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What's in your garden?

Tanks that may be at risk

Best practice

  • Metal or plastic single skin tanks

  • Tanks over 10 years old

  • Poorly supported tanks

  • Tanks that are poorly located

  • Tanks not fitted to regulations

  • Tanks with signs of bleaching or cracking

  • Metal tanks with signs of rust

Building and environmental

If your tank is near to a drain, bore hole, river
or other watercourse the chances are that you
need a bunded tank by law.

An OFTEC registered technician can inspect your
installation and any features particular to your
property, and advise you on the best course of
action to protect yourself and your home.

  • Integrally bunded (tank within a tank)

  • Top offtake oil supply

  • Contents gauge

  • Overfill prevention device

  • Fitted to building regulations

  • CE marked (plastic tanks)

  • Regularly serviced


Oil tanks should be sited in accordance
with building regulations, which protects
them from a fire that may be started
near by. Siting is typically 1.8m from
openings into building and 760mm from
a combustible boundary. If this can’t be
achieved, a fire barrier can be erected
between the tank and hazard.