Oil & Fuel Tanks

Oil & Fuel Storage Tanks

Fuel Tanks

Our heating fuel tanks are suitable for a variety of commercial, domestic and agricultural uses in the UK, which include fuelling a boiler for hot water and central heating and to fuel machinery for construction and agriculture. Our home heating fuel storage tanks safeguard both property and the environment against any damaging spills and are available to purchase as a single skin or bunded tank.

Our single skin tanks range from 900 to 2500 litres and are available in both steel and plastic, whilst bunded heating oil tanks versions are available in capacities from 900-90,000 litres. The secondary containment that our bunded tanks provide are a legal requirement for capacities above 3500 litres.

At Tuffa UK we have our own unique, patented fire protection material offering 30 or 60 minute fire protection making our tanks LABC certified.

Homes and business premises not connected to the national gas grid rely on kerosene and a reliable heating oil tank. We have a range of heating oil storage solutions which are safe, reliable, compliant with UK regulations and made from quality materials making them very durable.

Our 30 minute fire protection enables you to legally locate your tank within 1.8 meters of your property – this is otherwise restricted by storage unless you have alternative protection such as a firewall. For those aiming to store their business or domestic fuel oil tank in an outbuilding, we recommend 60 minute fire protection.

Our fire protected tanks aren’t just an alternative means of compliance when compared to regulatory standards, more importantly they increase the safety of your home or business in the unlikely event of a fire, giving you enough time to evacuate the building and extinguish the fire. Discover more about the benefits of fire protection in An Expert Guide to Fire Rated Oil Tanks.

We have an extensive portfolio of high-profile clients, both nationally and internationally, and our heating oil tanks have been used across a variety of sectors. For any support or enquiries contact our sales team on 01889 567700 or use the online enquiry form.

You can also check out An Expert Guide to Heating Oil Storage for information, advice and industry insights covering everything from the basic question “what is heating oil?” to the money-saving “how can I get the best price for heating oil?”

Fire Protected Fuel Tanks

Fire protection is an important consideration for any liquid storage solution when it contains flammable materials, such as oil and other fuels. Having fire protection tanks can help prevent the solution inside the storage tank from igniting. All of our fire rated oil tanks are bunded.

Our fire protected heating oil tanks are bunded and fitted with a unique, patented material offering either 30 or 60 minutes of fire protection. Because the flame-retardant material is integrally fitted around the inner tank during the manufacturing process our tanks come pre-approved with LABC Certification. This reduces costs by making installation quick and easy without the need for any additional fire barriers and site inspectors.

At least 30 minutes of fire protection is required in order to locate an oil tank within 1.8 meters of any part of a building that isn’t fire rated whilst still complying with building regulations. 60 minute fire protection is recommended when locating a tank within an outbuilding or garage. This is useful when space is at a premium and for those who want their tank to be hidden or sheltered. However, our fire protected oil tanks aren’t just about convenience and complying with regulations; they offer real protection in the unlikely event of a fire, providing you with time to evacuate the building and extinguish the fire before it reaches the fuel . Discover more about the benefits of fire protection tanks in An Expert Guide to Fire Rated Oil Tanks.

This range of fuel oil tanks come with a Secondary Containment (a bund) and are available in plastic or steel, and in capacities from 900 to 90,000 litres. We also have a great range of smaller capacity plastic oil tanks from 1,350 to 2,500 litres are the only plastic storage tanks on the market offering integrally fitted fire protection. These offer a great lightweight, durable and price-effective alternative to steel tanks. The plastic is made from recyclable polyethylene which is corrosion resistant and UV stabilised, giving our tanks a serviceable life of over 20 years.

Our steel tanks are available in capacities from 900 to 90,000 litres and benefit from the ability to customise the specifications and dimensions to your requirements, meaning that they can replace existing tanks within the same footprint. Our mild steel is also extremely hard wearing and has a serviceable life in excess of 30 years making them a great long-term investment.

Check out An Expert Guide to Heating Oil Storage for information, advice and industry insights covering everything from the basic question “what is heating oil?” to the money-saving “how can I get the best price for heating oil?”

Waste Oil Tanks

It is imperative that waste oil is stored safely and securely. Our bunded waste oil tanks are designed by putting pollution control at the forefront of the manufacturing process, offering integral protection from leakage and overfilling, as well as complying with all appropriate legislation.

Our bunded waste oil tanks come in sizes from 1,350 to 15,000 litres, and are supplied with a large capacity tundish and an easy access lockable flip lid.

A waste oil tank would benefit businesses in the motoring industry such as garages, bus depots, haulage companies, and so on. It will ensure that the waste oil is stored safely and securely at a reasonable price. The tanks we manufacture are environmentally friendly, helping to reduce the risk of spillages. Having a range of sizes helps the customer to decide which tank would be best suited to their needs.

A large tank would not need emptying as frequently as a smaller tank, therefore reducing the bills for removing the waste oil out of the tank. If the tank is needed but not used to a great extent then it would be more useful to have a smaller tank. The oil collected inside a waste oil tank will be recycled when taken away by a waste disposal company, this is called sump oil. Although the oil has been used it can be cleaned of contaminants and then recycled again and again – saving the environment. This recycled oil can then be used for many applications.

Single Skin Fuel Oil Tanks

An economical solution for storing home heating oil at single family dwellings.

Our single skin tanks are rotationally moulded from medium-density polyethylene (MDPE). They are an economical solution for storing home heating oil, above ground, at single family dwellings, where a bunded solution is not required.

Lightweight and easy to install, these tanks can also be used to store water and animal feeds. They are UV stabilised, require little maintenance, and are manufactured in black as standard. Other colours are available on request.

They are weather-proof and maintenance-free with an inspection hatch.

Plastic Fuel Tanks

Our plastic heating oil tanks exceed all UK oil storage regulations. Renowned for strength, reliability and quality, they are suitable for domestic, commercial and agricultural use.

Our range of plastic fuel tanks are available in single skin, bunded and with fire protection. Our smaller capacity plastic oil tanks (from 1350 to 2500 litres) are the only tanks on the market offering integrally fitted fire protection. The bunded plastic oil tank range reaches a maximum capacity of 15,000 litres and we’re currently developing a new slimline plastic tank with a small capacity below 1000 litres which will be perfect for domestic or small-scale business use.

Tuffa’s plastic tanks make a great material for liquid storage as they are highly durable, corrosion resistant and UV stabilised. They also offer a great affordable alternative to our steel range. Additionally, the tanks are rotational moulded in one-piece increasing the overall strength and making for faster lead times.

You can also check out An Expert Guide to Heating Oil Storage for information, advice and industry insights covering everything from the basic question “what is heating oil?” to the money-saving “how can I get the best price for heating oil?”

Alternatively, to learn more about our fire rated oil tank range and how you can install your tank adjacent to (or even inside) a building then check out our Expert Guide to Fire Rated Oil Tanks.

Steel Fuel Tanks

Here at Tuffa we manufacture single skin and bunded steel oil tanks, which can hold from 900 litres – 86,000 litres of fuel. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, we offer steel fuel tanks at a standard we believe no other manufacturer can match.

At Tuffa we manufacture bespoke steel oil storage tanks. Our steel oil tanks are available in single skin or with a bund (a tank within a tank which provides additional protection from leaks and spills).

Single skin tanks benefit from their low price and can hold fuel capacities of 900 litres to 2,300 litres. Our steel bunded fuel tanks are integrally fitted with a secondary containment and are therefore more secure and environmentally friendly than single skin fuel tanks. These are available in sizes from 900 litres to 86,000 litres and can also be fitted with fire protection to provide extra protection to your premises and contents.

While our steel oil tanks are available in a standard range, we can also manufacture steel tanks to bespoke requirements. That makes steel oil tanks the perfect solution for those looking to replace an existing fuel storage tank and need the new tank to fit exact dimensions. The high-quality mild steel used in the production of our tanks is extremely durable and weatherproof giving our steel tanks a serviceable life in excess of 30 years.

Tuffa’s bunded steel oil tanks are a completely self-contained, ready-to-use, sealed unit making them easy to move when empty and ensuring a low requirement for maintenance as no rainwater can enter the bunded area. Each tank comes with a high specification as standard with only premium ancillary equipment used. For any advice and to discuss steel oil tank requirements call our sales team on 01889 567700 or complete an online enquiry form.

You can also check out An Expert Guide to Heating Oil Storage for information, advice and industry insights covering everything from the basic question “what is heating oil?” to the money-saving “how can I get the best price for heating oil?”

Additionally, we also manufacture plastic fuel tanks, which are durable, more lightweight and can hold up to 15,000 litres of fuel . You can find out more information on our plastic heating oil storage tank range here.