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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>

About Our GSHPs

Heat Pump Front PanelA Ground Source Heat Pump uses stored solar energy from the ground to heat your home. (Although it is often called geothermal heating, it is usually stored solar energy rather than ‘hot rock’ energy.) The ground source heat pump transfers the energy to your home where it can be used to heat it, or cool it in the summer.

As borehole drilling and geothermal heating specialists, Nicholls Boreholes can take care of every aspect of your GSHP project from the drilling of your borehole to the heat pump installation and the installation of your underfloor heating.

Experienced in retrofitting

Although GSHPs are often associated with rural ‘Grand Designs’ type properties where underfloor heating is the norm, we regularly install GSHPs at older and period properties with conventional gas or electric central heating.

Ground source heat pumps have many benefits.

They can save you up to 70% on your heating bills.

They take advantage of a completely free, totally renewable form of energy.

They have virtually no environmental impact and reduced CO2 emissions.30---Underfloor-heating

Maintenance costs are low.

They can add value to your property.

They are compatible with most modern heating systems.

They are easy to use.

Service and aftercare

Unlike many companies, we provide a complete, end to end service using our own in house staff. We will visit and assess the area for the proposed borehole and obtain a geological report to ascertain ground conditions for your heat pump borehole. With our own staff and equipment we will drill the borehole, install all the necessary components and ground loops ready for connection and installation of the heat pump and commissioning.

Then, when your GSHP is tested and ready to use, we can offer you an ongoing servicing support and maintenance agreement, for complete peace of mind.

Stiebel-EltronNicholls Boreholes are MCS accredited installers of Ground Source Heat Pumps giving you access to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Payments. And we only install the very highest quality GSHPs namely Nibe, VaillantStiebel Eltron, Valliant and Kensa. As we are approved installers of these manufacturers, we are able to offer extended warranties on servicing and parts ranging from 5 to 7 years depending on the type and model of the Ground Source Heat Pump that is installed, which all adds to the peace of mind for our customers.

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