People usually want to know right off the bat about the cost to remove an oil tank. Customers mostly come to us with their oil tank removal needs for two key reasons. The first group wants to swap an existing oil tank for a new one because they need a bigger capacity or because their old tank is damaged. The second group consists of people who want to become more environmentally friendly by switching oil for LPG.
While it’s true that removing your oil tank is best left to the experts you will be pleased to find that the job takes less time and is more affordable than you might first think.
Without knowing some key details it’s hard to accurately estimage the cost of removing a domestic oil tank but the range is somewhere between £500 and £1,000 ex VAT. This includes all the labour, transportation and disposal costs.
The exact cost of removing your old oil tank will depend on a number of factors including:
Where is your tank located on your property? If your tank is underground the job will cost more to remove as we will need to excavate the old tank which usually requires a digger and other specialist machinery. Once the old tank is gone we will need to fill in the hole and carry out some ground works to restore your property to its original state.
Sometimes oil tanks are located inside a house, if your old oil tank is located in the basement it might cost more to remove. Tanks rarely fit up the basement stairs and need to be cut up in order to be removed. Our team will empty and clean the tank before breaking it down into smaller pieces and removing it.We need to take particular care with basement oil tanks, pipes and utility lines will need to be taken into consideration.
Finally your location matters too. If you live in a remote location the job is likely to cost more.
If your oil tank is large with a capacity of more than 1,000 litres, it will mean additional costs.
What’s in the tank? Tanks which are empty or nearly empty will usually cost less to remove.WIth full tanks the cost will depend on whether it contains oil, diesel or some other liquid.
Plastic tanks tend to cost less to remove than metal tanks ie those made of steel or other kinds of metal.
The method of removal mainly depends on how easy it is to access the tank. Your oil tank may need to be cut up rather than removed whole.
If you want a new tank installed we will remove your old tank at the same time that we install the new one. The advantage of doing both jobs at once is that there won’t be much more to add in terms of labour.
How long does it take to remove a domestic oil tank? Usually, domestic oil tanks only take around half a day to remove. When an oil tank is located underground or in a basement the job is more complex but we can usually complete the job in a day.
How much does it cost to replace a domestic oil tank? If you’re looking to replace your old oil tank with a new one, the cost will vary depending on the type and size of your new tank, as well as your location. Generally, you’ll be looking at a cost of between £800 and £3,800.
We are a professional oil tank installation company based in Oxfordshire. You can call on us for the full range of heating oil tank services, including site surveys, tank removal and replacement, tank relocation and more. We are 100% committed to providing you with the very best service.