Terms & Conditions


1.  We have a strict credit policy. Payment is due at the end of the month following invoice date. At 12  days from our due date, restrictions on delivery and service will be applied.


1.  Items can be returned to store within 14 Days but there will be a restocking charge.

2.  Any damaged goods or short deliveries must be notified to George Hill (Oldham) Limited, within 3 days of advice note date, otherwise claims will not be considered.


1.  Shipping within 5 days, assuming items are in stock and our team will contact you on our next working day to arrange delivery.

2.  No express delivery.


1.  The property in goods supplied by George Hill (Oldham) Limited shall not pass to the buyer until George Hill (Oldham) Limited has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of such goods and all other goods agreed to be sold by George Hill (Oldham) Limited to the buyer for which payment is then due.

2. ¬†Although the goods remain the property of George Hill (Oldham) Limited until paid for in accordance with (i) above, they shall be at the buyer’s risk from the time of delivery and the buyer shall insure against loss or damage accordingly.

3.  Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the buyer, the buyer shall hold the goods (and any products manufactured from them) as the fiduciary agent and bailee of George Hill (Oldham) Limited, and shall keep the goods and any such products as aforesaid separate from those of the buyer and third parties and properly stored, protected, insured and identified as the property of George Hil (Oldham) Limited. Until the property passes, the buyer shall be entitled to resell or use the goods (or any such products as aforesaid) in the ordinary course of his business, but shall account to George Hill (Oldham) Limited for the proceeds of sale or otherwise of the goods (or any such products as aforesaid), whether tangible including insurance proceeds, and shall keep all such proceeds separate from any monies or property of the buyer and third parties and, in the case of tangible proceeds, properly stored, protected and insured.  Where the buyer so resells or uses the goods as aforesaid, this will not create any privity of contract between George Hill (Oldham) Limited and any third party. The buyer will provide details of all further manufacture using the goods and of all such resales to George Hill (Oldham) Limited on demand and will similarly on demand assign to George Hill (Oldham) Limited the benefit of any claim it may have against any purchaser in any resale transaction.

4.  Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the buyer (and provided the goods are still in existence and have not been re-sold, George Hill (Oldham) Limited shall be entitled at any time to require the buyer to delivery up the goods to it and, if the buyer fails to do so forthwith, to enter upon any premises of the buyer or any third party where the goods are stored and repossess them and George Hill (Oldham) Limited will not be liable for any damage to property occassioned thereby. In the event that the exercise by George Hill (Oldham) Limited of the rights conferred by this clause results in George Hill (Oldham) Limited repossessing goods for which the buyer has paid, George Hill (Oldham) Limited may set off against any sums which become due from it on that basis, any sums due from the buyer in respect of other contracts.

5.  The buyer shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the goods which remain the property of George Hill (Oldham) Limited, but if the buyer does so all monies owing by the buyer to George Hill (Oldham) Limited shall (without prejudice to any other right or remedy of George Hill (Oldham) Limited) for with become due payable.

6.  If any provisions of clauses 1 to 4 inclusive above is held by competent authority to be invalid or enforeceable in whole or part the validity of the other provisions of such clauses and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected thereby.


1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:

  • Name
  • Profession;
  • Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone Number

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

2. For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, George Hill is the “data controller”.¬†Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.

3. All personal Data is stored in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • Use of Data for direct marketing purposes

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

4. Third party websites and services. George Hill may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.

5. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

6. George Hill may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of George Hill . Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

7. Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:

  • Use of Data for direct marketing purposes
  • Functionality of the Website


1. Data security is of great importance to George Hill and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.

2. If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

3. We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.


1. Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

2. This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com). You must retain the above credit, unless you purchase a licence to use this document without the credit. You can purchase a licence at: http://www.website-contracts.co.uk/seqlegal-licences.html. Warning: use of this document without the credit, or without purchasing a licence, is an infringement of copyright.

3.¬†A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.¬†Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

4. We use both session and persistent cookies on our website. The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

(a)   we use woocommerce_cart_hash and woocommerce_items_in_cart to enable the use of a shopping cart on the website.

5. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies. The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _ga, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv.

The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.¬†Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

6. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a)¬†¬† in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;

(b)¬†¬† in Firefox (version 44) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and

(c)¬†¬†¬† in Chrome (version 48), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

7. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a)   in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);

(b)¬†¬† in Firefox (version 44), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

(c)¬†¬†¬† in Chrome (version 48), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Timber and Building Merchants

George Hill is a leading independent timber merchant and building supplies provider in the North West, with branches in Oldham, Manchester, Bolton and Nelson. Founded in 1919 we’re family run, and have been for 99 years.

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