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  1. Make The Most Of Summer

    Last week, a hosepipe ban came into effect in the Republic of Ireland. This week and with much of the UK enjoying fine summer weather, is a ban set to come into effect here too?

    The answer of course is that nobody knows. But with a great range of Non-Potable Water Tanks to choose from, whatever the weather, you can make the most of it. Available in a choice of capacities from 900 litres to over 9,000 litres, there’s a wide range of models to choose from. 

    For smaller residential installations, we offer no fewer than three different Slimline models. Their compact dimensions and small footprint, make them ideal for installations where access is limited or space restricted. Whether you choose Harlequin’s 

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  2. Don't Try This At Home!

    The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) has issued a warning, following an edition of BBC television’s ‘Jay Blade’s Home Fix’ broadcast on 4 June 2020. Among items featured on the programme, was the construction of a wooden screen around a domestic heating oil tank.  

    When installed and maintained in accordance with supplied instructions, Heating Oil is an inherently safe and responsible fuel choice. Building and Environment Regulations set out minimum standards, with which domestic oil storage tanks must comply. These requirements are designed to minimise the risk of a fire or environmental pollution incident involving a domestic oil storage installation. According to OFTEC, the storage tank featured in the programme appeared to meet few, if any, of these requirements. 

    As acknowledged by OFTEC, the construction of a screen, is not co

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  3. Delivery Update: Wednesday 10 June 2020

    As the nation recovers from the Covid-19 Pandemic, deliveries are beginning to get back to normal.

    Current Situation

    • Across most product lines, availability is good, with most deliveries being completed on time;
    • Deliveries of smaller items by Royal Mail and by courier are taking a little longer than usual – up to 10 working days;
    • Our Midlands Distribution Centre remains closed for customer collections until further notice. 

    Further Information

    For up to date product lead times, please call us in the UK on 01789 632 151 and in the Republic of Ireland on 01 526 8642. Our Customer Support Team is available to take your call weekdays from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, please e-mail hello@fueltank.store or complete our

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  4. Let's Get Composting!

    Home composting is a great way to reduce food and garden waste, whilst also benefitting your garden. And since it first appeared on the market, Carbery’s Roto Composter has revolutionised composting throughout the UK and across the Republic of Ireland.

    Developed by a team with a passion for gardening, Roto allows you to produce compost cleanly, quickly and easily thanks to its clever, tumbling action and without the need for forking. And its unique, castor based design eliminates the need for potentially troublesome gears and linkages. 

    Usefully reducing the volume of food and garden waste sent to landfill, home produced compost returns vital nutrients to the soil, helping improve its condition and increase water retention. But just how do you get started? Well firstly, Carbery’s Roto Composter is delivered fully assembled, allowing you to get composting straightaway. And secondly, composting is simple and straightforward… using kitche

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  5. A Closer Look At Harlequin Bunded Tanks

    If you’re considering a new or replacement Heating Oil Tank, then as the UK’s biggest storage tank brand, you’ve probably already shortlisted Harlequin. Designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK, more people today choose Harlequin than any other storage tank brand.

    Specialising in the production of environmentally preferred, Bunded Tanks, today’s Harlequin Bunded range comprises no fewer than 39 different models. But with HQi, ITE and ITT grades available, what’s the difference?

    The Same. Just Different. 

    All grades utilise exactly the same, high

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  6. VE Day Friday 8 May 2020

    Fuel Tank Store will be closed tomorrow (Friday 8 May 2020) for the VE Day Public Holiday, reopening at 9am on Monday 11 May 2020. Customer deliveries will cease at 6pm today (Thursday 7 May 2020) and resume at 8am on Monday 11 May 2020. 

    During that time, we'll be remembering those heroes who fought for our freedom 75 years ago. And we'll be thinking too, of our modern day heroes, on the front line in the battle against Covid-19. 

    Should you need to contact us during this time, you can leave a voice message on 01789 632 151 (UK) and 01 526 8642 (ROI). You can also contact us via Facebook and Twitter too, or e-mail hello@fueltank.store We'll reply to all enquiries just as soon as we can following our return. And of course, you can continue to order online at www.fueltank.store. A

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  7. Diamond Oil Tank Deals Extended

    Due to popular demand, we’ve extended our FREE Apollo Tankpack promotion on Diamond Bunded Oil Tanks to make them better value than ever. 

    If you’re unfamiliar with Diamond Tanks, they’re manufactured in the UK by Harlequin. Designed to give you even more for your money, every Diamond Tank is engineered to the high standards you’d expect from the UK’s largest independent plastic storage tank manufacturer. So, every model is approved by the experts at The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC), and benefits too from a conditional Harlequin-backed, 10-year warranty, against manufacturing, material and design defect. 

    The Diamond range comprises 3

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  8. Yes, You Can Sometimes Fit A Single Skin Oil Tank

    Whilst you’re definitely ‘Better Off Bunded’, did you know at a small number of domestic oil storage applications, it remains permissible to specify and install a Single Skin Oil Tank? 

    Before undertaking any oil tank installation, a risk assessment must be completed by a suitably competent person (e.g. an OFTEC Registered Technician). The assessment is designed to assess the risk of an environmental pollution incident in the event of a spill and asks a small number of questions. The answers to these will help determine whether or not a Bunded Tank is required, or whether a Single Skin Oil Tank will suffice. 

    Before we go any further, it’s important to realise there are some places where a Single Skin Oil Tank cannot to

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  9. Choosing A New Oil Tank?

    Whilst modern oil tanks require less maintenance than ever before, it doesn’t mean they can be installed anywhere. Instead, there are strict requirements surrounding the installation of oil tanks – even at domestic premises. 

    Heating oil is an inherently safe and efficient fuel choice. When installed and maintained correctly, the likelihood of an oil tank catching fire is remote. However, as you probably already expect, you can’t just site a tank anywhere. Instead, there are minimum clearance distances between oil tanks and surrounding properties, which must be complied with to keep everyone and everything safe. 

    Not so very long ago, almost every heating oil tank was manufactured from steel and of 

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  10. Easter Holiday Arrangements 2020

    Fuel Tank Store Limited will close for Easter Holidays at 5pm on Thursday 9 April 2020, reopening at 9am on Tuesday 14 April 2020. Deliveries will cease at 5pm on Thursday 9 April 2020 and recommence at 8am on Wednesday 15 April 2020.  

    Should you need to contact us during the Easter Holidays, you can leave a voicemail message for us in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man on 01789 632 151 and on 01 526 8642, in the Republic of Ireland. You can also e-mail hello@fueltank.store or click here to complete our Online Contact Form. We will respond just as soon as we can, following our return.

    During the holiday period, you can of course continue to place orders on our website and via our 

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