Domestic Heating Oil Tank Installation Services

Installing a heating oil tank is one cost-effective method of reducing energy bills and keeping your property warm. However, the installation of a heating oil tank needs to comply with government regulations, considering the potential risks of environmental and fire hazards.

Therefore, hiring specialists for tank installation is recommended to fulfil the OFTEC oil tank regulations. The professional installers also provide confident solutions to fulfil your property’s heating requirements by suggesting the suitable type and size of the tank.

Network Environmental UK an OFTEC-registered company provides commercial and domestic heating oil tank installation services across the UK. Having years of experience, our licenced and certified specialists deliver authorised results for nationwide residential and commercial clients. From conducting site surveys to selecting a suitable tank type, our experts provide detailed information and comprehensive guidance at each step.

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OFTEC Health and Safety Regulations

Domestic Oil Tank’s Positioning

The OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) health and safety regulations specify the guidelines concerning the domestic oil tank installation and position, which should be at least a certain distance away from the following:

Base

According to the OFTEC regulations, continual structural support should be provided to the tank by its base throughout the year, in all seasons. For this purpose, the base should meet certain criteria, such as:

  • Non-combustible
  • Big enough to extend 300mm beyond all tank sizes
  • Constructed of concrete, paving stone, or stonework
  • Sturdy enough to provide the required support to the weight of the tank and its contents

Our professional installers ensure that these requirements are fulfilled during storage tank installation at your premises, providing you with complete peace of mind.

Types of Heating Oil Tanks

We install different types of tanks to fulfil your property’s heating oil requirements, which include but are not limited to:

Bunded/Double Skinned Oil Tanks

This type of tank is UV stabilised, with a retaining tank around the double-skinned tank. This type of oil tank provides extra protection to oil from external elements, such as sunlight and theft. Moreover, it is more efficient in containing oil, thus preventing spills and leakages and saving you money.

Fire Rated/Fire Resistant Oil Tanks

These tanks have an integrated flame-retardant material, which acts as a barrier between fire and oil, providing additional safety to your property and family with reduced fire risks.

Single Skinned Oil Tanks

Our domestic oil tank installers provide an affordable option of a single-skinned oil tank in which oil is stored within one layer of plastic. It is easy to install and maintain as there is no risk of rusting, and painting or re-painting is also not required.

Steel Oil Tanks

We proficiently install traditional steel tanks, offering a robust oil storage option. These are cost-effective, durable, and weather-resistant, and they come with a customisation option. During welding, steel sheets can be moulded in any shape to create different tank sizes.

Domestic Heating Oil Tank Installation Process

Our professionals complete the installation of a domestic heating oil tank following these steps:

  1. Conduct an on-site visit to your property.
  2. Assess the existing installation or another potential location for a new tank based on the accessibility for deliveries & maintenance, the heating system’s proximity, and the fulfilment of associated regulations.
  3. Provide expert advice regarding the most suitable type of tank and required materials depending on the site evaluation and your specific requirements.
  4. Offer a detailed written quote outlining the scope of work, required materials, and associated costs.
  5. Discuss your concerns and address your questions for thorough understanding.
  6. Schedule a date and time for oil tank installation at your convenience.
  7. Begin the installation process on the scheduled date and time.
  8. Follow strict safety protocols throughout the process, ensuring a premium-quality installation that is compliant with all applicable standards and OFTEC regulations.
  9. Provide detailed documentation, certifications, and maintenance recommendations after the completion of installation work to ensure the efficient and safe operation of new or replaced heating oil tanks.

Commercial and Domestic Oil Tank Replacement Services

We offer commercial and domestic oil tank replacement services to our clients, staying with them at every step, from the initial consultation and planning stages to the new tank installation and the old tank’s safe disposal. The replacement of old domestic oil tanks is necessary as it:

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Giving our clients the priority they deserve; our company ensures 24-hour availability to cater to your emergency requirements when you need us the most. We offer OFTEC-registered and Environmental Agency compliant installation and replacement services for home heating oil tanks. Once you have booked our services, you can rest assured that your project is in safe hands.

Contact us for heating oil tank installation on your property today!

FAQs

How can I determine the suitable tank size for my property?

Typically, the heating oil tank sizes range from 500 litres to 10,000 litres, and you should consider these factors to install a suitable-sized tank on your property:

  • Property size
  • Heating requirements
  • Boiler efficiency
  • Number of occupants
  • Oil tank installation space

For a more precise estimate, connect with our heating oil tank fitters.

What is the role of an oil gauge?

An oil gauge is specifically designed to measure the quantity of oil inside the tank. Generally, a tank is considered full when it is 85% filled with oil, as 100% filling the tank can result in overflow and oil waste.

How much time is required for domestic oil tank installation?

Depending on the condition of the installation site and the removal of the old tank, installing a domestic oil tank usually takes almost four hours.

How much cost is associated with a new domestic heating oil tank installation?

The cost of installing a new heating oil tank ranges from £2,200 to £2,800.

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