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Re: OIL TANK FIRE BARRIER
Reply #3 - Dec 22nd, 2015, 11:51pm
 
Yes speak to Building Control. I think outside walls of houses have a minimum fire rating anyway? May only be an issue if it's timber clad or has windows? Building control can sometimes take a relaxed view if there isn't a house on the other side of the fence and/or if the building you mention is a detached garage or shed.

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See Table 10 on page 63..

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_J_2013.pdf

If within 1.8m of a building the building walls must be 30min fire rated but I think most brick houses will meet that anyway? Different matter if there is timber cladding or tank is near the eaves?

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Re: OIL TANK FIRE BARRIER
Reply #2 - Dec 21st, 2015, 8:34pm
 
I had to move some electrics recently to allow an oil tank to be installed adjacent a building.  It had breeze block walls on all for sides, a block and beam roof, stabbed over the top, and a metal access door.

Tank was plastic, feed to the tank 20m away, in 2" steel pipe, with remote fill gauge.

This was commercial, although only feeding boilers for a B&B.
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Re: OIL TANK FIRE BARRIER
Reply #1 - Dec 18th, 2015, 10:51am
 
I would ask the building inspector what he would like to see to make the tank compliant.
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Dec 17th, 2015, 1:04pm
 
Can anyone tell me what I should use to make a fire barrier for an oil tank. It sits too close to a fence and the back of the building and has no where else to go so it needs a fire barrier, but so far all I've been told is to use Hardibacker but this isn't certified as fire proof as it's a tile backer. Any ideas, anyone done this before?
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