We were contacted by our Client to provide a quotation for the installation and supply of a Ground Source Heat Pump system for their refurbishment project of their home. Nicholls Boreholes have an extensive range of GSHP’s and discuss at length the aims of the client and suggest the most appropriate system for them. As a result of these discussions, we drilled 4 no. GSHP boreholes to a depth of approximately 100 m and installed a NIBE 17kw GSHP. This GSHP system provides the heating and hot water to the house and heats the outdoor swimming pool in the summer months when the house heating is not required.
As part of the installation the Client also had underfloor heating installed which enabled them to get the best from their GSHP system. There was no back up boiler fitted as the GSHP was able to provide all the heating and domestic hot water required.
Although the system was installed in 2011, the installation was MCS compliant and as a result our customer is now able to claim feed-in tariff from the renewable heating incentive which will pay him quarterly for a period of 7 years.
Following the successful installation of the GSHP boreholes, our client requested that we drill and install a water borehole to provide water to his home.
We installed the water borehole and as the quality of the water was so good, we installed a sediment filter and UV filter as a precaution before connecting into the house. We were able to provide 65 litres/minute at 3.5 BAR to meet their requirements.
As an added service Nicholls provided they have an annual maintenance contract and still maintain the system for the client. They also applied for RHI and within a week received confirmation that they had been accepted and would receive in excess of £3,000 per annum.
“We have had the GSHP and Water borehole for over three years and it is the best decision we made during our new build.
What the summary above failed to mention is that we also use the GSHP to heat our salt water swimming pool for which we maintain a constant 30 degree temperature throughout the summer whilst maintaining consistent heating and hot water in the home. Whilst it is welcome to be receiving a grant, the savings on water and heating bills, particularly taking into account the pool are significant.
We strongly recommend Nicholls as an installer and perhaps more importantly they continue to be available for any customer support queries following this. Within reason and by arrangement, we would be available for queries.” Mr Ian Andrews