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May 2017: Nicholls Boreholes Drill a 210 Metre Water Borehole With Solar Panels For Nature Reserve Near Chichester

In February 2017 Kier Services, part of the Kier Group, contracted Nicholls Boreholes to drill and install a 210 metre water borehole at Kingsley Vale National Nature Reserve to provide irrigation for their cattle troughs. Read more>


February 2017: Nicholls Boreholes On TV!

On 5th January 2017 Ben Nicholls, Director of Nicholls Boreholes was interviewed on Channel 4’s The Restoration Man presented by George Clarke. Read more>


January 2017: OFGEM Increase in Domestic RHI Tarriff

As Nicholls Boreholes is MCS accredited for Ground Source Heat Pumps, our customers are eligible to claim for the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and OFGEM have confirmed the latest rates for the domestic RHI which will apply to applications submitted from 1st January 2017. Read more>


December 2016: Heat Pump Installation In Felpham, West Sussex

In conjunction with our sister company Nicholls Countryside Construction Limited, Nicholls Boreholes are installing a 16kW Nibe heat pump into a stunning new build property on the seafront at Felpham, West Sussex. Read more>


November 2016: Nicholls Boreholes Chosen by Rockbit UK

Nicholls Boreholes were chosen by Rockbit UK Limited to promote their services in the UK using one of our Massenza MI8 drilling rigs in the November 2016 issue of GeoDrilling International. Read more>


October 2016: Ground Source Heat Pump Installation for Vineyard in West Sussex

Nicholls Boreholes have just finished a project to design, supply and install a 38kW Vaillant Ground Source Heat Pump System for a Client who had purchased land in Ditchling, West Sussex to build a new house and create a vineyard. Read more>


SEPTEMBER 2016: Solar PV Panels Powering Water Borehole on a Farm in South Downs

Nicholls Boreholes were contacted by a livestock farm near Graffham, West Sussex to provide a quote for supplying and installing a 177 metre water borehole to provide irrigation for their land and a water supply for their livestock. Due to the farm being situated on the top of the South Downs in an isolated position and with a lack of electrical supply, the water borehole is powered using solar PV (photovoltaic) panels. Read more>


AUGUST 2016: Nicholls Boreholes install Stiebel Eltron 13kW open-loop Ground Source Heat Pump in West Sussex

Nicholls Boreholes install a Stiebel Eltron 13kW open-loop Ground Source Heat Pump System for large family home in West Sussex. This system provides both hot water and heating through the under floor heating and also heats the indoor/outdoor swimming pool.
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JULY2016: Nicholls Boreholes drill 205m deep steel lined water borehole for a private school.

Nicholls Boreholes have just finished installing a 205m deep steel lined water borehole for a top private school in Oxshott, Surrey.  Read more>


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JUNE 2016:   Nicholls Raising Money for British Heart Foundation

Nicholls Boreholes and Nicholls Countryside Countryside Construction Limited teamed up for the annual London to Brighton bike ride and raised a fantastic £805.00 for British Heart Foundation.  Read more>



Nicholls Boreholes have just drilled and installed a 176m water abstraction borehole in the South Downs National Park which will be run off a solar panel system to be installed by Nicholls soon.  This was for a private Client who wanted a private water supply for his livestock.


MCS Approved Installer


As Nicholls Boreholes is MCS accredited for Ground Source Heat Pumps, their customers are eligible to claim for the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and OFGEM have confirmed the latest rates for the domestic and non-domestic RHI which will apply to applications submitted from 1st April 2016.  Read more>


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In March 2016, Stiebel Eltron held a 3 day Ground Source Heat Pump training event in Holzminden, Germany and as approved suppliers Nicholls Boreholes were invited to attend.  This included Ben Nicholls, Managing Director and Tom Giersz, Design Engineer.  Read more>


GSHP Service


Following the installation of Ground Source Heat Pump Systems (GSHPs) for a rural holiday development at Robertsbridge, on the East Sussex/Kent border, the client asked Nicholls Boreholes to put in place annual service … Read more>

Case Studies – Boreholes for GSHP

GSHP Borehole case studyBorehole and GSHP

At this property we supplied and installed a ground source heat pump system with boreholes and underfloor heating, along with a water borehole and pumping equipment. As part of the service Nicholls provided they have an annual maintenance contract.

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GSHP Borehole case 2Midhurst, West Sussex

System one installed in 2008 consisting of a 12kw nibe heat pump with 3 boreholes. System two installed in 2010 consisting of 7 boreholes and header works. The installation of a 22kw NIBE heat pump was undertaken by one of Nicholls installation teams. The installed system provides the heating and hot water to the house and also heats the indoor swimming pool. See more information.

GSHP Borehole case chichester-1Chichester, West Sussex

Nicholls Boreholes drilled and installed 2 boreholes at 110 metres and a stiebel ground source heat pump for this eco house and also the underfloor heating system. We also fitted underfloor heating in his garage to maintain constant temperature for the clients classic cars.


GSHP Borehole case horsham 1Horsham, West Sussex

Nicholls boreholes drilled and installed 6 boreholes and headerworks and installed a twin 10kw Stebel Eltron heat pump, which overcame the problem of needing to have 3 phase electricity.



Boreholes for GSHPsReina Group, Camber Sands

We drilled and installed 4 boreholes for ground source heat pumps at this site. This was an interesting job as the only access to the site was along the beach at camber sands, we had to set up the drilling rig on the beach and drilled the boreholes on the beach through the sand. The boreholes were drilled for 2 ground source heat pumps to heat 2 beach houses.


GSHP-case-study-7180x140Wivesfield, East Sussex

Nicholls Boreholes were contacted by OHM Energy a fellow Ground Source Heat Pump Company to drill boreholes for one of their clients based in East Sussex. Nicholls drilled 3 boreholes to a depth of 100 metres and installed 40mm Frank Probes and headerworks for a 14kw heat pump. See more information.


Ground-source-heat-pump-Grafham1Graffham, West Sussex

We were contacted by a local building company, Ceecom Limited, who specialise in the construction of high quality bespoke residential properties requesting a quote for one of their projects in Graffham, West Sussex for a Ground Source Heat Pump System. We had worked with them on several projects over the last few years where we had installed ground source heat pumps with boreholes and underfloor heating. See more information.

Keappock-boreholes-for-GSHPs1Keston, Greater London

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. See more information.

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