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Doreen Preston and Son - Details

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    About Doreen Preston and Son

    Doreen Preston & Son is a family business, which originally started by selling Nottingham Lace tablecloths at agricultural shows some 30 years ago.

    In response to both changing fashions in home furnishings and to the changing needs of our customers (our busier lifestyles demanding easier-care and practical products), the business has evolved into a specialist retailer & wholesaler of wipe clean tablecloths.

    We have recently also added a range of non slip matting products to our collection, including bath and shower mats, along with anti-slip multi purpose mats suitable for use on hard surfaces.

    We pride ourselves in being forward thinking by following developments of the latest technologies and are often trialling new products to test their suitability for our customers.

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    Doreen Preston and Son Delivery Rates

    Dependant on the weight of the parcel, we use Royal Mail 1st or 2nd Class Post, and a 24hr courier service (usually City Link)

    For most parcels under 2kg (unless there are size restrictions) we use Royal Mail

    For most parcels over 2 kg we send via City Link

    However as our products vary considerably in size & weight, this is not an definitive list.

    Listed below are delivery details for Doreen Preston and Son, including the geographies delivered to, the service level offered, and the prices charged. Note that media rates are based on dispatching a single item Purchasing multiple media items results in multiple delivery charges.

    Delivery rates for all products (excluding Books, Music, Video and DVD)
    UK/GB excluding BF address StreetETA3 - 5 days
     per Item£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£0.00
     per Shipment£3.99
    UK, BF AddressesETA3 - 5 days
     per Item£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£0.00
     per Shipment£3.99

    * Delivery Rates for Books, Music, Video and DVD
    3 - 12 days
    Express Delivery - UK
    24 hours
    European Union
    5 - 12 days
    US (include US Protectorates) and Canada
    5 - 12 days
    Rest of World
    7 - 35 days
    Books £2.80 £8.98 £4.02 £6.94 £7.00
    CDs £1.26 £8.98 £1.82 £3.08 £3.58
    Videos £2.80 £8.98 £4.02 £4.94 £5.94
    DVD £1.26 £8.98 £1.82 £3.08 £3.58

    * Marketplace orders are only accepted for delivery to Supported Countries.

    * Your delivery fees when buying Books, Music, Videos and DVDs at Amazon Marketplace are fixed according to the type of product you purchase.
       Rates are based on dispatching a single item. Purchasing multiple items results in multiple delivery charges; there are no "per delivery" and "per item" charges, as there are when you buy directly from

    Region Key
    UK Street England,Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands and Isle of Man,excluding BFPO and PO Boxes.
    UK Off-Mainland *DISABLED* This ship option has been DISABLED and is no longer available to customers for new orders. Previous jurisdiction has been incorporated into 'UK Street'.
    UK P.O Box P.O Boxes in England,Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
    BFPO English Forces Post Office
    Europe Zone 1 Belgium,Denmark,mainland France,Germany,Republic of Ireland,Luxembourg,Monaco,Netherlands
    Europe Zone 2 Greece,Italy,Portugal,Spain
    Europe Zone 3 Albania,Andorra,Armenia,Austria,Belarus,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Bulgaria, Cape Verde,Croatia (Hrvatska),Cyprus,Czech Republic,Estonia,Faroe Islands, Finland,Georgia,Gibraltar,Greenland,Hungary,Iceland,Latvia,Liechtenstein, Lithuania,Macedonia,Malta,Moldova,Norway,Poland,Romania,Russian, Federation,S Georgia& S Sand Is,San Marino,Slovak Republic,Slovenia, Sweden,Switzerland,Turkey,Ukraine,USSR (former),Vatican City State.
    Australia and Far East Asia Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Isls, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji,French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea,Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis & Futuna Isls.
    North America Canada,United States.
    Japan Japan
    Rest of World Rest of the World.

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    Doreen Preston and Son Dispatch Policies

    Shipping And Handling 

    A fixed postage rate, currently £3.99, is charged for delivery within the UK, irrespective of the size of the order.
    Delivery Schedule 

    We strive to deliver your order right away. We will normally despatch your order by Royal Mail or City Link within 2 business days. 
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    Doreen Preston and Son Tax Information

    Prices are displayed inclusive of any applicable VAT.
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    Doreen Preston and Son's Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy 

    Doreen Preston & Son do not disclose buyers' information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party.

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    Returns and Refunds

    Please refer to the Return Policy. Please contact Doreen Preston and Son to get information about any additional policies that may apply:

    Contact this seller Phone: 01159830918

    To initiate a return, please visit Amazon’s Online Return Center to request a return authorization from the seller.

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  • Top of Page What size of tablecloth do I need?

    Obviously the size you need depends on the size of your table. Not only is measuring your table essential, it is also vital to know how much fabric should be left at each end for the overhang. This way your tablecloth will look right in proportion to the table itself. The first thing to do is measure the width of your table, and then add your desired overhang, which for most people is 40cm (20cm each side). Always remember to check the width of the tablecloth fabric against the width of your table. Providing it is wider, the material can be trimmed accordingly. If it is too narrow, then it will not cover the table adequately. The majority of our tablecloths are 140cm (55” wide), however, we do also offer selected designs in the wider widths of 160cm (63”) and even 180cm (71”).Then you need to measure the length of your table and add the same drop that you have on the sides – ideally 40cm (20cm each end) to make sure that the tablecloth has an equal drop on each end. When measuring a round table you should measure the diameter of the table ie from edge to edge straight across the middle of the table and remember to add twice your desired drop (adding 40cm will result in a 20cm overhang all the way around).