Building Materials & Products

by Charles Taylor Auctioneers

Ended 12 Apr 2021 12:55 BST Timed Online Auction

Important Information

Important information:

Bidding will be available from 5pm Wednesday 31st March 2021.

Sale of Building Materials & Products
Viewing: Allocated viewings will be held Thursday 8th April 9.00am to 4.00pm by appointment only. (Booked through Charles Taylor - 0161 737 5252) Location will be confirmed before this date.

Sale by timed online auction.

Payment required upon issue of Invoice.

Clearance: 13th April - 16th April 2021 between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm (By Appointment only)

Final time for clearance Friday 16th April 2021 at 4.00 pm

All uncollected lots will be deemed to have been abandoned, and forfeited.


• Acceptance of all final highest bids may be subject to approval by the Vendor.
• We reserve the right to reject any bids which we feel do not reflect reasonable value
• Successful bidders will be notified after the sale.
• Access for bidding can be obtained through our website
• Full details including valid email address must be provided in order to receive approval for bidding
• IMPORTANT: When bidding, you may need to ‘REFRESH’ your screen to ensure you are aware of current bids.
• The purchaser will pay a buyer’s premium of 19% plus VAT - Buyer’s premium will be charged on all lots.
• The premium is not negotiable and will be paid by all buyers
• VAT is payable on buyer’s premium, even where goods are exported in all instances.
• All purchases are to be paid in full upon receipt of pro forma / invoice.
• All queries regarding payment should be directed to our Sales Accounts team
• Purchasers will be charged Value Added Tax on all lots, where applicable, at the current rates
• The bidder / buyer is at risk once the buyer is notified of his successful purchases and is strongly advised to effect insurance at once, irrespective of whether title has passed. Title does not pass to the purchaser until payment has been received in full.
RECORDED “USEAGE” READINGS: The hour and odometer readings on machinery and vehicles cannot be warranted and should not be relied upon.
COMPUTER SOFTWARE: Due to the Data Protection Act, all software and data will be removed from computers prior to selling.
• All lots must be removed during the allotted times, and in any case no later than Friday 16th April at 4.00 pm. No further access will be available after this time.
• Charles Taylor DOES NOT undertake packaging, postage, delivery or shipment of goods and the bidder must make his own arrangements to comply with the clearance terms
• Clearance of all lots must be undertaken in accordance with Health & Safety at Work Regulations and, where necessary, Construction Design and Management Regulations 1994. You may be required to provide a Work Method Statement and Risk Assessment approved by us, prior to removal of any lots.
• We reserve the right to stop clearance, if in our opinion, we believe that it is being carried out in an unsafe manner or without the Method Statement and Risk Assessment.
• The purchaser should ensure that their contractors hold sufficient public liability insurance, copies of which should be made available to us if demanded.
• Any contaminants remaining in any lots purchased MUST be removed from site in conformity with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations.
All lots will be sold subject to the Conditions of Sale available online to accompany the sale. Bidders are strongly advised to read them carefully.

We will only accept payment from and permit removal of lots purchased by the successful purchaser or their duly appointed agent.

Overseas purchasers must, on acceptance of offers, advise us of their intentions to export their good immediately and notify a member of our team.
Overseas purchasers will be required to provide details of:
(a) Their passport(s)
(b) One other method confirming their identity, e.g. drivers licence, name,
address, UK agent (if any), telephone and fax numbers.
(c) Full details of their national bank and their UK corresponding bank.
(d) Details from their bank confirming method of payment, etc.
Please also ensure that:
(e) Your country, or the country to which the items are destined, holds no import restrictions on the goods that you wish to purchase.
(f) The country has no import licence restrictions or a restriction on currency allocation.
(g) The country has no prolonged inspection procedure, which might cause excessive delay in allowing your goods to be imported.
(h) You receive a fully descriptive invoice in order that you may arrange payment as soon as possible with our bank.
(i) You employ a reputable freight-forwarding organisation. Please note that many of the machinery removal companies in this country are not necessarily freight forwarders.
(j) You have read the Conditions of Sale.
Please Note:
(a) We will not allow removal of any Lot from the Sale site until our Accounts Department has received notification from our bankers that your payment has been properly cleared in full. Monies must be transferred to ourselves within the time stated in the “Notice to Purchasers”
(b) If there are any special arrangements that you wish to make with us, you must contact us at least three days before the Sale date.
(c) Our terms regarding payment of VAT and subsequent refunds.

VAT on Goods Destined for Export:
All purchasers intending to export their purchases will be charged a deposit equal to that of the VAT due on each lot purchased.
In order to qualify for a refund, the goods must be exported in accordance with regulations under “Indirect Export” and valid evidence of export received by us within one month of the date of export. Where satisfactory evidence is not provided, goods will be subject to UK VAT at the standard rate of export and the deposit will not be refunded.

We are unable to refund the VAT on the buyers’ premium in any circumstances. Please ensure that the cashier has been notified of your intentions to export prior to removal of goods.
The above information must be supplied in writing to James Booth, Charles Taylor, 26 Missouri Avenue, Salford M50 2NP on your official company notepaper and signed by the contact name quoted.
If you intend to export your purchases using your own transport (either by sea, rail or air), then VAT will be levied and refunded upon receipt of satisfactory documentation, supporting removal of the goods purchased.
We reserve the right to refuse to accept the bid of any bidder, should they be unable to satisfy us on any of the above.
In order for us to offer a mechanism for online bidding, we rely upon services provided by a number of third parties. These include energy companies and distributors, internet service providers, the independent online auction software provider, as well as a considerable amount of infrastructure that is not owned or controlled by us.
As so many of the components required to run an online or webcast sale are not under our direct or indirect control, we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any loss resulting from the partial or complete failure of the system to register a bid or bids. All participants do so at their own risk, and in the knowledge that IT systems are not infallible.

Terms & Conditions






“Auctioneers”    Means Auctus Limited trading as ‘Charles Taylor’ (Company Number 03341922) whose registered office is 26 Missouri Avenue, Salford, M50 2NP;


“Buyer”             Means the person who makes the highest bid accepted by the Auctioneers, or that person’s disclosed principal;


"Buyers”            Means the commission payable on the “Hammer Price” payable to Charles Taylor by a Premium" Buyer at the rates posted in the auction room at the time of the relevant sale plus VAT at the appropriate rate on such commission;


“Expenses”         Means in relation to the sale of any lot, the Auctioneers charges and expenses, including but not limited to legal expenses, charges for insurance, catalogue and other reproductions, customs duties, packing or shipping costs, taxes, costs of testing, searches or enquiries relating to any lot or costs of collection from a defaulting Buyer plus an amount in lieu of VAT if applicable on any expense incurred.


“Hammer            Means the price at which a lot is knocked down by the Auctioneer to the Buyer or, in the Price" case of a post auction sale, the agreed price; in both instances excluding the Buyers Premium and any applicable taxes and Expenses;


“Net Sale           Means the Hammer Price to the extent received by the Auctioneers in cleared funds less Proceeds" the Vendors Commission & Expenses


“Total Price”      Means the Hammer Price and Buyers Premium + VAT where applicable.


“Vendor”           Means the person(s), firm or corporation from or through whom instructions for sale of the lot have been received by the Auctioneers;


“Vendor’s          Means the commission payable by the Vendor to the Auctioneers at the rates applicable Commission" at the date of sale of the lot or as otherwise agreed in writing by the Auctioneers and the Vendor.


“Buyers             This is a service charge and is therefore subject to VAT.





2.1        The Auctioneers sell as agents only for the Vendor (except where they are stated wholly or partly to own any lot as principal) and as such are not responsible for any default by the vendor or the Buyer




3.1        All goods are sold with all faults and imperfections and errors of description.  Illustrations in catalogues and presentations are for general identification only. Buyers should satisfy themselves prior to the auction as to the condition of each lot. 


3.2       Any statement by the Auctioneers as to the lot is a statement of opinion only and every person should rely on his own judgment as to all matters affecting the lot.


3.3         It is incumbent on any potential purchaser to consider the UK compliance on any product



            The mileage indicated on the vehicle cannot be relied upon as a true indication of the distance travelled and should therefore be disregarded.




                        4.  EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY


4.1        Neither the Vendor of any lot nor the Auctioneers, their servants or agents is responsible for errors of description or for the authenticity of any lot for any misstatement as to any matter affecting the lot.  Neither the Vendor of any lot nor the Auctioneers, their servants or agents makes or gives, nor has any person in the employment of the Auctioneers has any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty in relation to any lot and any implied conditions or warranties are excluded.


4.2        For the avoidance of doubt, no motor vehicle is warranted or held out to be road worthy and no lot is warranted or held out to be of satisfactory quality, fir for its purpose, safe for use or complying with any statutory requirements for use, display or movement.


4.3        The Buyer acknowledges that a sale by auction is not a consumer sale for the purposes of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended by the Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994) and the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 and the Buyer shall not seek to reply upon and conditions or warranties implied thereby or by any other legislation


4.4        Every person on the Auctioneers’ premises before during or after the sale shall be deemed to be there at his own risk and with notice of the condition of the premises and their contents.  Such persons shall have no claim against the Auctioneers in respect of any injury sustained or any accident which may occur from any cause whatsoever.




5.1        Without Prejudice to the provisions of clause 4 above, and save insofar as it relates to any liability which the Auctioneers may have for personal injury or death, any claim against the Auctioneers by the Buyer shall be limited to the Hammer Price and the Buyers Premium actually paid by the Buyer to the Auctioneers with regard to that lot.




6.1.1      The Auctioneers reserve the right to fix a reserve for any lot.


6.1.2      The Auctioneers may without giving any reason refuse to accept the bidding of any person and to refuse admission to its premises to any person.


6.1.3      In the case of a dispute as to any bid, Auctioneers may immediately determine the dispute or put up the lot again at the last undisputed bid or withdraw the lot


6.1.4      No person may advance less at a bid than a sum to be named from time to time by the Auctioneers.


6.1.5      The Vendor may bid for any lot either personally or through the Auctioneers or through any other person as many times as they respectively may think fit and may withdraw any lot.


6.1.6      The Auctioneers accept no responsibility in connection with the commissioning of their staff to bid for any lots.  Reserves and commissions given by telephone are accepted at sender’s risk and must be confirmed in writing before the date of sale and the cheque must be cleared in advance of bidding taking place.


6.1.7      Where any lot or lots have been sold by count, weight or measurement, no allowance can in any case be made nor shall the Auctioneers or vendor be answerable for any deficiency in quantities, weights or measures, unless claimed for before the Buyer, his agent, carrier or man employed by him, has removed his lot or lots from the premises.




6.2.1      Any person bidding at the auction does so as principal and will be held personally and solely liable for that bid unless the Auctioneers have previously agreed in writing with the bidder that he may do so on behalf of an identified third party who is acceptable to the Auctioneers.


6.2.2      In circumstances where the Auctioneers have so agreed, both the bidder and third party will be jointly and severally liable for all obligations arising from the bid and the third party shall be bound by these conditions in the same way as if he were bidding personally.




6.3.1      Any person wishing to bid at the Auction Centre must register with the Auctioneers in advance and must provide his name and address along with such means of identification as may be required by the Auctioneers.


6.3.2      The Auctioneers will require payment of a minimum sum of £200.00 (TWO HUNDRED POUNDS CASH) by way of deposit before a bidding number will be allocated to any person wishing to register at the Auction Centre. Two/Three  forms of identification will be required ie. Driving License or Passport & recent utility bills.

6.3.3      The Auctioneers reserve the right to request a deposit from Bidders registered via i bidder or Bidspotter if the Auctioneer has no previous knowledge of that Bidder. A deposit, in such an amount as is considered necessary by the Auctioneer, will be notified to the Bidder at any time during the Auction. Only when the deposit has been paid will the Bidder be allowed to resume participation in that particular Auction.




6.4.1      By definition within these terms the Buyer is the person who makes the highest bid accepted by the Auctioneers (or that person's disclosed principal, if applicable).


6.4.2      The striking of the Auctioneers' hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid and identifies the Hammer Price at which the lot is knocked down by the Auctioneers to the Buyer.


6.4.3      The striking of the Auctioneers' hammer also marks the conclusion of a contract of sale between the Vendor and the Buyer.




                        Notwithstanding the provisions of this clause 6, the Auctioneers have the absolute discretion at any time during the course of the auction to:


                        6.5.1      Withdraw any lot;


6.5.2      Re-offer a lot for sale if the Auctioneers reasonably believe there is an error or dispute;


6.5.3      Take such other action as the Auctioneers reasonably think fit in the circumstances




7.1        Immediately after the relevant session of the auction in which the lot was sold, the Buyer shall pay to the Auctioneers, in pounds sterling, the Total Price.  Payment will not be deemed to have been made until the Auctioneers are in receipt of cash,cleared funds and the bidding card.

            Failure to present or return the bidding card at the  time of payment will result in the non reimbursement of the deposit.




                        If the Total Price is not paid on any lot in accordance with Clause 7, the Auctioneers shall have the discretion, and without             prejudice to any other rights which the Auctioneers and the Vendor may have, be entitled, both on the Auctioneers own behalf and as agent for the Vendor, to exercise any one or more of the following rights or remedies:


                        8.1        Commence proceedings against the Buyer for damages for breach of contract;


8.2        Cancel the sale of the lot;


8.3        Apply any payments made by the Buyer to the Auctioneers as part of the Total Price or otherwise towards any costs or Expenses incurred in connection with the sale and/or resale of the lot;


8.4        Apply any payments made by the Buyer to the Auctioneers as part of the Total Price or otherwise towards any debts owed by the Buyer to the Auctioneers in respect of any other transaction;


8.5        Arrange and carry out a resale of the lot by public auction or private sale in mitigation of the debt owed by the Buyer to the Auctioneers.  The Net Sale Proceeds shall be applied in reduction of the Buyer's debt. If a resale results in a lower price than the original Hammer Price, then both the Auctioneers and the Vendor shall be entitled to claim the balance from the Buyer together with any costs and Expenses incurred in connection with the resale.  If the resale results in a higher price than the original Hammer Price then the surplus shall be paid to the Vendor.  In such case the Buyer waives any claim it may have to title to the lot and agrees that any resale price shall be deemed commercially reasonable;


8.6        Exercise a lien over any of the Buyer's property which is in the possession of the Auctioneers for any reason until payment of all outstanding amounts due to the Auctioneers by the Buyer have been paid in full.  If the amount outstanding then remains unpaid for 14 days following notice being given to the Buyer by the Auctioneer of the exercise of the Lien, then the Auctioneers shall be entitled to sell such property in accordance with Clause 8.5 above;


8.7        Charge the Buyer the reasonable legal and administrative costs of the Auctioneers and the vendor;


8.8        Charge the Buyer interest at a rate of 5% per annum above the base rate of Barclays Bank Plc from time to time due on the Total Price or any outstanding balance thereof to the extent that it remains unpaid for more than 3 working days after the date of the auction;


8.9        Insure, remove and store the lot wither at the Auctioneers' premises or elsewhere at the sole risk and expense of the Buyer




9.1        Each lot shall be at the Buyer's risk from the fall of the hammer but must be paid for in full before property in the goods passes to the Buyer.


9.2        No warranty is given by the Auctioneers that the Vendor owns or is entitled to pass good title to any lot.




10.1       The Buyer shall not remove any lot at the time of sale until such time as payment of the Total Price has been made in full in accordance with Clause 7 above.


10.2       Each Buyer shall remove his purchase either within 1 hour of the Total Price being paid in full, or within the time specified for removal in any sale notes of the Auctioneers, whichever shall be the later.


10.3       The Buyer is liable for a storage charge of minimum £2.50 + VAT per pallet per day and £20.00 + VAT for a vehicle, whether or not the lot has been paid for starting from the next day following the sale and continuing until the lot is removed or resold.







            The mileage indicated on the vehicle cannot be relied upon as a true indication of the distance travelled and should therefore be disregarded.



11.2       The Buyer of any motor vehicle is responsible for complying with all legal requirements as to the construction and use of that vehicle and for obtaining all certificates, permits or other authorizations necessary before that vehicle can be used on any road.




It is expressly brought to the Buyer's attention that;


12.1       At the time of sale any items of plant, machinery or equipment contained in the lot(s) may not necessarily comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 or any other Act or Acts or Regulations there under governing the use of that plant, machinery or equipment in a working environment.  A Buyer of any such plant, machinery or equipment is hereunder required to ensure that the use of the same at a place of work within the United Kingdom does not contravene such relevant Act or Regulation thereunder applicable thereto.


12.2       Certain types of plant, or main service installations could contain blue and white asbestos, dangerous chemicals etc,             which if not handled correctly during their removal from the site could be in breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, or any other current legislation covering the use of such substances in a working environment.




In the event that the Buyer sells on the lot or part thereof to a third party before payment of the Total price is made in full o the Auctioneers (per clause 7) the Buyer agrees to hold on trust for the Auctioneers the proceeds of that sale in a separate bank account to the extent of all amounts outstanding and due to the Auctioneers by the Buyer in respect of any lot.




In the event that any provisions of these conditions should be held unenforceable for any reason, the remaining conditions shall remain in full force and effect.




These conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.  All transactions to which these conditions apply and all connected matters shall also be governed by English Law




16.1       The Auctioneers reserve the right to request whatever original identification is deemed appropriate, to supplement information provided at the point of registration.


16.2       Cash transactions, will not be ordinarily accepted in excess of £10,000.00. Cash transactions in excess of £10,000.00 will only be accepted at our discretion, must be auditable, comply with our policy in respect of ‘High Value Purchases’ and be in full compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (details available on request).



16.3       For the avoidance of doubt, the ‘Auctioneers’ reserve the right to refuse to deal with any customer who does not provide information requested in support of our ‘High Value Purchases’ policy.


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