Terms and Conditions
Updated May 11, 2018
The following Terms and Conditions apply to the use of this Web site (www.geodesic-greenhouse-kits) as well as all transactions conducted through this site. By accessing this site, you agree to the terms and conditions as outlined in this legal notice. Growing Spaces® reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time at its sole discretion.
The Growing Dome® comes with a 5-year warranty by Growing Spaces® against structural failure of the Growing Dome® struts and hubs, given regular maintenance. The polycarbonate glazing is warranted by the manufacturer against hail damage and yellowing for 10 years. Growing Spaces® shall pass on all warranties for other parts of the Growing Dome® from the manufacturer to the Purchaser. Warranties will be considered void if the Purchaser alters the design of the Growing Dome® or its feature and/or if the Growing Dome® is used for a purpose other than a greenhouse.
Full payment and a signed purchase agreement is required to schedule and place an order. We accept payment by purchase order, check (via UPS overnight using our account number), wire transfer, electronic check, Visa, and Mastercard. When these two conditions are met, the purchaser will receive Growing Spaces stamped engineered plans and the Growing Dome owner documents.
Should the Purchaser find it necessary to cancel his/her Growing Dome® order before shipment, Growing Spaces® reserves the right to withhold 25% of the entire amount of the invoice and agrees to refund the remaining 75% within 90 days of the cancellation. Cancellations and refunds are not available for orders that require Growing Spaces® to make alterations to its standard Growing Dome® designs.
Shipping fees are non-refundable. The risk of loss or damage for all merchandise ordered through Growing Spaces® passes to the Purchaser when the merchandise is picked up by the “shipping carrier”. We will assist with tracking information and with submitting damage claims to the carrier. Any damage claims must be brought to the attention of Growing Spaces® within 7 days of receipt of the merchandise if you wish for us to assist with your claim to the shipping carrier. Please take pictures of any shipment damage and send them to Growing Spaces. Also, make a note of any damage on the freight papers when signing for the delivery.
Growing Spaces® establishes a shipment date for the Growing Dome® kit and will notify the Purchaser of this date within 5 days of receipt. Growing Dome kits typically take 2-6 weeks to manufacture, depending on size and time of year. If available, an order may be expedited for an additional fee. Certain penalties may apply for the Purchaser, should they decide to alter the established shipment date. If the Purchaser contacts Growing Spaces® to change the shipment date after it has been established, an $800 Change Fee will be applied to the account and the Purchaser will receive a new ship date based on availability. This may mean a delay beyond what the Purchaser expected. Daily storage rates will apply to store the Growing Dome® Kit at the Growing Spaces® facility. Storage fees accrue from the original established ship date until the date the kit leaves the Growing Spaces® facility. Daily storage rates for 15’-22’ Growing Domes® accrue at $50.00 per day and 26’-42’ Growing Domes® accrue at $100.00 per day. Exceptions apply on a case-per-case basis.
If the Purchaser chooses to have a permit or approval from a building department or a home owners association, he/she shall be responsible for obtaining necessary permits and approvals needed for his/her location. Growing Spaces® agrees to provide the drawings and any structural analyses of the Growing Dome® that we have in-house. If the building department requires further documentation (i.e., a wet stamp for their particular Growing Dome or location), the Purchaser agrees to be responsible for any extra costs entailed, as well as any extra costs for structural items required by an engineer above and beyond our standard kit.
The Purchaser hereby agrees to respect the work of Growing Spaces® in developing this unique structure. If the Purchaser or anyone with whom he/she is connected wishes to reproduce, imitate or copy the Growing Dome® or parts thereof, he/she must refrain from doing so until receiving explicit written authorization from Growing Spaces® to do so.
Customer agrees to use the branded term “Growing Dome®” when referring to the dome greenhouse in any published mediums including but limited to: print, radio, television, blogs, video logs, YouTube videos or any form of social media that can be accessed by the public.
Cost of Installation
Installation Cost DOES include – Building the Growing Dome® structure with door, gravel ring, ventilation mechanisms, standard solar electric devices, north wall insulation, metal flashing for lining the foundation wall, anchoring devices, polycarbonate glazing and trim and installation of the water tank. When a permit has been obtained, building the Growing Dome to the engineered specifications for the parts mentioned above is included. The cost of installation will include the per diem for installer(s).
Installation Cost DOES NOT include: site leveling, foundation (concrete piers or wall), plumbing, 110 volt electricity, interior growing beds, placement of the under-soil heating pipes or the under-soil blue board skirt. Growing Spaces® will not be liable for the above mentioned. Installation of these items can be undertaken by Certified Installers, or the Purchaser (or his/her agents) as mutually agreed upon by both parties. Cost of installation does not include accommodations; these will be handled locally by the customer. Installation of packages and upgrades are an additional fee ($50-$200 per option) dependent on package/upgrade. If custom designed items are requested by the owner, the installation of these items will be billed at Growing Spaces® standard rate of $50 an hour per person for the time involved.
FULL CREW INSTALLATION: We make our best effort to accurately determine the time it takes the crew to travel and complete the build. If the crew is unable to fully complete some components of the installation, due to unforeseen events, we will instruct the purchaser in what needs to be done. Our crews have a rigid travel itinerary and itineraries cannot be rescheduled under any circumstances. If the site is not prepared as agreed, we cannot guarantee a completed project, may elect to return at a future date, and/or collect a deferred installation fee that is proportional to the size of the project.
SUPERVISOR INSTALLATION: In the case of a Supervisor installation, we make our best effort to schedule the time that the build will take. The supervisor is hired for a specific amount of hours, based on size of Growing Dome, as follows: 15’ = 20 hours, 18’ = 24 hours, 22’ = 30 hours, 26’ = 36 hours, and 33’ = 40 hours. If circumstances out of our control (i.e.: weather, crew unavailability, speed of workers provided), make it impossible to complete the installation within the time allotted, the installers will instruct the owners in what needs to be done. If a supervisor is unable to stay to full completion, due to scheduling conflicts, out of stock items, or weather, we will do our best to satisfy the needs of the customer in order to complete the installation without the supervisor.
Preparing for Installation
In the case that the Purchaser has hired Growing Spaces Certified Installers, the Owner Supplied Items must be at the building site at the time the Certified Installers arrive. Purchasers of 33’ and 42’ Growing Domes® must provide ladders (with stand offs) and scaffolding (with locking wheels).
The Growing Dome® shall be installed on a site that is cleared and is within 2-3 inches of level completed prior to the crews’ arrival and needs to be verified by a proper instrument ie: a transit or laser level. Should the Certified Installers arrive at the site deemed ready by the Purchaser and find that it is not ready or suitable, the Purchaser agrees to pay the Certified Installers an hourly rate of $50 per person while the site preparation is satisfactorily completed, or agree to pay the Certified Installers $50 per hour per person to complete the site preparation in order to install the Growing Dome®. The Purchaser understands that the Certified Installers may not have time allowed for such work and construction on the Growing Dome® may have to be rescheduled with additional travel costs incurred at the expense of the Purchaser.
Installer Travel & Lodging
Should the Purchaser need to change the installation dates of their Growing Dome®, any extra expense for changing the flights and/or accommodations for Certified Installers will be the Purchaser’s responsibility. The Purchaser agrees to locate and pay for lodging for Certified Installers. A Per Diem of $40.00 per day will be charged per person. When making the lodging reservations please keep the following in mind: indoor accommodations, one bed per person, and one bedroom and bathroom per one or two people.
If the Purchaser agrees to pay for the Certified Installers food, they must do so at the rate discounted on the invoice. Should the Purchaser decide to provide both meals and lodging, they agree to provide the following: three full meals per day per person, indoor accommodations, one bed per person, and one bedroom and bathroom per one or two people. Pricing includes non-flight travel time, flight time, parking, baggage & airfare. Pricing is for flights in the U.S 48 contiguous states ONLY. Pricing does NOT include car rental.
The availability information presented at the time of purchase is the most current inventory we have, but is subject to change. If for some reason a component of a Growing Dome® kit, package, or upgrade is not available at the time of shipment, we will notify you via a phone call that the item has been backordered. You will also receive a parts checklist with your crate that will indicate that this item or items have been backordered. We will ship the item to you free of charge as soon as we receive the item in stock and will do our best to expedite the process.
We are first and foremost here for you, the customer, and are available to assist with your order, answer questions and help you become a successful Growing Dome® gardener. Call us at 800-753-9333 or email at [email protected] with any questions.