Home heating oil tanks at fair prices

Your heating oil storage tank is at the heart of your home heating system. So it’s vital that you look after your tank and that your tank is fit for purpose to begin with. 

If you need a new heating oil tank fitted in your home, we can help!

We’ll guide you through what to look out for when buying an oil tank, and our expert engineers will take care of delivery and installation, from start to finish.

Heating Oil Tanks

The risks of a leaking tank

A leaky tank could cost you more than money alone. If your tank isn’t doing its job, you’ll waste oil that you’ve bought and paid for. But beyond financial losses, a leaking tank could put you and your neighbours at risk. 

If your oil tank is leaking, it can contaminate both public and private drinking water. The waste oil will also cause soil pollution and or potentially even fire and explosions. Oil spills can be expensive to clean up and pose a major fire hazard.

Avoid unnecessary risks by replacing your home heating oil tank – our professional service will set your mind at ease.

Speak to our expert team about your fuel storage needs and the heating oil tanks we have for sale near you.

Oil storage tank FAQs

Domestic properties often rely on the same tank for many years. If you’re not sure whether you’re ready for a replacement heating oil tank yet, there are a few things you can look out for:

  • Keep an eye out for cracks and bulges. These are a common problem for ageing tanks and can cause leaks.
  • Check your tank for any signs of rust or fading from the sun. These defects could make your tank brittle and more likely to crack.
  • Look for any leaks, even small ones. Leaking oil is a sign that it’s definitely time for a new tank.
  • Check your oil usage and look for any shifts in your estimates. If your tank is working less efficiently and using more heating oil than before, it’s probably on its way out. If you’re unsure how to measure the amount of oil you’re using, read our guide to oil gauges.

As well as looking for obvious faults, keep track of when you bought your tank. Steel tanks can last up to 20 years with careful maintenance. But as your oil tank nears the end of its expected lifespan, it will likely start to show signs of age.

There are many different types of heating oil tanks available for domestic use. The type of tank that you need will depend on your unique circumstances.


Speak to a member of our team to discuss the differences between a plastic bunded oil tank and a single skin heating oil storage solution. From bunded heating oil tanks to single skin tanks, we can offer a wide range of oil tank types and sizes at the best prices to suit your needs. 

For a tank that heats your home for years, it’s a good idea to look after it regularly by:

  • Looking out for defects, like cracks, rust or discoloration.
  • Closing vents and gauges to keep any bugs or contaminants at bay.
  • Ensuring that your tank sits on a level surface. 
  • Inspecting the supports and the ground beneath your tank regularly for signs of breakage or bending.
  • Checking pipework and looking for spills or leaks.
  • Keeping an oil spill kit to hand just in case.

A common complaint is water leaks into outdoor tanks. Take a look at our guide explaining how water gets into tanks, and how to prevent it.

If you think you need a new tank, talk to a member of our expert team over the phone. 

You’ll discuss your requirements to help find the right tank for you from one of our partners. Some tanks are more readily available than others, so your circumstances might impact on the speed of delivery. 

Our team will do everything they can to arrange a suitable delivery date that works for you.

Get in touch to discuss oil tanks today.

Our friendly delivery drivers will complete a visual inspection of your tank whenever they top up your heating oil. They’ll look for any major signs of wear and tear. 

We always recommend checking your tank yourself in between deliveries. Our drivers can help you to learn what to look out for.

How long an oil tank lasts can depend on how well it is looked after and maintained. Generally speaking, an oil tank should last around 10 years if it is well looked after. 

Looking for cracks, rust or discoloration regularly, and arranging a professional to check any problems, can help your tank last longer.