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Oil Tank Replacement

Oil tank replacement service

We supply a range of oil tank replacements that are expertly fitted by our experienced team of installers. Whether you need to replace a domestic or commercial oil tank, our Building VC installers ensure full compliance with industry regulations during the removal and replacement of your tank.

Our oil tank replacement service includes the removal of your old one, ensuring its replacement is correctly installed, whether that’s in your garden, underground or somewhere else on your property. We aim to provide only the best service and our track record of exceeding customer expectations has earned us a strong reputation among our clients.

Our 20 years of oil tank installation, repairs and replacement experience is put to expert use and our team is on hand to assist with all enquiries. Installations completed by us come with a complete service schedule and 24-hour emergency callout availability, ensuring you have peace of mind about your oil tank replacement.

SG Tanks oil tank replacements:

  • Carried out by an Building Control standards Technician
  • Commercial and domestic properties serviced
  • Removal of your old tank
  • 24-hour emergency callout availability
  • Track record of excellent customer service

Oil tank replacement in Sussex

We are based in Littlehampton, West Sussex, and we provide oil tank replacements across the South East. Our experienced team can discuss the best oil tank replacement solutions for your needs and offer options to ensure your new tank complies with the latest regulations and its base remains suitable.

We provide aftercare for our installed oil tanks, offering regular maintenance and repairs. Proper maintenance is essential for helping to keep heating costs in your home to a minimum while avoiding expensive and costly breakdowns.

With over 20 years of oil tank replacement experience, we are here to help find the best solution for you. If you have any questions or would like to know more about how we can assist you, please contact a member of our team by calling us on 01903 856403 or emailing salessgtanks@gmail.com.

When should you replace your heating oil tank?

Most well-maintained heating tanks are capable of lasting between 15 to 20 years but the older they get the more likely they are to have problems. Oil tanks older than 10 years have an increased likelihood of damage or excess wear and tear which can lead to a high risk of leaks and spills.

For this reason, it’s essential that you check your tank regularly with a visual inspection and arrange for regular maintenance. Leaks and spills from heating and waste oil tanks cause considerable damage to your home or property and the immediate area surrounding it.

The cost to clean up an oil spill from your tank can be considerable and it is actually against the law to cause pollution, which may result in fines for failing to prevent a spill from occurring.

Heating oil tank replacement checklist:

  • Check for signs of damage, particularly corrosion in metal tanks and swelling in plastic
  • Regularly check for leaks and spills
  • Look for water ingress in your tank – water in the oil can transfer dirt into your boiler or freeze during the winter which causes blockages
  • Invest in an oil spill kit
  • Monitor your fuel use – unusual activity could point to signs of a replacement need
  • Ensure fuel gauges and fill points are in good condition – regular servicing is important
  • Arrange for a full tank inspection with an Building Control standards Technician if your tank is over 10 years old and at risk of leaking
  • Ensure your tank remains on solid level ground

Which oil tank replacement do I need?

There are two main types of oil tanks: single skin and bunded. These commonly come in steel or plastic and each has its own strengths. Deciding which one is for you depends on your budget, tank location and available space.

  • Single skin oil tanks
    • Cheaper and easier to maintain
    • Hold the oil in a single skin
    • Still require a ‘bund’ in the form of concrete or masonry
    • Restriction on how close they are positioned to water – must not be within 10m of controlled water or 50m of a well
      • Must also not be located where a spillage could run into a drain
  • Bunded oil tanks
    • Two skins, and like a tank within a tank
    • The first holds the oil while the second acts as a buffer, protecting from the elements, weather and reducing the risk of spillage if the first tank splits
    • Improved security thanks to a lockable outer lid
    • Reduced chance of impurities caused by condensation as this typically forms within the bund

What responsibilities do oil tank owners have?

Owning an oil tank comes with responsibilities in terms of maintenance and protecting the surrounding environment. Owners must remain vigilant and be aware of any leak or spill risk, dealing with them swiftly and effectively.

  • Environmental responsibilities
    • You must ensure the oil doesn’t leak from the tank into the surrounding environment
    • Any risk of damage to plant life or wildlife must be dealt with immediately
    • Oil spills must be cleaned up
  • Regular maintenance checks
    • When your boiler is being inspected by a heating engineer they must also inspect the oil tank
    • Any issues are flagged to you, with a recommended action plan
    • Ensure that you carry out regular visual checks for signs of rust, cracking and swelling

If your heating oil tank has seen better days, our experts are on hand to advise on what your options are. We have a wide range of steel oil tanks to choose from to replace your old tank with one that gives you peace of mind that leaks and spills are a thing of the past. For an oil tank replacement or further enquiries, please contact a member of our team today.

Our featured oil tank products

We provide a range of steel oil tanks to replace your existing one, whether that’s because it’s old and leaking or because you need a larger one.

Steel Bunded Heating Oil Tanks

Our Steel Bunded Heating Oil Tanks are available in a range of sizes to suit your heating and property needs. Bunded oil tanks have a second skin, offering an additional layer of protection to catch leaks and spills while also offering a buffer against extreme weather such as frost or high heat.

Steel Oil Tanks

We have a wide range of high-quality steel oil tanks that ensure your heating and waste oil needs are met. Whether you need a replacement steel oil tank for domestic or commercial use, we have a model that will meet your property’s specific requirements.

Steel Waste Oil Tanks

For bulk liquid and storage solutions, our steel waste oil tanks are the ideal choice. Our waste oil tank replacement service offers a range of sizes to ensure the safe housing of waste engine oil or fuels.

Industries we work with

Our heating and waste oil tanks are ideal for a wide range of industries and domestic settings. We have been installing oil tanks across Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire for over two decades, ensuring that homes, businesses and farms enjoy expertly installed heating and waste oil tanks.

Pleasure to deal with, very helpful on the phone and was able to find the perfect replacement heating tank for my property - as I'm local to the company, the delivery I was offered was a very nice touch. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!
Julian Lindley
Julian Lindley
The new S&G fuel tank is well made, and the S&G team manufactured it promptly and installed it efficiently.
Gary Burgess
Gary Burgess
Oil tank replacement, no mess or fuss, happy team did marvelous job and very knowledgeable.
Garth Hampson
Garth Hampson
I used SG Tank installations in April 2022 to replace my Oil Tank that was starting to show cracks. They were responsive, well-priced, and a pleasure to deal with on site. I will be using them again for any future needs.
Chris Lund
Chris Lund
SG renewed our oil tank quickly, professionally and with a smile. Recommend highly. Thank you
Jane Walsingham
Jane Walsingham
Excellent service & communication, would certainly recommend them, we had a new oil tank installed, guys who installed it were very polite and courteous at all times.
Alan James
Alan James
We used SG Tanks and SO happy with the whole process. We had contacted for a quote via their website and was contacted very quickly to book in a survey - They turned up at the time booked and the quote arrived the same day as the survey. Once I gave them the go-ahead the work was booked in and completed withoin four days of the initial enquiry. The installers were polite, explained everything that was going on and did a really a really tidy job. Can highly recommend SG Tanks.
Adam Boucher
Adam Boucher
The guys at S G Tanks did a fabulous job. Highly responsive, and efficient throughout from talking through the options and recommendations to installation. I would 100% use them again and thoroughly recommend them for anyone who wants a highly professional, stress free installation.
Dan Spacie
Dan Spacie
I used SG for a new domestic oil tank. Great quality and value and the team were a credit to the business - thank you

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For more information about our oil tank replacements or to arrange a free site survey, call today on on 01903 856403 to discuss your requirements with our team.
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