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Domestic Oil Tank Installations & Replacements

Oil tank installations and replacements for home heating are at the core of Tank Services’ skills. We provide Domestic Tank Services for tanks fuelling oil fired appliances such as boilers, AGAs and Rayburns. Decommissioning and Fuel Tank Removal is undertaken by our friendly teams of OFTEC Certified (Oil Firing Technical Association) Engineers.
You can rest with complete peace of mind because our teams are experienced, trained and fully insured for domestic and commercial installation work. So Tank Services are the team to trust! with over 16 Years Experience our Tank Removal Services are second to none.

Based in Wiltshire, Southern Tank services cover the whole county and nearby districts Dorset and Somerset. We are happy travelling from the south in Salisbury, Amesbury, Tisbury across to Warminster, Trowbridge, Melksham, Westbury & Devizes in the middle. Coverage extends up to Chippenham, Swindon, Marlborough, Calne & Malmesbury in the North.
In the County of Somerset, we cover many areas including Crewkerne, Yeovil, Milborne Port across to Wincanton, Somerton, Langport, Castle Cary, Bruton & Glastonbury in the middle all the way up to Cheddar, Wells, Shepton Mallet, Frome & Norton St Philip in the North.

We have great access to serve the whole Dorset area including all the major towns and villages such as Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport and Poole in the south of the county, Sherborne, Blandford and Sturminster Newton in Mid-county, up across the North of the county, including Shaftesbury and Gillingham.

Fuel Tank Replacement Procedure

The procedures for replacing domestic heating oil tanks and commercially sized tanks are essentially the same.

Typically, after the initial free assessment of the current oil tank installation. We’ll check your garden for access and perform an Environmental Risk Assessment for oil storage. Then we present a solution that will comply with current building regulations, oil storage regulations and OFTEC guidelines. Lastly, After your agreement with the quotation cost and on your instruction, we will start the oil tank removal and replacement by:

  • Pumping out your existing oil to our safe holding tank.

  • Disconnect, remove and recycle the old tank within both environmental code and best practices.

  • Pressure test the old oil pipe. (If required for re-use)

  • Construct a base suitable for the new tank.

  • Install the new bunded oil tank and connect to the oil feed pipe.

  • Transfer the oil out of the holding tank into the new installation.

  • Bleed the oil pipes and prime the appliances and test.

  • Issue an OFTEC CD10 completion report and register the work with OFTEC, who will issue a Certificate of Conformity to you.

Oil Tank Installation Regulations

For more information about OFTEC – Oil Fired Technical Association – click here to visit the OFTEC website.

The FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) is the trade association for the oil distribution industry in the UK and ROI. It also publishes some very useful information for oil tank installation and the safe storage of fuel oils.

The Environment Agency published a series of Pollution Prevention Guides (PPG), ‘PPG2-Above Ground Oil Storage Tanks’ is for commercial installations. It contains useful information about fuel storage and best practices for installation, equipment such as pumps, pipework and draws off hoses.

The UK Gov website also has info on the oil storage regulations and home owner’s responsibilities.

For domestic oil tank replacements and services, we cover Bath & Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and West Berkshire.

The Health and Safety of our teams and our clients are always at the forefront of our minds. So that’s why here we perform training regularly and all our staff go through rigorous courses and retraining. We are also certified with CHAS who ensure our health and safety exceeds standards.

OFTEC & FPS – Advice on getting your oil tank replaced!

Tank Services - Oil Tank Installations & Removals

Arrange a Free Assessment using our enquiry form. A friendly member of our team will contact you shortly to book you in. If you have any questions regarding our work or products. Please feel free to Call our Experts on 01722 714514 or Send an Enquiry using the button below!

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Tank Cleaning

We also offer Domestic Oil Tank Cleaning Services. We can remove sludge from the bottom of the fuel and oil tanks.
The process for fuel tank cleaning is relatively simple. Firstly, we pump out the healthy fuel from the tank into a temporary tank whilst we remove the dirt. Secondly, we give the inside of the tank a good wipe around to remove any residual muck.

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Underground Tank Installations

Do you feel your garden deserves better than having a big green eyesore in it? Then we’ve got good news! We have the ability to install, decommission and remove underground fuel tanks! Underground tanks keep all the ugly fuel storage and fittings out of sight leaving you to attend to your flowers in peace and enjoy your garden.

Underground oil storage tanks for domestic heating oil have several advantages over an above ground installation. Space saving is the most obvious advantage, but fire risk and security are other major benefits. They only leave a manhole cover in view so they are kept neatly out of sight. Typically a domestic size tank will be installed in the garden, either 1400L or 2500L capacity available.

When it comes to below ground tanks we install double skin, bunded Harlequin tanks. Manufactured from a medium density polyethene inner tank and an independent fibreglass outer skin. These tanks are constructed with secondary containment. Therefore achieving the highest levels of environmental protection for complete peace of mind.

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