Terms & Conditions

E-Commerce Terms

We are :

Woods (Dorchester) Limited TA Woods Furniture

Our address is:

Registered Office: Unity Chambers, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HN

Trading Address: 34-35 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HN

We can be contacted at:

Woods Furniture, 34-35 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HN

You are:

A user of our Website.

 

Please read the terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) set out below carefully before ordering any Goods from this Website. By ordering any Goods from this Website you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

1. Company Details

1.1   This site is owned and operated by Woods (Dorchester) Ltd T/A Woods Furniture, 34-35 High East Street., Dorchester, Dorset. DT1 1HN, www.woods-furniture.co.uk

1.2   Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your own computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

2. Ordering

2.1   Any contract for the supply of Goods from this Website is between you and Woods Furniture. You agree to take particular care when providing us with your details and warrant that these details are accurate and complete at the time of ordering. You also warrant that the credit or debit card details that you provide is your own credit or debit card and that you have sufficient funds to make the payment.

2.2   Goods purchased from this Website are intended for your use only and you warrant that any Goods purchased by you are not for resale and that you are acting as principal only and not as agent for another party.

2.3   Please note that some of our Goods may be suitable for certain age ranges only.  You should check that the product you are ordering is suitable for the intended recipient.

2.4   When ordering from this Website you may be required to provide a username and password. You must ensure that you keep these details secure and do not provide this information to a third party.

2.5   We will take all reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your order and payment secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from the Website.

2.6   Any order that you place with us is subject to product availability and acceptance by us.  When you place your order online we will send you an email to confirm that we have received it. This email confirmation will be produced automatically so that you have confirmation of your order details. The fact that you receive an automatic confirmation does not necessarily mean that we will be able to meet your order. Once we have sent the confirmation email we will then check availability and contact you with a further email. If the Goods are available and the details of the order are correct, this email will be deemed an acceptance and will specify delivery details and confirm the price of the Goods purchased. If the Goods are not available we will also let you know by email.  

2.7   All prices listed on the Website are correct at the time of publication however we reserve the right to alter these in the future.  We also reserve the right to alter the Goods available for sale on the Website and to discontinue any product line or service.

2.8   The contract for the Goods will be accepted at the time of despatch of your order. We will confirm this to you in writing. You must inform us immediately if any details are incorrect. If your order has not been accepted you will be notified of this in writing together with the reasons.

3. Prices & Payment

3.1   All prices listed on the Website are correct at the time of publication however we reserve the right to alter these in the future. Prices are inclusive of VAT but exclusive of delivery charges which will be added to your order.

3.2   We reserve the right to cancel the order if there has been a genuine mistake with the advertised price.

3.3   The total price for Goods ordered, including delivery charges, will be displayed on the Website when you place your order. Full payment must be made before Goods are despatched.

3.4   You must pay for your order before it is delivered and you can do so by debit or credit card.  To ensure that shopping online is secure, your debit/credit card details will be encrypted to prevent the possibility of someone being able to read them as they are sent over the internet.  Your credit card company may also do security checks to confirm it is you making the order.

3.5   These terms and conditions apply to the use of this website. By using or accessing our website and/or placing any orders you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions.

3.6   You should not proceed with your purchase until you have read and agreed to these terms and conditions.

3.7   These terms relate to internet/telephone sales – showroom sales have a different set of terms and conditions which are given at the time of order.

3.8   Regarding promotional codes (such as WELCOME10) unless otherwise clearly stated, promotional codes can not be used on sale or clearance items. 

4. Delivery

4.1   Delivery periods quoted at the time of ordering are approximate only and may vary. Goods will be delivered to the address nominated by you at the time of ordering.

4.2   Where interest free finance has been taken, we are only able to deliver to the registered home address.

4.3   All orders are delivered by a reputable courier or our own delivery team, depending on your location.  We will make every effort to deliver within the time stated however we will not be liable for any loss caused to you by late ordering. If the Goods are not delivered within the estimated delivery time which we quote, please contact us by telephone or email and we will try to ensure that you receive your order as quickly as possible.

4.4   No refunds of the delivery charge are made for late deliveries.

4.5   Incomplete orders must be notified to us as soon as possible following delivery and within 3 days of delivery. We will either arrange for the missing items to be delivered to you at no extra cost or refund you the original cost of the missing items.

4.6   All risk in the Goods shall pass to you upon delivery.

4.7   If you fail to accept delivery of the Goods at the time they are ready for delivery, or we are unable to deliver the Goods at the nominated time due to your failure to provide appropriate instructions, documentation, licences, consents or authorisations, then the Goods shall be deemed to have been delivered to you and all risk and responsibility in relation to such Goods shall pass to you. Any storage, insurance and other costs which we incur as a result of the inability to deliver the Goods shall be your responsibility and you shall indemnify us in full for such cost.

4.8   It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure adequate access at the point of delivery and that the item is fit for the purpose it is intended for prior to purchase. If for any reason the item cannot be delivered due to access problems or missed appointments the item will remain the property of the customer. Any further attempts to deliver will incur a delivery charge.

4.9 It is your responsibility to check the condition of the product on arrival. You must do this and we request that you report any quality issues (faults, or transport damage) within 3 days of delivery. In order for us to process issues like this, we will ask for four photographs as proof of the issue to be emailed to customerservice@woods-furniture.co.uk. These must be:

            a) A photo of the damage/fault

            b) A photo of the condition of the exterior of the packing

            c) A photo of the consignment label on the box

            s) A photo of the product in its box, showing how it was packed.

Without these, it becomes more difficult to determine the cause of the fault/damage, and therefore which route to take for eventual replacement or refund, if applicable.

5. Cancellation & Returns

5.1   We reserve the right not to accept any order request if:

  • We have insufficient stock to deliver the goods you have ordered;
  • We do not deliver to your area;
  • One or more of the goods ordered was incorrectly described or priced on the website;
  • The payment transaction is not authorised.

5.2   If we do cancel your contract we will notify you by email and will refund to you any sum paid by you to us in respect of the contract as soon as possible and in any event within 14 days of the cancellation of your order. We will not be obliged to offer any additional compensation for disappointment suffered.

5.3   In compliance with the Consumer Contracts Regulations your right to cancel your order starts when you place your order and ends 14 days after you have received your goods. To cancel your order, please do this in writing by either letter or email.

5.4   If the goods are returned for any other reasons than being defective then you will be required to arrange and pay for the cost of returning the goods to us. We will not collect the items on your behalf in this instance. However, Woods recognise that many customers do not have the means to do this, and for furniture items only we will arrange a collection during business hours and charge you 25% of the price of the goods to cover the cost of collection the items. The charge will be calculated according to the number of items, size of the items, availability of vehicles, your location, and complexity of removal.

5.5   The product must be in its delivered form and must not have been tampered with in any way. You are advised to where ever possible use the original packaging to protect the product on its return journey, unless assembled by our own delivery team. We recommend taking photos of the product, the packaging, and the condition of the exterior of the box before sending back, so that if your courier causes damage you will have recourse with them.

5.6   The product will be inspected on return to ensure that the product has not been tampered with and is complete. Please be advised that you do have a duty of care for the products during the period of cancellation of your order and the collection of the goods. Should it be determined that the item has been handled more than they would have been in a shop an amount may be deducted from the refund.

5.7   Where a refund is to be paid we will refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case within 14 days of the day we receive the returned goods.

5.8   We accept liability for any damage or shortfall of goods delivered subject to being notified within three days of delivery. We will arrange collection of the goods, and once we have received the goods and inspected them, we will send a replacement. The time scale for replacement will be based on the advertised lead time of the product. E.g. if it’s next working day, we will ship the replacement the next working day after receiving the original goods at our warehouse. Note however that if the item has become out of stock since you placed your original order, the replacement will be subject to backorder and may take longer to arrive.

5.9   The Consumer Rights Act 2015 allows the consumer 30 days to report a manufacturing fault from the date of delivery. If you notify us after the 14 day period in which you can cancel your order under Consumer Contracts Regulations, then we are within our rights to offer a repair or replacement rather than a refund. Following any repair or replacement the consumer has the remainder of the 30 days or 7 days (whichever is longer) to assess the repair/replacement.

5.10   Should repair/replacement fail, be disproportionate or not possible, the consumer will have the right to a price reduction or a final right to reject.

5.11   Bespoke orders: If you decide to cancel your bespoke order product for any reason, it is unlikely that we could sell it to another customer at full selling price. We'll therefore reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of 25% of the order value.

5.12   Cancellation rights do not apply in the following cases:

  • In the case of mattresses, bedding and bed linen, if the packaging has been un-sealed, for reasons of health and hygiene these items by their nature cannot be returned unless faulty.  Please note that we cannot accept a return or cancellation once a mattress has been slept on. Once opened they are exempt from the 14 day cooling off period.
  • In the case of mattresses and divan beds, if our assembly service forms part of your order and the hygiene seal is broken and mattress bag removed we will not be able to accept return unless the goods are faulty. Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on beds or mattresses that have been slept on for hygiene purposes.

6. Your Information

6.1   Where we have requested information from you to provide Goods you agree to provide us with accurate and complete information.

6.2   You authorise us to use, store or otherwise process your personal information in order to provide the Goods to you and for marketing and credit control purposes (the “Purpose”). The Purpose may include the disclosure of your personal information to selected third parties from time to time where we believe that the services offered by such third parties may be of interest to you or where this is required by law or in order to provide the Goods to you. More information can be found in our Privacy Policy.

6.3   You are entitled to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you. Please contact us if you wish to request this information.

7. Complaints

7.1   We take complaints very seriously and aim to respond to your complaints within 5 business days. All complaints should be addressed to Woods Furniture, 34-35 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HN.

7.2   In line with the Consumer Law Act 2015 all retailers are required to provide an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to the courts in the event of a dispute that cannot be resolved between the retailer and the consumer.

7.3   Woods Dorchester Ltd are full members of The Furniture Ombudsman, an independent not for profit organisation which specialises in providing alternative dispute resolution services for consumers and retailers in the furniture, home improvements and floor coverings industries. Full details can be found at  www.thefurnitureombudsman.org

8. Site Content & Disclaimers

8.1   Every effort is made to ensure the complete accuracy of our website, however some prices/details contained on the website may change from time to time and it is possible that errors will occur. We will use our best endeavours to rectify any errors, as swiftly as possible but we cannot be responsible for any losses incurred.

8.2   To the maximum extent permissible by laws, we exclude all warranties, express or implied as to the accuracy of the information contained in any of the materials on this website. We cannot accept liability for any particular material on the website or as a result of any use of or reliance placed upon the information contained on this website.

8.3   We aim to constantly improve and develop www.woods-furniture.co.uk for the benefit of all our customers, to allow this process to take place, we may occasionally:

  • Modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, this Website (or any part of it) with or without notice; and/or change the Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part of it) following such change will demonstrate your acceptance of such change;
  • Alter or extend promotions at any time.

8.4   If Woods Furniture is informed of any inaccuracies in the material on the Site we will attempt to correct them as soon as we reasonably can.

8.5   Our total liability in regard to this contract shall be limited to the value of the goods.

9. Limitation of Liability

9.1   Great care has been taken to ensure that the information available on this website is correct and error free. We apologise for any errors or omissions that may have occurred. We cannot warrant that use of the website will be error free or fit for purpose, timely, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the website and we do not make any warranty whatsoever, whether express or implied, relating to fitness for purpose, or accuracy. 

9.2   We do not accept any liability for any delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, viruses or other contamination or destructive properties transmitted to you or your computer system via our website other than where this is caused by our negligence. 

9.3   We have taken all reasonable steps to prevent internet fraud and ensure any data collected from you is stored as securely and safely as possible. 

10. Terms of Goods

10.1   Product Specifications:

  • The majority of our products are sold fully assembled, however on occasions certain pieces will need assembly. Some assembly charges may apply, please check at the time of purchase.
  • We endeavour to display the colours of our products as accurately as possible, however we cannot guarantee complete accuracy. In addition we cannot guarantee exact colour matching of products ordered at different times.
  • The specifications of each product are given in as much detail as possible. You are responsible for determining that any order of goods will meet with your requirements and that the fabrics/materials used in production are fit for your purposes.

10.2   Beds & Mattresses

10.2.1   Cancellation rights do not apply in the following cases:

  • In the case of mattresses, bedding and bed linen, if the packaging has been un-sealed, for reasons of health and hygiene these items by their nature cannot be returned unless faulty.  Please note that we cannot accept a return or cancellation once a mattress has been slept on.
  • In the case of mattresses and divan beds, if our assembly service forms part of your order and the hygiene seal is broken and mattress bag removed we will not be able to accept return unless the goods are faulty. Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on beds or mattresses that have been slept on for hygiene purposes.

10.3   Choosing Upholstered and Cabinet Furniture

10.3.1   Price is not always a good indication of performance and what will last a lifetime for some with minimal use, will wear much faster with harsh treatment. Our knowledgeable salespeople are always on hand to advise what we consider to be best for your individual needs, but you should consider the following:

10.3.2   Fabric

  • Covers can be damaged by hard clothing fabrics like denim and light colours may be susceptible to dye transfer from clothing and appear worn quicker.
  • Removable, washable covers are practical but the look of the sofa will never be as smart as a fixed tailored suite.
  • Long pile fabrics such as Chenille, Velvet and Draylon are hard wearing but can develop shading and crushed areas as part of their natural characteristics. Silks and delicate fabrics can crease.

10.3.3  Leather:

  • Leather is a natural product with natural characteristics and no two pieces are exactly the same.
  • Your furniture may display brands, scars or creases which are a sign of true authenticity and have no bearing on the quality or durability of the item.
  • Every hide is different and will wear differently over time. Some will develop a patina especially in areas that are most in contact with human skin.

10.3.4   Cabinet Furniture

  • Real wood products are characterised by imperfections and shade variations. Each piece is unique and continues to evolve and mature with age, affected by its surroundings and external factors such as temperature and humidity.
  • Marble, travertine, stone and granite may all present variations and unique colourings developed during its evolution.
  • Please refer to our care guides and the care guides provided by the manufacturer for the best ways to keep your furniture looking like new.
  • All sizes are approximate.

11. Promotional T&C's

11.1     All discount codes cannot be used on sale items or clearance items - see below for additional T&C's. - this includes all Neptune items

11.2     Email Sign Up Discount - You will recieve a discount code when you sign up to our email newsletter which is then to be entered during the checkout process. Excludes Neptune, Clearance and Sale Items.

11.3     Stressless Promotion - Get your Batick leather chair for the same price as fabric.

11.4     GPlan Promotion - Get a free footstool when you buy 4 seats available instore only.

11.5     Parker Knoll Promotion - Get a 3 seater sofa for the same price as a 2 seater sofa like for like e.g. 3 Seater Static Boston Sofa for the same price as a 2 Seater Static Boston Sofa.

11.6     Ercol Promotion - Buy either a bosco or windsor extending table and 5 chairs and recieve a 6th chair free.

11.7     Ercol Promotion - Buy a Teramo Kingsize bedframe for the same price as a double bedframe.


Website Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions apply to your use of our website. If you would like information about our Privacy Policy please follow this link.  By entering, accessing or using our website in any way you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”).

1. Definitions

“you”, “your” and “yours” are references to you the person accessing this website;

“we”, “us” and “our” are references to Woods (Dorchester Ltd) ta Woods Furniture of 34-35 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HN

2. Our Website

2.1   The information, content and material available on the website may vary from time to time without notice to you. This is in order to ensure that the website is as up to date as possible.

2.2   We aim to have the site available at all times, however, you will appreciate that we cannot guarantee this or that it will be error free and we cannot accept liability for any issues that this may cause except where this is caused by our negligence. We aim to keep the website as up to date as possible. 

2.3   You must not interfere with the working of our website nor must you circumvent security on the site, tamper with, or hack into, or otherwise attempt to disrupt our computer system, server, website, router or any other internet connected device or service. You must not use the website to gain unauthorised access to any other computer system or website.

2.4   Our website is intended for your personal use only (which must be reasonable and not offensive, abusive or in breach of any law or order). It is not for commercial use and you are not permitted to access, use or copy any material or information on this website for any commercial or unlawful purpose.

3. Your Information

3.1   Where we have requested information from you to provide goods or services, you agree to provide us with accurate and complete information.

3.2   You authorise us to use, store or otherwise process your personal information in order to provide the goods or services to you and for marketing and credit control purposes (the “Purpose”). The Purpose may include the disclosure of your personal information to selected third parties from time to time where we believe that the goods or services offered by such third parties may be of interest to you or where this is required by law or in order to provide the goods or service to you.

3.3   You are entitled to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you. Please contact us if you wish to request this information.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

4.1   Ownership in, and all rights created in relation to the contents of this website and any trade marks or marks used on the site vest in us absolutely unless otherwise indicated. You must not modify, copy, reproduce, upload, post, transmit or distribute by any means or in any manner whatsoever, any material or information or download from our website except where expressly invited to do so or indicated on our website.

5. Linked Sites

5.1   There are a number of links on our website to third party websites which we believe may be of interest to you. We do not represent the quality of the goods or services provided by such third parties nor do we have any control over the content or availability of such sites. We cannot accept any responsibility for the content of third party websites or the services or goods that they may provide to you.

6. Complaints

6.1   We take complaints very seriously and aim to respond to your complaints within 5 business days. All complaints should be addressed to Woods Furniture, 34-35 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HN.

7. Limitation of Liability

7.1   Great care has been taken to ensure that the information available on this website is correct and error free. We apologise for any errors or omissions that may have occurred. We cannot warrant that use of the website will be error free or fit for purpose, timely, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the website and we do not make any warranty whatsoever, whether express or implied, relating to fitness for purpose, or accuracy.

7.2   We do not accept any liability for any delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, viruses or other contamination or destructive properties transmitted to you or your computer system via our website other than where this is caused by our negligence.

7.3   We have taken all reasonable steps to prevent internet fraud and ensure any data collected from you is stored as securely and safely as possible.

8. General

8.1   These Terms of Use shall be governed by relevant United Kingdom law and the relevant courts of the United Kingdom will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to these Terms of Use.