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Oil Tank Installation

With a free site survey and written quotation from our experts, we’ll provide the right solution for your homes oil heating system.

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Emergency Pump Outs

Do you have an oil leak or a split domestic oil tank? Call Ford Fuels today to arrange an emergency pump out of your oil tanks. You can also request an oil tank replacement to be installed.

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Maintenance & Repair

Our domestic oil tank services include oil line pressure testing, tank cleaning and water removal, everything you need for your homes oil heating system.

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Experts in Oil Tanks

Our heating engineering division are experts in oil heating systems, domestic oil tanks, for both installation and maintenance and many plumbing problems. Do you have an oil leak or a split oil tank? Do you need to have an emergency pump out? Then call Ford Fuels today! With a free site survey and written quotation from our experts, we’ll provide the right solution for your home.

Oil Tank Repair
You're in safe hands...Installations, Maintenance & Repairs

All of our domestic oil tank engineers are OFTEC trained and certified to ensure that your oil tank installation meets the latest building regulations. Along with peace of mind this is why it is crucial to use an established certified company to install and maintain your oil heating tank. Remember your home relies on the health of your oil tanks!

We supply and fit a wide range of domestic oil heating tanks both plastic and steel, single skin and bunded oil storage tanks. All bunded oil tanks carry a manufacturers warranty of 10 years. Single skin tanks have 2 years, which should be installed to OFTEC guidelines to comply.

Need your oil tank serviced or an oil tank replacement? Call us to arrange for one of our fuel tank engineers to come and service, repair or replace your heating oil tanks. Domestic oil tank maintenance is something we excel in, so if you are worried about your domestic oil tanks condition, don't hesitate to call us for our expert advice.

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We are here to help...Which Tank Do I Need?

Domestic oil tanks come in various sizes and styles (horizontal and vertical) to suit all spaces. Our heating oil tanks, also known as domestic oil tanks, fuel tanks, AGA tanks or kerosene tanks, are designed to store kerosene central heating oil.

Need a domestic tank for your oil boiler? Our bunded oil tanks meet and exceed all current oil storage regulations in the UK and Ireland. They are OFCERT certified and manufactured to ISO Standards. They also come complete with oil monitoring and oil tank security features including an alarm and oil level sensor to provide you with peace of mind that not only is your oil tank is secure, but you will be alerted before you run out of oil.

Unsure of the tank you need? Contact us to talk to one of our expert oil tank engineers.

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Our Domestic Oil Tanks & Diesel Dispenser Product Ranges

Deso Oil Tanks

Harlequin Oil Tanks

We have an excellent selection of heating oil tanks, oil tanks dispensers and AdBlue tanks, suitable for all your needs.

We have a fantastic relationship with too major oil tank brand. Deso Oil Tanks and Harlequin Oil Tanks are well known in the heating oil trade as having excellent quality and longevity.

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Your ‘Home’ Questions Answered

Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions. If you have a question that isn’t listed, please just give us a call.

How do I dip my oil tanks?

Insert a stick into your home heating oil tank until it touches the bottom. Make sure your stick is vertical; if it goes in at an angle you’ll get a reading that’s higher than your oil level. Remove the stick from the oil tank to see how much of it has been immersed in the oil. If you have a heating oil chart for you oil tank you can use this to calculate the volume left in your tank. If you don’t have a chart, simply see where the oil is on your stick. If only the lower part of the stick is covered, you know levels are getting low and you’ll need to schedule a kerosene  delivery soon.

How do I get a priority fuel delivery for my oil tank?

If your heating oil is running low and you need a priority delivery, simply let us know when you call to order or select the soonest available delivery window with your order online. If you’ve run out of fuel and need an emergency delivery, we’ll aim to deliver to you within 24 hours, at an additional charge.

You may wish to think about upgrading your account to our heating oil ‘EasiLIFE’ Top-up system, which means we monitor your oil tanks levels for you, and can top-up automatically. For more information please contact us.

Should I include my home heating oil tank on my insurance?

We recommend you choose an insurance company that offers cover for any loss of fuel through theft or spillage.

You may wish to think about upgrading your account to our heating oil ‘EasiLIFE’ Top-up system, which means we monitor your oil tanks levels for you, and can top-up automatically.

If your account is eligible for a gauge to be fitted to your tank you will also benefit from ‘sudden drop alerts’. These alerts will send us notifications of any sudden drops in your oil tanks levels, which may indicate oil theft or a damaged oil tank.

For more information please contact us.

 

What should I do if I see my oil tank is leaking?

If you see that your oil tanks leaking, contact your insurance company immediately. Depending on your level of cover they should be able to appoint a suitable specialist to stop the leak and assess the impact.

If your insurance doesn’t provide adequate cover you should contact a specialist contractor immediately. Start by contacting an OFTEC technician or UK Spill-accredited clean-up company.

Oil tank maintenance is key to maintaining your tanks integrity. Our engineers are just a phone call away.

 

What should I do if my oil tank is cracked?

If a crack appears on your fuel tank, you’ll need to act quickly to avoid any possible environmental damage.

Check whether the crack is above or below the oil level. If the crack’s below the oil level get some of your oil removed as soon as possible to prevent any leaks.

Once there’s no risk of a leak you’ll need to replace your tank as soon as possible. We can’t deliver more oil if your oil tank is in a poor state of repair. If you’d like more information about our oil tank replacement service or think you may need oil tank maintenance, please call us on 01454 333033.

How often should I have my tank inspected?

We recommend you have your home heating oil tanks serviced at least once a year. Oil tank maintenance ensures your oil tank is safe, compliant with regulations and functioning well. You’ll receive a lifespan estimation so you can plan for the cost of a replacement.

It also demonstrates to your insurance company that you’ve been responsible in the event of a claim. If your oil tank isn’t sufficiently well maintained we may not be able to deliver your fuel safely.

How do I arrange an oil tank inspection?

We can arrange to have your home heating oil tank inspected – just call us on 01454 333 033 to schedule an appointment.

How often should I replace my oil tank?

The average life of a home heating oil tank is 15 to 20 years. If you’re unsure how old your oil tank is, please contact us for a fuel tank inspection.

Do I need to be in when you deliver my oil?

Providing our driver has safe access to your home heating oil tank you don’t need to be in when we deliver.

Please make sure access gates and your tank are left unlocked. It’s advisable to lock up any pets or livestock or move them away from areas that will be accessed during your delivery.

This guarantees their safety and means there’s no risk of any animals escaping.

What if my oil tank is locked?

Our drivers are happy to follow any written instructions or hold keys for the lock to your oil tanks.

How quickly can you deliver oil?

Deliveries are usually scheduled within five working days of your order being placed.

Express deliveries can be scheduled within two working days of your order, providing we have availability.

Please call us on 01454 333 033 to discuss your delivery needs. If you’re running very low we can arrange an emergency delivery of just 200 litres.

How do I know when my oil delivery is due?

We can text or call you the day before your delivery to remind you to keep your home heating oil tank accessible the following day.

Can you deliver heating oil on weekends?

Our delivery heating oil days are Monday – Friday. We can deliver at the weekend by special request, however this will incur an additional cost.

How big is the delivery tanker?

We have several delivery trucks, the largest of which holds 18,000 litres, whilst our smallest carries 10,500 litres.

Most of our tankers need a lane at least 9 feet wide, without sharp bends, in order to deliver.

For properties with limited access we can use our smaller more manoeuvrable trucks. Additionally, we have 4×4 vehicles which hold 1,000 litres for more hard to reach deliveries.

How far can the tanker hose reach?

In order to successfully deliver your fuel oil our tanker needs to be able to reach within 150 feet of your tank.

Drivers can deliver from the road or pass the delivery hose over a wall or hedge to access your oil tank.

If you’re concerned about whether your delivery will reach you simply give us a ring on 01454 333 033 to discuss your accessibility.

How can I pay?

We have several payment plans designed to help you manage your fuel costs for no additional fee including Pay As You Go, EasiLIFE and our monthly payment plan.

If you’re a new customer purchasing fuel via Pay As You Go we require full payment when you first order.

For subsequent orders made within a year you’ll have seven days from delivery to arrange full payment.

If you choose our monthly payment plan you’ll spread the cost of your fuel over twelve months by direct debit.

Do you offer an oil tank monitoring service?

As part of our EasiLIFE monthly payment plan we’ll install a free small tank monitor or oil tank gauge as it’s otherwise known.

We’ll insert a small tube via a site hole, so your tank isn’t damaged. This lets us monitor your home heating oil level and schedule deliveries when you need them, so your oil levels don’t drop too far below 30%.

What’s the minimum fuel order?

The minimum amount we can deliver is 500 litres. Regular domestic customers with a 3-bedroom house typically use between 1,500-3,000 litres a year.

Many domestic customers opt to have a delivery of 1,000 litres to cover the winter months, with smaller top-ups when they’re needed.

What happens if I’ve paid upfront but my oil tank can’t take the full amount ordered?

If our driver finds you’ve ordered too much home heating oil for your tank’s capacity, we’ll refund the cost of any undelivered amount straight to your payment card or amend your payment plan.

What is a bunded oil tank?

Bunded oil tanks are oil tanks with an extra outer protective layer that is there to protect the inner tank (a tank within a tank). This adds extra protection from damage and against fuel lost.

What oil tanks do you use?

We have an excellent selection of heating oil tanks, oil tanks dispensers and AdBlue tanks, suitable for all your needs.

We have a fantastic relationship with too major oil tank brand. Deso Tanks and Harlequin Tanks are well known in the heating oil trade as having excellent quality and longevity.

Where can I buy an oil tank near me?

We have oil depots all across the South West of England. Call us on 04419 63363555 to find the nearest depot to you.

Our Evesham oil tank engineers service a large area, so do our Stalbridge oil tank engineers,

We also have a Bristol oil tank engineer department, which supplies oil tanks and oil tank services to a large part of the Somerset oil tank customers.

Our Gloucester oil tank engineers also service oil tanks ( and supply new ones) to the Gloucestershire oil tank market.

Can you repair my oil tank?

Our oil tank engineers will come and give you damaged oil tank a free assessment. We can then determine if your oil tank needs repairing or if the broken oil tank needs replacing.

If you’d like more information about our oil tank replacement service please call us on 01454 333033.

If a crack appears on your oil tank, you’ll need to act quickly to avoid any possible environmental damage.

Check whether the crack is above or below the oil level. If the crack’s below the oil level get some of your oil removed as soon as possible to prevent any leaks.

Once there’s no risk of a leak you’ll need to replace your tank as soon as possible. We can’t deliver more oil if your oil tank is in a poor state of repair.

We can do an emergency tank repair and an emergency oil tank pump out if required.

What is a kerosene tank?

A kerosene tank is another name for an oil heating tank or a home heating tank.

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Your ‘Farm’ Questions Answered

Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions. If you have a question that isn’t listed, please just give us a call.

How do I get a priority fuel delivery?

If your fuel oil is running low and you need a priority delivery simply let us know when you call to order, or select the soonest available delivery window with your order online.

If you’ve run out of fuel and need an emergency delivery we’ll aim to deliver to you within 24 hours, at an additional charge.

Can you deliver different fuels in one tanker?

Our tankers all have different compartments so we can deliver gas oil, diesel, petrol and heating oil all from one tanker.

What’s the maximum amount of fuel you can deliver?

Our largest tanker can deliver up to 18,000 litres. What happens if I’ve paid upfront but my tank can’t take the full amount ordered? If our driver finds you’ve ordered too much home heating oil for your tank’s capacity, we’ll refund the cost of any undelivered amount straight to your payment card or amend your payment plan.

Where can I buy an oil tank near me?

We have depots all across the South West. Call us on 04419 63363555 to find the nearest depot to you.

Our Evesham oil tank engineers service a large area, so do our Stalbridge oil tank engineers,

We also have a Bristol oil tank engineer department, which supplies oil tanks and oil tank services to a large part of the Somerset oil tank customers.

Our Gloucester oil tank engineers also service oil tanks ( and supply new ones) to the Gloucestershire oil tank market.

Can you fix my oil tank?

Our oil tank engineers will come and give you damaged oil tank a free assessment. We can then determine if your oil tank needs repairing or if the broken oil tank needs replacing.

If you’d like more information about our oil tank replacement service please call us on 01454 333033.

If a crack appears on your oil tank, you’ll need to act quickly to avoid any possible environmental damage.

Check whether the crack is above or below the oil level. If the crack’s below the oil level get some of your oil removed as soon as possible to prevent any leaks.

Once there’s no risk of a leak you’ll need to replace your tank as soon as possible. We can’t deliver more oil if your oil tank is in a poor state of repair.

We can do an emergency tank repair and an emergency oil tank pump out if required.

Boiler Repair
Expert oil heating engineers...Boiler Installations, Maintenance & Repairs

Asking; where can I find a boiler engineer near me? Well look no further...

Ford Fuels have a team of local oil heating engineers just for you.

We have teams of oil heating engineers working in the South West of England. Our engineers can service everywhere from Bristol, Evesham and Stalbridge to Devon and beyond. Meaning you can get an end to end service. We can fit a new boiler tank for you, and make sure you have access to a professional team of boiler engineers who can service your tanks, AGAs and boilers when needed.

Contact us if you are having problems with a boiler, if you need repairs to an ranger cooker (AGA cooker) or if you just need a free quote on an oil heating system or service, we will have an engineer service that can quickly respond to your oil heating emergency.

Whether you are a private customer looking for a personal service or a landlord looking for someone to look after your complete oil heating needs, Ford Fuels are ready to help. Our engineers have the highest level of training with full OFTEC and Gas Safe accreditations. We also offer a regular servicing plan for both boilers and range cookers (eg. AGA cooker & Rayburn cooker) to ensure they are in good working order throughout the year.

So if you have been asking; where is a reliable boiler engineer near me...you know Ford Fuels is the answer!

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Fully qualified engineersOFTEC registered business

OFTEC is the 'Oil Firing Technical Association' and was formed in 1991. It represents the oil heating and cooking industry in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

OFTEC establishes the standards for competence within the domestic oil heating and cooking industry. By ensuring the quality of people and businesses working in this area, OFTEC maintains standards for reputable companies and consumers alike.

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