Terms and Conditions of Sale


    1. In these terms and conditions:
      • "person" includes a corporation, association, firm, company, partnership or individual;
      • "buyer" means the person buying the goods from the Company;
      • "Company" means PRIEST SHEET METAL LIMITED
      • "contract" means contract between the Company and the buyer for the purchase of the goods;
      • "contract price" means the price of goods as agreed between the Company and the buyer, subject to any variation in accordance with clauses 2 or 4;
      • "date of the contract" means;
      1. where the contract arises from an order placed by the buyer, the date of acceptance of the order by the Company;
      2. or
      3. where the contract arises from a quotation given by the Company, the date upon which written notification of acceptance of the quotation is received by the Company or where no written, the date of such other form of acceptance as the Company in its discretion determines to treat as a valid acceptance;
      4. "goods" means the goods being purchased by the buyer from the Company which are the subject of the contract.
    2. Headings are used as a matter of a convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of these terms and conditions.

    1. The price for goods shall be in accordance with the Company's current prices as at the date of the contract. Any difference between the price for goods at the date of the order or quotation and at the date of delivery due to circumstances beyond the control of the Company shall be to the buyer's account.
    2. Payment for the goods shall be in made in accordance with the terms of the contract. If not specified in the contract, payment for the goods shall be made immediately upon receipt of invoice (which shall be rendered upon proof of shipment).

    1. The Company shall only be responsible to comply with the regulations, bylaws, codes and standards specified in the contract and the Company shall be under no liability whatsoever for any failure to meet any other regulations, bylaws, codes and standards. In the event of there being any changes in any regulations, bylaws, codes or standards with which the Company is obliged to comply after the date of the contract, then any additional costs in meeting any such changes shall be to the buyer's account.

    1. Unless expressly included in any quotation given by the Company, Goods and Services Tax and other taxes and duties assessed or levied in connection with the supply of the goods to the buyer are not included in the price and shall be the responsibility of the buyer.

    1. Interest at a rate equal to 6% above the Company's bank's indicator lending rate from time to time calculated on a daily basis may be charged on any moneys outstanding under the contract. Such interest shall be payable from the date payment was due until the date payment Is received by the Company but without prejudice to the Company's other rights or remedies in respect of the buyer's default in failing to make payment on the due date.

    1. Delivery of goods shall be made at the Company's premises unless otherwise agreed in writing. If the buyer fails to take delivery, the goods shall be deemed to have been delivered when the Company was willing to deliver them. In this event any extra cost to the Company for transport and/or storage shall be to the buyer's account.
    2. The Company reserves the right to deliver the goods by instalments and each instalment shall be deemed to be a separate contract under the same provisions as the main contract. Should the Company fail to deliver or make defective delivery of one or more instalments this shall not entitle the buyer to cancel the main contract.
    3. Delivery of 10% more or less than the quantity of the goods ordered by the buyer shall constitute performance of any contract, the amount under or over supplied to be deducted or charged for pro rata.
  7. RISK

    1. Notwithstanding that property in any goods may remain with the Company, all risk in respect thereof shall pass to the buyer upon delivery.
    2. If any of the goods are damaged or destroyed prior to property therein passing to the buyer, the Company shall be entitled, without prejudice to any of its other rights or remedies under the contract (including the right to receive payment of the balance of the contract price for the goods), to receive all insurance proceeds which are payable in respect of the goods (whether or not the purchase price of such goods has become payable under the contract) and the production of these terms and conditions by the Company shall be sufficient evidence of the Company's right to receive payment of such insurance proceeds without the need for further enquiry by any person dealing with the Company. Any such insurance proceeds shall be applied by the Company as follows:
      1. first, in payment of the contract price of the goods which are damaged or destroyed, if unpaid;
      2. second, in payment of the outstanding contract price of any other goods supplied to the buyer by the Company, whether under the contract or otherwise;
      3. third. in payment of any other sums due and payable to the Company by the buyer on any account.
      4. thereafter any balance shall be paid to the buyer.

    1. Property in the goods shall not pass from the Company to the buyer (and the buyer shall be a bailee only in respect of such goods) until the buyer has paid in full the contract price and all other monies payable under the contract for the goods.
    2. If, prior to its acquiring property in any goods, the buyer makes any new objects from such goods or intermingles such goods with any other objects, any such new object shall be vested in the Company as surety for all sums owing to the Company whether in respect of the purchase price or contingency or otherwise howsoever.
    3. If, prior to its acquiring propertu in any goods, the buyer shall sell or purport to sell the same, the buyer shall be deemed to be selling or purporting to sell as the agent of the company and shall hold as trustee for and hand over to the Company the claims it has against its purchaser in respect of each sale.
    4. Prior to the buyer acquiring property in any goods, the Company may at any time directly or by its agents or servants enter upon any land, premises or property where it believes such goods may be to view and inspect the same an in the event of default by the buyer (including without limitation default in the payment of any monies to due to the Company) to retake possession thereof.

    1. The Company shall supply a mill certificate in respect of the goods upon request of the buyer (and may charge the buyer a fee in respect of thereof).

    1. Except as provided in this clause, the buyer shall not be entitled to return the goods to the Company for any reason whatsoever. In respect of defective goods which the buyer is entitled to reject, the Company's liability shall be limited to either (at the discretion of the Company) repairing or replacing the goods or refunding the sale price thereof PROVIDED THAT:
      1. the buyer shall notify the Company within 7 days of delivery that the goods are defective:
      2. the Company shall be allowed a reasonable opportunity to investigate the buyer's claim;
      3. the Company shall not be liable in respect of goods which have been tampered with or modified without the of approval of the Company or which have not been stored or used in the proper manner; and
      4. the Company shall not be liable to pay the buyer any amount in excess of such amount (if any) as it shall have received from the supplier n respect thereof.

    1. The Company shall not be liable for any reason whatsoever for any of the following:
      1. failure to deliver goods by a specified date;
      2. loss suffered by the buyer as a result of any event beyond the control of the Company;
      3. testing the goods;
      4. deterioration of goods due to exposure to the elements, after delivery;
      5. any negligence, misrepresentation or other act or omission by the Company or its agents;
      6. any loss or damage resulting directly or indirectly from any of the above.
    2. Notwithstanding anything in this clause or n these terms and conditions, any liability of the Company arising hereunder shall not exceed the price of the contract under which such liability has arisen.

    1. Without prejudice to any other remedies the company may have, if at any time, the buyer is in breach of any obligation hereunder (including those relating to payment), the Company may suspend or terminate the supply of goods to the buyer and/or any other of its obligations hereunder. The Company shall not be liable to the buyer for any loss or damage suffered by the buyer as a result of the Company exercising its rights under this clause.

    1. Dimensions and specifications contained or referred to in the contract or in any catalogues or other publications maintained or issued by the Company are estimates only. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, it is not condition of the contract that the goods will correspond precisely with such dimensions and specifications, and customary tolerances or. of in the absence of customary tolerances, reasonable tolerances shall be allowed.

    1. The items mentioned in the quotation (where the contract arises from a quotation by the Company) or in the items contained in the Company's confirmation of order (where the contract arises from an order by the buyer) together with these terms and conditions shall be the conditions of the contract. The contract is subject to the Company having the goods in stock. All other conditions, warranties, guarantees, descriptions, representations, conditions as to fitness or suitability for any purpose, tolerance to any conditions, merchantability, appearance, safety, durability or otherwise (whether of a like nature or not) and whether expressly or implied by law, trade custom or otherwise are expressly excluded.
    2. In the case of any conflict between an order submitted by the buyer and the Company's confirmation of order and these terms and of conditions, the Company's confirmation of order and these terms and conditions shall prevail.
    3. No agent or representative of the Company is authorised to make any representations, warranties or agreements not expressly confirmed by the Company in writing and the Company is not is any way bound by any such authorised statements nor can any such statements be taken to form a contract or part of contract with the Company collateral to the contract.
  15. WAIVER

    1. All the original rights, powers exemptions and remedies of the Company shall remain in full force notwithstanding any neglect, forbearance or delay in the enforcement thereof. The Company shall not be deemed to have waived any condition unless such waiver shall be in writing under signature of the Company or an authorised officer thereof, and unless the contrary shall be expressly stated, such waiver shall apply to and operate only in the particular transaction, dealing or matter.

    1. The buyer may not assign all or any of his rights or obligations under the contract without the prior written consent of the Company.

    1. The contract shall in all respects be deemed to be a contract made in New Zealand and the construction, validity and performance of the contract shall be governed by New Zealand law.