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DATE

August 2023

UK and International Delivery

At Kirkdale Studios, we understand that the delivery and installation process plays a vital role in ensuring the success of your projects.

We offer two comprehensive delivery options to cater to your specific needs: Full Installation Delivery and Kerbside Drop Off. We’ll dive into the details of each option, highlighting the benefits and features to help you make an informed decision for your next project.

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Option 1

Full Installation: Delivery and Installation

When you choose our Full Installation: Delivery and Installation option, you’re opting for a hassle-free and comprehensive solution. Our dedicated team takes care of every step, from delivery to assembly, ensuring your products are ready for immediate use. Here’s what you can expect:

    • Assembly Expertise: Our skilled professionals assemble products that would otherwise arrive in component form. We meticulously put together each piece, following your plan to ensure accuracy and precision.
    • Layout Coordination: We go the extra mile to assist you by arranging the layout of the assembled items according to your design. This attention to detail ensures that your space not only looks stunning but also functions seamlessly.
    • Packaging Removal: We understand the importance of a clutter-free environment. That’s why we make sure to remove all packaging materials from the site, leaving you with a clean and organised space.
    • Time and Convenience: With Full Installation Delivery and Installation, you save valuable time and effort. Our team handles all aspects of the process, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your project.
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Option 2

Kerbside Drop Off

For projects where you have the resources and expertise to handle assembly and placement, our Kerbside Drop Off option provides a cost-effective solution. Here’s what this option entails:

    • Efficient Drop Off: Your order is delivered to your location on a pallet or as loose packaged items. Our delivery team unloads the items kerbside, ensuring a convenient drop-off point for you to take over from there.
    • Flexibility in Assembling: Products delivered through this option may be unassembled, giving you the flexibility to handle assembly according to your timeline and requirements.
    • Fixings Not Included: It’s important to note that with Kerbside Drop Off, fixings for assembly are not included. Make sure you have the necessary tools and materials to complete the assembly process.
    • Accessibility and Timing: This option assumes good site access and offers delivery within normal working hours, Monday to Friday (8 am to 5 pm)
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Navigating EU International Freight

Shipping goods internationally involves a more complex series of calculations, regulations, and procedures than UK delivery. For projects based in the European Union (EU), understanding the intricacies of EU international freight is essential but fear not, the operations team at Kirkdale studios will take care of every aspect so you don’t have to.  However, we’ve detailed some of the aspects that need to be considered when shipping internationally, including calculating cubic meterage, types of delivery, DAP and DDP terms, vehicle sizes, lead times, customs clearance and shipping procedures to the UAE and US.

Calculating Cubic Meterage

Cubic meterage is a crucial factor in determining shipping costs and capacity. To calculate cubic meterage, measure the length, width, and height of your cargo in metres and multiply these dimensions together. This gives you the total cubic metres of your shipment. Freight carriers often use this measurement to price shipments and allocate space within their containers.

Types of Delivery

Economy Delivery – This option offers cost-effective shipping with longer transit times. It’s suitable for less time-sensitive shipments. 

Designated Vehicle Delivery – This premium service provides dedicated transportation for your goods, ensuring faster and more personalised delivery.

DAP and DDP Delivery

DAP (Delivered at Place) – Under DAP terms, the seller is responsible for delivering the goods to the buyer at an agreed-upon location within the importing country. The buyer is then responsible for customs clearance and any applicable duties and taxes.

DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) – With DDP terms, the seller is responsible for delivering the goods to the buyer’s location and covering all associated costs, including customs duties and taxes.

EU Freight Vehicle Sizes

EU freight shipping offers various vehicle sizes, including vans, trucks, and containers. Choosing the right size depends on the volume and weight of your cargo. Common container sizes include 20-foot and 40-foot containers, while trucks range from small vans to larger lorries.

Typical Lead Time for International EU Shipping

EU freight shipping offers various vehicle sizes, including vans, trucks, and containers. Choosing the right size depends on the volume and weight of your cargo. Common container sizes include 20-foot and 40-foot containers, while trucks range from small vans to larger lorries.

EU Customs Clearance Requirements

To pass EU customs clearance, you’ll need a commercial invoice, packing list, bill of lading or airway bill, and any relevant permits or licences. Compliance with EU customs regulations is crucial to avoid delays or additional charges.

Shipping Procedures to UAE and US

UAE Shipping – When shipping to the UAE, you’ll need to provide relevant documentation, including a certificate of origin, commercial invoice, packing list, and import/export permits. Familiarise yourself with the UAE’s customs regulations to ensure a smooth process.

US Shipping – Shipping to the US involves providing detailed customs documentation, including a commercial invoice, bill of lading, and any necessary permits. Compliance with US customs regulations is essential to avoid issues upon arrival.

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We understand that the final stages of a hospitality or office interior design project can be stressful as you wait for furniture to finally come together at the venue so choosing the right delivery option is important to ensure a smooth transition.  Whether you choose kerbside delivery, a full installation or international freight, we will always work hard to provide a hassle free delivery experience.

Our process of collaboration involves daily learning and teaching. The more we learn, the more we develop. If you have questions, we are here to help. 

Contact us at hello@kirkdalestudios.com

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