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45 Litre Plastic Fire Retardant Twin Body Sackholder

Product Code: TRO-B-FSH45/SPLIT

£156.83 (ex. VAT)

£188.20 (inc. VAT)

UK Mainland Delivery: £8.50 + VAT
Delivery: 3-5 working days

Available Options (prices ex. VAT)

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Specification

Height - mm 590
Width - mm 440
Depth - mm 455
Capacity - Litres 45

Designed to meet NHS regulations, this sackholder is ideal for use in hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and clinics. It is pedal-operated which ensures minimum contact with the bin and prevents the spread of bacteria.

Features:

  • NHS-approved
  • Various lid colours available
  • Pedal-operated
  • Removable body
  • Soft-closing lid
  • 2x wheels
  • Fire-retardant
  • Hygienic

The sackholder consists of two units, each with a capacity of 22.5 litres. The separate units assist in segregating different waste streams.

Manufactured entirely from plastic, this bin is fire-retardant, easy to clean and durable. It features two wheels and a large handle that makes ease of manoeuvring.

The clear body allows various waste streams to be easily identified and its soft-closing lid makes it ideal for quiet areas. The lid is also available in a choice of colours:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Tiger stripe
  • White

A soft close damper comes as standard with this sackholder, making the lid close slowly and softly for quieter environments and a positive user experience.

It features a plastic bag retention ring that prevents the sack from moving or falling into the bin.

It is also suitable for catering and industrial use.

Specifications:

Height: 590mm
Width: 440mm
Depth: 455mm
Capacity: 45 litres

Optional DeoBin Odour Absorbing Patches

Suitable for use with all indoor bins, the Deo-Bin is an eco-friendly, odour destroying bin patch designed to contain and prevent unpleasant odours from escaping into the surrounding area. Ideal for use in the likes of offices, schools, leisure centres and canteens, it incorporates a distinctive carbon laminate with innovative odour neutralising technology.

Offering up to three months protection against bin odours, it is extremely easy to apply through the simple peeling of the self-adhesive patch from the protective backing liner and then sticking it to a cleaned area inside your bin. Supplied in packs of 2.

Rainwater Harvesting FAQ's

What is rainwater harvesting?

Rainwater harvesting is the collection of rainwater directly from the surface or surfaces upon which it falls. This water would otherwise have gone directly into the drainage system or been lost through evaporation and transpiration. Once collected and stored, the rainwater can be used for non-potable applications such as toilet flushing, garden watering and washing clothes using a washing machine.

Why should I consider a rainwater harvesting system?

Despite the common perception that it rains a lot in England and Wales, water resources are under pressure. Demand for water is rising due to the increase in the population, changes in lifestyles and due to the impacts of a changing climate.

In the South East of England, where large numbers of people live and work, water is scarcer than anywhere else in England and Wales. In fact there is less water available per person in this region than in many Mediterranean countries.

What savings can be achieved by using a rainwater harvesting system?

Any rainwater harvesting system will reduce your dependence on the mains water supply.

Potential savings should be assessed on an individual basis before any system is implemented. Factors which will influence this are; the demand for non-potable water, the amount of rainwater that can be collected and whether the property is charged by volume of volume used.

Savings will be higher in commercial/industrial buildings and schools. This is due to these types of buildings having much larger roof areas and a much greater demand for non-potable water compared to private dwellings.

Financial savings are usually higher when a system is installed during construction of the premises as retrofitting a system can be expensive as well as disruptive.

What are the benefits of using a rainwater harvesting system?

A rainwater harvesting system will reduce the demand for mains water and relieve pressure on available supplies. Reducing the volume of mains water supplied means that less water is taken from lakes, rivers and aquifers and more is left to benefit ecosystems and help sustain the water environment.

A rainwater harvesting system can also reduce the risk of flooding and pollution as less rainwater is discharged to drains and sewers and, ultimately, to rivers. They can contribute to slowing down the flow of water and reduce the pressure on drainage systems in times of high flow.

How much water do I need to store?

The tank is often the most expensive part of the system and choosing the right size is key to minimising costs. The tank size needs to be a balance of cost and storage capacity. The tank should also overflow at least twice a year to flush out floating debris.

Loft Tank Installation Guide

  1. Carefully cut the security straps on the tank and remove the kit from inside and take the contents out of the plastic bag.
  2. Read the instructions carefully and check there are no missing parts.
  3. Make the first series of holes;
    1. The ball valve hole is situated 60mm (+/-5mm) from the top of the tank (on the smaller width side) and drilled using a 22mm hole saw.
    2. The warning pipe hole is situated 90mm (+/- 5mm) from the top of the tank (on the same side as the ball valve hole) and drilled using a 27mm hole saw. (Both to be marked with crayon before drilling, do not use sharp instruments).
    3. Offer up and mark holes for the breather and vent with a 27mm hole saw. 
    4. Turn the tank around, mark and drill the hole for the outlet pipe; this should be 50mm from the base and drilled with a 29mm diameter hole saw (on the opposite end to the ball valve hole). This means the inlet and outlet create a circulatory flow of water inside the tank (this is the best method but not essential).
  4. Once the holes are drilled, the tank can be transferred into the loft space. 
  5. Then the 22mm compression tank connector can be fitted (into the drilled hole for the outlet pipe) with the rubber washer internally and the plastic washer externally and then assemble the outlet pipe. 
  6. Connect the ball valve to the 4&½” float and assemble into the tank. Pass the brass connector through the drilled hole & attach the back plate of the ball valve to the outside of the tank; this back plate is designed to spread the weight load of the continuously moving ball valve as the tank empties and fills. Add the screw on top of the back plate and tighten the ball valve into place. The float position can be adjusted depending on the waterline in the tank.
  7. Now assemble the screened elbow filter/mesh warning pipe into the other hole (situated on the same side as the ball valve hole), push fit the dip tube internally connecting to the elbow on the external of the tank. This warning pipe accepts any 22mm overflow pipes including copper.
  8. Then fit the screwed breather in the drilled hole and fit the screwed vent pipe sleeve for the expansion pipe. 
  9. Now connect the 22mm warning pipe to the screened warning pipe elbow, ensuring the warning pipe accommodates incoming water supply. A restrictor can be fitted to the inlet if necessary. 
  10. Attach the cold water pipe (inlet) to the service valve connection and tighten, ensuring fittings are held firm whilst tightening. 
  11. Turn on the cold water supply and then turn the service valve to the on position (on the cold water pipe using a screw driver), which is in line with the water flow.
  12. As the tank fills check for any leaks and then clip down the lid.
  13. The final step is the add the insulation jacket that is provided; wrap the larger section around the tank, fastening with the ribbon also provided and then use the smaller insulation piece to the top of the tank.

Important – before positioning the tank ensure it is supported on a solid suitable base over the whole area of the tank, ensuring correct load over joints to accommodate weight when the tank is full.

*Please note that these instructions are for an average tank installation. Circumstances and access can change the approach but we hope these instruction cover all the basic steps in enough detail.

Cistern Loft Tank Installation Guide

  1. Carefully remove the lid and the kit from inside the tank and take the contents out of the plastic bag.
  2. Read the instructions carefully and check there are no missing parts.
  3. Make the first series of holes;
    1. The ball valve hole is situated 60mm (+/-5mm) from the top of the tank (on the smaller width side) and drilled using a 22mm hole saw.
    2. The warning pipe hole is situated 90mm (+/- 5mm) from the top of the tank (on the same side as the ball valve hole) and drilled using a 27mm hole saw. (Both to be marked with crayon before, do not use sharp instruments).
    3. Turn the tank around, mark and drill the hole for the outlet pipe; this should be 50mm from the base and drilled with a 29mm diameter hole saw (on the opposite end to the ball valve hole). This means the inlet and outlet create a circulatory flow of water inside the tank (this is the best method but not essential).
  4. Once the holes are drilled, the tank can be transferred into the loft space.
  5. Then the 22mm compression tank connector can be fitted (into the drilled hole for the outlet pipe) with the rubber washer internally and the plastic washer externally and then assemble the outlet pipe. 
  6. Connect the ball valve to the 4&½” float and assemble into the tank. Pass the brass connector through the drilled hole & attach the back plate of the ball valve to the outside of the tank; this back plate is designed to spread the weight load of the continuously moving ball valve as the tank empties and fills. Add the screw on top of the back plate and tighten the ball valve into place. The float position can be adjusted depending on the waterline in the tank.
  7. Now assemble the screened elbow filter/mesh warning pipe into the other hole (situated on the same side as the ball valve hole), push fit the dip tube internally connecting to the elbow on the external of the tank. This warning pipe accepts any 22mm overflow pipes including copper. Now connect the 22mm warning pipe to the screened warning pipe elbow, ensuring the warning pipe accommodates incoming water supply. A restrictor can be fitted to the inlet if necessary. 
  8. Attach the cold water pipe (inlet) to the service valve connection and tighten, ensuring fittings are held firm whilst tightening. 
  9. Turn on the cold water supply and then turn the service valve to the on position (on the cold water pipe using a screw driver), which is in line with the water flow.
  10. As the tank fills check for any leaks.
  11. Put the cistern lid on the top of the tank, making sure it overlaps the edges of the tank, creating a seal. Using the skirt straps included in the lid, pull tight and fasten to complete the seal of the lid.
  12. The final step is the add the insulation jacket that is provided; wrap the larger section around the tank, fastening with the ribbon also provided and then use the smaller insulation piece to the top of the tank. 

Important – before positioning the tank ensure it is supported on a solid suitable base over the whole area of the tank, ensuring correct load over joints to accommodate weight when the tank is full.

*Please note that these instructions are for an average tank installation. Circumstances and access can change the approach but we hope these instruction cover all the basic steps in enough detail.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Potable water?

Potable water is water which is safe enough to be consumed by humans and other animals. It may also be referred to as drinking water, in reference to its intended use.

Water which is not safe to drink can carry diseases and heavy metals and people who consume this water are highly likely to become ill, with a risk of death.

How does a Potable water tank differ from a standard water tank?

Standard water tanks are manufactured using part recycled material which may release toxins into the water stored inside the tank. Although this water would still be suitable for use for a wide range of applications, it would therefore not be suitable for consumption by humans or animals.

Potable water tanks differ as they are manufactured using 100% virgin (new) polymer which will not release any toxins into the water.

Delivery Information

What is the delivery cost for this tank?

The price of this tank includes FREE delivery to UK mainland addresses (exclusions apply).

For Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles and Channel Islands, there will be an additional charge, please contact us for a quote. We always ensure that we provide our customers with a competitive delivery price, wherever you may be located, using carriers with local knowledge and expertise.

How long will it take for my tank to arrive?

You can specify a delivery date using the "Delivery Date" option above. This gives you the flexibility to choose a suitable delivery date and plan ahead for the arrival of the tank. For example, if you want to place an order today for delivery in 3 weeks time, you can select the delivery date above and we will schedule the delivery accordingly.

Deliveries are made between 8am - 4pm on the specified delivery date, Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays. All deliveries will require a signature. 

We always have high levels of stock available but on some occasions, we may not be able to deliver on your specified day, we will contact you immediately if this is the case with an alternative delivery date.

How will the tank be delivered to my address?

Our standard delivery is via a pallet delivery service. Deliveries will be made to the "kerb-side" of your delivery address using a tail lift which lowers the tank to the ground level from the delivery vehicle.

Alternative delivery options can be arranged, please call our sales team to discuss your requirements.

My property is located in an area with restricted access, will you be able to deliver to my address?

If there is restricted access at your location, we are able to arrange delivery using specific vehicles designed for areas with, for example, low bridges or narrow access roads. Please call our sales team to discuss your requirements.

Can the tank be moved to the exact location I need?

As deliveries will be made to the "kerb-side" of your delivery address, you will be responsible for moving the tank to the desired location on your property.

Oil Tanks - FAQ's

What is a bunded oil tank?

A bunded tank uses a "tank within a tank" design. The inner tank is used to store the oil which is then enclosed in a secondary container which acts as the bund. The bund will protect your oil in the event of the inner tank splitting and has the ability to hold 110% of the inner tank's contents. They are considered to be the safest way to store heating oil and have become the industry standard with OFTEC installers.

How are your tanks manufactured and what materials are used in their construction?

Our tanks are manufactured in the UK using a process called rotational moulding. This process is a tried and tested construction method which creates consistently strong and durable tanks. The tanks are manufactured using Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) which has excellent chemical and impact resistance properties, making it ideal for external fuel storage. Each tank has a high-quality steel inlet and outlet installed to provide years of trouble-free use.

When installed, how is the tank filled with oil?
 
Each tank is supplied with a 2” BSP Atkinson fill point. This is an industry standard inlet size which all oil suppliers will be able to use to fill your tank. When your oil supplier arrives at your location, they will simply connect their fill pipe to this inlet and dispense the oil into your tank. It provides a safe and secure fill point for your tank.

How can I check and monitor the amount of oil in the tank?

We can supply our tanks with a fill level gauge to allow you to check and monitor the amount of oil in the tank. We offer x2 options; a mechanical clock gauge and an electronic gauge.

The clock gauge is a simple and reliable fill level device which uses a float connected to a level display to indicate the amount of oil left in the tank.

The electronic gauge uses a tank mounted transmitter which relays the level data to a remote receiver. The benefits of this are that you can check the level of your tank remotely from the comfort of your home.

Installation - OFTEC Requirements

Who are OFTEC?

OFTEC establishes the standards for competence within the domestic oil heating and cooking industry. By ensuring the quality of people and businesses working in this area, OFTEC maintains standards for reputable companies and consumers alike.

What is an OFTEC approved installer/engineer?

They are a trained and approved competent person who is approved by OFTEC to install and service domestic and commercial oil tanks. Your oil tank must be installed by an OFTEC engineer and to maintain the 10 year warranty the tank must be inspected every year.

Tank location - OFTEC guidelines

Oil tanks are required to comply with fire separation distances in order to adequately protect the stored fuel from a fire or heat source, that may originate nearby. Tanks should be sited:

  • 1.8m away from non-fire rated eaves of a building
  • 1.8m away from a non-fire rated building or structure (e.g. garden sheds)
  • 1.8m away from openings (such as doors or windows) in a fire rated building or structure (e.g. brick built house/garage)
  • 1.8m 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

If it is impossible to comply with these requirements, then a fire protection barrier with at least 30 minutes fire rating should be installed, please call us for more details. A minimum separation distance of 100mm is required between the tank and fire-rated barrier.

Tank base and support - OFTEC guidelines

The need to provide a suitable base and support for your oil tank is of paramount importance for reasons of both safety and environmental protection. The base should be:
 

  • Adequate for the weight of the tank
  • Non-combustible, imperforate and level
  • Constructed of concrete, paving stones or stonework
  • Large enough to extend 300mm beyond all sides of the tank

If an oil storage tank is not adequately supported, the tank itself can be weakened leading to the eventual failure and escape of the stored fuel. During the life of an installation, an oil storage tank base will need to provide continual structural support, even though ground conditions may alter from season to season and year to year.

To comply with British Standards, the base material should be one of the following laid on a hardcore base to give an imperforate base:
 

  • Concrete at least 100mm thick
  • Paving stones at least 50mm thick
  • Stonework at least 50mm thick

The overall size of the base should be larger than the oil storage tank and any integral oil storage tank bund, so that when the oil storage tank is installed, the base has a clear projection of a minimum of 300mm around all sides of the oil storage tank.