LPG Installation Options

The perfect storage solution to suit every home

We like to give our customers choice

After all, no two homes are the same

So we thought – why not offer a choice of gas storage options?* You can take your pick between our underground tanks, above ground tank or gas bottle option. As the UK’s leading LPG supplier, we’re experts in knowing which storage option would best suit you. So we're here to help you make the best decision for your home.

For a nominal fee, we’ll take care of it all – from installing to maintaining your LPG tank.

A family walking out of their house into their back garden
Our horizontal underground tank is hidden below ground with a discrete green cover

Out of sight, out of mind

We'll handle the fitting of your underground tank

Passionate about keeping your view unspoilt and maximising your garden space? Our underground tank options could be the perfect pick. All of our LPG tanks can be installed with our complimentary Auto-ordering technology that monitors your gas usage and automatically schedules your gas when you're running low.** So you can enjoy your beautiful views and not have to worry about ordering your energy.

Which underground tank is the right one for me?

One of our two underground options is a horizontal tank that is discretely hidden beneath a green cover. We also offer a vertical underground tank that we aim to install in one day. We'll have a chat with you about your home and garden to see which solution best suits you. The whole LPG installation will be undertaken by our expert team so you won't have to lift a finger.

Tell me more about the horizontal underground tank

When one of our energy specialists visits your home, they’ll check to see if your garden is best suited to an underground tank.

  • The turret of your tank must be at least 3m away from buildings, boundaries and fixed sources of ignition. The excavation must also be 2m away from any buildings.
  • Your tank cannot be sited directly underneath electrical power cables, and no services can pass through the excavation, including water pipes.
  • We recommend using the excavated material, with any sharp stones removed, as backfill once your underground tank has been sited.
  • Your tank must be accessible for deliveries – this requires a minimum access road and gateway width of 2.75m, safe access for our driver to get from his vehicle to the tank and direct line of sight for the driver to be able to see his vehicle whilst he is standing at the tank.
  • Once your LPG tank has been installed; the land above the tank may be turfed, shingled, etc; although no continuous concrete or tarmac covering can be used. The area immediately around your tank should remain clear of debris, overgrown vegetation and fixed sources of ignition such as barbecues.
  • Your underground LPG tank requires a trench of a minimum depth of 600mm and minimum width 200mm for the underground pipework to be installed. Any cables or other services must be separated by 250mm from the LPG pipework. 
Siting diagram for underground tank

Here's some information about our vertical underground tank

Our team will have a chat with you to see whether the vertical underground tank is the best solution for your garden.

  • We’ll do the complete install for you - from excavating the hole to moleing your underground pipework, and we’ll use a truck-mounted auger where possible. We always aim to complete the installation within one day.
  • A minimum unobstructed work area of 13.5 meters by 7 meters is required. We’ll assess the area during the site survey to ensure it’s suitable.
  • There’s two tank sizes available, 1650 litres and 2250 litres. The turret for each of these tanks must be at least 3m away from buildings, boundaries and fixed sources of ignition.
  • Your tank cannot be sited directly underneath electrical power cables, and no services can pass through the excavation, including water pipes.
  • We’ll use waste bags to store the excavated material. Some of the soil will be used to backfill the tank, and the rest will be removed from your property usually on the same day as install.
  • Your tank must be accessible for deliveries – this requires a minimum access road and gateway width of 2.75m, safe access for our driver to get from his vehicle to the tank and direct line of sight for the driver to be able to see his vehicle whilst he is standing at the tank.
  • Once your LPG tank has been installed; all you’ll see is a 500mm diameter lid lying 100mm up on the ground. The land above the tank may be turfed, shingled, etc; although no continuous concrete or tarmac covering can be used. The area immediately around your tank should remain clear of debris, overgrown vegetation and fixed sources of ignition such as barbecues.
  • The vertical underground tank is currently only available to customers within certain areas of the UK. Please contact us to find out if you’re eligible.
Calor underground vertical LPG tank illustration

Once you've received your online quote, our team will call you to discuss the best solution for your home and energy usage. One of our specialists will then visit your home and complete a site survey, to see which storage option is best suited. The vertical underground tank is currently only available to customers within certain areas of the UK.

  1. A telemetry unit will need to be installed by Calor, for the purpose of enabling Calor to remotely measure the quantity of LPG contained within the bulk tank(s) and schedule deliveries accordingly.
  2. Subject to the telemetry unit being able to receive signal.
  3. Direct-debit payment plan required.

What is telemetry?

Our smart telemetry system monitors the levels of gas left in your bulk tank(s) and automatically tells us when a top-up is needed.

All the benefits of gas, made easy

An above ground LPG tank makes the flawless fit for most gardens – and the tank is an easy install, too!

Ideal for many homes, our above ground storage tank is installed on a concrete or prefabricated base. The underground LPG tank can be installed with our Auto-ordering technology that let's us know when you're running low on gas.** So we can schedule your delivery, whilst you put your feet up.

What are the specifications of an above ground tank?

Our standard above ground LPG tank sizes are 1200 or 2000 litres. But don't worry, one of our energy specialists will pick the most suitable size for you. In fact, the whole LPG installation will be undertaken by our expert team; so you don't have to lift a finger.

Let's talk about above ground tanks

  • Your LPG tank must be 3m away from buildings, boundaries and fixed sources of ignition. If your property does not allow these distances to be met, one side of the LPG tank can be reduced to 1.5m with the use of a suitably designed ‘fire wall’. We would advise that such a fire wall should be precisely specified by an energy specialist. Please note that the other three sides surrounding the tank must have a 3m clearance.
  • As LPG vapour is heavier than air, your tank should not be positioned within 3m of unsealed drains or gullies.
  • Your LPG tank must be 1.5m away from overhead power cables.
  • Your tank must be accessible for deliveries – this requires a minimum access road and gateway width of 2.75m, safe access for our driver to get from his vehicle to the tank and direct line of sight for the driver to be able to see his vehicle whilst he is standing at the tank.
  • Once your LPG tank is installed, the area surrounding it needs to be kept free from debris, overgrown vegetation, trees, sheds or fences within 3m. Your tank can be shielded from view using an appropriately designed and maintained screen, if desired, although the screen must be a minimum of 1m from the tank and cannot hinder tank ventilation.
Siting diagram for above ground tank
Once you've received your online quote, our team will call you to discuss the best solution for your home and energy usage. One of our specialists will then visit your home and complete a site survey, to see which storage option is best suited. 
  1. A telemetry unit will need to be installed by Calor, for the purpose of enabling Calor to remotely measure the quantity of LPG contained within the tank(s) and schedule deliveries accordingly.
  2. Subject to the telemetry unit being able to receive signal.
  3. Direct-debit payment plan required.

What is telemetry?

Our smart telemetry system monitors the levels of gas left in your tank or cylinders and automatically tells us when a top-up is needed.

Same gas, less space

If you don't have the room for a tank, our gas bottle solution could be the one for you.

If you're limited on outside space, and you don't have the room for a tank, our gas bottle solution is the perfect alternative. Gas bottles can be housed in a subtle storage unit and a change over valve automatically switches from one gas bottle to another, giving you continuous gas supply.

4 x 47kg gas bottles inside optional case
* Image shows 4x47kg gas bottles inside optional case

What are the specifications of our gas bottles?

Four of our 47kg gas bottles hold around 370 litres of gas. You’ll be pleased to know that our gas bottles can be placed in most locations, making them an easy choice if you don't want or can't have an LPG tank.

Gas bottles storage option

  • Your gas bottles must be sited against a wall or building structure with at least 30 minutes fire resistance.
  • They must be positioned on firm, level ground in a well-ventilated area, where they are reasonably protected from accidental damage or interference, and remain accessible at all times.
  • Propane bottles must be stored outside, and not in cellars or basements or in sunken areas.
  • There needs to be a minimum of 1m horizontally from the nearest gas bottle valve to fixed sources of ignition, unprotected electrical equipment, excessive heat sources or doors, air bricks, ventilation ducts, flue terminals and openable windows.
  • There needs to be a minimum of 2m horizontally from the nearest gas bottle valve to untrapped drains, unsealed gullies and openings to cellars.
  • The area around your gas bottle needs to be kept clear of litter, vegetation or flammable materials.
  • Gas bottles must not be located within 3 metres of any corrosive, toxic or oxidising material.
Siting diagram for Calor cylinder storage
Once you've received your online quote, our team will call you to discuss the best solution for your home and energy usage. One of our specialists will then visit your home and complete a site survey, to see which storage option is best suited.