Domestic Oil Tanks
Choose from a range of domestic tank types
We manufacture a selection of steel and plastic tanks and these are either single skin or bunded. Bunded oil tanks provide you with peace of mind that any leaks will be well-contained and are often a requirement for home insurance. However, if your installation does not require a bund to meet regulations then a single skin oil tank offers even more competitive rates.
We provide steel and plastic domestic tanks in various sizes
Our steel domestic oil tanks are available in capacities from 900-2,300. Our plastic oil tanks come in capacities from 1,350 to 2,500 litres available with a bund or single skin. We also manufacture domestic water tanks that are suitable for storing rainwater and other liquids.
Domestic Oil Tanks Regulations
The Oil Storage Regulations and Environmental Agency provide guidelines regarding domestic fuel tank installations. They state that domestic tanks must be ‘bunded’ if they are in close proximity to water sources, or are above a certain capacity depending upon the country.
A bund is a secondary containment able to hold at least 110% of the tanks contents. These are a failsafe in the event of a spill or oil leak. Our bunded tanks are ‘integrally bunded’ meaning they have a primary tank which carries the oil and a ‘bund’ which is a secondary tank covering the inner tank.
For more information check out our Expert Guide to Heating Oil Tanks where you can also find tips on lowering the price you pay on kerosene and more.
‘Where can I place a domestic oil tank?’
Additionally, domestic oil storage regulations specify where a conventional oil tank can be installed, briefly:
- At least 1.8m from a non-fire rated building or structure.
- At least 760mm from a non-fire rated boundary.
- At least 1.8m from non-fire rated eaves.
- Not within close proximity to a balanced flue.
However, Tuffa Tanks manufactures a unique Fire Protected Oil Tank which is integrally fitted with a fire-rated material. These tanks:
– Planting flowers and shrubbery around the tank
– Installing hedges or topiary
– Installing a fence or trellis
These are perfect for replacing oil incompliant tanks with a compliant tank in the same location, or for ‘hiding’ your oil tank within the garden. Find out more in our Expert Guide to Fire Rated Oil Tanks. Alternatively, get in touch to get advice on the right tank for you.
Domestic Heating Storage Oil Tank Manufacturing and Quality Standards
All domestic heating oil storage tanks should meet British Standards and trade association standards. At a minimum, tanks need to comply with BS EN ISO 9001.
Rotationally moulded polyethylene (plastic) tanks must also meet BS EN 13341 standards and be CE marked to indicate conformity with health, safety and environmental protection standards. Steel tanks must meet BS 799 standards.
Your manufacturer, supplier, or installer should advise you on whether a tank meets these standards.
Frequently Asked Questions about Domestic Tanks
How much is a domestic oil tank?
Our prices vary depending on the size and type of tank you choose. We can provide you with a bespoke quote on the right domestic tank for your needs. Call us (01889 567700) or email us ([email protected]) to get started.
How to screen a domestic oil tank
Oil tanks don’t need to be an eyesore and there are many ways you can screen and disguise your tank so that it blends into the background. You can try:
- Planting flowers and shrubbery around the tank
- Installing hedges or topiary
- Installing a fence or trellis
It’s also crucial that your tank is placed at least 600mm away from screening that does not form part of the boundary. This will ensure that you remain compliant with UK regulations and fire separation distances. If screening around a Tuffa Fire Protected Oil Tank then the separation distance required is at least 300mm.
How to dispose of a domestic oil tank
One of the quickest and most effective means of disposing of a domestic tank is by hiring an experienced technician/installer. They will help to ensure that your removal is fully compliant and all oil is safely pumped into the new tank or disposed of.