Terms & Conditions

If you are a consumer as defined by The Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended) and supplied in compliance with The Consumer Protection (distance selling) regulations 2000 as amended by S1689 2005. We recognise that you may have additional rights under statute and confirm your statutory rights are not affected by these terms.


Buyer the person who buys or agrees to buy the goods from the Seller.

Conditions the terms and conditions of sale as set out in this document and any special terms and conditions agreed in writing by the Seller.

Goods the articles which the Buyer agrees to buy from the Seller.

Price the price for the Goods, excluding VAT and any carriage, packaging and insurance costs.

Seller means Building Shop Ltd trading as SaltMerchant.co.uk

2. Conditions

2.1 These Conditions shall form the basis of the contract between the Seller and the Buyer in relation to the sale of Goods, to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including the Buyer’s standard conditions of purchase or any other conditions which the Buyer may purport to apply under any purchase order or confirmation of order or any other document.

2.2 All orders for Goods shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Goods from the Seller pursuant to these Conditions.

2.3 Acceptance of delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to be conclusive evidence of the Buyer’s acceptance of these Conditions.

2.4 These Conditions may not be varied except by the written agreement of a director of the Seller.

2.5 These Conditions represent the whole of the agreement between the Seller and the Buyer. They supersede any other conditions previously issued.

3. Price

The Price shall be the price quoted on the Seller’s confirmation of order. The Price is exclusive of VAT which shall be due at the rate in force on the date of the Seller’s invoice. The price quoted is an illustrative estimate only and the price charged will be our current price at the time of delivery.

3.1 At any time before delivery we may adjust the price to reflect any increase in our costs of supplying the goods

4. Payment and Interest

4.1 The Buyer is to pay the Seller prior to the goods being delivered unless you have an approved credit account with the Seller.

4.2 If the Buyer has an approved credit account with the Seller payment of the Price and VAT shall be no later than 30 days after the end of the month in which the goods were delivered.

4.3 Interest is chargeable at the rate set under s.6 of the Late payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act on overdue invoices this will accrue from the date when payment becomes due. Such interest shall accrue after as well as before any judgment.

4.4 Any Buyer wishing to pay their account by credit card should note that credit card payments are subject to a 2% invoice surcharge

4.5 The Buyer shall pay all accounts in full and not exercise any rights of set-off or counter-claim against invoices submitted by the Seller.

5. Goods

5.1 The quantity and description of the Goods shall be as set out in the Seller’s . confirmation of order.

5.2 The buyer is fully made aware of conditions of sale regarding salt goods. We cannot guarantee that the appearance and or colour of goods shown on this website are an exact representation of the physical goods.

6. Warranties

The Seller warrants that the Goods will at the time of delivery correspond to the description given by the Seller in the confirmation of order. [Except where the Buyer is dealing as a consumer (as defined in section 12 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977), all other warranties, conditions or terms relating to fitness for purpose, quality or condition of the Goods are excluded].

7. Delivery of the Goods

7.1 Delivery of the Goods shall be made any UK address other than those postal codes detailed in the delivery section accessed via our home page. The Buyer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods on the day notified by the Seller for delivery.

7.2 The Seller undertakes to use its reasonable endeavours to despatch the Goods on an agreed delivery date, but does not guarantee to do so. Time of delivery shall not be of the essence of the contract.

7.3 The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage whether arising directly or indirectly from the late delivery or short delivery of the Goods. If short delivery does take place, the Buyer undertakes not to reject the Goods but to accept the Goods delivered as part performance of the contract.

7.4 If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods on the agreed delivery date or, if no specific delivery date has been agreed, when the Goods are ready for despatch, the Seller shall be entitled to store and insure the Goods and to charge the Buyer the reasonable costs of so doing.

7.5 The Buyer must ensure that there is reasonable access to the delivery site. If this is not available an additional charge may be made.

8. Acceptance of the Goods

8.1 The Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted the Goods [48 hours] after delivery to the Buyer.

8.2 The Buyer shall carry out a thorough inspection of the Goods within [48 hours] of delivery and shall give written notification to the Seller within 5 working days of delivery of the Goods of any defects which a reasonable examination would have revealed.

8.3 Where the Buyer has accepted, or has been deemed to have accepted, the Goods the Buyer shall not be entitled to reject Goods which are not in accordance with the contract.

9. Title and risk

9.1 Risk shall pass on delivery of the Goods to the Buyer’s address.

9.2 Notwithstanding the earlier passing of risk, title in the Goods shall remain with the Seller and shall not pass to the Buyer until the amount due under the invoice for them (including interest and costs) has been paid in full.

9.3 Until title passes the Buyer shall hold the Goods for the Seller and shall store or mark them so that they can at all times be identified as the property of the Seller.

9.4 The Seller may at any time before title passes and without any liability to the Buyer:

9.4.1 repossess and dismantle and use or sell all or any of the Goods and by doing so terminate the Buyer’s right to use, sell or otherwise deal in them; and

9.4.2 for that purpose (or determining what if any Goods are held by the Buyer and inspecting them) enter any premises of or occupied by the Buyer.

9.5 The Seller may maintain an action for the price of any Goods notwithstanding that title in them has not passed to the Buyer.

10. Inability to Supply

3.1 If the Seller is unable to perform the services ordered for reasons beyond its control (including failure by the the Buyer to supply delivery or other Instructions) or on account of industrial disputes, in the case of stock items,on account of stock being exhausted the Seller reserves the right to cancel any order subsequent to acknowledgement of it upon giving the Buyer reasonable notice and the Seller shall not then be liable for any loss thereby caused.