Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions


  • “The company” is BARREL OF LAUGHS LTD.
  • “The hirer” is the person hiring the equipment from the company.
  • “The equipment” is all the items provided to or hired by the hirer.
  • “The period of hire” means from the delivery date of the equipment and terminating when the equipment is dismantled and removed from site by the company.
  • “The hire agreement” is the contract entered into by the hirer and the company.


The company reserves the right to charge a non-refundable deposit of a designated sum inclusive of VAT (as detailed in the quotation at the time of the order) to secure the booking and the balance of the total hire agreement on the commencement of the period of hire. Should full settlement not be made on the day of hire, the company reserves the right to remove the equipment and/or charge interest at a rate of 8% plus the bank of England base rate, occurring on a daily basis until payment is made.

The company reserves the right to vary the quoted hire charges if circumstances differ from the original hire agreement, taking place before or during the period of hire, including the cost of labour, materials or transport.


In the event of the hirer cancelling, the company reserves the right to charge cancellation fees. These will be invoiced and due for payment 30 days thereafter:


Cancellation costs are as follows:

  • Less than 7 days prior to period of hire – 100% of full hire price
  • 7 – 28 days prior to period of hire – 75 % of full hire price
  • 28 days – 6 months prior to period of hire – 50 % of full hire price
  • 6 – 12 months prior to period of hire – 25 % of full hire price


Conditions of hire:

The company’s quotation for hire is made on the assumption the site on which the equipment is to be delivered and erected, is flat, level ground, with easy access for commercial vehicles and there is at least 1 metre of spare area around the circumference of the equipment. Should the site not comply with these requirements, the company may either rescind the contract by verbal or written notice or make additional hire charges in accordance with the company hire terms. The company shall not be liable to the hirer for any expense resulting from such rescission of the contract.

The company cannot be held responsible for damage caused to, concealed or buried pipes, cables or any other services or features, unless their positions have been clearly marked on the site, or site map by the hirer before the date of erection.

The company reserves the right to dismantle and remove the equipment from the site at its convenience if the company deems there to be any breech of contract. The company shall not be under any liability whatsoever to make good any damage to the site caused by unknown or prior agreement of afore mentioned pipes, cables, services or features.

There is no smoking or use of any heating, cooking or other gas or electrical appliances of any kind inside the structure(s) unless installed by the company.

The quotation for lighting is made on the assumption that a suitable and sufficient power point is available within 5 metres of the equipment.

Hirer’s responsibilities:

The hirer shall provide the company with a plan showing where he/she requires the equipment to be erected, including any pips, cables, services that are underground, or alternatively have a representative on the site for that purpose. Otherwise the company will erect the equipment where it thinks fit. Further charges shall be incurred if the hirer wishes the equipment to be repositioned.

The hirer shall take all reasonable measures to keep the company’s equipment secure during period of hire. It is the named hirer’s sole responsibility to ensure the safety and security of the structure during the period of erected hire. The hirer shall ensure that all doors and openings into the structure(s) are closed and secured at all times during which the structure(s) are not in use.

The hirer should not tamper with the structure or any part of the equipment. In particular, the hirer agrees they will not affix or suspend from the equipment any item whatsoever without written consent of the company. If the company allow the hirer to decorate the equipment with decorations it deems fit for their function, the hirer will completely remove all agreed decoration, before the company dismantles the equipment. The hirer is also fully responsible for any damage or staining of the equipment that may have been caused by said items of decorations.

The hirer is responsible and will reimburse the company against any loss or damage to all hired equipment, no matter the cause, unless the hirer has paid the damage waiver fee referred too on the quotation/booking of order. In the event of a claim for loss or damage by the company’s insurers, the hirer will be liable for the first £500.00 of any loss or damage.

When hiring the bar, the hirer must give complete transparency when it comes to the amount of attendees. The company takes no responsibility for bringing insufficient stock if the hirer has failed to give absolute clarity on the capacity of the event. Similarly in the event there are less attendees than anticipated; the company will be reimbursed by the hirer for insufficient attendees = £5 per person for every person under 100 people.

Third party liability:

The company will not be responsible for, and the hirer will indemnify the company against all claims for injury to persons, or loss of, or damage to, property, however caused, unless it is proved that such injury or damage resulted from faulty materials, workmanship, or negligence on the part of the company.

Health & Safety:

The company reserves the right, in absolute discretion, to require the evacuation of a structure(s) and/or the cancellation of an event to be held in the structure(s). In the event of strong winds/storms (gusting at 40mph – if strengthening measures have taken place this could be increased to 50mph) the company reserves the right to evacuate the erected structure(s) or refuse erection. Where this occurs due to health and safety considerations the company accepts no liability for any loss whatsoever.

Force Majeure:

Whilst every effort will be made by the company to carry out any order accepted, the company cannot be held liable for variation or non-completion of orders due to the Act of God, Fire, Flood, Storm, Gale, Tempest, War, Pandemic, Terrorism, Strikes, Riots, Lockouts or any other civil disturbances or cause beyond the control of the company.

Barrel of Laughs terms and conditions of hire.


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