1. Interpretation and Definitions
1.1. Unless the contrary intention appears, words in the plural shall include the singular and words in the singular shall include the plural.
1.2. Reference to any statute or provision of any statute shall be deemed to include any statutory modification, substitution or re-enactment thereof or any statutory instrument, order, regulation, bye-law, permission or direction made thereunder or under such modification, substitution or re-enactment.
1.3. References to clauses are clauses in these Terms and Conditions.
1.4. The term “person” shall include an individual, firm, company, corporation and any unincorporated bodies of persons.
1.5. Wherever the following words and phrases appear in the Sales Quotation or these Terms and Conditions, they will have the following meaning: “Agreement” means these Terms and Conditions together with the Sales Quotation; “Additional Work” means any additional and/or rectification work that is required to complete the Work, which was not included in the Sales Quotation or was not reasonably foreseeable on a visual inspection of the Property by the Ecoplex Consultant before we gave our Sales Quotation; “Electrical Installation” means to be installed as part of the Work as set out in your Sales Quotation (if any); ‘us’; or ‘we’ means Ecoplex Solutions Limited; “Ecoplex Consultant” means a qualified and experienced assessor engaged by Ecoplex to carry out an assessment on your home, and advise you on services “Health and Safety Laws and Standards” means (a) the applicable requirements of health and safety legislation in Ireland including, but not limited to, the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 and any regulations made thereunder from time to time; (b) The Building Control Acts 1990 and 2007 and any relevant Building Regulations made thereunder; and (c) all relevant safety standards applicable in Ireland, including, without limitation, I.S. 813: 2002 and B.S. 7593:2006; Installation Engineer means a qualified and experienced engineer (RGII accredited) engaged by Ecoplex to carry out the Work; “Partial Installation” shall have the meaning given to that term in clause 2. Parties means us and you; “Deposit” means that part of the Price you must pay before we will start the Work, as set out in your Sales Quotation and/or email; “Price” means the total price you must pay for the Work as set out in your Sales Quotation and/or email; “Property” means the domestic address shown on your Sales Quotation at which we shall carry out the Work; “Scope of Works” means the summary of the steps involved in the Work; Terms and Conditions means these terms and conditions; “You or your” mean the person or people who have entered into this Contract with Ecoplex and includes a person who we reasonably believe is acting with your authority or knowledge; VAT; means value added tax at the applicable rate from time to time; and “Work” means the work that we shall carry out at the Property, as detailed in your Sales Quotation, being either an electrical Installation or a Partial Installation.
2. The Service 2.1.
We will carry out the Work during normal working hours (8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays and public holidays in Ireland), unless otherwise agreed between the Parties.
2.2. We shall endeavour to provide accurate estimates for completion of the Work and will make reasonable efforts to complete the Work in accordance the estimates provided. We cannot, however, be held responsible for unexpected delays for example due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control and we will not be liable to you for any reasonable delay in the commencement or completion of the Work.
2.3. When carrying out the Work, we will: (a) take reasonable care to avoid disrupting your Property; (b) remove all waste material which results from the Work; (c) remove all disconnected and redundant parts which we replace; and (d) clean up after ourselves.
2.4. The Installation Engineer will, where applicable, carry out the Work in accordance with Health and Safety Laws and Standards and in accordance with the provisions of any relevant planning permission of which we are notified by you.
2.6. It is your responsibility to allow us access to the Property to carry out the Work. PERMISSIONS
2.7. This Agreement is subject to your confirmation that you are the owner of the Property and are not a tenant. In the absence of your advice to the contrary, we will assume that you are the owner of the Property. We shall not have any liability for any works which we carry out which have not been authorised by the owner of the Property and you agree to indemnify us for any losses howsoever arising that we incur from your failure to make full and proper disclosure as to the ownership of the Property.
2.8. This Agreement is entered into and the Work is undertaken by Ecoplex Solutions upon the condition that any required licences, authorities or permissions (including all requisite planning permissions) are first obtained by you and that unrestricted access to your Property will be available in order that the Work may be undertaken. We shall not have any liability for unauthorised works and you agree to indemnify us for any losses howsoever arising that we incur from your failure to obtain any required such licences, authorities or permissions.
2.9. You shall inform us in advance of commencement of the Works of any conditions in any planning permission which are or may be relevant to the Works or the way in which such Works are or will be carried out. We reserve the right to notify you of any increase in the Price which may be required as a result of any conditions so notified to us, or in the event that we reasonably believe that we will not be able to comply with such conditions we may cancel this Agreement. You do not have to agree to any increase in the Price notified to you in accordance with this clause and if you do not so agree, either you or we may cancel this Agreement. In the absence of your advice to the contrary, we will assume that there are no relevant conditions in any planning permission of relevance to the Works as aforesaid. We shall not have any such liability for failure to comply with any condition in a planning permission which is not notified to us and you agree to indemnify us for any losses howsoever arising that we incur from your failure to comply with your obligations under this clause.
2.10. Any parts and materials will be your responsibility from the time of delivery to your property. Any loss, theft or damage to these materials will result in extra charges being incurred.
2.11. If, before the Work is carried out, you wish to change the nature or the scope of Work to be carried out, we will advise you of any increase in the Price and provide you with a new Sales Quotation (which must be signed by you or confirmed via email) before we carry out the Work. Any variations required to be made to the Installation, the Partial Installation or any Additional Work required to properly complete the Work and any additional costs associated therewith, shall be agreed with you prior to the commencement of the Work or as the case may be such Additional Work or variation of the Works. STEPS INVOLVED
2.12. Prior to commencing the Work, the Installation Engineer will, where relevant: (a) visually inspect the relevant parts of the Property and (b) carry out a full technical survey of the Property to ascertain for the purpose of facilitating the Work:
2.13. If the above inspections and system checks reveal that (a) any additional work is required, we shall inform you of same as soon as possible and confirm whether we are able to undertake such additional work and provide you with an estimate of the price and time required for completing the additional work; or (b) safety hazards are identified, we shall inform you of same as soon as possible and issue you with a Notification of Hazard and (if possible) provide you with an estimate of the time required to remedy such safety hazards and any associated costs. We shall not be required to continue with any Work unless and until any increase in the Price has been agreed by you. We will issue you with a new Sales Quotation and you must sign this new Sales Quotation before we carry out the Work (which shall include the Additional Work). Please note that where the Installation Engineer issues a Notification of Hazard, we will not continue with any Work unless and until we have been provided with a Declaration of Conformance Certificate.
2.14. A summary of the steps involved in the Work (the “Scope of Work”) is appended to the Sales Quotation.
2.15. When carrying out the Work, we will (if required): (a) install surface trunking for wiring; (b) lift carpets or other floor coverings (this Work is at your risk and we will discuss and agree this with you before doing so); (c) remove plaster where necessary and re-plaster to a smooth surface (if agreed and included in your Sales Quotation);
2.16. Unless otherwise stated, electrical wiring, connections and material necessary for the carrying out of the Work will be included in the Price. When carrying out the Work, we will not create channels for wiring or pipework in solid walls or floors. The wiring to components will be run on the wall surface unless otherwise specified and agreed in your Sales Quotation.
2.17. While we will exercise all due care in carrying out the Work and will make good any unnecessary damage caused by our negligence, you accept that the Work may cause damage to finishings both internally and externally and that certain areas of your property may need redecoration following completion of the Work. This contract does not include provision for the making good of decorations. All such redecoration or repair works will be your responsibility and are not included in the Price.
3.1. The Sales Quotation is an offer by Ecoplex to carry out the Work at the Price and is made on the basis that we will only carry out the Work. The Price (inclusive of VAT) set out in the Sales Quotation shall be valid for a period of 14 days from the date of the Sales Quotation unless we notify you, in writing, that we have withdrawn or amended it during that period. To accept the Price, you must sign and return Sales Quotation to us within the aforementioned 14 day period either via email or within the sales quotation.
3.2. We may run a credit check against you in advance of completion of the Work. The purpose of this credit check is to determine the appropriate payment terms for the Work. You can pay for the Work by any of the following methods: (a) by paying in full by way of one lump sum payment at the time of placing your order for the Work; or (b) by paying the Deposit at the time of placing your order for the Work and by paying the balance upon completion of the Work, after which an invoice will be issued to you; or (c) by paying in full on completion of Work (subject to Ecoplex approval). In the case of payment option (b) above, there are a number of different Deposit requirements which depend on the Price for the Work and your situation and credit history. We will determine the amount of the Deposit required and this amount will be reflected in your Sales Quotation.
3.3. We will ask for your payment details and preferred payment method in advance of providing you with a completed Sales Quotation and will also advise you of the relevant amount. If you do not pay us any sum due under this Agreement when due, we may charge you a late payment fee equal to 5% of any amount outstanding.
4. Supplemental Costs
4.1. You have no obligation to agree to any increase in the Price for carrying out any Additional Work, and if you do not agree to any Additional Work identified by us or if a Notification of Hazard is issued, either we or you may cancel the Service. In these circumstances, we shall remove any equipment that we have installed, and shall restore your Property (if applicable) to the state they were in before we began Work. We shall be entitled to charge you a reasonable amount to cover our costs in carrying out the Work up to the date on which the Replacement Service is cancelled and also in relation to restoring your Property. We may deduct these costs from your Deposit and if the costs exceed your Deposit, we may recover the excess from you.
5. Cancellation / Termination
5.1. Subject to the other provisions of this clause 5, you may cancel the Service by contacting us on or emailing us at .
5.2. Once you have accepted the Sales Quotation, neither party may cancel the Service unless: (a) these Terms and Conditions allow it; (b) Ecoplex is in breach of any of the Agreement, in which case you shall be entitled to cancel the Service; (c) you are in breach of any of the Agreement, in which case we shall be entitled to cancel the Service; (d) you have not paid the Deposit (if applicable) or, in our reasonable opinion, you have no reasonable prospect of paying the in; or (f) there is a health and safety issue that means it is inappropriate to fulfil the Service in which case, we may cancel the Service.
5.3. If you cancel the Service, our liability to you is as set out in clause 11 hereof.
5.4. Without affecting any other right or remedy we may have, if we cancel the Service in accordance with this clause 5, we shall be entitled to charge you the reasonable costs we have incurred in carrying out the Service before the date of cancellation. We may deduct these costs from your Deposit, and if the costs exceed your Deposit, we may recover the excess from you.
5.5. You may cancel a booking for Service up to 5 working days before the Work is due to be carried out. If you exercise this right of cancellation, please note that you will be liable for any costs associated with any parts sourced by us in preparation for the performance of the Work before we received notice of your cancellation (and which cannot be returned to the original supplier or otherwise resold within a reasonable period). You hereby agree that we may deduct these costs from your Deposit and if the costs exceed your Deposit, we may recover the excess from you. Repeated cancellations of a booking or lack of access to your Property may, at our discretion, result in refusal to carry out any work associated with your booking. Upon cancellation by you, Ecoplex will have no further duties with respect to your booking.
5.6. Ecoplex shall be entitled to cancel your booking for the Service, at any time, without giving a reason and we will have no further duties with respect to your booking.
6. Refusal to provide the Service
6.1. Ecoplex shall be entitled to refuse to provide the Service to you, at any time, without giving a reason.
6.2. We will not be obliged to carry out the Work unless: (a) you have accepted the duly completed Sales Quotation; (b) you have confirmed that you are the owner of the Property or the owner of the Property has confirmed to us, in such form as we may require, that he/she authorises the Works; (c) the scope of Additional Work (if any) has been agreed between you and Ecoplex; (d) a satisfactory survey of the Property has been carried out by us in accordance with clause 2.12; (e) we are satisfied with your credit check results if applicable; and (f) you have paid the Deposit if applicable.
7. Replacement Parts
7.1. The Installation Engineer may, while carrying out the Service, identify parts that requiring replacement.
7.2. The Installation Engineer will advise you of the cost of replacing these parts and, subject to your consent, will supply and fit suitable replacement parts.
7.3. If during the Service, the Installation Engineer is required to leave your Property to obtain any replacement parts, Ecoplex shall require payment for the Service before the Installation Engineer leaves your Property.
7.4. Payment for replacement parts will be required at the time of installation of the replacement parts. In some circumstances, and depending on the cost or availability of a replacement part, Ecoplex reserves the right to request payment in advance of installation of the replacement parts. Ownership of any replacement parts will only pass to you upon payment.
7.5. Replacement parts may not be identical to the parts being replaced and may be from a different manufacturer.
7.6. Ecoplex will not be responsible for any delay in the provision of replacement parts by suppliers or manufacturers.
7.7. Any parts which are removed by the Installation Engineer will, unless you specify otherwise, be taken away for correct disposal by the Installation Engineer.
8.1. A warranty of 1 year will apply to any replacement parts installed the Installation Engineer (from date of installation of the replacement part).
8.2. All work undertaken by the Installation Engineer carries a 30 day warranty from the date the work is carried out.
8.3. If you have any problems with the work undertaken by the Installation Engineer and notify us of same within this period of 30 days, there will be no call out charge payable by you if the Installation Engineer is required to call back to you.
8.4. If the Installation Engineer identifies a problem that is not related to the works he/she carried out, the Installation Engineer will advise you accordingly and, subject to your consent, will attempt to rectify the matter.
8.5. You will be charged for the time it takes for the Installation Engineer to rectify the matter and for the cost of any replacement parts required. Time will be charged in 20 minute units as per our rate. You will not incur any charge without your prior consent.
9. Conditions of Property and Appliance
9.1. You are responsible for making sure that conditions at your Property are suitable for us to do the Work and the necessary facilities, services and supplies are already installed and working at your Property.
9.2. If we consider that the conditions at your Property are not suitable for us to do the Work (which may include the presence of asbestos at your Property) we will tell you what you must do before we can perform the Work.
9.3. Before we start Work, you must clear any furniture or fittings from any rooms that we need to enter to do the Work. The Ecoplex Consultant will agree with you how much clearing you will need to do. If you do not clear the furniture and fittings as agreed, we may charge you a reasonable amount to cover our costs for any delay. It is not envisaged that our Installation Engineers will be responsible for clearing any furniture or fittings, however if, due to your personal circumstances, you would like us to carry out any such clearing work, we may, at our discretion, do so but only on the basis that we are not liable for any damage caused as a result (unless we have been negligent).
9.5. If you do not comply with your obligations under this clause 9, we will have the right to cancel the Replacement Service in accordance with clause 5. If any of the above electrical requirements are not present the responsibility and cost of the associated works will be that off owner of premises.
11. Limitation of Liability
11.1. Ecoplex shall not be liable for any work carried out by a third party and we reserve the right to immediately terminate any warranty provided by us where work is carried out by a third party without our prior written consent.
11.2. You hereby agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified in respect of any actions, claims or proceedings brought against us together with all loss, damage, costs and expenses which we may incur as a consequence of any work carried out by any party other than Ecoplex without our prior written consent.
11.3. In no circumstances shall we liable for any indirect, special or consequential loss you suffer arising out of or in connection with the provision or non-provision of any goods or services as a result of the Service.
11.4. We have no obligation, duty or liability to you, in contract or tort, for breach of statutory duty or otherwise beyond that of a duty to exercise reasonable skill and care.
11.5. Nothing in the Agreement purports to disclaim liability for fraud or for death or personal injury to you which is attributed to Ecoplex. In addition, nothing in the Agreement purports to contract out of the implied undertakings as to quality of service in Section 39 of the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980.
11.6. When carrying out the Work, we will not accept responsibility for damage caused by lifting or refitting, unless we have been negligent in doing so.
12. Force Majeure
12.1. Ecoplex shall not be liable if any or all of our obligations under the Agreement cannot be carried out or fulfilled for reasons beyond our control including, but not limited to, Acts of God, industrial dispute, explosion, flood, lightning, storms, fire or accident, war or threat of war, sabotage, insurrection, civil disturbance or disorder, acts, restrictions, regulations, by- laws, prohibitions or measures of any kind on the part of any governmental authority, import or export regulations or embargoes, defaults of suppliers or sub-contractors or any act or omission of any nature whatsoever on the part of the Customer or its agents.
13.Use of Personal Information
13.1. Ecoplex will comply with our obligations under any applicable data protection legislation.
13.2. In order that Ecoplex may perform its obligations under these Terms and Conditions and provide you with the service, Ecoplex will collect and use information relating to you. Ecoplex may keep this information for a reasonable period after it has ceased to provide you with the service but will not keep it for any longer than is necessary and/or as required by law.
13.3. Information which you provide or we hold may be used by us, our employees, subcontractors and/or our agents; (a) for the purposes of attending your property; (b) to help identify you when you call; (c) for contacting you in writing and/or by phone and/or by text message and/or by e-mail with information about other services and products offered by us and/or our carefully selected partners where you have consented; (d) to detect and prevent crime, fraud and loss; (e) for health and safety and risk assessment; (f) for administering accounts; and (g) for credit checking purposes.
13.4. We may carry out credit and fraud prevention checks with licensed credit reference and fraud prevention agencies and they will retain a copy of the search. Information from your application and payment details of your account may be recorded by these agencies and may be shared with other organisations to help make credit and insurance decisions about you and members of your household and for debt collection and fraud prevention purposes.
13.5. Ecoplex may disclose your information to other agents who act on behalf of Ecoplex in connection with the activities referred to above, including to any agent or third party service provider who Ecoplex may engage to assist us in the performance of the service. Such agents or third parties are only permitted to use your data as instructed by Ecoplex. They are also required to keep your data safe and secure.
13.6. In the event that you speak to any employees of Ecoplex (or agents acting on its behalf) by telephone, your telephone conversations may be recorded for quality control purposes. Ecoplex will treat the recorded conversation confidential and will only use it for staff training/quality control purposes, confirming details of your conversations with Ecoplex or any other purposes mentioned in these Terms and Conditions.
13.7. In order to protect your privacy, you may also be asked to provide suitable proof of identification. If any of your details are incorrect please let us know and we will amend them.
13.8. You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal data (Ecoplex is entitled to charge a nominal administration fee for this). If you wish to avail of this right, you should submit a written request to: Ecoplex Solutions Limited, Iona, The Rise, Mains Street, Blanchardstown, D 15).
16.1. These Terms and Conditions apply to the Service provided by Ecoplex a limited liability company with registered number 671717 and with registered address at Iona, The Rise, Main Street, Blanchardstown, D15.
16.2. Notices: Any notice or account sent by ordinary post relating to the Agreement shall be deemed to have been received on the day that is the 2nd postal day after the day of such posting. Any notice sent by the Customer by electronic mail shall be deemed to have been received upon confirmation of receipt from Ecoplex by electronic mail or by post. Any notice required or permitted to be given by the Customer shall be in writing addressed to Iona, The Rise, Main Street, Blanchardstown, D15 or such other address or electronic mail address as may be provided to the Customer by Ecoplex from time to time.
16.3. Authority: By entering into this Agreement with Ecoplex, you shall be deemed to have obtained all such licences and consents as are required to allow Ecoplex to lawfully undertake the Service or other works. If you have failed to obtain all necessary licences and consents required you will indemnify Ecoplex for all loss or damage suffered and shall remain responsible for all work done and materials supplied on a quantum merit basis.
16.4. Asbestos: Unless otherwise stated in correspondence with Ecoplex, the Service does not allow for working in the vicinity of asbestos. If during the provision by Ecoplex of the Service asbestos is encountered Ecoplex reserves the right to withdraw its staff immediately until the premises is made safe. The presence of asbestos on the premises will be reported to you by Ecoplex for your instructions regarding safe disposal. Ecoplex will not be responsible for the cost involved in disposing of any asbestos found.
16.5. Amendments: We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. We will publish details of any changes on the Ecoplex Website as soon as possible prior to the changes being introduced.
16.6. Assignment: The Agreement is personal to you and therefore may not be assigned or transferred by you to any other person without our prior written consent. For business reasons, we have the right to assign the Agreement to any company or person.
16.7.No waiver: No forbearance, indulgence or relaxation on the part of Ecoplex shown or granted to the Customer shall in any way affect, diminish, restrict or prejudice the rights or powers of Ecoplex or operate as or be deemed to be a waiver of any breach of the Agreement.
16.8. Severance: If any provision of the Agreement is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected.
16.9. Governing Law: This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the Republic of Ireland. The parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Republic of Ireland.
16.11. Entire Agreement: This Agreements constitutes the complete agreement between you and us in relation to the Service and supersedes all prior understandings, agreements, representations or communications whether written or oral between you and us relating to the subject matter hereof, but no term purports to exclude liability for fraud.