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Wooden Worktop delivery
Hardwood worktop delivery is £60 per order for deliveries in England and Wales, £80 per order for deliveries in Scotland
Laminate Worktop delivery
Laminate Worktop Delivery is £60 per order
Delivery is based on a 3-Tier system.
Solid Wood Worktops - Most of these are delivered in a medium sized wagon by a 1 man driver that will with able bodied help when possible deliver to room of your choice. Able bodied help is mandatory.
Laminates and Composite Solid surface deliveries will require able-bodied assistance.
Occasionally, and for reasons beyond our control, the carrier will have to deliver your order on an Artic Lorry with single driver. Access in and out must be possible. Road, height, width and weight restrictions MUST be made known at time of order.
Health & safety laws state that a driver should not lift over 13kg / 29lbs max. For this reason, your driver may be female. However, an average worktop weight is 70 - 120kg (double for granite).
Thankfully, many of the "driver only" carriers we use, will, where possible, assist in lifting worktops to your preferred room. Please note the carrier's actual contract with us states delivery to kerbside only.
If a driver is late or deems the room access difficult (i.e. Numerous tight turns or 5 floors of stairs) they may not be able to assist you and alternative arrangements should be made by you in this event. Failed deliveries will incur a redelivery charge at the rate billed to Unicom by the carrier:
The carriers aim to confirm your delivery time with you within 2 working days of placing your order. Please CHECK your email. Optional times and dates MAY be available. Delivery is usually within 3-5 working days. Saturdays MAY be possible for some hardwood tops only. Custom made products 7-10 days for template, 14 days for fabrication and installation
PACKAGING - Kitchen worktops come wrapped in cellophane. This is not to cut down on protection, costs or the environment. Thin plastic is the ideal form of humidity control for a worktop that will go from cool store, to cold lorry to warm room. Thick cardboard packing is too drying for wooden tops.
Wooden tops must be laid flat in a well ventilated low humidity room. ie No running water, wet plasterwork or tubs of water - for min 48hrs. Revolve the tops every 4 days. Fitting within one week is highly recommended.
Assistance MUST be ABLE BODIED
Stairs and tight turns may prove difficult for driver to assist
Driver maybe female
Worktop is wrapped in cellophane as an important moisture barrier
Worktop is not wrapped in cardboard as a prevention against drying
Goods are insured to point of delivery only - Therefore...
GOODS MUST BE CHECKED ON DELIVERY BY SIGNEE
Claims AFTER delivery can be made directly against the carrier
This does not affect your statutory rights
Goods noted as damaged on delivery are replaced ASAP No extra charge
4m and 3m tops are provided with extra ends in the event of scuffing
Failed deliveries incur a redelivery charge at the carriers invoiced rate
Goods purchased over the Internet can be returned within 7 days at your expense providing they remain unopened, in their original packaging, and in resalable condition. A credit will be given once checked back into stock.
Wood worktops must be stacked flat on batons (every 3ft) for 48hrs
Do not place Solid wood worktops on edge or end
Do not remove wrapping until ready to Oil
Avoid, humid, moist or very dry, hot atmosphere
Revolve all tops every 4 days and fit soonest to prevent warping
Danish Oil - 1 coat on under surface, min 3- 5 on top and 5 on all edges
Use a lint free rag in circles. One square foot at a time
Allow approx 2 hours between coats
Oiling will not darken your wood
Oiling causes darkening to accelerate under normal lighting conditions
Allow 6-8 months for the wood to darken
Iroko, African Walnut, Euro Walnut and Oak will darken significantly
Teak Oil can darken the wood immediately before applying Danish Oil
Varnishes and stains are not recommended
Please refer to our Terms and Condition
Granite, Corian and Quartz delivery
Granite, Corian and other Quartz worktops are delivered after template and on the day of fitting. For more information on Granite, Corian and Quartz timescales, please contact the Unicom sales team on 0845 330 7642.
Please refer to our Terms and Condition