20+ Years Experience
Specialist Oil Tank Installers
Whether you are having a new oil tank installed for the first time, looking for new installers for an upgrade, or having a tank replaced, we are available to help. We have extensive experience with private and commercial oil tanks for the first-time buyer or installing an oil tank replacement when an old oil tank is no longer operating correctly.
We can provide you with more details and a free, no-obligation quote for your required oil tank services in December 2023. If you are still determining your needs, contact our friendly team, who can help you.
We have over a decade of experience in various types of oil tank installation for both domestic and commercial oil tanks. We have experience with a comprehensive range of oil tanks for both new customers and oil tank replacement when needed by new and existing customers.
We also specialise in oil tank removal and disposal, meaning you can be assured that your old oil tank will be safely and legally disposed of after your replacement oil tank is situated.
In addition to installation, we can provide other old tank services and repairs for your existing oil tank to ensure it runs at peak performance. We can install a replacement oil tank if this is the most cost-effective option for you, and we will always give you free, impartial advice regarding the best option for your existing tank.
We are accredited oil tank installers; all of our installation experts are OFTEC-approved 600a installers and have full valid certification following the qualification.
We also ensure that we remain current with the latest legislation and provide additional training for any changes in legislation or guidance to ensure our team remains trained to the highest level.
We offer competitive prices due to our experience and relationships built within the industry over the years we have been operating. We strive to get the best deals for all our customers using only trusted suppliers to give the best quality products.
We have outlined details of the most popular types of oil tanks below to help you identify the differences. Contact our customer service team if you need more information.
As the name suggests, this has a single layer of protection against oil leaks. Due to this, a single-skinned oil tank should be fitted within a fixed containment area, including a masonry bund, among other options.
This option is often the cheapest available due to the higher risk of an oil leak. We recommend that you only install this type of oil tank if you have a robust containment area to avoid leaks. Otherwise, the savings on the oil tank could be eroded by a leak.
In addition to the increased risk of leaks, there are specific conditions for installing a single-skinned oil tank; maximum capacity is 2,500 litres, restrictions regarding environmental hazards, and where the tank can be located.
As the name suggests, a double-skinned oil tank has two layers of protection against an oil leak; you may also have heard of them as a twin-walled tank. You are still recommended to install a double-skinned tank inside a containment area.
However, you will have a less expensive cleaning operation if there is a leak from this type of tank. Also, you will have greater protection from the chemicals being stored within the tank once installation has been completed.
This heating oil tank has the highest protection against an oil leak. The inbuilt bund can hold over 100% of the oil volume in the tank, so if there were an internal leak, this would not lead to an external leak.
This is the highest recommended model of heating oil tank on the market due to the reduced risk of external oil leaks. Also, this type of tank has less chance of condensation buildup due to the air gaps created by the bund casing surrounding the internal tank.
Professionals must complete underground oil tank installation due to the current building regulations. Also, you may need to apply for planning permission for this oil tank installation.
Underground oil tanks are beneficial as they do not take up space inside your premises or outside in an open space. They are also not out in the open, where they can be damaged by vandals or weather.
However, installing your oil tank underground makes it less easy to have maintenance completed and, therefore, easier to miss small issues that can become costly. Most of our domestic installations for a new tank will not choose an underground new tank.
This type of oil tank is typically installed in a basement, utility area, or garage space to fuel your heating system. They are available in multiple different sizes depending on your fuel needs.
If you are still determining the tank size you need, you are in safe hands with our friendly team, who can discuss the fuel supply and tank size for the fuel you will be using. Other factors will impact the size of the tank, including how often you will use your oil boiler and the location in which you will be using it.
This type of oil tank will be installed adjacent to a building and is usually used in industrial situations rather than domestic ones. These oil tanks are built to withstand all forms of weather types and, as above, come in various sizes.
The benefit of this type of tank is that it is very easy to access for maintenance purposes. It is also easy to install a replacement oil tank or arrange for oil tank removal and safe disposal if a tank is no longer required for an oil line.
The price of oil tank installation in the UK averages £1,000 per oil tank. If you wish to have an underground fuel supply, this will average around £10,000. There will be additional costs if we trench a new oil line.
If you are changing or upgrading your heating oil tank to replace a tank, the prices currently range from £1,500 to £4,000 in the UK. The average for most domestic customers is around £2,500.
Oil tanks can be used anywhere that fuel oil is being used for a heating system, either replacing or in addition to a traditional boiler. They can be installed in any commercial, agricultural, or domestic setting where there is a need for them and a safe space to have installations completed.
We can give advice regarding the price, safety, and possibility of installation and maintenance, and this is possible before any installations are carried out at your property. Please contact us if you require further information, and we can arrange for one of our engineers to visit your property to assess the situation if needed.
Plastic tanks can also be used above and underground; plastic is often preferred between metal and plastic in our range. This is due to plastic being more durable, less likely to rust or leak, and therefore often lasting longer for our customers.
Steel is the most commonly used metal for oil tanks used commercially and can be used for above-ground and underground tanks. The manufacturing of this type of tank is strictly regulated and checked to ensure it conforms to health and safety guidelines.
Combination Oil Storage Tanks
Often seen as the best tank type, this tank is double-walled with a plastic interior and galvanised steel exterior. It offers the best of both options but can be a significantly higher price depending on the brand you choose.
There are numerous benefits found by our customers, including:
Depending on your needs, there is a range of sizes, from a small 650-gallon option to our largest at over 2,500 gallons. Whatever your needs, we have you covered; speak to our team to discuss your needs and the best size for you.
Outdoor tanks are vulnerable to weather but will not take up space inside your property, whereas an indoor tank can take up considerable space, but you will go longer before you have to replace it.
“The job was made so much easier than I expected it to be. The engineers were knowledgable, safe, and helpful during the entire process.”
“All of my questions were answered ahead of the job going ahead, service requirements were explained in full. The office staff were extremely easy to contact and covered everything I needed to know for a quick installation process.”
“We would not go anywhere else for our oil tank removal or installation needs; the service we received was excellent.”
Multiple regulations will apply, including:
There are strict regulations regarding proximity to water, so you must ensure that it is not in an area at risk of flooding or within a certain proximity to coastal or spring water sources. It should be easy to access to carry out repairs or service needs and near where you need the oil to be available.
Your tank will need an annual service; you should also seek engineers’ advice if you notice any damage between services.
If your oil tank is correctly installed and properly maintained, it will be several years before you need to replace it. The tank quality you choose will impact this; our team will cover all options, warranties, and service information before installers arrive.
Your oil tank is something you need to consider during hotter months. Condensation and moisture buildup can damage the tank and cause bacteria to grow, which can cause damage to the tank. The location and quality of the tank you choose will matter during summer.
We can provide a free, no-obligation quote on the tanks and accessories we offer if you are still determining your needs. We can also arrange for the recycling, removal, and safe disposal of any old heating systems, oil tanks, or other storage you currently have in place.
So, for your free consultation, please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information about our services and the job you are considering.
Make sure you contact us today for a number of great oil tank installation services.
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We have used Oil Tank Installers for many years as they are certainly the best in the UK. The attention to detail and professional setup is what makes this company our go-to company for all our work. I highly recommend the team for the immense work - we highly recommend them!Owen Walker
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