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What is a bunded oil tank?
A bunded tank uses a "tank within a tank" design. The inner tank is used to store the oil which is then enclosed in a secondary container which acts as the bund. The bund will protect your oil in the event of the inner tank splitting and has the ability to hold 110% of the inner tank's contents. They are considered to be the safest way to store heating oil and have become the industry standard with OFTEC installers.
How are your tanks manufactured and what materials are used in their construction?
Our tanks are manufactured in the UK using a process called rotational moulding. This process is a tried and tested construction method which creates consistently strong and durable tanks. The tanks are manufactured using Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) which has excellent chemical and impact resistance properties, making it ideal for external fuel storage. Each tank has a high-quality steel inlet and outlet installed to provide years of trouble-free use.
When installed, how is the tank filled with oil?
Each tank is supplied with a 2” BSP Atkinson fill point. This is an industry standard inlet size which all oil suppliers will be able to use to fill your tank. When your oil supplier arrives at your location, they will simply connect their fill pipe to this inlet and dispense the oil into your tank. It provides a safe and secure fill point for your tank.
How can I check and monitor the amount of oil in the tank?
We can supply our tanks with a fill level gauge to allow you to check and monitor the amount of oil in the tank. We offer x2 options; a mechanical clock gauge and an electronic gauge.
The clock gauge is a simple and reliable fill level device which uses a float connected to a level display to indicate the amount of oil left in the tank.
The electronic gauge uses a tank mounted transmitter which relays the level data to a remote receiver. The benefits of this are that you can check the level of your tank remotely from the comfort of your home.
All of our oil tanks include FREE delivery to UK mainland addresses (exclusions apply).
Delivery to any of the following areas may incur additional delivery charges:
Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle Of Wight, Anglesey, Isles of Scilly, Western Isles, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Offshore Islands and also areas north of the Glasgow/Edinburgh line including the following postcode areas:
AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, HS, IV, KA27-28, KW, KY, ML, PA20-40, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, TD, ZE
If your delivery location or postcode is listed above, please call our sales team on 01777 237 328 for more details.
We always ensure that we provide our customers with a competitive delivery price, wherever you may be located, using carriers with local knowledge and expertise.
How long will it take for my tank to arrive?
You can specify a delivery date using the "Delivery Date" option on the tank product page. This gives you the flexibility to choose a suitable delivery date and plan ahead for the arrival of the tank. For example, if you want to place an order today for delivery in 3 weeks time, you can select the delivery date above and we will schedule the delivery accordingly.
Deliveries are made between 8am - 4pm on the specified delivery date, Monday - Friday excluding bank holidays. All deliveries will require a signature.
We always have high levels of stock available but on some occasions, we may not be able to deliver on your specified day, we will contact you immediately if this is the case with an alternative delivery date.
How will the tank be delivered to my address?
Our standard delivery is via a pallet delivery service. Deliveries will be made to the "kerb-side" of your delivery address using a tail lift which lowers the tank to the ground level from the delivery vehicle.
Alternative delivery options can be arranged, please call our sales team to discuss your requirements.
My property is located in an area with restricted access, will you be able to deliver to my address?
If there is restricted access at your location, we are able to arrange delivery using specific vehicles designed for areas with, for example, low bridges or narrow access roads. Please call our sales team to discuss your requirements.
Can the tank be moved to the exact location I need?
As deliveries will be made to the "kerb-side" of your delivery address, you will be responsible for moving the tank to the desired location on your property.
Who are OFTEC?
OFTEC establishes the standards for competence within the domestic oil heating and cooking industry. By ensuring the quality of people and businesses working in this area, OFTEC maintains standards for reputable companies and consumers alike.
What is an OFTEC approved installer/engineer?
They are a trained and approved competent person who is approved by OFTEC to install and service domestic and commercial oil tanks. Your oil tank must be installed by an OFTEC engineer and to maintain the 10 year warranty the tank must be inspected every year.
Tank location - OFTEC guidelines
Oil tanks are required to comply with fire separation distances in order to adequately protect the stored fuel from a fire or heat source, that may originate nearby. Tanks should be sited:
Tank base and support - OFTEC guidelines
The need to provide a suitable base and support for your oil tank is of paramount importance for reasons of both safety and environmental protection. The base should be:
To comply with British Standards, the base material should be one of the following laid on a hardcore base to give an imperforate base: