When it comes to installing or upgrading a heating oil storage tank you should make sure that the base and support system is strong and long lasting, if the foundations of your tank platform are weak it could lead to serious safety and environmental issues.
The base should be able to withstand the weight of the tank plus the maximum volume of fuel it can hold. We suggest using concrete or stone as the base (paving slabs are suitable and are quite popular). There should be at least 300mm of extra space around every edge of the tank. If your tank isn’t supported correctly it could lead to leaks and spillages so it’s best to do it right first time. There are also Regional Building Regulations that must be followed.
If you live in England or Wales we suggest contacting an OFTEC registered technician as they can provide self certified work. You’ll also need to contact an OFTEC registered technician for your annual tank inspection.