The installation of a fuel tank should meet the necessary building regulations requirements.

If the installation is above ground the requirements will be applied to achieve adequate shielding of the tank from any surrounding fire and, in the case of an oil tank, containment of oil leakages so that ground water is not contaminated.

Where new oil connecting pipework is proposed, a fire valve will be needed at the point where the pipe enters the building.

If you are installing an oil tank and/or connecting pipework and you employ an installer registered with one of the related competent person schemes, you will not need to involve a building control service.

Read more about Competent Person Schemes.