Why Kingspan Water?

Established in 1934, Tankworks was then known as Parramatta Tank Works.

Since its establishment, we have continually manufactured quality, long-lasting water tanks and accessories to Australian homes and businesses.

In May 2016, Tankworks joined the global building manufacturer Kingspan Group and continues today as a leading name in the rainwater harvesting industry in Australia. The Tankworks brand now trades under the name Kingspan Environmental Pty Limited.

Our longevity and the fact that we incorporate the latest manufacturing processes and technology means Kingspan Tankworks is a preferred supplier to many home builders, plumbers and hardware stores.

Our focus is on producing only the highest quality products. We guarantee a precision-engineered water tank backed by a long-term warranty.

Our locations

Our quality-controlled manufacturing sites are located in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney to represent and deliver to Victoria, Queensland, NSW and the ACT.

Quality, strength, durability, efficiency and style

The quality of Kingspan Tankworks’ water tanks are tested, proven and supported through our wealth of engineering experience, combined with contemporary management systems.

Using Aquaplate® food-grade polymer-coated steel, specifically designed for water tanks, you can count on the quality, strength, durability, efficiency and style of a Kingspan Tankworks tank over the long term.

Our tanks come with a 20-year warranty against corrosion. By taking care of your tank, you can likely maximise the life of the tank well beyond this time.

What you can expect from Kingspan Tankworks

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • WaterMark approval for all tanks
  • Made-to-measure service
  • Professional advice on rainwater harvesting system design
  • Large range of suitable pumps
  • Large range of fittings to suit domestic and commercial applications
  • Professional paint finish available
  • Accurate delivery information
  • All tanks delivered by Kingspan Tankworks employees

Who uses Tankworks tanks?

Many of the leading home builders on the east coast, use Tankworks water tanks and rainwater harvesting systems.

We also supply water tanks to all the major hardware and plumbing supply chains in Australia. Ask for a Tankworks tank from your builder, hardware or plumbing supply store.

We specialise in manufacturing tanks to specification for homeowners, rural, industry and commercial applications.

Please review our comprehensive range of water tank products, read our company History, or jump straight to the Size-a-Lator to design your own water tank now.

Our History

Established in 1934, Tankworks Australia Pty Limited was then known as Parramatta Tank Works. Since its establishment, we have continually manufactured quality, long-lasting water tanks and accessories to Australian homes and businesses.

In May 2016, Tankworks joined the global building manufacturer Kingspan Group and continues today as a leading name in the rainwater harvesting industry in Australia. The Tankworks brand now trades under the name Kingspan Environmental Pty Limited.

1930 tank work truck
Our focus is on producing only the highest quality products. We guarantee a precision-engineered water tank backed by a long-term warranty.

Our History

Why Steel?

When considering a water tank there are many options available to you. Each material type has advantages and disadvantages. With more than 80 years manufacturing experience, Kingspan Tankworks believes the contemporary steel tank has the best features of all water tanks.

Strength of Steel

Steel tanks do not bulge or stretch when full. The strength of steel allows the tanks to comfortably hold the large forces generated by heavy tonnage. Steel tanks have been used for more than 100 years, so the structural longevity is proven. Tankworks has engineer certification on our entire range of water tanks. Also, strength will not deteriorate over time under the harsh Australian sun as it may with other materials.

Long Life

Earlier, steel tanks were just plain galvanised steel with no additional corrosion protection. Contemporary steel tanks made from BlueScope steel Aquaplate® have a long-life polymer coating. This coating is interior to the tank walls and on both sides of the base (inside and out). Water never touches the steel directly, and our tanks carry a 20-year warranty against corrosion.

Style and Elegance

The look of traditional steel tanks is iconic, and are less bulky than alternatives, especially in our Slimline format. Polyethylene tanks are typically much larger for the same capacity of water. Similarly, this applies to Round tanks where the flatter roof of a steel tank means water can fill right to the top of the tank, compared to the unused air gap in domed roofed plastic tanks.

Sustainability

The steel used in Kingspan Water tanks is Australian-made. Steel is very durable, notably when finished with zinc galvanising or BlueScope Colorbond®.

The environmental benefits, should you ever dispose of your tank, are that the materials are completely recyclable or may be reclaimed and reused for other purposes.

Following are the conclusions of a  comparison of three types of rainwater tanks in an independent study conducted by the Centre for Sustainable Technology at the University of Newcastle, based on Life Cycle Analysis of all stages tank’s lifespan.

  • Rain water tanks made from Aquaplate® steel have the lowest overall environmental impact.
  • Compared to concrete and HDPE rainwater tanks, Aquaplate® steel has the lowest embodied energy, GGE and SOx emissons.
  • Water tanks made from both Aquaplate® steel and HDPE performed similarly in terms of water and NOx environmental burdens, outperforming concrete tanks.
  • Compared to a tank made from Aquaplate® steel, there is 50% more steel in a concrete tank as part of the structural reinforcement.
  • The annual environmental burden of a water tank made from Aquaplate® steel is equivalent to one 100W light bulb switched on for approximately one week.

Read more about the Life Cycle Analysis comparison between steel water tanks, poly tanks and concrete tanks, click here.

Interested in buying a tank?

Interested in buying a tank?

At Tankworks, we make all of our steel water tanks to order, so you get the perfect tank for your application.

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