If you’re looking for a well-designed and expertly crafted oil tank, Tuffa can accommodate your requirements. For domestic and commercial markets, in the UK and internationally, we are a leading manufacturer with over 25 years’ experience.
Our oil storage tanks, available in both plastic and steel, cover every shape, size, and purpose; all made to the highest of standards, ensuring safe and reliable storage, as well as exceptional quality. Even if you have extremely specific requirements, we will work with you to determine a brief and supply a custom-made solution that suits your needs exactly.
What size oil tank do I need?
As a rule of thumb, it is always worth buying the largest size tank that you can afford, to make use of price dips as and when they occur. That said, our tanks range from 1,350L all the way up to a huge 100,000L, which are much more suitable for businesses and large-scale operations. Nonetheless, there are still a variety of options available to people looking for domestic use.
For domestic properties, we recommend that choosing a container that can accommodate at least 500 litres for every bedroom in your house, with a minimum tank size of 1,000L. Any less than this and you will be refuelling your home as often as you are your car!
As a general guide, we would recommend the following volumes for a home:
- A one bedroom house needs at least 1,350L
- Two bedrooms needs at least 1,400L
- Three bedrooms needs 1,500L
- Four bedrooms needs 2,000L
- Five bedrooms needs 2,500L
It is also worth noting that any tanks over 2,500L in capacity are required to be bunded, and an Environmental Risk Assessment will need to be undertaken to ensure your safety.
Are there any requirements for storing oil?
The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations from 2001 dictate the legal requirements for storing oil on a property. The main points are as such:
- Oil must be stored in a container that is strong enough to make sure that it will not burst or leak when full
- Oil tanks and containers must be placed inside a containment system
- Valves and pipes have to be sealed to prevent leaking and placed within the secondary confinement system or used with a drip tray to catch any spills
- Fixed tanks must have a sight gauge that has a valve which can be closed automatically
- Automatic overfull prevention devises must be used when it’s not practical to observe the vent pipe or tank
If you have any questions about which tank to pick, which size you require, and the regulations you need to consider, then please feel free to get in touch with our team.