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August 2017: Nicholls Boreholes install their largest Commercial Ground Source Heat Pump (117kW) yet!

Nicholls Boreholes were selected by Synergy Property Group – a fully integrated property company based in Stevanage to work with one of their clients.Read more>

July 2017: Nicholls Install A GSHP In Award Winning Property

Nicholls Boreholes installed a 30 kW NIBE (three phase) Heat Pump to provide both hot water and space heating to the stunning barn conversion and annexe in Wisborough Green, West Sussex built by our sister company, Nicholls Countryside Construction Limited Read more>

June 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. The new rates for the Domestic RHI are as follows:- Ground Source Heat Pumps – 19.64p/kWh (up from 19.55/kWh) Read more>

 

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>

 

photo for May 2016 newsMAY 2016:   176M WATER BOREHOLE IN SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK POWERED BY SOLAR PANELS

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.

 

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APRIL 2016:  OFGEM INCREASE IN DOMESTIC & NON-DOMESTIC RHI TARRIFF

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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MARCH 2016: NICHOLLS ATTEND GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP TRAINING EVENT IN GERMANY

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>

 

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FEBRUARY 2016: GSHPS SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR EAST SUSSEX HOLIDAY PROPERTY

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>

HOW OUR SERVICING FOR GSHPs WORKS: AN EXAMPLE OF A PROPERTY IN SUSSEX

GSHP ServicingAs a leading UK supplier of servicing for Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) in Surrey, Kent, Sussex and throughout the home counties, Nicholls Boreholes is frequently commissioned to install and service solutions for rural leisure and tourism businesses.

The GSHP service agreement described here covers an estate that includes holiday homes, riding stables and leisure pools and is in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, close to the Kent border.

The owners have a rolling, annual ground source heat pump service agreement for two GSHP systems which Nicholls Boreholes installed at the property.

The first, set up in 2010, comprises five boreholes for a 22w NIBE pump system. This provides hot water and heating (from an under floor system which we installed) for the four holiday rental properties and a converted barn, hot water for the stables, a swimming pool spa, plunge pool and jacuzzi.

The other system, completed a year later, consists of 3 boreholes for a 15kw NIBE GSHP which provides hot water and heating for the main house.

On completion, we set up an annual service agreement for both the GSHP systems.

Servicing for Ground Source Heat Pumps at Robertsbridge, Sussex/Kent borders – what is included in the service agreement

  • Checking the GSHP borehole flow rates at the manifold (where possible), and changing the settings if required
  • Checking the Glycol index (the heat transfer efficiency of the Glycol diminishes as time goes on, to the point where it may need to be replaced. If this is the case, we will notify you in advance of the cost per litre)
  • Topping up the Glycol, and adjusting the working pressure if needed
  • Carrying out a visual check on all the system equipment, valves, strainers and insulation
  • Cleaning the filters in the plant room; carrying out a comprehensive check of all heat pump settings and making adjustments if needed*
  • Checking all underfloor heating manifold flow rates if necessary
  • Checking for any alarm messages which have been stored on the system
  • Servicing the hot water cylinder
  • Checking the operation and setting of the thermostats*

The same client also commissioned Nicholls Boreholes to drill and install a water well in autumn 2010, in order to benefit from a private water supply for their properties, equestrian unit, smallholding and pools. We also service this waterwell on an annual basis.

For more information about our Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) servicing for Surrey, Sussex, Kent and throughout the UK, please contact us now.

 

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