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Terms of Business

Conault Design March 2008



Full payment due within 30 days of invoice





Hourly rate                                     40.00 p/h


Prints                                               3.50 each


Expenses                                         0.70 per mile

                                                        Other expenses at cost (colour copying, visuals etc.)


Other Services                   Structural engineers and other specialist services billed directly to your at cost or as advised in advance.


Free Site Visit                    For private clients we are happy (subject to workload) to carry out an initial site visit and assessment without charge*, however we do charge mileage and any expenses we incur.

*   Reduced hourly rate north of the board and outside mainland England and Wales.


Local Authority Fees                  You will always be required to provide a cheque payable to the relevant local authority in respect to their fees to be submitted with the application.


Billing                                You will be invoiced at the completion of each stage of the project on or around the 21st of each month.


                                           A statement is produced every month on or around the 21st.


                                          Full payment must reach us within 30 days of the invoice date unless a stage or monthly payment scheme has been arranged with us in advance. Should payment not be made on time we may charge you interest at 8% above Bank of England base rate.


                                          Should you wish to query an invoice sum or validity of invoice you must do this minimum of 5 working days prior to the date for payment*. Should you have difficulty in paying an account likewise you should contact us five working days in advance of the due date*.


                                          *We still reserve the right to charge you interest on the account


Vat                                     VAT will be charged at the current rate at the time of billing.

                                          VAT REGISTRATION NUMBER 862 9677 69




In the event of specialist outside advice being required i.e. the service of a structural engineer; this service will be billed directly by the professional to the client, the client being responsible for payment of such fees.


CONAULT DESIGN is only liable to produce drawings suitable for presentation to the local authority for planning approval, approval cannot be guaranteed as this is outside our control.

Appeals and further work may incur further charges and in some cases further statutory fees.


Title of Goods Supplied

Where Conault Design supplies goods in addition to services the title of said goods shall remain with Conault Design until paid for in full. Where Conault Design supplies goods and services (unless otherwise stated) stage and part payments received shall be registered against services first with the goods remaining the property of Conault design until the final payment has cleared.  

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