Habitat Faqs

If you have a question about our website, placing an order, delivery, or just about anything, have a browse through our FAQs for the answer. Simply click on the question to see the answer. Or call our friendly Customer Services team on 0344 499 4686.

Delivery

What are the shipping costs?

United Kingdom
Home AccessoriesDeliveryReturns
Online home accessory orders over £50 Free* Free*
Online home accessory orders under £50 £4.95 Free*
FurnitureDeliveryReturns
Furniture Orders over £500 Free* Free*
Furniture Orders under £500 £9.95 Free*
Republic of Ireland
Home AccessoriesDeliveryReturns
All orders £12* Free*

* Applies to Online orders only. Unwanted goods may be returned free of charge if returned within Consumer Contracts Regulations, outside of this a collection charge will apply at our standard rate.

Christmas Delivery

Please click here for information on our Christmas delivery dates

How long will delivery take?

Home accessories and small items are usually delivered together within 3 to 5 days via our parcel courier. You will receive a text message the evening before the delivery, providing you have given a mobile number at the time of ordering.

For sofa, furniture and rug deliveries we will contact you at least 10 days ahead of time to coordinate a delivery date and time that suits you best. Please note that you can now book a delivery slot online. Following order placement you will receive a text message inviting you to select a date for your delivery. The text message will contain a link which will take you to the online booking system enabling you to choose your own delivery date. Our Track & Trace service means that on the morning of your delivery you will receive a link via text or email which shows what number you are on the delivery route and a map of your area.  During the day you will be able to see where the delivery vehicle is on the map in relation to your house and what number delivery the crew are currently at. Please call our friendly Customer Services team on 0344 499 4686 if you require more information or assistance on this.

While we deliver to most areas in the UK and Ireland, we are unable to guarantee delivery within our usual lead-times to certain areas. These include Ireland, Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Man.

Please note that delivery times stated on the product page indicate when we will attempt to reach you to book a delivery slot. Available slots will change depending on customer demand and busy trading periods, and exclude all Bank Holidays.

Where do you deliver? Can I have my items delivered overseas?

We deliver to the UK and Republic of Ireland, including Highlands & UK Islands (excludes deliveries to BFPO addresses).
Unfortunately we are unable to deliver furniture and bulky items (e.g. large rugs) with a £9.95 delivery charge to the Isle of Man.
We are unable to deliver the Pongo Bed range of furniture to the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
However, providing your order can be made with a payment card registered in the UK we are more than happy to deliver to a shipping agent of your choice for deliveries outside the UK & Eire.

What if I am not in when you deliver?

Items delivered by courier will be left in a safe location where available. If there is not a safe place to leave your items the courier will leave a calling card to enable you to rearrange your delivery.

For all other items you will need to call our online service team on 0344 499 4686 to organise a re-delivery. This will incur a delivery charge that must be paid in full before the re-delivery can take place. Please see theTerms and Conditions of Sale for furniture orders for more details.

What if only part of my order has arrived?

Home accessory and smaller items are delivered separately from furniture or large items. If you have placed an order containing large and small items, it is normal to receive your items in two deliveries. If you ordered more than one large item, they’ll be delivered together when both items are in stock.

If you have a question or haven’t received all the packs for your furniture, please call us on 0344 499 4686, and we will be happy to assist.

What if my order arrives damaged or faulty?

If your order arrives damaged and you notice immediately, please write this on the delivery note that you will be asked to sign by our home delivery partners. You should then contact our online service team on 0344 499 4686 within 7 days of receipt of your order.

What if I receive an incorrect item?

If you have received an incorrect item and did not notice the error before the home delivery team left your property, you should contact our online service team on 0344 499 4686.

Will my items ship together?

Items are shipped by size and you may receive separate deliveries for mixed orders. In most cases, home accessory items will ship together and larger deliveries will ship together.

For orders with multiple items, the expected delivery time will become that of the item with the longest delivery estimate.

Can I delay the delivery of my order?

It can be delayed in most circumstances simply call our online customer service team on 0344 499 4686.

Can I change the delivery address?

If you have ordered Home Accessories on 3 to 5 days, we may not be able to redirect as it’s likely to be on its way and too late to change the address.

If you have ordered larger goods please call our Customer Service team on 0344 499 4686. Please note amending your address after we have arranged delivery may result in a change to your delivery date.

Mini Habitat stores

Homebase has a new owner, and sadly that means the Mini Habitat stores are closing. You can see which stores are currently still open on our store locator.

The good news is our full collection is available online and at our three flagship stores in London.

Will my delivery or order be affected by this?

No. Habitat’s business remains fundamentally unaffected by the closure of our Mini stores and your order will be delivered in exactly the same way as any other order.

If you have any questions concerning you order you can call Habitat customer service on 0344 499 4686.

If something goes wrong with my product will I be able to return it?

Yes. Habitat’s business remains fundamentally unaffected by the closure of our Mini stores. You will be able to return your product by ringing Habitat customer service on 0344 499 4686.

Who has access to my customer data?

Habitat retains all customer data and does not share it with any third parties outside Home Retail Group.

How will I be able to shop with Habitat in the future?

We sell all our products through our website (with delivery throughout the UK), in our three large London Flagship stores and some ranges are available through your local Argos.

Can I buy with confidence from Habitat?

Yes, absolutely. Habitat is fundamentally unaffected by the changes in ownership of Homebase and is fully owned by Home Retail Group, the UK's leading home and general merchandise retailer. The group also owns Argos.

Ordering

What payment methods are available?

We accept payment by PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Switch, American Express, Habitat online gift vouchers issued on or after 14th November 2013, and most other major credit/debit cards. We are not currently able to accept payment online via cash, cheque, Diners, or Habitat paper gift vouchers. We do not offer Interest Free Credit agreements online.

Can I apply for credit online?

We do not offer credit accounts at this time. However, you can apply for finance when ordering in any of our three main London stores.

Can I place my order over the phone?

If you would prefer to speak with a member of our online service team to place your order or confirm order details, please call us on 0344 499 4686 and we will be happy to assist you personally. If you would like to collect any products from our stores, you will need to place your order by calling the store on 0344 499 1111.

Can I reserve out of stock items?

If an item is shown as out of stock we are unable to take orders. However, by using the ‘email me when back in stock’ you will be sent notification as soon as it’s available to order.

Can I order from Habitat online and then collect from my local store?

No - It is currently not possible to order online and then collect from your local store, but you can call any of our stores on 0344 499 1111 and we will be happy to assist you with a store order and collection directly. Normal delivery charges will apply from stores.

How do I apply a discount code?

When you have selected your items you can add your discount at the checkout. Go to your basket and before you click to check out, go to the box next to ‘promotional code’ at the bottom of the screen. Enter the code in the box and click ‘apply’, this will deduct the promotional code amount. You can now proceed to checkout. Please note that discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.

Can I use a mixture of promotional discount code and card payment?

Yes you can.

  1. Apply your promotional code first in your basket before you checkout.
  2. Pay your remaining balance using the method of your choice.

All discounts, promotions and payments applied to your order will be itemised in your confirmation email. Please note discounts and vouchers cannot be applied retrospectively.

Will I get an order confirmation?

Yes – Shortly after placing your order you will receive an automatic order confirmation from us via e-mail containing all of the details of your order.

Can I make changes to my order?

You can only make changes to your order up until the point when you confirm your order in the checkout process. If you need to make a change after this you must speak with one of our online customer service team on 0344 499 4686. Please note that any changes made after you have confirmed your order could result in the order creating a new approximate timeframe for delivery and may be longer than the one given on your original order.

Are there Terms & Conditions for my online Habitat order?

Yes - When purchasing any goods online there are Terms and Conditions that are applicable to your order. They are available to view at any time on the website and you will be asked to confirm you have read them before you can continue and confirm your order. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have read and understood these conditions of sale before making your purchase. If you would like to cancel your order, you will need to speak with one of our online service team members directly on 0344 499 4686. These are detailed in the Terms & Conditions.

Cancellations and Returns

How do I return an item?

If you wish to return items, please give our friendly Customer Service team a call on 0344 499 4686 with your order details.

Unfortunately, items that have been purchased online cannot be returned to store; instead we will make arrangements for the goods to be collected from you. Our home delivery company will contact you directly to book item collection with you. For our standard delivery items purchased through our website, you may wish to follow the returns procedure outlined in the delivery note included with your package.

Unwanted goods may be returned free of charge under your rights under the Consumer Contracts Regulations or if we are notified within 7 working days of receipt after which a collection charge will apply at our standard rate. If the goods are returned due to a fault or damage then no collection fee will be applied.

Can I return my goods to store for a refund?

Items ordered online will need to be collected and cannot be returned to store. Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 499 4686 who will arrange your return.

Can I return my goods via royal mail so I do not have to wait for a collection?

It is not possible to return goods to the local post office. Our collection service is free of charge and we will endeavour to arrange a day that suits you.

Do I have to pay for the collection of my return?

Our collection service is Free of Charge, providing you have requested this within 7 days of receiving your order.

How do I cancel my order?

For home accessory orders, it is possible to cancel your order if it has not yet been shipped by contacting our Customer Service department on 0344 499 4686 with your order details. Any cancellations for made-to-order items will need to be made in accordance with your rights under Consumer Contracts Regulations or within 14 days from the date your order was placed, after which all goods noted as made-to-order on our website will be subject to a cancellation charge of 20% of the price of the goods. This will be deducted from any refund due to you.

What is your returns policy?

  1. Any cancellations for made-to-order items will need to be made in accordance with your rights under Consumer Contracts Regulations or within 14 days from the date your order was placed, after which all goods noted as made-to-order on our website will be subject to a cancellation charge of 20% of the price of the goods. This will be deducted from any refund due to you.
  2. To obtain a refund you must take reasonable care of the goods. If you fail to do so we reserve the right to refuse the refund or deduct a charge based on the condition of the goods. It is not possible to refund made-to-order items unless you cancel in accordance with your rights under Consumer Contracts Regulations or they are faulty or not as described, in which case we may ask to review the goods through an independent inspection before a refund is given. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  3. If you paid for delivery we will refund the original delivery charge paid by you for the return of unwanted items if they are returned in accordance with your rights under the Consumer Contracts Regulations. Following this period you may still return the goods but your original delivery charge will not be refunded, and a collection charge at our standard rate will apply (£4.95 for home accessories and £9.95 for furniture.)
  4. Your refund will be processed as soon as possible and in any event within no more than 14 days of the day you have given us notice of cancellation or returned your items.
  5. Until the goods are returned to us, you are responsible for them including if the goods are lost, damaged or destroyed. You have a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the goods while they are in your possession. If you fail to comply with this obligation we may have a right of action against you for compensation.
  6. We will make a refund using the same method of payment originally used by you to pay for your purchase.
  7. Where the goods were delivered to a third party and you are unable to return them to us, you may not be entitled to a refund.

Furniture and Upholstery

Can I view a product in a store?

Yes, use our store locator to find your nearest store. We do recommend calling ahead before you visit to check availability if there is a specific item you wish to view. Don’t worry if you can’t get to a store as we have a 14 day return policy for items ordered online.

Can I order a fabric sample?

Yes, we offer a swatch service for all our upholstery lines where shown. To order a swatch, click “Order Fabric Sample” on the product page of the colour you desire. We aim to send these to you within 7 working days.

I’ve just ordered a sofa. What happens next?

If you have ordered a sofa marked “Delivered in 14 days,” our customer service department will phone you on the day following your order to arrange a suitable delivery time.

Upholstery items that are made-to-order will incur an 8-10 week lead-time on average. Occasionally we experience delays; if this happens our customer service department will contact you to notify you of your updated expected delivery date.

When your item is ready for delivery, our customer service department will phone you at least 10 days ahead of time to arrange a date. Please ensure that there will be a person aged 18 or over to accept the delivery. If we have provided free delivery and no one was available, any subsequent attempts will be charged at our standard delivery rate of £9.95.

It is our pleasure to deliver your item to the room of your choice providing there is adequate access and space. We highly encourage you to measure your doorways and room to make sure your new piece will fit. Please consult our Sofa Measuring Guide for assistance.

Should I consider measurements before purchasing my furniture?

When purchasing any furniture or made to order items it is always important to measure the relevant space correctly. If you are purchasing furniture, we recommend that you measure the entrance, the route by which the item will enter the property and the space that it will occupy Take a look at our sofa buying guide for advice.

How will I receive my Habitat Furniture order?

All our furniture or large goods are sent via home delivery to mainland UK postcodes only. When you place your order with us you will be given an approximate timeframe for dispatch. All our items are delivered by a third party provider. All of your goods need to be available before your delivery will take place. When your goods are ready for home delivery we will call you directly using the details provided by you during the checkout process.

We deliver Monday – Saturday 8am to 6pm. The availability of our home delivery slots varies depending on your postcode. Deliveries cannot be brought forward from the 1st date offered. Home accessory and smaller items are delivered separately from furniture or large items. Please see the Terms & Conditions of Sale for furniture orders for more details.

Do furniture items come flat packed?

Some items do come as flat packs. The item description online will indicate if that particular item is one of those and you can also view the assembly instructions from this page to give you an idea on how easy the item will be to assemble.

My item has arrived flat pack. Do you offer a service to build the items?

Sorry, we don’t currently offer an assembly service.

I have no assembly instructions, can you help?

You can access assembly instructions by clicking on to the product information detail. This will provide you with a pdf copy of the instructions to download. If you are having difficulty locating this information please contact our Customer Service team on 0344 499 4686 who will be happy to help.

Can I buy replacement cushions or covers?

At this time we do not sell replacement cushions or covers.

What's the best way to care for my Habitat furniture?

As we use many different materials and finishes there are different ways of caring for each product. To keep your furniture in good condition and to ensure maximum longevity, you will need to follow the care instructions provided with each individual item. These instructions are included inside the packaging. If you wish to obtain a copy of these from a current Habitat range then please e-mail us at customerservices@habitat.co.uk.

What's the best way to care for my Habitat upholstery?

Many of the Habitat upholstery fabrics are washable at a maximum of 30 degrees. It is vital that all covers are washed at the same time to avoid colour variation. Domestic washing machines do not usually have the capacity to take a load of this size, so a local launderette might be more appropriate.

The very best way to care for any cover, whether it is fixed or loose, washable or non-washable, is to have it professionally cleaned. Please read the care instructions on your Habitat upholstery carefully before attempting any clean. If you wish to obtain a copy of these from a current Habitat range then please e-mail us at customerservices@habitat.co.uk

How long will my sofa, furniture or rug order take?

Delivery times for sofas, furniture and rugs vary from item to item; estimated delivery times are noted on each product page for your convenience.

Occasionally we experience delays with deliveries. In the event of a delay, our Customer Service department will contact you as soon as possible with an updated delivery date.

Gift Cards

Can I buy Habitat gift cards to use in your stores?

Yes, you can purchase in-store gift cards in any of our Habitat flagship stores. In-store gift cards can only be used to purchase items in our Habitat flagship stores and cannot be used at habitat.co.uk or in our Mini Habitats.

Can I buy Habitat gift cards to use online?

We don’t currently offer online gift cards.

Where can I buy Habitat gift cards?

Gift cards are available to purchase in store at one of our flagship stores.

Where can I spend Habitat gift cards?

Physical gift cards purchased in store can only be used in our Habitat flagship stores. We have flagship stores in the following London locations: Tottenham Court Road, King’s Road and Finchley Road.

 

Assembly service

Do you provide an assembly service?

Yes. Our trusted supplier can put your furniture together in your home. To find out more ask a member of staff in one of our flagship stores in the following London locations: Tottenham Court Road, King’s Road and Finchley Road.

How much does it cost?

£29.99 per item
Coffee table Lamp table Console table
Dining table Nest of tables Pair of dining chairs
Bedside chest Dressing table Chest of drawers (3 drawers)
£49.99 per item
Single bed Double bed Kingsize bed
Trunks Table and 4 chairs AV unit
Chest of drawers (4-6 drawers)    
£69.99 per item
Dresser Sideboard Bunk beds
Display unit Shelving unit Bookcase
Chest of drawers (6+ drawers) Wardrobe (2 doors ) Space saver diningset
£89.99 per item
Wardrobe (3doors) Wardrobe (4 doors)  

When can I get my furniture assembled?

We provide our services 5 days a week. Saturday requests are accommodated where possible and may be subject to a time delay.

Can specific appointment times be made?

Appointments are available from 7-9 am 9-12 am and 12-5 pm and will be allocated when the booking is confirmed.

Who do I call to change or cancel an appointment?

If you wish to amend your appointment once confirmed, then please contact one of our flagship stores in the following London locations: Tottenham Court Road, King’s Road and Finchley Road.

Will the technician/assembler move the product?

The product should be placed in the area where it is to be assembled PRIOR to the assembler's arrival but assemblers will assist where possible to complete the build. 

How long with the assembly take?

Assembly times vary depending upon the number and size of the pieces. The booking team will give an estimate of how long is requiredfor the appointment.

Will the assembler remove packaging materials?

Assemblers will NOT remove cartons from the premises; however, they will break them down and place them near the designatedon-premises disposal vessels.

Other Questions

Can I opt out of the mailing list?

You can opt out of the mailing list at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe here” link at the bottom of the newsletter, or simply call our Customer Service Team line on 0344 499 4686. Lines are open Monday through Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm.

How do I get my password for my online account reset?

After clicking on Sign In/Register please click on the ‘forgotten password’ link. Entering your registered email address will then generate an email allowing you to reset your password. Please note the reset email may not arrive instantly. If you are still having issues please contact our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help.

What are my rights under the Consumer Contracts Regulations (Distance Selling)?

Please find details here  .