A guide to rainwater harvesting tank delivery
Delivery of your rainwater harvesting tank isn’t always included as a service by a tank seller, and if it is, it can still require you to offload the tank yourself. In this mini guide to rainwater harvesting tank delivery, we’ll look at everything you need to consider, as well shipping costs (our shipping is included for free), and typical tank delivery FAQs.
Delivery is almost always extra
When searching for your system, remember that many rainwater harvesting tank suppliers don’t include the cost of delivery in the price you see. Delivery is often an added service and, depending on the size of the tank, it can be quite considerable. So, when you’re pricing up systems, make sure you get the full, delivered cost, before you make a decision.
Typical Tank delivery cost
This depends greatly on the tank seller you use and where you need your tank delivered to. For example, we include free shipping on all of our rainwater harvesting tanks, but there’s a surcharge for Highlands and Islands. Most suppliers will charge you for delivery and add a surcharge as well for remote postcodes.
For those suppliers that do charge, you often won’t see a price for delivery until you enter a postcode and they can generate an accurate quote. And in some cases, you have to actually contact the supplier in order to get a full quote that includes delivery and clarity on offload.
Delivered but not offloaded
This is a big factor to be aware of when buying a rainwater harvesting tank. If your supplier does offer delivery, it’s common for offloading to be your responsibility. This means they will arrange for a truck to bring it to your address, but you’ll need the appropriate forklift or plant machinery to lift the tank off of the vehicle safely.
This might not be a problem if you’re building a new property, as you’ll have the right equipment and qualified operators onsite. But if you’re installing a rainwater harvesting tank in your back garden, then you’ll need to hire the right machine and an operator to offload and transport the tank to its final position.