Paved or concrete bases
Important notice for customers placing an order for a paved or concrete base:
Orders are accepted on the basis that the information given at the time of ordering is accurate and correct:
Note 1: Unless specified otherwise on the order form, our quotation assumes that the site is flat, level, unturfed and clear of debris.
Note 2: If there is turf to remove (and whether or not the turf is to be removed from the site.)
Note 3: If the ground needs to be levelled (and whether or not the spoil is to be removed from the site.)
Note 4: If there is debris/rubbish to move (and whether or not the debris/rubbish is to be removed from the site.)
Note 5: If there are any trees, tree stumps or shrubs to remove (and whether or not the debris is to be removed from the site.)
Note 6: The size and type of building that is to be removed.
Our definition of “spoil, debris and rubbish” is inert waste, which is soil, turf, concrete, slabs and timber.
We do not remove glass, metal or plastic (unless part of a building we have agreed to remove)
Deciding of positioning of your building
Wherever possible you should allow 600mm (2ft) of clearance from walls or fences and we recommend you slab 600mm (2ft) around the back and side, to allow easy access for subsequent re-treatment. Unless specified to the contrary we
use 600x600x38mm natural grey slabs (nearest imperial size is 2ftx2ftx1.5ins)
We can in some instances re-lay customers own slabs which can save up to 20% off our list price, however we cannot be held responsible for breakages or shortages where this has been requested. Old slabs are more prone to cracking
whilst being re-laid. If you have asked for a quotation to include the re-use of old slabs it is important that you check (a) whether you have enough to complete the task, (b) they are in good and clean condition.
If your site is more than 2 degrees out of level (which most people can detect with the eye) then we do not class this as flat and level. If you can detect a fall in the ground level, it is best that we carry out a survey and
If we arrive at the site and find that it does not correspond to what we have quoted for then the lead team member will discuss the findings with the customer (It is extremely rare that the information given by the customer at the time of ordering
is so inaccurate as to necessitate additional charges)
Old bases more often than not need to be re-laid. This is especially the case where the existing base is to be extended to accommodate a larger building than the original. Quite often we cannot determine whether or
not the slabs need re-laying until the site is cleared. Where we find that a paved base needs to be re-laid we will discuss the findings with the customer and quote accordingly, (Regardless of who is erecting your
building, a building should only be erected on a properly prepared base).
Delivery is by 3.5 tonne truck (Ford Transit size). On occasion we use trailers, which can add up to an additional 24 ft. Please let us know if vehicular access may be restricted at your property.
Please ensure that we have clear access to the area to be paved within your property
This contract is subject to the Laws of England and Wales.
All disputes arising out of this contract shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
Your statutory rights are not affected by these terms and conditions.
Terms and Conditions amended April 2015
Bentley’s Garden Buildings Limited. Telephone 0116 267 5117
Prices include all materials and VAT @20%.
Laying a slab base is a professional job.
This one wasn’t suitable and had to be re-laid before the building could be erected.
Bentleys Garden Buildings provide a professional service.Here are some examples of bases we have laid.