Christmas Delivery & Installations Information
The cut off date for drop off deliveries before Christmas - Tuesday 17th December 2018.
For a chance to have your safe installed before Christmas - Friday 7th December 2018.
Deliveries and installations will continue as normal after Monday 7th January 2019.
What does each Delivery Option mean?
Free Delivery - Free Doorstep Delivery, these are delivered by a range of couriers and dropped off at your door.
Free Drop Off Delivery - This is our standard Kerbside Drop off Delivery Service, Drop Off Delivery is on Tail Lift vehicle and it is the Customers Responsibility to move the Unit from Kerbside into their Premises. These Items will usually require 2 or more people to move.
Free Delivery and Installation to a Ground Floor Location - Free Delivery and Installation to Ground Floor Location - UK Mainland - this can include but not exceed 0-3 Entrance steps. If a suitable lift is available installation to an upper floor may be included.
Free Position Delivery - The goods will be brought into the building and positioned where required on the ground floor or any other floor as long as a suitable lift is available (if access is via stairs/steps there is an additional charge).
Downgrade to a Pallet Drop Off (-£30.00) - This is our Downgrade Option for Pallet Kerbside Drop off Only. Drop Off Delivery is on Tail Lift vehicle and it is the Customers Responsibility to move the Unit from Kerbside into their Premises
Installation to a Ground or 1st Floor (costs vary) - The goods will be brought into the building and positioned in place and the safe will be bolted into a concrete floor, joists of a wooden floor or suitable external wall (if rear fixing holes present) at GROUND or 1st Floor via stairs or lift.
Installation to a Ground Floor (costs vary) - The goods will be brought into the building and positioned in place and the safe will be bolted into a concrete floor, joists of a wooden floor or suitable external wall (if rear fixing holes present) at GROUND FLOOR level only.
Position Delivery (costs vary) - The goods will be brought into the building and positioned where required on the ground floor or any other floor as long as a suitable lift is available (if access is via stairs/steps there is an additional charge).
How much will the delivery cost?
Total Safes offers a FREE standard delivery service on ALL our products to UK mainland addresses.
We may offer free delivery to other non UK Mainland areas such as Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland on selected items but sometimes these areas can incur an extra charge. Please ring us on 0161 819 6888 or use our Contact Us and we can personalise the quote to your location.
If you choose to have your item installed the cost will be shown at the checkout phase when you decide what delivery Installation option you would like.
Who will be delivering my order?
Items that are for Free Delivery /Drop off Delivery or Downgrade to Kerbside Drop off will be delivered by a 3rd Party Courier. We use various services including, DPD, Parcel Force and TNT. If you choose to have your safe Installed this will be done by our Parent Company’s In-House team of fully qualified Safe Engineers, in our own company vehicles.
How long will my delivery take?
This can vary depending on each item. Lead times are stated on individual product pages but this can be effected by your address and any optional items that you have chosen such as extra keys or upgraded locking options. We always give a 15 working Day lead time on any items that are chosen for Installation.
If there are any delays to your lead time you will be notified as soon as possible via phone or email
What time is the cut off for Next Day Delivery?
Usually you would need to place your order before 11:30am* for next working day delivery.
*Excluding Bank Holidays and Weekends
What if I am not in when you try to deliver?
If the item is for delivery only by 3rd party carrier, delivery is Monday to Friday, usually during normal business hours. If you are not in at the time of the delivery, the courier leaves notification to let you know of the attempted delivery. Please then follow the instructions on the card to rearrange delivery or to collect your item from our courier’s nearest depot.
If the order is for installation, we will notify you in writing of your installation date and our team is instructed to ring ahead when leaving their previous job to let you know they are on their way. If you are unable to be around for installation meet on the agreed date please contact us as soon as possible so that we can arrange a new delivery date. If there is nobody around when our team arrives, the installation will have to be aborted and there will be a charge to re-attend at a later date.
Will I be charged extra for steps or stairs?
If you have chosen Ground Floor Installation It is important that you confirm Installation location is on the ground floor and advise us if there are more than 2 steps along the delivery route (from the roadside.to the installation location) otherwise there will be extra charges. If you have been given a quote for upper or lower delivery via stairs this shall be detailed with the number of steps and route to be taken that is included in the price, changes to the location that requires more steps will incur extra charges. If you have chosen Delivery only this will be Doorstep/Kerbside Drop off only and will not be taken into the property.
If there is a lift that can be used (that can hold the weight of a safe plus an engineer) this is included in a Ground Floor Installation cost but we must be made aware what floor the Installation is on and that we are to use a lift so we can instruct the team correctly. It is the customers responsibility to check the weight capacity of the lift. If we arrive and the lift is insufficient, extra charges will be incurred.
If my order is customised/bespoke will this affect the lead time?
Any customised products susch as extra keys, extra shelves, upgraded locking options or colour variants will all effect the lead time. This will be confirmed on any enquiries or via email after the order is placed.
What is an aborted delivery/installation?
Aborted deliveries can incur further charges to you but providing we have the correct information these can be avoided. Some examples of where we may need to abort delivery are:
- Nobody home - When you are given your installation date you must ensure someone is available at the location to receive our team when they arrive. If nobody is home we will have to abort and rearrange for another date (at further cost to you).
- You didn't tell us there would be several entrance steps or an internal staircase - It is important you tell us exactly how many entrance steps and internal stairs there are. If you tell us there are 0-2 steps but we find there are more than 2 when we arrive we may have to abort the installation (leaving you to arrange this yourself) or return at a later date (at additional cost)
- Doorways or corridors are too narrow for the goods - please check the product dimensions and the route to delivery when ordering.
- Lift is not suitable - please check the safe you are ordering is not too big or heavy for the lift in your building.
- Lift is out of service - Please check your lift is working (and for any scheduled maintenance visits) prior to safe delivery.
We are happy to advise prior to ordering so you can avoid unnecessary charges. Simply contact us online or telephone 0161 819 6888.