Bunded Oil Tanks

Bunded oil tanks are a cost-effective oil storage solution that can be used for commercial, domestic and agricultural use. Bunded oil tanks prevent oil wastage and contamination as any oil leaks or spillages are contained within the extra bunded layer. Our bunded oil tanks are made from durable, UV stabilised recyclable plastic or mild steel and meet UK storage regulations.

The benefits of a bunded oil tank

Bunded oil tanks have a secondary containment system – an outer tank or ‘bund’ which encompasses the primary tank. This prevents any oil spills and ground contamination by ensuring that oil is stored securely within the primary tank. Bunded oil tanks are considered to be more environmentally friendly and safer for your property than a single skin oil tank. In some cases, oil tanks with a secondary containment system are a legal requirement. 

Tuffa’s bunded oil tanks

Tuffa Tanks manufactures bespoke, high-quality bunded oil tanks, suited for residential, commercial and agricultural premises. Our diverse range of bunded oil tanks means you have an excellent choice of capacity, material and tank shape and size, so that your tank meets your exact needs.

Plastic bunded oil tanks

We manufacture plastic bunded oil tanks in capacities ranging from 1,350 litres to 2,500 litres in domestic sizes and up to 15,000 litres for non-domestic use.

Steel bunded oil tanks

Our steel bunded oil tanks are available in capacities from 900 to 2300 in domestic sizes with non-domestic capacities reaching 86,000 litres in our standard range. 

Bunded heating oil tanks

As well as manufacturing bunded and single skin kerosene tanks, we also manufacture fire-protected oil tanks. These are essentially bunded heating oil tanks that contain a unique, patented flame retardant material offering 30 or 60-minute protection. These work as an alternative form of compliance when compared to traditional fire-rated materials (such as fire boards) and enable you to install a tank adjacent to or even inside buildings. 

For more info about our fire-protected bunded oil tanks check out our expert guide.

Why choose Tuffa Tanks?

We have over 30 years of experience manufacturing high-quality oil storage tanks for businesses and individuals across the UK. Our team has the skills and experience to help you find an oil tank solution that suits your exact requirements. 

When you choose Tuffa Tanks, you can also benefit from our: 

10-year manufacturers guarantee

Our bunded oil tanks come with a 10-year guarantee when registered and our single skin oil tanks come with a 2-year guarantee when registered. All of our tanks have a 1-year guarantee on ancillary goods. We recommend regular maintenance of your oil tank to extend its usable life. 

If you have purchased or are looking to purchase a Tuffa oil tank and are not sure how many years guarantee you have, you can get in touch with us and a helpful member of our team will assist you.

Fast delivery and installation

Our bunded oil tanks are generally built to order. We can arrange quick, next-day delivery to sites across the UK, or oil tanks can be collected from our factory in Uttoxeter.

 

Typical build times are as follows:

Plastic tanksStock tanks available with next day delivery – call us for current stock levels
 Small standard tanks (up to 2500 litres): 7-10 days
 Large standard tanks (over 2500 litres): 2-3 weeks
Steel tanksSmall standard tanks (up to 2300 litres): 4-6 weeks
 Large standard tanks (over 2300 litres): 8-10 weeks

 

Get in touch

To comply with Local Authority Building Control your oil tank installation needs to be signed off by a Competent Person. We recommend using members of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) who can install the oil tank to meet regulations and self-certify their work. Find APHC installers.   For any enquiries contact our sales team on 01889 567700 or use the online enquiry form.

What’s the difference between a single skin and a bunded oil tank?

A single skin tank features one layer of material that the oil is contained within. A bunded oil tank has a tank within a tank, which is referred to as a bund. If you’re unsure whether a single skin or bunded oil tank is best suited to your requirements, then a member of our team can advise you.

When is a bunded oil tank required?

OIL STORAGE REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS There are specific regulations for those storing oil on a property in England. These are outlined in The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001. The main takeaways include:   All steel and plastic oil tanks with a capacity of 3500 litres or more must be bunded. Oil tanks must be bunded in areas where spills risk contaminating surface and groundwater. Oil tanks must be made of a material suitable for the oil type stored. Ancillary equipment (not including the fill pipe or draw-of pipe) must be within the bund system. Automatic overfill prevention devices must be used when it’s not practical to observe the vent pipe or tank.   Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland With an increased focus on protecting the environment oil storage regulations are becoming increasingly strict and regulations in Wales now require all new oil tank installations with a capacity over 200 litres to be bunded. All new oil tanks installed in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland must be bunded when the tank has the capacity to store above 2,500 litres in capacity.      To find out more about oil storage regulations in your country click on the appropriate link: England – Control of pollution (oil storage) regulations 2001 Wales – Control of pollution (oil storage) regulations 2016 Scotland – The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) Regulations 2011 Northern Ireland – Control of pollution (oil storage) regulations 2010   Building Regulations   Oil Tanks connected to combustion devices like central heating and ovens must also adhere to regulations. These regulations cite the distance which your oil tank must be from boundaries which aren’t fire rated. Your oil tank must be:   At least 1.8m away from any part of a non-FR structure (e.g. properties, eaves & windows) At least 0.76m away from non-fire rated boundaries (e.g. a fence) At least 0.6m away from screening (e.g. trellis & foliage)     Your steel or plastic oil tank must also be sited on a hardcore base at least 50mm thick which extends at least 300mm past the furthest point of the oil tank on all sides.      

Where can I put a bunded oil tank?

Oil tanks connected to combustion devices like central heating and ovens must also adhere to regulations. These regulations cite the distance which your oil tank must be from boundaries that aren’t fire rated. Your bunded oil tank must be: At least 1.8m away from any part of a non-fire-rated structure (e.g. properties, eaves & windows) At least 0.76m away from non-fire rated boundaries (e.g. a fence) At least 0.6m away from screening (e.g. trellis & foliage) However, our bunded Fire Protected Oil Tanks can be installed as close as 300mm to structures and boundaries, or even inside.

What size oil tank do I need?

  Here is a rough guide of tank capacities for domestic use:   Tuffa’s oil tanks can be a long-term investment. The bigger the capacity oil tank you order, the more money you can save on kerosene, albeit at the greater initial cost of the oil tank. Bulk buying kerosene has numerous benefits. Kerosene prices fluctuate (sometimes wildly) so buying fuel when prices are low and making the most of any deals offered by your fuel supplier, can give you real savings. Higher-capacity storage also means you need to refuel less frequently, reducing the price you pay for deliveries and diminishing the risk of running out of fuel altogether. As our plastic bunded tanks are designed with a life expectancy of at least 20 years, money can really start to add up and surpass the additional costs of purchasing a larger capacity. That’s why we recommend the highest possible capacity for your budget and available space.      

How much does a bunded oil tank cost?

Bunded oil tank costs vary depending on the size and material your tank is made from. Typically the RRP price is over £1,000. We provide bespoke oil tanks to suit your individual needs, however, a larger initial investment can save you more money over time.   How?   The larger the oil tank you order, the more money you can save on kerosene. Kerosene costs can vary greatly throughout the year, so it’s essential to take advantage of lower prices where possible.    Purchasing a large oil tank allows you to stock up on low-priced fuel and make the most of any deals offered by your fuel supplier. You’ll also refuel less frequently, reducing your delivery costs and minimising the risk of running out of fuel altogether.   Our plastic bunded oil tanks are designed with a life expectancy of at least 20 years, money can really start to add up and surpass the additional costs of purchasing a larger capacity. That’s why we recommend the highest possible capacity for your budget and available space.