Terms & Conditions

This document highlights the Terms & Conditions for hiring Simplify Structural Engineering for any consulting services. By accepting our quote you are agreeing to these Terms & Conditions.

1. Definitions

1.1   The Company: means Simplify Structural Engineering LLP; a company registered in England, No. OC414785, VAT 310 7179 30.
1.2   The Client: means the person or organisation that orders the work and to whom the work is usually invoiced.
1.3   Scope or Works: means the services to be provided by the company.
1.4   Quotation: shall mean the quotation to which these conditions are attached.
1.5   Site: shall mean the place identified as such in the quotation.
1.6   SSE: shall refer to Simplify Structural Engineering.

2. Payments

2.1   Full payment is due on receipt of SSE’s invoice prior to the release of design information.
2.2   If payment is not received by SSE within 30 days of receipt of invoice by a client, Client agrees to pay a finance charge on the principal amount of 12% per year.
2.3   The Client also agrees to pay SSE’s cost of collection including recovery costs and legal fees.
2.4   Where a site visit has taken place this must be paid for regardless of whether the project goes ahead or not.

3. Documentation

3.1   Format: All documents are issued in PDF format via email for efficiency.
3.2   Delivery Addresses: We will send you documents to the e-mail address that is provided.
3.3   Hard copies are available at an additional cost of £10.
3.4. The information provided will be in a format suitable under Building Regulations for the specific items ordered but will not include full construction drawings.

4. Provision of the Good(s)

4.1   SSE cannot be held responsible for any decision made by approved Building Control Officers or delegated service providers and the liability of SSE is limited to the design of the specific elements designed.
4.2   If queries are raised on the design related to the work undertaken by SSE are raised by the Building Control officer we will deal with these as quickly and efficiently as possible. There will not normally be any additional charge for this work.
4.3   If additional information is requested by the Building Control Officer which in our opinion is either unnecessary or couldn’t have been foreseen at the time the order was placed then we reserve the right to make an additional charge for this work.

5. Liability

5.1   SSE cannot be held responsible for any other parts of the structure other than the specifics we have designed for and will not make any assessment of any other element of the structure.
5.2   We have not checked or co-ordinated dimensional accuracy.  All dimensions should be obtained or verified by accurate site measurement.
5.3   If, once the work commences on site it is discovered that the details and form of construction and span direction of floors and roofs differ from the assumptions made within the design calculations, we are to be informed immediately and prior to undertaking any further works, in order to advise on how to proceed.  No liability will be assumed for construction which is not in accordance with our design.

6. Insurance

6.1   Client agrees that SSE’s liability for any damage on account of any claimed error, omission, wrongful conduct, or professional negligence will be limited to an amount no more than 5 times of fee under the agreement.  SSE, its agents and employees shall not be liable for any lost profits or any claim or demand against Client by any other party.  In no event shall SSE be liable for special, consequential, or exemplary damages, or for damages due to delay in work.  No action, regardless of form, arising out of the service under this Agreement, may be brought by the client for more than two (2) years after the act or omission giving rise to a cause of action has occurred. We currently maintain the following insurance policies: Professional Indemnity: £5,000,000; Public Liability: £1,000,000; Employers’ liability £10,000,000