Posted on November 15, 2018 in Tank Installation, .
Replacing your old oil tank should be something that is carried out at the very soonest maybe every 5 years but is often a lot longer than this. As such, it is quite common for people to be unsure how much it will cost to replace their old tank.
The reality is that an installation can vary considerably depending on the current situation, it depends on the type of tank that is being removed and installed, how much work to bases and surrounding area is required, whether existing oil feed line requires replacing in part or fully and also whether the tank requires specialist equipment hiring to remove it from site.
As a guide below are some examples of guide prices for some typical situations Oil Tanks Plus come across:
- Current tank is a small single skin steel oil tank on a solid base of brick pillars. This is being replaced with a new similar sized single skin steel on the existing pillars – Budget for between £1,000 – £1,200 inclusive of the tank, all materials, removal and recycling of the old tank and VAT
- Current tank is a plastic bunded tank of around 1,000 litre capacity on a concrete or paving flag base. The tank is being replaced with a new 1,000 litre plastic bunded oil tank on the existing base – Budget for between £1,500 – £1,700 inclusive of the tank, all materials, removal and recycling of the old tank and VAT
- Current tank is an old single skin steel oil tank that holds around 2,000 litres of oil, the old pillars the tank stands upon are worn and need replacing. The tank is being replaced with a new plastic bunded tank that holds a lower capacity of around 1,200 litres of oil, a new flagstone base is being laid as part of the job with some adjustments to the feed line – Budget for between £1,800 – £2,000 inclusive of the tank, all materials, removal and recycling of the old tank and VAT
- Current tank is a leaking single skin plastic tank holding around 1,200 litres of oil, the customer is building an extension to the house and the tank needs to move 50 feet down the garden to a new location and they need a new concrete base laying to accommodate a new 1,200 litre plastic bunded tank – This would require a site visit as there are often unforeseen issues with new locations that require an expert to point out and advise accordingly.
Hopefully, the above article has helped offer a bit of guidance on pricing, but if you would like to read more about our oil tank replacement services please either read more on our oil tank installation page or see our guide to an oil tank installation.