Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) apply to all orders for items which you, acting in your capacity as a purchaser (“you”) place with us, Automated Environmental Systems Limited of 1 Wimbledon Avenue, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0NZ, trading as Automated Environmental Systems Ltd (“we” “us” or “our”): (i) online using the website which we operate from the URL: ” www.automatedenvironmetalsystems.co.uk” and “www.drain-systems.co.uk” and other URLS from time to time (“Website”); or (ii) by telephoning our Customer Service team.

This Website is for use only by purchasers who access it from within the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. If you choose to access the Website from locations outside these territories, you are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent they apply.

Sale of items via this Website or by telephone is to individuals aged 18 or over only. If you are under 18 you must involve a parent or guardian when placing orders online using the Website or by telephone.

Automated Environmental Systems Limited is an English registered company and this Website and the information and marketing materials contained on it are provided in the English language only. If you do not understand all or any part of these Terms and Conditions, you may not place orders using this Website. Please contact our Customer Service team.

Please note that this Website may also contain links to other websites, which are not operated by Automated Environmental Systems (the “Linked Sites”). Automated Environmental Systems has no control over the Linked Sites and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Your use of the Linked Sites will be subject to the terms of use and service contained within each such site.


Prior to placing your order, please read these Terms and Conditions carefully together with our Privacy Policy, Website Conditions of Use and other policies which we may notify you of from time to time. You are advised to print or download copies of such provisions for your future reference. Together they constitute the entire agreement between us.

You accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and the other terms and conditions referred to above when: (i) in the case of online orders, you place an order on the Website; or (ii) in the case of telephone orders, you confirm to a member of our customer services team that you agree to be bound by them.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions affects your statutory rights either as a consumer or otherwise.


Where delivery is to be made to addresses in the United Kingdom (excluding the Scottish Highlands, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) the delivery charges and times set out in the Deliveries & Returns page on our Website apply.

Please note that separate delivery rates apply if you require items to be delivered to addresses outside mainland United Kingdom, including the Scottish Highlands, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Please contact our Customer Services team for details.

Where delivery is to be made to destinations outside the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, may also be subject to import duties and taxes, the payment of which is your responsibility. Such taxes and duties are levied once the items reach the specified destination.

Automated Environmental Systems has no control over these charges and we are, therefore, unable to predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information. You are responsible for items you order from Automated Environmental Systems through our Website or by telephone and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which the items are to be delivered.

You should also note that cross-border deliveries may be subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities.


Automated Environmental Systems makes every effort to display the colours, sizes and specifications of products available on the Website as accurately as possible. The colours you see will however depend on the resolution of your monitor. We cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display of any colour will reflect accurately the colour of the item delivered.

We may from time to time vary the sizes and specifications of items displayed on our Website without prior notice. We cannot guarantee that a particular colour, size or specification of an item will be available. A member of our Customer Services team will contact you if the item you have ordered is no longer available.


For security reasons, when you order items online for the first time you will need to register with Automated Environmental Systems by setting up an account.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account username and password and for preventing unauthorised access to your account with Automated Environmental Systems. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. Please take all necessary steps to ensure that the username and password is kept confidential and secure.

You must inform Automated Environmental Systems immediately if you have any reason to believe that your username and/or password has become known to anyone else, or are being or are likely to be used in an unauthorised way.

Please ensure the details you provide us with on registration are correct and complete and inform us promptly of any changes to those details (e.g. change of email or postal address).

Automated Environmental Systems reserves the right to refuse access to the Website, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders at our discretion. If we cancel an order it will be without charge to you.


Items are invoiced in GBP sterling at the price prevailing at the time you place your order. Please note that we can only accept payment in GBP sterling.

Prices displayed on the Website exclude United Kingdom Value Added Tax which will be charged at the current rate as shown on the online order form (or if you are placing your order by telephone, as advised by our Customer Services team). Delivery and packaging incur an additional charge.

From time to time we may choose to display prices on the Website in foreign currencies as well as GBP sterling. If we do so it is purely for illustrative purposes and the conversion rates are approximate only. If you choose to purchase items from Automated Environmental Systems online or by telephone using a payment card for a foreign currency denominated account, the conversion rate will be that applied by the relevant payment scheme at the time of processing the transaction.

Whilst Automated Environmental Systems endeavours to ensure that all prices on the Website are accurate, errors may sometimes occur. If we discover an error in the price of items you have ordered we will contact you as soon as possible. You will have the option of reconfirming your order at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you, we may treat your order in respect of the incorrectly priced item as cancelled.

Prices displayed on the Website apply to online and telephone purchases only. They are not indicative of the price of identical items purchased in our standalone Automated Environmental Systems warehouse or by any other means. Automated Environmental Systems reserves the right to update prices displayed on the Website from time to time.

All prices displayed on the website are excluding VAT. VAT is applied at the checkout and clearly displayed before purchase.

The Contract Between Automated Environmental Systems and You

When you place an order to purchase items using the Website or by telephone this is an offer by you to Automated Environmental Systems to purchase those items.

We only accept your order when we have confirmed availability and have processed the payment on your credit card successfully. The contract between us is formed at the point we accept your order. An invoice and a receipt for the payment will be dispatched to you with the items. If an item within your order is not available we will contact you. Where possible we may offer you a substitute item. Please see the Availability and Substitution section below.

Automated Environmental Systems’ Acceptance of Orders

Upon receipt of orders submitted using the Website, Automated Environmental Systems will send you an email summarising the details of your order (an “Acknowledgement Email”). Acceptance of orders for items purchased on the Website shall be effected when we send you an e-mail confirming that we have dispatched the items in your order (a “Confirmation Email”).

For orders placed online using this Website the contract between us is formed at the point we send you the Confirmation Email for those items detailed in the Confirmation Email. If your order contained a number of items and the Confirmation Email mentions only some of them, those items which have yet to be dispatched to you do not form part of that contract.

When you place your order by telephone you will be given a customer reference number as acknowledgement of your order. It will enable you to track the progress of your order. We accept your order for an item ordered by telephone at the point of dispatching that item to you.

Availability and Substitution of Items

The acceptance of orders by Automated Environmental Systems is always subject to availability of the items ordered. If for any reason the items you ordered are no longer available we will at our discretion either offer you another item of equivalent quality and price (where this is possible) or, alternatively, cancel the item from your order and where payment has already been deducted from your account give you a full refund in respect of that item.


Purchases of items from Automated Environmental Systems may be paid for online or by telephone by supplying your credit or debit card details. In the case of online orders you supply these details in on the secure online order form. In the case of telephone orders, you supply these details to a member of our Customer Services team. [We regret that we cannot accept cash as payment online or by telephone.]

Receipt of your credit card details and debit of payments does not constitute our acceptance of your order. Acceptance of your order occurs in the case of online orders when we send you the Confirmation Email or in the case of telephone orders at the point we dispatch the items.

You are responsible for ensuring the email address and other contact details you provide to us are correct. We will not be responsible if you do not receive the Confirmation Email or other confirmation from us where the details you have supplied are incorrect or in the event of communication system failures outside our control.

Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of data which you send us by email. Accordingly please do not send us payment information using email. For details of the security measures we employ please read our Privacy Policy.

Unless we are fraudulent or negligent we will not be liable to you for any losses caused as a result of unauthorised access to the personal and transactional information you provide us when placing an order.

Risk and Title

Risk in the items will pass on to you at the time the items are delivered. Ownership of items delivered will only pass to you when we receive payment in full of all sums due in respect of the items (including packing and delivery costs). If we do not receive payment in full we may, without prior notice, claim from you any items which have been delivered.

Cancellations and Returns

If at any time after submitting your order online or by telephone and up to 14 days following the date you receive the items from us (“Cooling Off Period”) you decide you no longer want an item, we will be happy to exchange the item or give you a full refund provided that you notify our Customer Services team at any time before the Cooling Off Period ends by post, fax or email that you wish to cancel the item and, where the item has already been delivered, it is returned to us unused.

If at the time of cancellation the item has already been dispatched or delivered to you, you must return the cancelled item to us (at your own cost) in accordance with our returns policy (see below). Please package the item securely and return it to us together with the original delivery note.

If the good are faulty please see faulty or damaged goods below. Please contact our Customer Service team for more information.

The Consumer Contracts Regulations require refunds to be made within 14 days of the date the customer sends notice of cancellation.

In the event that you are purchasing an item from Automated Environmental Systems by distance means (whether online or via telephone) as a business and not as a consumer, items may only be returned for a refund at Automated Environmental Systems’ discretion, special order items and built-to-order items are subject to a restocking charge of 25% of the relevant order value, custom manufactured items may not be refundable.

If you wish to cancel an item which you have ordered please notify our Customer Services team by post, fax or email. As we try to process orders immediately it may not always be possible to prevent an item from being dispatched.

We will refund the reasonable costs you incur in returning the following items to us:

  • items we delivered to you in error;
  • items which are faulty or damaged upon delivery;
  • items which are substitutes for items originally ordered.

We ask that you send us copies of receipts for such costs.

In all other circumstances (including where you cancel an item during the Cooling-Off Period) you will be responsible for the cost of returning the item to us.

If we do not receive the original item back from you together with the original delivery note, we may arrange for collection of the item from the delivery address and may recover from you the charges (not exceeding direct costs) we incur in doing so. Until you return items to us you are responsible for their safe keeping and taking reasonable care of them. We do not accept liability for packages damaged during transit back to us. It is your responsibility to wrap items adequately to prevent damage.

You may return items to our Customer Services team at the following address: Automated Environmental Systems Limited of 1 Wimbledon Avenue, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0NZ.

Faulty or Damaged Items

If the items you ordered are damaged or faulty upon receipt, provided you inform our Customer Service team within 30 days of receiving the items (supplying them with the reference details shown on the delivery documentation together with details of the damage or fault and, if possible, pictures) we will send replacements or offer you a refund.

We will normally collect the damaged or faulty items, please contact our Customer Services team before sending damaged or faulty goods back at your own cost. Refunds will be credited to the payment method used to make the original purchase.


If the items you ordered are not delivered by the delivery date indicated please contact our Customer Service team.

Privacy and Communications

When you place orders, we collect certain personal and transactional information (e.g. name, address, email address, credit/debit card details). For details on how we use this information, please read our Privacy Policy.

To fulfil our obligations to you under these Terms and Conditions we communicate with you by email and by posting notices on the Website. You agree to receive communications from us electronically in this way and that electronic communications will satisfy any legal requirement for communications be in writing.


We will be responsible for any losses you suffer as a direct result of us breaching these Terms and Conditions if those losses were reasonably foreseeable to both you and us at the time the contract between us for the sale of items was formed. We will not be responsible to you or any third party for any business loss (including loss of revenue, profits, contracts, anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, data or goodwill) or any other loss or damage which does not result directly from our actions or the actions of our appointed sub-contractors or agents, is consequential or was not reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when the contract between us was formed.

Our liability to you under these Terms and Conditions will not exceed the total price charged for the items purchased. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or limits our liability to you for personal injury or death caused by our negligence.

Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations, Automated Environmental Systems has 30 days after the contract is made to deliver the items, unless it has agreed a different period with the customer. If Automated Environmental Systems cannot (for any reason) deliver within this 30 day period it will need to notify the customer and agree an extended delivery period to avoid being in breach of the Regulations. If Automated Environmental Systems fails to deliver the items it will be obliged to refund the customer.

Force Majeure

We will not be responsible to you for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these Terms and Conditions if the delay or failure arises from any cause beyond our reasonable control.

Changes to this Website and Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right at any time to make changes to the Website, these Terms and Conditions, the Website Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy and such other policies as we may notify you of from time to time. You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time you order items using the Website or by telephoning our Customer Services team.

Changes which we are required to make by law could apply to orders which you have already made.

If any of the terms and conditions forming the contract between us are deemed invalid, void or unenforceable for any reason, they will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions.


If you breach these Terms and Conditions and we take no action we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in other situations where you are in breach.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Both Automated Environmental Systems and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of English courts.

Customer Services

Please refer to our Contact Us page for full details of how to contact our Customer Services team.

Automated Environmental Systems, 1 Wimbledon Avenue, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0NZ
Telephone: 01842 819130
Email: sales@automatedenvironmentalsystems.co.uk