JT Atkinson & Sons Ltd offer competitive prices to both retail and trade customers alike, our aim is to provide you with a pleasant online shopping experience that will make you want to shop with us again and again. We have an extensive online product catalogue with many products that you probably would not expect a traditional builders' merchant to keep in stock. We have been established for over 150 years and the company is still being run by a “Mr. Atkinson” - 6th Generation Edwin Atkinson.
We already have an enviable reputation within the construction industry throughout our extensive coverage of branches in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and the North East and strive to replicate this level of professionalism and expertise with our on-line sales.
Our normal delivery days are Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays, in most cases your item(s) will be dispatched same day providing we receive your order by 2pm. We use reliable carriers such as FedEx, the Royal Mail and Parcelforce and typically you can expect your item to arrive within 3 working days. However on rare occasions your delivery may take longer due to factors beyond our control.
On-line Delivery Charges
Unless stated otherwise, the price for items ordered online will be shipped excluding carriage charges, and at the checkout you will be presented with various postage options, depending on the item(s) ordered. These choices will be clearly shown as Next Day Delivery, Timed Delivery, Saturday Delivery etc.
Providing your order is over £50.00 ex. VAT then this will be delivered free of charge unless these products fall under the 'Large/Bulk items' category in which case a delivery charge will be applied during checkout.
Bulk Goods Deliveries (Local Delivery Only)
Goods that are too heavy or bulky to be shipped using carriers (bulk aggregate bags, sheet timber, plasterboards etc.) can be delivered from our network of branches.
Although we will always endeavor to offload your goods in your desired location this may not always be possible due to safety or other concerns i.e. fully loaded wagons would cause severe damage to residential driveways. Our drivers are not able to handball off materials for customers as the wagons often cannot be left unattended but will crane off all goods and will aim to makedelivery to the safest and nearest practical place. Our drivers are fully trained and will use their professional judgement on the safety of delivering on to a particular area of a site.
If you are concerned about access to the site or think it may be a problem for our wagons please make contact with us (email@example.com) at the time of ordering to let us know so that we can check the approach before attempting delivery.
The following postcodes are included in our local delivery range;
If your post code is in our delivery area and providing your order is over £50.00 ex. VAT then this will be delivered free of charge. We will endeavour to deliver asap normally next day, however this may take longer depending on the vehicle route and already committed deliveries for that day.
Deliveries on JT Atkinson own transport
Upon receipt of delivery you are advised to check and inspect goods thoroughly for any signs of damage that may have occurred during transit and notify the driver immediately. In the rare occasion the goods are damaged or incorrect, please mark any discrepancies on the driver’s copy of the paperwork.
Deliveries by external carrier
Please notify us immediately in the event of any shortages or damages to your parcel that may have occurred during transit.
We are governed and adhere to, the United Kingdom Distance Selling Regulations. This means we will accept returns and offer a full refund as long as the item is unused, unopened and still in the original packaging. Please note that we cannot accept returns or cancellations for orders that have been ordered as a special item. You will be notified at order stage if the item is a special item.
To return your order, please pack it securely and send it back to us, we must receive it back within 7 days of the date that you received it. Please note that it is your responsibility for returning the goods at your expense unless we delivered the item to you in error or the item is faulty. A refund will be issued as soon as possible but within 30 days at the latest.
Please do not book any trades persons to complete a job involving goods ordered from ourselves, until all parts of your order have been received in good order. JT Atkinson & Sons Ltd cannot be held responsible for any delays, standing time charges that you may incur due to damages, defects, faults or issues with goods in transit. Return within 7 days.
If you cancel your contract between us within the seven-day cooling-off period we will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day on which you gave us notice of cancellation. In this case, we will refund the price of the goods in full, (excluding delivery charges). However, you will be responsible for the cost of returning the item to us. Products can only be returned if packaging is not broken and is unworn/ not used.
Faulty or Damaged
If a product is suspected to be faulty or damaged, please contact us within 24 hours of receipt and a replacement or refund will be arranged. If a product has been fitted and/or used and is suspected to be faulty, please contact us immediately and we will resolve the issue according to the manufacturers terms and conditions.
Free Delivery on orders over £50
Large (ugly freight) items are currently excluded from this offer i.e. wheelbarrows, ladders and cement mixers. Deliveries to Ireland, Northern Ireland, and UK Non-Mainland are also excluded. Call 01642 204 414 for a quote.