900 Litre Steel Bunded Heating Oil Tank900 litres
900 Litre Steel Bunded Fire Protected Oil Tank900 litres
900 Litre Steel Single Skin Oil Tank900 litres
1100 Litre Steel Bunded Heating Oil Tank1100 litres
1100 Litre Steel Bunded Fire Protected Oil Tank1100 litres
1100 Litre Steel Single Skin Heating Oil Tank1100 litres
1150 Litre Plastic Bunded Fire Protected Oil Tank1150 litres
1200 Litre Plastic Bunded Fire Protected Oil Tank1200 litres
1350 Litre Plastic Bunded Heating Oil Tank1350 litres
1350 Litre Plastic Single Skin Heating Oil Tank1350 litres
1400 Litre Plastic Bunded Heating Oil Tank1400 litres
1400 Litre Plastic Single Skin Heating Oil Tank1400 litres
HEATING OIL TANKS INFORMATION
Our single skin tanks range from 900 to 2500 litres and are available in both steel and plastic, whilst bunded heating oil tanks versions are available in capacities from 900-86,000 litres. The secondary containment that our bunded tanks provide are a legal requirement for capacities above 3500 litres. At Tuffa UK we have our own unique, patented and LABC Assured fire protection material offering 30 or 60 minute fire protection. Homes and business premises not connected to the national gas grid rely on kerosene and a reliable heating oil tank. We have a range of heating oil storage solutions which are safe, reliable, compliant with UK regulations and made from quality materials making them very durable. Our 30 minute fire protection enables you to legally locate your tank within 1.8 meters of your property – this is otherwise restricted by storage unless you have alternative protection such as a firewall. For those aiming to store their business or domestic heating oil tank in an outbuilding, we recommend 60 minute fire protection. Our fire protected tanks aren’t just an alternative means of compliance when compared to regulatory standards, more importantly they increase the safety of your home or business in the unlikely event of a fire, giving you enough time to evacuate the building and extinguish the fire. Discover more about the benefits of fire protection in An Expert Guide to Fire Rated Oil Tanks. We have an extensive portfolio of high-profile clients, both nationally and internationally, and our heating oil tanks have been used across a variety of sectors. For any support or enquiries contact our sales team on 01889 567700 or use the online enquiry form. You can also check out An Expert Guide to Heating Oil Storage for information, advice and industry insights covering everything from the basic question “what is heating oil?” to the money-saving “how can I get the best price for heating oil?”
Tuffa’s Heating Oil Tank Options
Bunded Plastic & Steel Heating Oil Tank
A bund is essentially a tank within a tank. The secondary containment provides integral protection for the inner tank from leakage and overfilling. Bunded tanks provide a cost-effective and fuel-efficient heating oil storage solution, as they can hold larger quantities of oil (from 900-90,000 litres) and provide additional protection for the surrounding environment.
Plastic & Steel Single Skin Heating Oil Tanks
If you require a heating oil tank for your home, single skin tanks can be a viable option. Bunded tanks aren’t always a requirement for domestic properties and therefore single skin tanks can provide an economical solution for heating oil storage at home. Should I choose a plastic or steel heating oil tank? Plastic and steel heating oil tanks each have their own benefits. Steel heating oil tanks have a serviceable life expectancy of over 30 years and can be manufactured to tailored specifications and to exact dimensions. This makes them perfect for replacing old tanks within the same space. Our plastic tanks are a great affordable alternative to steel. They are also lighter than steel making them easier to move when empty while still being highly durable with a serviceable lifespan exceeding 20 years. Furthermore, these are the only plastic tanks on the market available with integrally fitted fire protection in capacities up to 2500 litres.
Should I choose a plastic or steel heating oil tank?
Plastic and steel heating oil tanks each have their own benefits. Steel heating oil tanks are designed with a life expectancy of over 30 years and can be manufactured to tailored specifications and to exact dimensions. This makes them perfect for replacing old tanks within the same space. Our plastic tanks are a great affordable alternative to steel. They are also lighter than steel making them easier to move when empty while still being highly durable. Our plastic bunded oil tanks are designed with a life expectancy of at least 20 years when correctly used, installed and maintained. Furthermore, these are the only plastic tanks on the market available with integrally fitted fire protection in capacities up to 2500 litres.
WHAT SIZE HEATING OIL TANK DO I NEED?
Our heating oil tanks can be a long-term investment. The bigger the capacity tank you order, the more money you can save on kerosene, albeit at the greater initial cost of the 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 or incremental savings offered by your fuel supplier, can give you real savings. A higher capacity oil tank 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 bunded tanks are designed with a life expectancy of at least 20 years, these savings can really start to add up and surpass the additional costs of purchasing a larger capacity tank. That’s why we recommend the highest possible capacity for your budget and available space.
WHAT SIZE ARE HOME HEATING OIL TANKS?
Home heating oil tanks come in a range of sizes, from a small unit (approximately 2000x625x1450mm) fit for a 1-bed house to a larger tank (approximately 2840x1520x1630mm) for homes with 4 or more bedrooms. Here is a rough guide of tank capacities for domestic use:
Our bunded tanks come with a 10-year guarantee when registered and our single skin 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 tank to extend its usable life.
DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION
Our heating oil tanks are generally built to order. We can arrange delivery to sites across the UK, or tanks can be collected from our factory in Uttoxeter. Typical build times are as follows:
|Plastic tanks||Stock 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 tanks||Small standard tanks (up to 2300 litres): 4-6 weeks|
|Large standard tanks (over 2300 litres): 8-10 weeks|
To comply with Local Authority Building Control your heating 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 tank to meet regulations and self-certify their work. Find APHC installers.
OIL STORAGE REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS
The Control of Pollution Regulations (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 dictate the legal requirements for storing oil on a property in England. The main points are:
- All oil tanks with a capacity of 3500 litres or more must have a secondary containment (a bund).
- All oil tanks located in an area where spills risk polluting surface and groundwater must have a secondary containment (a bund).
- Heating oil tanks must have a life expectancy of at least 20 years.
- 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 secondary containment 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 rules are becoming increasingly strict and regulations in Wales now require all new oil tank installations with a capacity over 200 litres to be bunded. In Scotland, all oil tanks with a capacity above 2,500 litres must to bunded. Tanks in Northern Ireland follow the same secondary containment requirements as England and must be bunded when above 3,500 litres in capacity. To find out more about regulations for oil storage 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
Oil Tanks connected to combustion devices like central heating and ovens must also be held to regulatory standards. These cite fire separation distances – distances that your oil tank must be from boundaries which aren’t fire rated. Your tank must be:
- At least 1.8m away from any part of a non-fire rated structure (e.g. buildings, 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 heating 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 tank on all sides. We have a diverse range of heating oil tank types which are regulation compliant and come in several shapes and sizes. The tank shape is determined by how many litres of heating oil you need to store and whether you require heating oil storage for domestic or commercial purposes. Contact us for a quote on our LABC Assured fire protected tanks. FAQs