Domestic Heating Oil Tank Installation

Network Environmental UK is a team of more than 60 qualified members and decades of experience in the chemical and environmental industries.

We understand that heating oil tanks need replacement at some time. Typically, they last about 15-25 years, depending on the tank's material, design, and thickness. 

Installation of a new heating oil tank must be done by only licenced domestic oil tank installers like Network Environmental UK. With our experience and knowledge, we can help you with domestic heating oil tank installation safely and efficiently. We have trained engineers to recommend the best heating oil tank according to your requirements.

Domestic Heating Oil Tank Installation
Domestic Heating Oil Tank Installation

Understanding Different Types of Heating Oil Tanks

Heating oil tanks come in various materials, sizes, and shapes. You have the following two options:

Single-Skinned Tanks: A single-skinned oil tank doesn’t have a catchment or bund area, which means the fuel will be released in the event of spillage.

Integrally Bunded Tanks: Integrally bunded oil tanks are made of two layers; the outer layer keeps the spill or leaks inside the container and also protects the tank from external elements.

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Domestic Heating Oil Tank Installation

Choosing the Right Heating Oil Tank

Consider the following factors while choosing the right heating oil tank:

Your Property’s Size: Naturally, heating a larger property will require more energy. However, it’s not just about the size of your house; you also need to consider how many people reside there.

The typical home uses 1,800 litres of heating oil a year, although larger homes with more occupants typically require more. Due to the need for fewer refills, purchasing a larger heating oil tank would be preferable. Additionally, the cost-effectiveness of heating your home will increase if you order more oil in one go.

Tank Storage Space: It’s crucial to consider the amount of space you have for an oil tank.

If your oil tank is already on your land, think about how to hide it. Unlike a smaller, more appropriate tank for household use, an industrial-scale oil tank will be more difficult to conceal under vegetation or a trellis.

Additionally, you don’t want an oil tank to completely occupy your garage or garden, taking up less area for storage or recreation.

Choose Experienced Installers: The heating oil tank installation company you choose must be experienced and professional to ensure a safe heating oil tank installation.

Five Signs You Need a Domestic Heating Oil Tank Replacement

You’ll need to install a new domestic heating oil tank if:

  • Your heating oil tank has been subjected to snow and frost.
  • It is older than 20-25 years.
  • It has rust spots.
  • It is leaking.
  • It has damaged legs or looks uneven.

Our Approach to Domestic Heating Oil Tanks Installation

  • Our experts will visit your property to formulate layouts and plans for your heating oil tank installation by considering your personal requirements.
  • We will then organise a date for our qualified engineers to come and provide the domestic oil tank installation services with minimal disruption.
  • We will ensure everything is working correctly and ready to use by testing the newly installed oil tank.
  • Lastly, our team will sign all the relevant paperwork, which also includes your oil tank’s guarantee.

Domestic Oil Tank Installation Cost

The cost of domestic heating oil installation depends on many factors. Here are some things to consider:

Labour: Different contractors will charge differently depending on their experience level and the project’s scope. Hiring qualified professionals will result in a safe and adequately installed oil tank that operates at maximum capacity and needs less maintenance.

Type: The kind of tank you select will substantially impact the overall cost. For instance, single-wall heating oil tanks are less expensive than double-wall oil tanks.

Tank Size: The tank size will also influence labour and installation expenses, so choose according to your home’s requirements.

Heating Oil Installation Regulations

All heating oil engineers must complete training and adhere to particular OFTEC rules and regulations to install heating oil tanks. In some circumstances, such as the following, the regulations specify that only an integrally bunded tank may be installed:

  • The oil tank holds more than 2,500 litres.
  • The oil tank is within 50 yards of a spring or borehole or 10 metres of a water source.
  • It is situated where any oil leak could cause oil to flow into the water source, an open drain, or a manhole cover.
  • It is supplying a structure that is not only a single-family residence.

Why Choose Network Environmental for Domestic Heating Oil Installation?

We are committed to what we do and are motivated by a desire to support our customers in achieving their environmental objectives. We can offer the solutions you need to maintain a safe and sustainable environment because of our knowledge, experience, and dedication to safety. Thanks to our commitment to quality and compliance, you can rely on us to deliver dependable and effective services that adhere to the highest standards of excellence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your heating oil tank must be serviced at least once a year by a qualified engineer. Besides annual tank service, you can also do routine checks to ensure the excellent working order of your tank.

Here are some signs you should look for:

  • Rust
  • Splits and cracks
  • Faulty alarms and gauges
  • Deep scratches
  • Stronger oil smell

An oil tank installation typically takes 4 hours, though this might vary depending on a few factors, such as the state of the installation site and the amount of old oil tank that needs to be removed. Normally, the installation engineer would finish the job in a single day.

A registered engineer often installs a home oil tank. Installation entails evaluating the old oil tank, removal of oil and the old tank, installation of the new tank, and oil transfer back into it.

When deciding where to put your heating oil tank, there are a few things to consider. These include the access required for oil delivery and tank maintenance, distance from other structures, and weather considerations. The location of an oil tank may vary depending on the type you select.

Each bedroom in your house needs at least a 500-litre tank. The space you have and the amount of oil you can accept from each delivery are two more criteria that affect which tank size is best for you. It is best to consult an expert to determine which tank is most appropriate for your needs.

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