By placing an order with Modum Worktops, you agree to term and conditions stated below:
Please be aware that our products have a finish that is by nature variable in colour and pattern. We are not accountable for the change in tone of our items, as they are a natural product with a "living" finish. Consequently, all sales of our products are made with the understanding that copper, zinc & brass as-is, basis regarding all aspects of the finish. All our custom products are handmade folded or welded with minimal heavy machinery involved. If you are expecting the look of a typical stamped or CNC manufactured product, we do not construct that way. Even though we try our best; it is not probable to produce a bespoke item in the sizes and modifications that we do, and press them or form them seamlessly; you may be able to spot the seams with the naked eye.
We provide a "living finish” on our creations, and we love the fact that it can and will alter over time, just keep it how it is, and let the regular use and environment to allow the metal to continue to patina and add to its uniqueness over time. Under standard environments copper, zinc & brass especially inside, will keep to turn darker over time.
Even though, the sheets come straight from the mill, metals used, by its very nature is a slightly soft material and may have some minor marks, indents & bruises in it from new. Some slight pitting might be detected wherever a welding process has taken place. This is quite normal, and a natural by-product of the welding process and will blend in overtime.
Process to order
All our items are made one at a time to custom sizes. We will email you a formal quote with all your specifications for you to confirm before we start the project. Some alterations may occur on the day of templating.
Once you decided that you would like to put an order with us, we book the templating day. Your kitchen units have to be in place for templates. Depending on your order amount there will be a booking fee between £250-£1500 which is non-refundable in case of cancellation, but this money will go towards your final cost.
We require a 50% down payment (minus a booking fee) 3 days before templating visit so we could order needed metal, and the final 50% on the day of installation. If templating is less than 5 working days away, we would skip the booking fee and request the 50% payment with the remaining 50% payable on installation. Please note that until full payment is made it remains the property of Modum Design Ltd.
If there is whatever that is not consistent with your sales order, we will see and correct the issue by repair, replacement or refund as we deem appropriate. We reserve the right to have the opportunity to repair the item before we authorise a return.
If we must complete any additional works on site which were not included in the original order and that is but not exclusively due to issues related to other onsite trades this, however, is at your own risk and we are not responsible for any problems that may occur going forward.
We cannot be held accountable for the state of use or the storage within a purchaser`s household or how this may affect the bespoke surfaces in any way.
We rely on your payments to reach us on the day of completion, the latest - next day, we find it very unpleasant to chase them. And although, this is not what we would like to do, if your payment is not made within the terms set out above, Modum Design Ltd reserve the right to charge interest at 8% plus Bank of England base rate on overdue fees.
If we would have to send you a debt recovery letters, it will be charged at £15 per letter.
Also, you will accrue debt recovery cost:
£40 for debts up to £999.99,
£70 for debts between £1,000 and £9, 999.99,
£100 for debts of £10,000 or more.
Depending on size and complexity, some items may take several weeks of fabrication. Hand-making a custom copper, zinc & brass product takes time. It is essential that we always make sure it’s immaculate before we deliver the product to you. Because we are a small custom business, our lead times differ based on how many orders we have lined up.
We produce products in the order that they were received, and typically it varies around three weeks of lead time. If you have particular factors where you need a project hurried, let us know, and we’ll see if we can shuffle a few plans around to rush your order.
If we provide you with a rough date on your product, remember that this is an only guesstimate, not a guarantee. We never scramble to finish a product at the expense of quality. We would instead take an extra day or two to make sure everything is perfect.
Please keep in mind that patina is custom made there for it will vary piece to piece. On delivery, please carefully inspect your custom-made item and immediately outline any issue as we will not be held accountable for any defects identified after a receiving a signed acceptance of delivery. Once our product installed, we will stand by our work but will not pay for removal or reinstallation charges. You must raise any complaints or problems with the order on the day of installation, or you will incur an additional call-out cost.
Once everything is finalised, and you have given us a 50% down payment we do not accept cancellations.
Returns and refunds
We manufacture each of our creations one at a time to your specifications. We will continue to keep you informed of your order as it is in production. We do not release refunds on our products if everything is manufactured to your specifications stated in a final email. When you agree to the information/sizes via email, we will make your product according to the specifications discussed and written in order.
Colour, pattern variations
On request, we provide you with samples with different colour and pattern possibilities for you to choose from for your work surface. Due to the bespoke nature of the colour/pattern used there will be natural variations in colour and surface markings. We can`t give you a guarantee, although we try our best, that the items provided will be an exact colour match regarding colour and pattern markings to those offered in the samples provided.
Copper, Zinc & Brass characteristics and products care
We recommend not using any chemicals or abrasives to clean your worktops. Particular basal or acidic foods will also get to the copper, zinc & brass and cause individual levels of oxidation at the points of contact and will change the patina colour to a colour that will be based on the type of chemical. The best way to keep care of this is to wash with mild dish detergent and lukewarm water (not hot) and tap dry after every use. Water or other spots that are not rinsed and patted dry can cause a mark on the metal finish.
The good thing about the natural finish is that it is always amendable, even for the client. If you get a spot or mark, it can be lightly sanded with a scotch-bright pad, and will re-patina by its very nature and blend back in. Spots or scratches on copper or zinc are extremely easy to repair. A spot or scratch will over time re-patina itself whether you sand it out or not. Hammered or darker patina items will help conceal and blend in any spot, ding or scratch, whereas a smooth and lighter product will show these more.
Imperfections, including slight scratches and watermarks, can be expected on your countertops they help to create the industrial charm of this rustic metal.
Please wipe up any liquids or spills promptly to prevent spotting and glass rings with paper towels. Please use trivets for hot plates, a chopping board for cutting etc.
For Patina finishes, sanding or buffing will, of course, remove scratches, but will also remove the patina. Items, like lemon or pineapple juice, will remove the patina, but the living finish will change with wear and tear, and in time it creates a unique pattern of use that cannot be intentionally recreated. To acquire the full look, it may take up to a year.