OFTEC is the UK and Ireland’s leading trade organisation for the heating and cooking industries – and Western Fuel is proudly a part of it.

The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) was founded in 1991, and its aim is to promote the highest professional and technical standards for technicians and businesses working in the industry and support the needs of heating users.

OFTEC works with businesses like Western Fuel, international standards organisations, training providers, certification bodies and accredited registration schemes.

For customers, employing an OFTEC registered technician is the best guarantee that work on your heating system will be performed to a high level of competence and comply with relevant Building Regulations and manufacturers’ installation requirements.

Safety regulations for oil tank storage in the UK

OFTEC guidelines state the legal guidelines for oil tank storage to ensure the safety of surrounding inhabitants and the environment:

  • 8 metres away from non-fire rated eaves of a building
  • 8 metres away from a non-fire rated building or structure (e.g., garden sheds)
  • 8 metres away from openings (e.g., doors and windows) in a fire-rated building or structure (brick-built house/garage)
  • 8 metres away from oil fired appliance flue terminals
  • 760mm away from a non-fire rated boundary such as a wooden boundary fence
  • 600mm away from screening (e.g., trellis and foliage) that does not form part of the boundary

Western Fuel: Outstanding oil tank replacement and boiler servicing specialists

Over the last four decades, we have become a reliable source for replacement tanks for businesses and homes across the South West. Our highly experienced team of OFTEC qualified engineers ensure that our customers receive their works carried out at the highest level possible.

We have a replacement tank available to suit every possible requirement and so you can be assured that we can assist you.

Our tank surveys are free and are designed to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision on what is best for you.

Or, do you need boiler servicing? You can rely on the OFTEC qualified professionals at Western Fuel for high-quality oil boiler repairs at affordable prices.

We have many years of experience in repairing boilers of all types and models. Whether you need one-off boiler repairs or regular boiler servicing, you can rely on our staff for a full range of boiler maintenance services. Based in Bridgwater, we serve customers across the South West.

For more information, please call one of our friendly, Somerset-based team on 01278 431451 or email info@westernfuel.co.uk. We are here to help!