Terms & Conditions of Hire

Interpretation

D.&.D Marquee Hire shall be referred to as The Company. The Hirer shall mean any person or organisation contracting for the hire of the equipment. Equipment shall mean all items supplied by The Company on hire under the Contract.

Period of hire shall mean the period commencing when the Company Staff arrive at the site with all or part of the equipment and ending when all the equipment has been removed from the site. The Site shall mean the location specified in the Contract for the erection of the equipment.

Booking & Cancellation

Booking is accepted subject to availability of stock on receipt of the 30% deposit (non-refundable). The balance to be paid 14 days prior to the date of hire.

Once the Contract has been made the Company reserve the right to charge 50% of the total hire price quoted. If cancelled less than 6 weeks prior to the event the full charge will be made.

Quotation

Only quotations given in writing shall be binding. All quotations are exclusive of VAT.

Please note the following:

Site

The hire charges are based on the assumption that the site is level, flat and firm with easy access for motor vehicles and that no cables, pipes, drains or other services are buried beneath the surface or otherwise concealed. Hire charges exclude any repair or making good any damage to the site.

The Hirer shall make D&D Marquee aware of any known underground services (marquees are secured to a depth of 1 metre) and shall provide a plan or be present to show the position of the marquee assembly. Failure to do this The Company may erect the equipment where it shall think fit. The site should also be clear of any obstacles before arrival. The hirer is also to understand that all wooden floors are laid to ground conditions only and may not be completely level.

Security

The hire charges do not include attendance and security services. The Hirer will be responsible for the maintenance and security of the equipment during the whole period and must ensure that the marquee/s and equipment are secure when not in use.

Any insurance claim will be invalid by any negligence to the equipment.

Quotation

The Company may increase the charges in the following circumstances -

Sites which do not comply with the requirements in Clause 4

Waiting time or obstructed access

Where a vehicle cannot be driven (in the opinion of The Company) to the site of the marquee construction.

Damage

Although every care will be taken, some damage to the Site may be caused by the equipment and/or vehicles and The Company shall have no liability to the Hirer in respect of such damage.

Where a marquee is to be erected in a field it is the clients responsibility to ensure the area where the marquee to be erected is accessible for vehicle access.

Liability

The Hirer is responsible for all equipment hired from the time of delivery until collection by The Company and shall indemnify the Company against all loss or damage to the equipment (including loss or damage resulting from fire) and resulting from the wilful or malicious act or acts of a third party.

Loss/damage waiver is added at 6% of the contract price limiting The Hirers responsibility to the first £750 of any damage/loss/theft, all damage up to this amount must be paid for by the hirer.

No responsibility can be accepted for injury caused by use of equipment hired (unless as a direct result of negligence by the Company) and the Hirer is responsible for effecting adequate Public Liability cover for their event.

Force Majeure

The Company accept no responsibility for non-fulfilment of the Contract due to war, civil commotion, riot, trade disputes, fire, Acts of God and adverse weather conditions (which in the opinion of The Company could cause danger and/or damage to persons and/or property), flooding, breakages, vehicle breakdown or any other causes beyond their control.

It should be understood that a marquee is intended as a temporary construction and to a certain degree will not safeguard fully against all weather conditions, therefore The Company accepts no claims liability to arise from this clause. Marquees should be vacated if wind speeds reach or exceed 97 KMH/60 MPH.

Please be aware all structures of this nature are built onto your existing ground surface. Any water falling on the external perimeter may track back underneath the walling and puddle on the inside without a raised floor.

During cold weather, condensation can form on the underside of the roof sheets and without any internal heating will cause drips to form from the inside of the ceiling.

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