Domestic Oil Tank Replacement Service


Service Overview

If you’re considering replacing your domestic oil tank due to age, damage or changing heating requirements, JWH Tanks is your trusted partner for professional oil tank replacement services. We prioritise safety, compliance and efficiency to ensure a smooth transition to your new oil tank.

Our expert team specialises in seamless oil tank replacements that minimise disruption and maximise convenience for you. We install every new oil tank in strict adherence to current building and environmental regulations, ensuring both safety and compliance.

We guarantee that every new oil tank installation adheres to current building and environmental regulations, providing you with peace of mind through a six-year workmanship warranty backed by OFTEC.

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Several reasons may prompt the need for oil tank replacement:

Age: Oil tanks typically have a lifespan of 15-25 years, and ageing tanks can pose risks that warrant timely replacement.

Damage: Tanks with cracks, dents, bulges, or bleaching should be replaced to prevent potential leaks and environmental damage.

Renovation: Property renovations may necessitate oil tank removal or replacement to accommodate changes.

Size: Growing fuel consumption may demand a larger tank, making the replacement of your old tank necessary.

It’s essential to note that attempting to replace your oil tank yourself is not advisable. Always rely on professionals for this task.

Why choose US for DOMESTIC OIL tank removal?

At JWH Tanks, we take pride in our outstanding reputation, which is built on the great feedback and positive experiences shared by our satisfied clients. When you choose us for your commercial, industrial or domestic tank services, you’re making a decision that makes perfect sense, and here is why…

Safety Standards

We employ an in-house team of safety experts that are not only qualified to undertake their roles, but also have extensive on-site experience to combine both knowledge and practical ability to design a safe system of work.

Professional Expertise

Our clients consistently applaud the professionalism and expertise of the JWH team. We are happy to convey technical information in layman's terms, ensuring you fully understand the scope of the work.

Responsiveness and Efficiency

We value your time. Our prompt responses to enquiries, efficient assessments and timely project completion demonstrate our commitment to delivering results when you need them most.

Cost-Effective Solutions

We offer sensible and budget-friendly solutions, ensuring that you receive exceptional value for your investment. Our transparent pricing and cost-effective approach set us apart.

Environmental Responsibility

JWH Tanks is dedicated to eco-friendly practices, strict adherence to environmental standards and extensive recycling efforts. We care about the environment as much as you do.

Comprehensive Services

Beyond tank removal, we provide a comprehensive suite of services including tank cleaning, fuel polishing, and tank replacement. With JWH Tanks, you have a single trusted source for all your fuel tank needs.

Peace of Mind

Our commitment to professionalism, safety measures and regulatory compliance ensures your peace of mind. Rest assured that your property is in safe hands when you choose us.

Client Satisfaction

The consistently positive reviews and testimonials from our clients reflect our commitment to client satisfaction and delivering exceptional service on every project.

Experience the difference of working with a team that prioritises your satisfaction and the safety of your property. Join the ranks of our satisfied clients and make the smart choice for domestic oil tank replacement — choose JWH Tanks.

Have questions? Check out our FAQs or contact us today for a free consultation and quote. Let JWH be your partner in ensuring the safe and responsible removal of domestic oil tanks in the UK.


Oil tank replacement should be carried out by a specialist engineer to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Here’s an overview of our process:


Our engineer assesses the remaining oil in the tank and identifies any contaminated oil at the bottom, which must be disposed of following specific environmental rules.

Pumping Clean oil

Clean oil, located above the contaminated layer, is pumped out of the tank using a professional commercial pump into a holding tank.

Disposal of Contaminated Oil

Contaminated oil at the tank's bottom is pumped out and transferred into a waste oil container, ready for disposal at our licensed site.

Cleaning and Disconnecting

After removing all old and contaminated oil, the tank is cleaned, de-gassed, and disconnected from the pipes and its base. The engineer performs a gas-free test and issues a certificate if successful.

Tank Replacement

The old tank is replaced with a new one. If needed, alterations such as laying a new base are carried out before the new tank is installed.

Waste Transfer Note

An engineer issues a waste transfer notice, covering the removal of hazardous waste material from the site.

Tank Certification

All new installations are registered with OFTEC to meet current building regulations. Where fire rated tanks are installed, a building notice will be submitted to your local authority in order to comply.

Domestic Tank Disposal

When it comes to disposing of your old oil tank, we strictly follow hazardous waste regulations and provide you with a certificate of decommissioning for your records.

Rest assured that for JWH, safety, compliance and minimal impact on our clients are central to our underground tank removal process. We take pride in our expertise, dedication to environmental responsibility, and commitment to providing the highest-quality service throughout the entire tank replacement journey.

Obtaining a Quotation

To provide a quotation, we simply need to gather a few pieces of information to allow us to assess your tank removal needs. Of course, please feel free to make an initial call as we can often give you a budget figure based on our experience.

Domestic Oil Tank Replacement FAQs

Following an initial enquiry, one of our OFTEC registered engineers will provide you with free advice on choosing the right location. Providing the preferred location meets current regulations, a like-for-like tank could be installed. If, however, any issues are highlighted, e.g. if your tank is within 1800mm of non-fire-rated eaves of a building, then other arrangements would have to be made to make your new tank compliant.

It is more than likely that your tank exchange will be completed within a day. However, if alterations need to be made, e.g. a new base laid, we would carry out the preparatory work prior to disconnecting your tank. We always aim to reduce inconvenience to a minimum and would work closely with you to ensure your requirements are met. Where required, a temporary tank can be installed.

Yes. All tanks supplied by JWH Tanks come with a standard manufacturer’s warranty, along with a six-year workmanship warranty, backed by OFTEC. Your installation will be registered with OFTEC to ensure that it meets local building regulations.

Age, damage, renovation, changing heating requirements or the need for a larger tank can all prompt replacement.

Yes, compliance with environmental and building regulations is essential.

A new oil tank generally has a lifespan of 15-25 years.

Regular inspections and maintenance are advisable to ensure the tank’s longevity.

Yes, we manage the safe disposal of the old tank as part of the replacement process.

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