Terms & Conditions


All goods are sold by R C Setchfield Ltd (the”Company”) to the purchaser of the goods (the “Customer”) upon the following terms and conditions.

(a) No representative or agent has any authority to vary these conditions without the confirmation in writing of a Director of the Company.

(b) Subject to any variation in accordance with clause 1(a), these Conditions (together with matters referred to on the face of the Company’s quotation and/or order confirmation) embody the entire understanding of the parties and override any prior promises, undertakings or representations.

(c) Any omission or error in any sales literature, order form, advice note, quotation, price list, order acknowledgement, despatch note, invoice or other document issued by the Company may be corrected by the Company without liability.

(d) The description of the goods to be supplied to the Customer shall be as set out in the relevant quotation/order confirmation and as further detailed in the relevant Operators Manual or other documents which any of our manufacturers may issue for that purpose.  The Customer acknowledges that the description of the goods may be changed by any of our manufacturers after an order for the goods has been accepted by the Company.

(e) In respect of any order for goods placed by the Customer and accepted by the Company, the Customer acknowledges that the manufacturer, may supply the Company with a more modern equivalent type of the goods to be supplied to the Customer.  The Customer shall accept such more modern equivalent of the goods ordered by it PROVIDED THAT, if there is a price increase as a result of the more modern type of goods supplied, the Customer may, at its option, terminate its order for the goods at any time prior to delivery.


(a) The Company shall supply the goods to the Customer in accordance with these Conditions.

(b) The Company shall only be bound by an order when confirmation of the order has been given to the Company by the Customer.


(a) The charges for the goods are stated on the Company’s quotation or order acknowledgement (as appropriate).  All prices are in £ sterling, are exclusive of VAT and delivery charges, all of which will be notified to the Customer prior to any order being placed and added to or charged on invoices at the appropriate rates and shall be payable by the Customer.

(b) Any tender or quotation issued by the company is deemed withdrawn unless an order is placed by the purchaser within 30 days from the date of the tender or quotation unless agreed in writing between the purchaser and ourselves.


(a) Unless otherwise indicated in the Company’s quotation or order confirmation or otherwise agreed by the parties in writing, delivery shall take place at the Company’s premises as noted on the relevant order confirmation.

(b) Any dates quoted for delivery of the goods are approximate only and accordingly time for delivery shall not be of the essence.

(c) Risk of damage to or loss of the goods shall pass to the Customer at the time of delivery or, if the Customer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the goods, when the Company has tendered delivery of the goods.

(d) Where goods are delivered by a carrier, no claim for damage or shortages will be considered unless the Company is notified in writing within [two] days of delivery.


Photographs and other illustrations represent generally the goods offered but are not binding in detail.  All weights, measurements and technical details given are stated as correctly as possible, but any slight deviation shall not vitiate the contract or form grounds for any claim against us.


(a) In respect of goods (other than second-hand goods in respect of which no warranties are given unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing) the Company gives to the Customer the same warranty in terms of quality as the manufacturer gives to the Company (and subject to the same conditions and limitations contained in the manufacturer’s warranty).

(d) The benefit of this warranty is transferable to any person who acquires any interest in the relevant goods for use within the European Economic Area.

(e) This warranty in no way restricts or affects the Customers statutory rights.

(f) Save for supplies of goods by the Company to Consumers (as defined in clause 16, below), in respect of whom this clause 6(f) shall not apply), the express terms of the Contract are in lieu of all warranties, conditions, undertakings, terms and obligations implied by statute, common-law, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise all of which are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law


(a) Nothing in these Conditions will operate to amend, detract, limit, exclude or adversely affect the Company’s liability for (i) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable); (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (iii) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; (iv) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (if applicable); or (v) any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for the Company to exclude or restrict liability.

(b)  Except for the type of liability referred to at clause 7(a) and except for any other matters for which the Company’s liability may not by law be restricted or excluded, the Company’s total liability in respect of any contractual breach or representation, statement or tortious act or omission arising under or in connection with the Contract (a “Default”) shall not, in cases relating to the supply or non-supply of goods, exceed the total sums paid or payable by the Customer in respect of those goods.

(c) Notwithstanding anything else contained in these Conditions (and without limiting the Company’s liability in respect of any matter in which it would be unlawful for the Company to exclude or restrict liability) the Company shall not be liable to the Customer for:

(i)  any losses which are not foreseeable by both parties when the Contact is formed arising in connection with the supply of goods or their use by the Customer;

(ii) any losses which are not caused by any breach by the Company;

(iii) business or trade losses, consequential losses (including, without limitation, loss of business and loss of goodwill); and

(iv) loss of profits.

(d) If a number of Defaults give rise to substantially the same loss then they shall be regarded as the same Default for the purpose of calculating the Company’s maximum liability pursuant to clause 7(c).

(e) Nothing in this clause 7 shall confer any right or remedy upon the Customer to which it would not otherwise be legally entitled.


(a) Payment terms are 30 days from date of invoice on spares and services accounts.  New and used machines sold, strictly cash against delivery/collection unless otherwise stated in writing.

(b)  The Company may suspend performance of any contractual obligation to the purchaser so long as any account of the purchaser is overdue and any extra cost thereby incurred by the company shall be reimbursed by the purchaser. Interest at 2% above the Bank of England minimum lending rate can be charged on all overdue accounts.

(c)  Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the goods, or any other provision of the Contract, the property in the goods shall not pass to the Customer until the Company has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the goods.

(d) Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the Customer, the Customer shall hold the goods as the Company’s fiduciary agent and bailee, and shall keep the goods separate from those of the Customer and third parties and properly stored, protected and insured and identified as the Company’s property, but the Customer may resell the goods in the ordinary course of its business.

(e) Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the Customer (and provided the goods are still in existence and have not been resold), the Company may at any time require the Customer to deliver up the goods to the Company and, if the Customer fails to do so forthwith, enter on any premises of the Customer or any third party where the goods are stored and repossess the goods.

(f) The Customer shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the goods which remain the property of the Company, but if the Customer does so all moneys owing by the Customer to the Company shall (without limiting any other right or remedy of the Company) forthwith become due and payable.

(g) In the event of non-payment, the Company reserves the right to instruct debt collection agencies to recover all outstanding balances. The Customer shall be liable to pay ALL costs, fees, disbursements and charges incurred through debt recovery, legal and insolvency costs.


Home: Transport, carriage and packing can be charged on deliveries at the Company’s discretion.

Export: Goods are supplied ex works,


Cancellation by the purchaser of an order shall only take place with the Company’s written agreement whereupon the Customer will be liable to indemnify the Company against any losses which the Company may incur in relation to such order.


Any product sold by us is sold subject to the relevant manufacturer’s conditions of sale unless otherwise stated herein.


Any servicing work carried out by the Company shall be carried out to the standard of a competent firm in the field at the then standard hourly rate of the Company at the time of providing such services together with the cost of any parts provided by the Company and VAT.


Upon agreement by the Company to accept a trade-in- part exchange as part payment for Goods, the Customer must provide the V5C registration Certificate (if applicable) for it. The trade-in item must be registered in the name of the Customer (if applicable) and must not be subject to any financing arrangement.


(a) For the purposes of these Conditions, a “Consumer” shall mean any person acting outside the course of his or her business or trade.

(b) If the Customer is a Consumer, there are certain terms implied into the Customer’s Contract which the Company cannot exclude or limit.   For example, under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended) the Company must ensure that the goods are of satisfactory quality.  Nothing in this Contract affects these statutory rights.


Notices or other documents to be given under these Conditions shall be in writing and delivered by hand or sent by registered post or facsimile to the party concerned at, in the case of the Company, the Company’s quotation or order confirmation and, in the case of the Customer, the address noted in any order form or order acknowledgement or such other address as one party may from time to time designate by written notice to the other.  Any such notice or other document shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee if delivered, upon delivery; if posted, on the second working day following the date of posting; and if sent by facsimile, when the communication is transmitted to the recipient’s fax number provided that a copy of the communication is sent by registered post or delivered by hand as soon as practicable thereafter.


(a) For the purposes of these Conditions, a “Consumer” shall mean any person acting outside the course of his or her business or trade.

(b) If the Customer is a Consumer, there are certain terms implied into the Customer’s Contract which the Company cannot exclude or limit.   For example, under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended) the Company must ensure that the goods are of satisfactory quality.  Nothing in this Contract affects these statutory rights.


(a) The Company may freely assign, sub-contract or otherwise transfer in whole or in part the Contract PROVIDED THAT the quality of goods supplied to the Customer is not affected.  The Customer may not however do so without the Company’s written agreement.

(b)  No waiver by the Company of any breach of these Conditions by the Customer shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.  Any waiver must be in writing to be effective.

(c)  If any provision of these Conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of these Conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected thereby.

(d) The provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 are expressly excluded from the Contract so that no third party may claim any rights under this contract.

(e) The Contract is governed by the laws of England and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any disputes arising as a result of or in connection with it.