Quick Checklist:     About Oil Tank Regulations in the UK

<span>Quick Checklist:    </span> About Oil Tank Regulations in the UK
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    Oil may seem like an interesting option to investigate as a fuel alternative for those living off the UK mains gas network ...

    ... but while oil boilers have some benefits, the complexities of simply installing the oil tank which will fire the boiler may well be a lot more hard work than you had imagined.

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Installation Regulations

There are  some regulations in place for the installation of the oil tanks which support oil fired boilers, with an initial obstacle being the need for the system to be installed by a tradesman who is part of the government’s ‘Competent Person’ scheme.

If you don’t use someone registered with a ‘Competent Person’ scheme, you’ll have to get a Building Control Notice from your local council and arrange and pay for an inspection yourself. Even after installation has been correctly carried out, oil tanks need to be constantly monitored to negate the possibility of potential leaks.

Installation Costs

On top of the complex regulations, and often very high installation and maintenance costs that come with oil tanks, the aesthetic of most tanks is also not one that is usually too pleasing on the eye. This is something which could seriously impact on your own enjoyment of your home, not to mention having the potential to upset neighbours.

Oil tanks are also notorious for being the target of thieves, with it not taking much common sense for a person so inclined to realise that the contents of an oil tank are of considerable value and can be easily sold on once stolen.

Type of Installations

So much of the risk and hard work that’s needed to install an oil tank could be eliminated if you were you to go with an LPG tank installation by the leading LPG supplier in the UK, Calor. LPG above ground tanks are installed free of charge and are much more pleasing on the eye than most oil tanks. LPG boilers are also proven to be cheaper than their oil powered counterparts.

Having your LPG tank installed by Calor – the leading lpg suppliers in the uk will ensure that you have the peace of mind of knowing that your tank is going to comply with any building regulations, and on top of being less hassle to install, much easier on the eye, and posing almost no risk of theft, LPG is also a more efficient, environmentally friendly fuel source than oil.

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