This Landscaping Services Contract states the terms and conditions that govern the contractual agreement between Ardent Paving ltd having its principal place of business at address 29 Tollgate Road, Dorking RH4 2PP and you, the client.

WHEREAS, Ardent Paving ltd is engaged in the business of offering landscaping services; and
WHEREAS, the Client desires to retain the services of Ardent Paving ltd to render landscaping services conforming to the Client’s chosen design and direction according to the terms and conditions herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, In consideration of the mutual covenants and promises made by the parties hereto, Ardent Paving ltd and the Client (individually, each a “Party” and collectively, the “Parties”) covenant and agree as follows:

A deposit of 50% (unless otherwise stated) must be received no later than 7 days prior to start date.
Larger projects require stage payments and these are agreed on a case by case basis.

Balance of payment are strictly 7 days from date of invoice. The invoice will be issued on completion of these works. If the customer fails to make any payment due to the supplier under the contract by the due date for payment, then the customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 8% per annum. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, weather before or after judgement. The customer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.

A contract will exist once the deposit is received. In the event that the Terms and conditions are not signed and the works go-ahead, we will accept your deposit payment as a means of forming a contract and will be deemed as acceptance of the terms included herein.

Although every care is taken in our initial surveys there is always the possibility of unforeseen circumstances, usually below ground and although rare, Ardent Paving ltd reserves the right to review the contract and associated costs.
Ardent paving ltd reserve the right to revise our quotations at any point during the course of the works if specifications change from our original quotation.
Due to the nature of our business, confirmed dates for work may change. In the unlikely event of this happening, we will give you as much notice as possible.

  1. The Property
    The location at which Ardent Paving ltd shall perform such services is located at [CLIENT ADDRESS] (the “Property”). The Client warrants and represents that the Client either owns the Property AND OR holds the authority to engage the Landscaper for the Landscaping Services requested on the Property. If the property is rented written permission from property owner will be required prior to any works commencing.

Client Responsibilities
The Client shall be responsible for the following to ensure the Landscape Services are sufficiently performed and maintained:
a. Accurately apprise Ardent Paving ltd as to the boundary lines of the Property to ensure Ardent Paving ltd does not encroach on any third party’s property. Failure to comply or give false information will be the responsibility of the client and under no circumstances will Ardent Paving ltd be responsible or correcting
Have a clear and clean passageway for materials tools waste and personnel to safely and responsibly enter and leave your premises and by where skips are required to remove waste be within a position to have within 5 mtrs of the property (unless otherwise agreed).
Provide water and safe electricity supply for the use towards completion of works without restrictions.

The upkeep and maintenance of all completed works, Ardent Paving ltd will not be responsible should defects arise from poor care after completion of any works and any defect must be made fully aware to Ardent Paving ltd as soon as it is noticed failure to report any said defects within reasonable time will not be the responsibility of Ardent Paving ltd. But the clients, any damage through neglect is also not the responsibility of Ardent Paving ltd And will require proof of defect being caused by poor workmanship on our part.

Where applicable grass seed and planting and turfs
Ardent Paving ltd guarantees that grass seed supplied has been tested and conforms to current EEC Regulations. It should be understood that a sward cannot be made in one season and that several seasons are needed and careful cultivation, weeding and feeding are essential. No land is free from weeds and accumulated weed growth and dormant weed cannot be eradicated in a few cultivation’s. Therefore, when Ardent Paving ltd undertakes to cultivate land it does not accept responsibility for subsequent weed growth after completion and will be the solely down to the client to upkeep said lawn.

Plants and turfs supplied by Ardent Paving ltd are sourced and supplied at a high standards but via independent nursery’s and although the purchase is made by us, we use outside nursery’s to supply said planting this therefore for means the responsibility of plants after they are planted is and remains the sole responsibility of the client to maintain feed and water and any defects prior to planting will be taken up with supplying nursery prior to planting by us.
Where applicable all decking, fencing and other wooden items must be regularly cleaned and treated after installation. no responsibility will be taken for splits, green, dirty, or slippery deck boards, or timber items. The risk of injury to client and guests should maintenance not be carried out is solely the responsibility of the client.

Where applicable All patio and pointing, all walling rendered surfaces, painted surfaces must be regularly cleaned after installation no responsibility will be taken for green, dirty, or slippery slabs, or walling the risk of injury to client and guests should maintenance not be carried out is solely the responsibility of the client.

Any damage resulting from accidental or criminal is not the responsibility of Ardent Paving ltd but that of your insurers it is not our responsibility to ensure you have insurance but please be advised to inform your insurance company of all works being completed for your own piece of mind.
To pay all invoices on time and in full, sticking to payment schedule agreed by both client and Ardent Paving ltd.
Unpaid invoices are subject to 20% plus VAT debt recovery fee payable by the client.

Landscaper Responsibilities
In performing the Landscaping Services, Ardent Paving ltd shall be responsible for the following:
Oversight of the materials to be purchased and delivered to perform the Landscaping Services.

Clean the Property and remove all debris after performing the Landscaping Services. Via skip or other means chargeable to client.
all waste removal is chargeable to client.

Obtaining liability insurance in a minimum amount of £1.000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, death, and property damage.

Our guarantee is conditional upon the surface only being used for its specified application and our advice for aftercare and maintenance being followed including the Paving cleaned every 6-8 weeks.
Our guarantee does not cover the following:
Damage caused by forceful impact, excessive point loads, other mechanical damage and excessive usage.
Damage caused by sinkage, deformation, reflective cracking, tree roots, stress point cracking, frost heave or any other failure of the underlying layers.
Damage caused by repairs made to, or adjacent to, the surface or to the underlying base.
A decrease in permeability caused by ingress of dirt, fine materials or other causes.
Mineralogical variations (including rust spotting) in the stone which have an effect on its physical, mechanical or aesthetic properties.
Any consequential and indirect losses.
Surface changes due to natural weathering.
Hairline fractures.
Natural wear and tear.

Ardent Paving ltd will not be held responsible for weed growth from underlying surfaces unless we have undertaken full construction. Weed control on existing surfaces is down to the client to have suitably treated the surface prior to our commencement of works.

The Client hereby authorizes Ardent Paving ltd to take photographs of the work we have done while withholding the exact location and house/property details for the use of promoting Ardent Paving ltd.


Ardent Paving LTD