Choosing the Right Water Tank


Water storage tanks are used in various applications, ranging from domestic to industrial settings. The suitability of a water tank largely depends on its location within a building or facility.

To guide you through this decision-making process, we’ll look into different water tank locations (water tank for loft, plantrooms and rooftops etc) and recommend a specific tank type based on insights from our expert team at Tricel.

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Water Tank Locations


Location: Separate basement plantrooms internal to buildings.

Recommended Tank Type: Sectional Tanks

Plantrooms typically have the space to accommodate larger sectional tanks. Tricel offers a range of sectional tanks that can be tailored to fit various sizes and flange orientations, ensuring a perfect fit for your plantroom. These tanks are versatile, durable, and can be assembled on-site, making them a preferred choice for plantrooms.

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Location: External buildings or GRP enclosures built on-site.

Recommended Tank Type: One-Piece Tanks or Internally Flanged Tanks

GRP enclosures are often custom-built on-site. Tricel provides both one-piece tanks for a seamless solution and internally flanged tanks for tight spaces. Our expertise in GRP fabrication ensures that these tanks are robust, weather-resistant, and tailored to your specific storage requirements.


Location: Rooftops of buildings.

Recommended Tank Type: Sectional Tanks or One-Piece Tanksone piece tank used as a water tank for loft

Rooftops demand tanks that can withstand varying weather conditions while maintaining structural integrity. Tricel Lanark’s sectional tanks are designed with this in mind, offering durability and ease of installation. For those preferring a one-piece solution, our range of one-piece tanks (45 – 16,000 litres) is equally reliable and weather-resistant.


Location: Loft spaces within buildings.

Recommended Tank Type: One-Piece Tanks or Small Internally Flanged Sectional Tankstif tank installation used as water tank for loft spaces

Loft spaces often present challenges due to limited headroom and space. Our one-piece tanks can serve as a water tank for a loft and a small internally flanged sectional tank would be ideal for this confined space. These tanks are designed to maximize storage capacity without compromising on space.


Location: Old cupboards or tight spaces within existing buildings.

Recommended Tank Type: Elvaro  T Range

Retrofitting water tanks into existing structures can be tricky due to space constraints. The Elvaro range offers a comprehensive boosted water solution, with the Elvaro T series featuring integral submersible pumps. This innovative solution allows you to convert an old cupboard or tight space into a functional water storage area without major modifications.

Additional Considerations

When choosing a water tank, it’s also essential to consider other factors such as water quality, maintenance requirements, and regulatory compliance. Tricel provides guidance on these aspects as well, ensuring that your chosen tank meets all necessary standards and regulations.

Supplying the Biggest Projects

With vast experience, we have completed various projects across different industries. No project is too big or complicated for us at Tricel. Every project is different, and we have installed GRP sectional water tanks where space was restricted to a minimum and other structural factors were a concern.

Water Tank For Loft

Among various water storage options available, a water tank for loft spaces offer a convenient and space-saving solution. A loft water tank is commonly referred to as a potable water tank or domestic water tank. Tricel Lanark offers a range of one piece tanks that can be used as a water tank for a loft and are suitable for customers looking for a new or replacement tank.

What is the Water Tank in the Loft for?

A loft water tank, is a type of water storage unit installed in the uppermost part of a building, typically in the attic or loft space. It serves as a tank for storing water that can be used for various purposes specifically domestic day-to-day activities. They help maintain a steady and reliable supply of water to your taps and appliances.

The simplistic design of the water tank in loft means the tank ultimately requires zero maintenance as there are fewer connections and components that could fail.

Advantages of a Water Tank for Loft Spaces


One of the primary benefits of a loft water tank is its convenience. By placing the tank in the loft, homeowners can free up valuable space on the ground floor, allowing for more functional use of the living area.


A water tank for loft spaces is a space-saving solution, ideal for properties with limited outdoor space. By utilising the vertical space in the loft, these tanks maximise storage capacity without encroaching on the usable area.


In terms of cost-effectiveness, loft water tanks offer significant savings in the long run. They eliminate the need for expensive underground installations resulting in lower installation and maintenance costs. Position the tank securely in the loft space, taking into account factors such as weight distribution and accessibility for maintenance.

Whether it’s a plantroom, GRP enclosure, rooftop, cupboard, or a water tank for loft spaces we have a tailored solution to meet your needs, ensuring reliable and efficient water storage.

Loft Water Tank FAQs

  1. Is a loft water tank suitable for all types of buildings?  A loft water tank is generally suitable for most buildings with adequate loft space. However, it’s essential to assess the structural integrity and load-bearing capacity of the loft before installation. Consultation with a structural engineer is advisable to ensure compatibility.
  2. Can loft water tanks be used in areas with fluctuating temperatures? A water tank for a loft can be used in areas with fluctuating temperatures, provided that appropriate insulation and ventilation measures are in place. Insulation helps prevent freezing during cold weather and minimises heat absorption in hot climates.
  3. Is a loft water tank suitable for storing potable water? Yes. When choosing your tank, advised our sales team what the tank will be used for. If it is intended for potable water, the tank lid must be sealed and insulated, and all potable water tanks must have a screened inlet and overflow.
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