Opening Hours, Delivery Times, Visitors, Fairs

January 2022

CONTENTS

OPENING HOURS AND DELIVERY TIMES, summary
OPENING HOURS AND DELIVERY TIMES, detail  
VISITORS (incl. map and directions)
ANTIQUES FAIR, KEMPTON (at TW16 5AQ)
CHRISTMAS 2021 / New Year 2022

OPENING HOURS AND DELIVERY TIMES, summary

- open all day Monday to Thursday, half day Friday.
- closed on Saturdays, often open on a Sunday morning.

Delivery in 1 to 3 Working Days: most orders received before 3pm Mon-Thurs (9am on a Friday) are sent the same day. 

Delivery in 3 to 5 Working Days: allow 3 to 5 working days, 

Free postage for orders over £75.00: this is for the 3 to 5 working day service but when you order you have the option of upgrading to the 1 to 3 working day service.

OPENING HOURS AND DELIVERY TIMES, detail  

MONDAY to THURSDAY currently open 8am to 5pm, no delays expected
(visitors by appointment)

- ROYAL MAIL
DELIVERY 1-3 WORKING DAYS: we use "Royal Mail 24 hour" - most orders arrive the next day but this is not guarantee, some take 2 or 3 days. Full tracking and text notifications. 
DELIVERY 3-5 WORKING DAYS: we use "Royal Mail 48 Hour", allow us 1-2 working days to dispatch the order then 2-3 working days for delivery. No tracking.

- UPS, DELIVERY 1-4 WORKING DAYS (for orders containing testing acids).
Allow us 1 or 2 working days to send the order then 1 or 2 working days for UPS to deliver. 

FRIDAY  currently open 7am to 2pm,  no delays expected

(visitors by appointment)

- ROYAL MAIL
DELIVERY 1-3 WORKING DAYS: If you order by 9am delivery will probably be Monday. After 9am, dispatch will be Monday for delivery Tuesday or Wednesday.
DELIVERY 3-5 WORKING DAYS: delivery sometime next week.

- UPS (for orders containing testing acids) - we do not have a UPS collection on a Friday, dispatch will be on Monday or Tuesday for delivery on Wednesday or Thursday.

SATURDAY, closed

SUNDAY, often open in the morning (about 9am to about lunchtime)

"WORKING DAYS" DO NOT INCLUDE WEEKENDS OR BANK HOLIDAYS, THOUGH ROYAL MAIL DO DELIVER ON A SATURDAY (PROVIDING THEY HAVE ENOUGH STAFF).   

VISITORS (incl. map and directions)

We have a "Directions" page with a map and written directions for car, bus, train, foot and bicycle, with lots of links (click here) - or scroll down slightly for essential information if you're using a sat nav.

Please telephone 01923 220206 to make an appointment. Tell us which items you require, we will then fetch them from the warehouse so that they are ready for you to see:

  • you will have 10 minutes, after which you risk getting a parking ticket
  • please check the items to make sure that they are suitable for your needs
  • we do not demonstrate chemical testers or gem testers

Payment by cash is preferred. You can pay by bank transfer from your mobile device, the money usually arrives in our account within two minutes but it can take up to two hours.  

IF YOU ARE RELYING ON A SAT-NAV, YOU NEED TO KNOW THE FOLLOWING, OTHERWISE YOU WON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO ONCE YOU HAVE REACHED THE BLOCK:

WD18 8PH, No.19 (will be on the left). Please telephone before visiting, 01923 220206. Full address is Quicktest, Unit 7, Park House (Flexspace), 15-19 Greenhill Crescent, Watford Business Park, Watford, WD18 8PH

Park House (Flexspace) will be on your LEFT, it is after Pennings but before Citroen (both on your right). It is the only three-story office block in the street.  A  green sign reads FLEXSPACE, TO LET and above the main entrance FLEXSPACE. RECEPTION. Fixed to the fence by the main entrance is a sign "Tony & Maria's Café". The nearest turning (opposite) is Caxton Way. 

Turn left into GATE 1 by the café sign then right at the end. You are now in the back car park, driving along the back of the building.

We are near the end of the car park, 100 yards away

Drive slowly, past entrance C (we are now 50 yards away)

Sticking out into the car park is Unit 7 and above the '7' (look up) the sign QUICKTEST:

  • ignore the roller shutters unless you are delivering heavy goods
  • ignore the next door (warehouse side door)
  • the next door is the office (QUICKTEST above door)

If you get to the ramp you've gone too far (but you can continue up the ramp and park anywhere).

Before hunting around for a parking space, see if you  can park outside our door (you usually can). There are parking restrictions, you have ten minutes, after which you risk getting a parking ticket. 

ANTIQUES FAIR, KEMPTON (at TW16 5AQ)

On the last Tuesday of each month (excl. August)

Next: Tuesday 25 January.

Directions to our stand: turn LEFT upon entering the main gate, see  plan of fair (pdf); we are in the main hall by a pillar that is usually  marked 'H' (Area H) - the arrow on the pdf plan marks the exact position of our stand.

CHRISTMAS 2021 / New Year 2022

UK 

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 December, orders sent on these days may or may not have arrived in time for Christmas - but should have arrived by 4 or 5 January. 

Friday 24 December, no orders were processed today. If you placed an order today, please be patient, it will be processed (and acknowledged) on 4 or 5 January.

Tuesday 4 January, normal services resume but please be aware - about 35% of postal workers are off work, there are certain to be delays, no matter who you order from.

OVERSEAS

Please allow a few weeks for delivery, especially with orders to the EU (they get held up at Customs).