed in writing by us.


We reserve the right to use whichever form of transport we prefer. Carriage will be charged on all deliveries unless otherwise agreed in writing.


In the case of damage, pilferage or non-delivery, we will, on behalf of the purchaser, make a claim against the carriers if so requested by the purchaser. To permit such a claim, notice of non-delivery must be given within fourteen (14) days of the date of despatch, and in the case of damage or pilferage, notice must be given to the carrier with a copy to us within three (3) days of delivery.

The purchaser is responsible for loss or damage to goods beyond the point of shipment. When ‘Bills of Lading’ are issued by the shipping company, we will on your previous written instructions and at your expense, insure against loss or other specified risk, and will on receipt of your written indemnity, take all reasonable steps to recover from the underwriters any loss or damage which may be liable.


Each valve is tested hydrostatically to the specified standard requirements before despatch. Test certificates can be provided upon request against specific orders. Arrangements can be made for authorised inspectors to perform additional tests at the request of the purchaser which will be charged separately at cost price.


After manufacture has commenced, cancellation arrangements can only be accepted on condition that all costs incurred up to the time of cancellation (or costs of the amendments) are paid for by the customer.


Should any valves prove defective within twelve months from the date of despatch when in use in a service for which the valve has been recommended by us, we will replace it free providing it is returned to our works for examination, or if impractical it should be inspected by a local surveyor appointed by the purchaser. We will not in any circumstances be responsible for any claims for labour or any other expense, or consequential loss or secondary damage arising from any defect, whether

suffered by the purchaser or any third party. No liability is

accepted for any product which has been modified in any

way by anyone other than ourselves.


The risk in the goods shall pass to the purchaser on delivery, whilst title will remain with The Peter Smith Valve Company Limited until payment has been made unless otherwise agreed in writing.

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