Oil Tank Installation & Replacement
Highly experienced, professional and reliable heating engineers
New 2500 litre plastic bunded oil tank installed in Frittenden, Kent
iB Oil Tanks is a division of iB Heating.
We offer professional OFTEC registered installation, servicing and removal services for domestic and commercial heating oil tanks in Kent and East Sussex.
Your oil tank is an important part of your heating system that needs annual inspection.
Unfortunately, heating oil tanks are often neglected, and serious problems arise when they start leaking, leading to complex and very expensive clean up operations, this can be easily avoided by having an annual inspection which can be carried out at the same time as your oil boiler service.
Oil tanks come in many shapes and sizes and are available in either plastic or steel.
Most modern oil tanks are bunded to help comply with building regulations and provide a second barrier of defence against oil spills and environmental damage.
iB Oil Tanks offer the following Oil Tank Services
- Supply and installation of new plastic and steel single skin and bunded oil tanks.
- New concrete tank bases.
- Fire protection barriers.
- Emergency oil tank pump outs.
- Oil lines and trenches.
- Moling of oil lines beneath finished surfaces and driveways.
- Oil tank removal and correct registered disposal.
- De sludging and removal of water from your oil tank. (oil tank servicing)
- Oil level watchman’s, guages and theft alarms.
- Crane lifting of oil tanks over hedges, walls garages etc.
- Bespoke steel oil tanks manufactured to any size/shape.
- Bespoke Steel tanks in any colour…………they don’t have to be green.
New Oil Tanks Supplied & Fitted
New Oil tank installations should meet the following distances, This is for tanks of a maximum capacity of 3500 litres.
1.8 Meters from an opening into the building ie window, door, air brick etc.
1.8 meters to any combustible material on the building ie weatherboarding or rafter feet.
1.8 meters from a boiler termination or lpg bottles.
760mm from a neighbouring boundary.
The Tank should be on a solid base of a noncombustible material that over hangs the base of the tank by 300mm all the way around.
Crane Lifting Of Oil Tanks
Our small access 3.5 ton Hiab truck is capable of accesing tight driveways and lifting of plastic and steel oil tanks over hedges, fences and walls etc.
New Concrete Oil Tank Bases
Oil tank bases can be constructed fom 50mm concrete slabs or they can be made of poured concrete. Poured concrete is by far the best and longest lasting option, slab bases tend to move over time causing the oil tank to warp and ultimately crack.
Most old steel tanks are installed on brick or block piers to provide a gravity feed and also to keep them away from the damp ground in an attempt to prevent rusting.
New Oil Lines & Trenches
New oil lines can be installed via digging a trench or pneumatic moling (trenchless technology).
Moling is especially useful for going beneath finished surfaces such as block paving, under driveways or manicured lawns.
Removal & Disposal of Old Tanks
Registered and Safe Oil Tank Disposal.
When we come to install your new Oil Tank we also take away the old one. The old tank will then be collected from our premises in bulk and taken to be recycled or disposed of responsibly.
What To Do If Your Oil Tank Is Leaking?
We offer an emergency oil tank pump out service, we will bring a spare tank to pump your oil into for safe storage until a new tank can be installed, it is sometimes possible to rig up a temporary supply for your boiler to minimise heating down time.
Steel oil tanks, you will need your tank pumped out as soon as possible, In the meantime try to catch the oil in a container, for small spills cat litter can be used to help absorb the oil and prevent ingress into the ground and water course.
If your plastic oil tank has split or cracked, you will also need the tank to be pumped out as soon as possible.
If you can see the split or crack a temporary solution is to get a bar of soap and rub it into the crack, this will help stem the flow of oil, try to cover the soap filled crack with duct tape or similar to keep rain off as water will wash away the soap and cause the tank to leak more.
Frequently Asked Questions
iB Heating is a local company that offers professional heating installation, repair and servicing in the domestic and commercial sector.
iB Heating was founded in 2004 by Ian Ballard. Having served a full apprenticeship and gained several years experience in the plumbing and heating sector including contracting for British Gas He decided to break the stereotype of the industry and to create a business that strives for perfection and truly values its customers.