Austral Blinds‘ provides an extensive warranty on all Roller Shutter & Home Automation products, and warrants all products will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for the prescribed warranty periods.
All Austral Blinds‘ roller shutter & home automation products will remain structurally sound, provided the product is not subject to physical abuse, misuse, neglect or exposure to extreme weather conditions.
This warranty does not cover damage to the roller shutter or home automation product through failure to follow Austral Blinds’ instructions with respect to cleaning or maintenance, unauthorised repairs or alterations, accidents, misuse, abuse, acts of God or normal wear and tear including normal colour fading.
This warranty if for the benefit of the original purchaser and is not transferable. All warranty claims must be submitted with the proof of purchase, details regarding the product problem/issue and the location of the product. This warranty solely covers the replacement or repair of a faulty product or component.
Austral Blinds’ Roller Shutter Warranty Periods
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Recommended Customer Care for Austral Blinds Roller Shutters
Regular inspection and cleaning of Austral Blinds roller shutters is important and highly recommended, with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge and mild soapy water.
For any external applications it is important to remove salt residue, gum and tannins that may drop from trees or any other residue spills, as these may contain corrosive properties.
Stainless steel, aluminium and powder coat finishes can be affected by salt air conditions, where corrosion can build up on these surfaces, so regular cleaning is critical. In high salinity areas, it is necessary to clean and maintain shutters every 2-4 weeks.
When cleaning, ensure water does not enter the pelmet especially if the shutters are operated electronically to prevent damage to the motor. Austral Blinds’ do not recommend using grease or regular lubricants, as these attract dust and grit, which increases wear and tear. Instead, a dry silicone lubrication is recommended.
a) In these conditions the sale ‘the seller’ means Austral Blinds’ and ‘the buyer’ means the person, firm or company placing an order for goods or services which are subject to these terms and conditions which are not variable except writing signed by the seller.
(b) These conditions of sale together with the particulars contained in the order acceptance, save where stated otherwise and any special conditions agreed by the seller in writing constitute the entire contract between the buyer and the seller.
(c) Periods of time referred to in these conditions of sale shall be of the essence.
(a) All quotations by the seller represent an invitation to the buyer to place an order and do not constitute a legal offer. The purchase order will be regarded as the offer and the seller’s order acceptance will be regarded as binding. No alternative terms and conditions will be considered or accepted by the seller. Trade prices will only be quoted if a proof of business is given.
(b) All prices are quoted without commitment and are subject to alteration or withdraw by the seller without prior notice. Prices quoted and agreed include the cost of goods only including GST but do not include delivery or packaging and in some cases installation where stated.
DELlVERY / INSTALLATION
(a) Delivery times stated are estimates only and time is not of the essence. Whilst every effort is made to ensure due performance the seller cannot accept responsibility for damages or consequential loss or damage arising out of delay or failure to deliver by the specified date.
(b) Orders that are sent by transport companies either at the customer’s request or at the discretion of the seller are despatched entirely at the customers risk. The seller cannot accept responsibility should the transport companies or any other delivery services lose or delay delivery.
(c) The buyer shall provide at its own expense adequate assistance for unloading goods at their place of delivery within a reasonable time from the arrival of the delivery vehicle. In the event of default, the buyer shall be liable for the additional cost of delivery or redelivery thereby occasioned.
(d) If a buyer fails to take delivery of the goods or any part of them on the due date for any reason whatsoever the seller will be entitled to charge for re-delivery and upon notice to the buyer delivery will be deemed to have taken place and the buyer will pay to the seller all costs and expenses including storage and insurance charges. Any delay or failure to deliver by the seller will not entitle the buyer to refuse delivery or to repudiate the contract and the full price will be payable to the seller without deduction.
(e) Non-delivery or damage pilferage in transit must be reported in writing to the seller within 5 days of receipt of invoice or advice of despatch. Where goods are collected from the seller by the buyer or a third party nominated by the buyer the risk in the goods passes to the buyer upon delivery to the buyer or such third party. Thereupon all liability of the seller in the goods for loss or destruction, breakages, shortages or non-delivery shall cease.
(f) The address for delivery shall be the buyer’s address as stated on the order unless otherwise agreed between the parties in writing.
(g) Once the goods are delivered/installed and signed for either in good condition or unchecked, the seller cannot accept responsibility for any damage to said property.
RETENTION OF TITLE
(a) The goods shall remain the property of the seller until full payment has been received (each order being considered as a whole) or until prior resale in which case the beneficial and legal entitlement of the seller shall attach to the proceeds of the resale or to the claim on those proceeds.
(b) Upon taking possession of the goods the buyer shall be a bailee of the goods for the seller until title has passed to the buyer and shall store the goods upon its premises separately from its own goods and shall clearly mark its goods, so that they are clearly identifiable as the goods of the seller.
(c) The buyer’s right to possession of the goods will cease at the earliest of the following date:
i. On expiration of any agreed period of credit or the due date for payment of any invoice has passed.
ii. If being an individual he commits an act of bankruptcy or makes a proposal to his creditors or does anything which would entitle a petition for a bankruptcy order to be made, or the seller believes on reasonable grounds that the same is likely to occur.
iii. If the buyer does or fails to do anything which may in any way imperil the title of the seller to the goods.
(d) The seller will have the right if paragraphs (a) (b) or (c) apply:
i. To repossess the goods
ii. To use or sell all or any of the goods
iii. To enter any premises of the buyer for the aforesaid purposes.
(a) There is a minimum order 1 square meter. Order less than 1 square meter will be charged at 1 square meter multiple the agreed unit prices.
(a) If payment is not made by the due date interest shall be charged thereon at a rate of 2.5% per month on a day to day basis.
(b) lf an account becomes overdue, the seller reserves the right (without prejudice to any right to damages or other remedy available) to withhold delivery to the buyer until payment in full, including any interest due, is made.
(a) Any defective goods must be returned within 14 days of being delivered/installed.
All goods are sold to the buyer on the following conditions and the buyer. The seller does not accept any responsibility arising from the buyer’s failure to follow this condition.
(a) All goods should be fully inspected prior to installation. The buyer must check that the shutters are in accordance with the purchase order both for colour and design prior to installation. The seller cannot accept responsibility in circumstances where the buyer is not present at the delivery/installation address.
(b) The buyer must check that shutters are to colour sample prior to installation. The seller cannot guarantee precise colour matching against samples, our products are made from a natural material. Minor imperfections not readily apparent at a distance of one meter under ordinary light will not be accepted as defects. Colour matching of finishing products cannot be guaranteed although every reasonable effort will be made to ensure the accuracy of the finished product.
(c) The seller cannot guarantee the goods against fading especially as a result of exposure to sunlight where fading will occur (see Warranty). Our goods are not guaranteed against extreme damp or variable conditions.
(d) The seller reserves the right to withdraw any products and colours at any time without prior notice and cannot be held responsible for any consequences, caused by the withdrawal of such products.
(e) Under no circumstances except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the seller’s negligence does the seller accept liability for consequential Ioss, damage, costs or expenses, howsoever arising and any liability for any such consequential loss damage is hereby specifically excluded. Should a claim be made the seller’s liability is limited to the value of the order placed by the buyer.
(f) The seller gives no warranty as to the fitness of the product supplied for any purpose other than that of an internal window dressing as surveyed by the company, other installation and uses are the risk of the buyer.
(g) Tolerance levels of overall panel specifications are plus or minus 2mm per individual panel, and the product will not be considered defective if failing within the size range. Warp on any component part, vertical or horizontal, shall not exceed 1mm per 300mm and shall not be considered defective if within this tolerance.
(h) Limitations. It is recommended that panels be ordered within our normal specification range. For example, that panels above 1600mm in height are ordered with a divider rail, and that panel widths do not exceed 750mm for PVC and 950 for timber. We may exceed the limitation at your request, but in doing so we cannot accept responsibility for problems that result.
(i) If the client is not on site when property is surveyed or installed the shutters will be fitted in accordance to our standard practices unless agreed prior to confirmation. If they chose to install against our recommendation, then Inability will be theirs.
(j) If installers are paid by the clients directly the seller cannot accept liability for any damage.
(k) The seller accepts no responsibility for changes in any aspect of the window or window surround/window handles/alarms sensors/or any additions to window or the surround after the final measure and the order has been placed. – Any goods that do not fit as a result of this will still need to be paid in full and any remakes or further work required will also be charged for. The foregoing is in substitution for all other terms, expressed or implied relating to the quality or fitness for purpose, and all such terms are hereby excluded. This does not, however, affect the consumer’s statutory rights.
(l) Since our products are made to measure, no cancellation can be accepted once an order has been agreed and deposit paid Customer are liable for the full value of the order.
(m) In the event of breakage or damage to the property, Austral Blinds’ will notify the buyer immediately and set out steps to remedy the situation. Similarly, if at the end of a job the buyer is dissatisfied with any aspect of the service, they must inform the seller as soon as possible. Buyers must allow the seller to affect a remedy using our own tradespeople and under no circumstances will the seller be held liable for the costs of reparations by third parties that have not been expressly agreed to in writing.
(n) If you raise a claim or issue regarding the installation services, the buyer must allow the seller access to review the installation services/products and to take photographs of any alleged damage or poor quality of work.
(o) During and or on completion of installation of shutters the seller may take photographs of the installation and area surrounding the window/door for quality control, which may be reviewed by all parties should a quality control matter be forthcoming.
The foregoing is in substitution for all other terms, expressed or implied relating to the quality or fitness for purpose, and all such terms are hereby excluded. This does not, however, affect the consumer’s statutory rights.
Contracts with the seller shall in all respects to be constructed and operate as a contract made in Victoria, Australia. The buyer and the seller hereby accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the Victoria State Courts in relation to any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with the contract for the goods supplied thereunder save that either party to the contract may refer any dispute thereunder to the tribunal of arbitration of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Alternative dispute resolution is a process where an independent body considers the facts of a dispute and seeks to resolve it, without the need to go to court.