All of our deliveries go via a third party haulier, operating a hub system. They are generally delivered on 17 tonne lorry with a tail lift, and offloaded using a pallet truck, unless you stipulate that there is a forklift truck on site. Please make sure that the delivery site has no access restrictions for this size lorry. A smaller 7.5 tonne lorry can be available on request but please be aware that the outer dimensions are the same, only the length of the vehicle is shorter to enable a smaller turning circle.
The delivery will take place on a specified day, but unfortunately we cannot supply a time for delivery. We do ask that they call the contact on site one hour before delivery, so if this is helpful, please provide a name and number as appropriate on your purchase order. This is not a guaranteed service however, so there will need to be somebody on site to receive the goods.
Drivers are NOT insured to go into any property or take items off a pallet. Under NO circumstances will they be covered to go into communal areas where delivering to a flat, up stairs or into lifts. It is the customers responsibility to arrange for products to be taken into a property once the driver has taken the pallet as close to the entrance as he/she deems possible.
*Note: Customers in the following postcodes, AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, HS, IM, IV, JE, KA, KW, KY, LD, LL, ML, PA, PH, ZE, prior to delivery will be contacted for an additional delivery charge. All offshore postcodes will be quoted a "Price on application basis". If you would like more information on these charges please call Tons of Tiles before placing an order. In these postcodes the standard next day service may be extended to 3-5 working days, please check delivery times prior to ordering.
**On arrival of the pallet, please make sure that all goods are present and intact. If you see any potential or actual damages, or the packaging is not intact, please mark ‘Damaged’ on the delivery note and contact us straight away. This enables us to send out replacements free of charge, covered by our haulage insurance. Any further damages found after unwrapping, will need to be reported within 24 hours to firstname.lastname@example.org Due to the necessary procedures in claiming the cost of sending replacement tiles, we may need to be provided with pictures of damages, as proof before we can process replacement claims, these can be sent to us via email or mobile phone.
Please be aware that if the hauliers are not able to deliver, or the information supplied is not correct and delivery is ultimately not made, the pallet will be withdrawn and a re-delivery charge may be incurred before the pallet is brought back to site.
It will be deemed to be acceptable if there are 1 or 2 broken tiles, due to the nature of tiles and in this instance we would recommend that you attempt to use them where cuts are necessary. If you then require 1 or 2 additional tiles to be sent out as replacements, we will do this on the assumption original notification was within the timescale above.