FAQ


I’d like to place an order. How do I go about doing so?

We are glad that you are looking to invest in your companion and we would like to thank you for supporting our small business.

Placing an order through the website is simple. Once you have found the products you are looking for, you may add them to the basket using the ‘Add to Basket’ button as displayed on the product page. After you have added all your desired items to your basket, simply click the shopping trolley icon in the header. You will now be able to see your basket and proceed to payment.


Please may you tell me what payment methods you accept?

We currently accept payment via Credit or Debit cards, Paypal or Stripe. We are unable to accept cheques or cash.


What is your shipping policy?

We ship our products within the UK Mainland.

Shipping is FREE*. The price you see is the price you pay!

Your item will be sent via tracked delivery for peace of mind.

All our products are hand crafted and built to order, so please allow up to 6 weeks for the arrival of your products. We do our very best to ensure that you receive your product on time, but should there be a delay, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Please see below for delivery and installation costs and times for heavier items and enclosures.

Extra Large Items: Please note that extra-large items or customised items may incur a postal charge if our regular courier is unable to deliver. If this is the case, we will notify you once we have received and reviewed your order. Alternatively, we have a collection point for any items you may wish to collect in person. Our collection point is in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. To do so, a date and time must be mutually agreed.

Installation: For products requiring installation, such as those found on the Enclosures section of our website, we kindly ask that you allow up to 12 weeks for an agreed upon delivery date to be set. Please note that whilst the installation of enclosures is free, we do charge for delivery to cover the cost of our fuel. Please refer to the Installation section below for further information.


WHAT IS YOUR INSTALLATION POLICY?

We are proud to say that we include FREE installation as standard when you order one of our enclosures. However, we do charge separately for delivery to cover the cost of fuel. Please allow up to 12 weeks for an agreed upon delivery date to be set. Once we have received you order, we will be in touch to arrange the delivery date and provide you with a delivery estimate. Please read below for our Terms of Installation:

Bases: Due to the size, weight and durability of our enclosures, we must refuse to install any items on grass, soil or otherwise soft footing. You, the customer, are responsible for providing a ‘hard standing’ base for the product to be assembled on, such as concrete, decking, bricks or patio slabs. If for this reason, we arrive on the day to install your enclosure and the ground is not suitable for installation, your enclosure will either be left with you to install yourself or you will be required to pay us an additional fee to return for a second installation attempt.

Access: Please ensure that there is clear access at the point of delivery, such as a clear walkway that can comfortably accommodate 2 grown adults carrying large items to the designated area. We will not carry large items through households or over outbuildings. If we are unable to access the point of installation, your product will be left with you to install yourself or you will be required to pay an additional fee for our return.

Weather: Please note that installation is subject to the weather being kind to us. We cannot carry out any installation during particularly dreary or hazardous conditions as this may negatively impact our ability to safely and sufficiently install your enclosure. We may have to reschedule the delivery date at short notice if we feel that it is pertinent to do so, although we shall always do our best to deliver and install as and when agreed.


How much can i expect to pay for delivery of my enclosure?

We use the following formulae to calculate delivery costs for enclosures. Please note that the following is intended solely as a guide for your reference and the actual cost will be sent to you once your order has been placed. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss the delivery terms.

Our Formulae: £0.20p per mile x Number of Miles (doubled to include the return journey) + 20% Contingency Fee.

For example, if you are based 100 miles from our workshop in Nottinghamshire, we would apply the following calculation:

£0.20p x 200 miles = £40 + 20% = £48).


ARE YOUR ITEMS WEATHERPROOF?

Our creations are made using kiln dried pine as standard. We typically apply one coat of Culprinol Garden Shades paint to further protect your product, unless you opt for the natural unpainted timber. We pride ourselves on only using high quality materials to construct our designs and so we are confident that they will stand the test of time. However, due to the nature and use of our products, we cannot guarantee a specific amount of time that your product will last. We do not recommend leaving your products out in severe weather conditions without first appropriately treating them for outdoor use.


What is your returns and refunds policy?

We are happy to accept returns and/or refunds where the item has been dispatched in faulty condition. You will be asked to provide us with photographic evidence of the item at the time of arrival and you must clearly demonstrate the damaged area or fault. Faulty or damaged items must be returned to the address provided once an agreement has been made. You, the customer, will be responsible for any fees associated with returning your order. Please note that customised or personalised products will not be accepted under this returns policy.

Further, we accept no responsibility for items damaged after you have used them. Therefore, all items returned, including unwanted items, must be in perfect condition and unused. If an item shows evidence to the contrary, we are within our right to refuse a refund.


Can I cancel an order?

If you wish to cancel an order that has been placed, please note that you will be refunded 85% of your order total.

A 15% charge is taken to cover the cost of admin and materials purchased for your order.


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