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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.
Read more>

 

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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.

 

MCS Approved Installer

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>

 

GSHP Service

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>

 Latest News

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.
Read more>

 

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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>

 

Start of Race Jun News 2016
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.

 

MCS Approved Installer

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>

 

GSHP Service

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>

Latest News

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.
They also supplied a plant room; a 10,000 litre water storage tank and a back-up generator.
Nicholls also installed solar UV panels to provide power to run the waterwell along with over 2000 metres of distribution water pipe and animal drinking 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.
The episode was restoring a pumping station above an existing borehole.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. The Client is now successfully receiving the Government’s Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) which will cover the full cost of the installation after a 7 year period.

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JULY 2016:  Nicholls install a 205m steel lined water borehole for private school.

Nicholls Boreholes have just finished installing a 205m deep steel lined water borehole for a top private school in Oxshott, Surrey. This is to provide irrigation for their many pitches. This work was completed in 6 days during the holidays in line with the schools requirements.

Start of Race Jun News 2016

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.

 

MCS Approved Installer

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>

 Photo for March news 2016 bMarch 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>

February 201GSHP Service6: 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 an annual service … Read more>

 

 Channel 4 Restoration Man 140x140January 2016: TV Broadcaster Channel 4 contacts Nicholls Boreholes for project on Restoration Man

TV Broadcaster Channel 4 contacted Nicholls Boreholes regarding the possibility of filming one of our borehole drilling projects to use as part of Channel 4’s The Restoration Man presented by George Clarke. Read more>

 

GSHP borehole

December 2015: Nicholls Boreholes GSHP project on Grand Designs House of the Year, Channel 4

Channel 4’s Grand Design RIBA House of the Year shortlist included one of Nicholls Boreholes’ projects – Levring House in Bloomsbury, London WC1. Read more>

 

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November 2015: Nicholls Boreholes drill a 250 metre water borehole

Nicholls Boreholes were contacted by Agrivert, a sustainable and cost-effective organic waste management solutions company to drill and install a 250 metre deep water borehole to supply their £11 million anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Chertsey, Surrey. Read more>

 

News Oct 2015October 2015: Nicholls Boreholes have another GSHP Showroom

As of Monday 21st September 2015, Nicholls Boreholes are now able to offer this site as one of their Ground Source Heat Pump showrooms situated in Felcourt, Nr East Grinstead, open from Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays). Appointments are essential, contact nicki@nichollsboreholes.co.uk or phone 01403 820750.  Read more >

water borehole pumpSept 2015: Wrotham Heath Golf Club choses Nicholls for water borehole irrigation contract

Nicholls Boreholes were chosen by Wrotham Heath Golf Club to supply and install a 60 metre water borehole and irrigation system for their greens, which are played on throughout the year.   Read more >

 

140x140drilling case studyAugust 2015: Borehole Drilling for School Ground Source Heat Pump installation

Nicholls Boreholes were chosen by Ecovision Systems, one of the UK’s leading renewables installers, for a GSHP project at Orchard House School, Chiswick. We were asked to drill 1000 metres of borehole …  Read more>

 

photo-for-June-newsJune 2015: Nicholls now an approved Partner installer of Vaillant Heat Pumps

Nicholls Boreholes are now an approved Partner installer of Vaillant Heat Pumps which allows us to offer our clients a 7 years parts and labour warranty for all our Vaillant Heat Pump installations.  Read more>

 

Drilling-RigMay 2015: New drilling Rig for Nicholls Boreholes

Nicholls Boreholes have purchased their 6th Drill Rig – a Massenza MI8 which allows them to drill deeper, faster and more efficiently offering a superior service to their clients.  Read more>

 

RHI logo 140April 2015: Renewable Heat Incentive – Tariff Increase

As of 1st April 2015 the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) increased the tariff for Ground Source Heat Pumps to 19.10p.  Read more>

 

 

140x140Plawhatch-Organic-Farm-Photo-1March 2015: Waterwell irrigation for Old Plaw Hatch Organic Farm

Nicholls Boreholes were contacted by Old Plaw Hatch Farm following a recommendation from a local water deviner, Guy Hudson, to install a waterwell.  Read more>

 

 

Commercial-GSHPFebruary 2015: Just completed our largest commercial ground source heat pump project to date.

Nicholls Boreholes were contracted to install a 92kw Stiebel Eltron GSHP system to supply heating and hot water for a large country house with offices and swimming pool complex.  Read more>

 

Weybridge-golf-course140x140January 2015: We install yet another water borehole for golf course irrigation!

We are currently installing a water borehole with pumping equipment at St George’s Hill Golf Course in Weybridge, Surrey as part of their irrigation upgrade which includes an irrigation lake.  Read more>

 

New-lorryNovember 2014: Nicholls takes delivery of new lorry

Meet one of the latest additions to the Nicholls’ team – a new DAF beaver-tail lorry!

As part of Nicholls’ promise to provide the very best service, the new lorry will help maintain efficiency and reliability. Read more>

 

28 Company Profile.inddOctober 2014: Heat Pumps Today interview Ben Nicholls

Ben Nicholls, Managing Director of Nicholls Boreholes, is interviewed by the magazine  Heat Pumps Today on how combined experienced staff and up to date machinery  ensures an efficient service in nearly all locations and geologies, when drilling and installing boreholes for open and closed loop ground source heat pumps (GSHP). Read more>

 

 

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September 2014: New water borehole to supply irrigation for Pyecombe Golf Club

Pyecombe Golf Club has commissioned Nicholls Boreholes to create a private bore hole water supply for irrigation. Pyecombe Golf Club is situated six miles north of Brighton, set in the heart of the South Downs National Park offering a challenging course with panoramic views of the Sussex Weald with its famous windmills, known as Jack and Jill. … Read more>

Borehole Drilling DorsetAugust 2014: 2nd phase completed for Perenco

Site: Wareham, Dorset   Client: Perenco

We have just completed the 2nd phase of works drilling for Perenco in Wareham, Dorset. Perenco are a highly respected international oil company, who we completed the 1st stage of works for at the beginning of the year, drilling 60 boreholes.

 

Ground Source Heat Pump Association

July 2014: Ben Nicholls speaks at the GSHPA national conference

Ben Nicholls was asked to speak at the GSHPA (Ground Source Heat Pump Association) national conference last week and gave an informative talk on dispelling the myths regarding domestic boreholes. Nicholls boreholes have worked on over 150 GSHP domestic borehole installations and Ben was able to talk about our experiences. Nicholls boreholes is also a member of the GSHPA who are working towards best practice standards within the industry.

Commercial-GSHPJune 2014: Non – Domestic RHI Tariff nearly doubled!

The non-domestic RHI tariffs have been revised today and have nearly been doubled! The tariff is now 8.7p per kilowatt/hour paid quarterly for 20 years. Along with the domestic RHI tariffs now also in place, the returns offered by this low carbon technology should make Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP’s) the most appropriate system choice for many applications … Read more >

Water borehole Wansted Golf Club

May 2014: New water borehole for Wanstead Golf Course in London E11

Wanstead Golf Club has commissioned Nicholls Boreholes to create a private bore hole water supply for irrigation. Situated just seven miles from Canary Wharf, this thriving golf course is a surprisingly green oasis that was formerly the country seat of Earl Tylney of Castlemaine. Like many golf clubs, Wanstead recognise the savings to be made by having a bore hole water … Read more >

Renewable Heat IncentiveApril 2014: Renewable Heat Incentive Launch

Today saw the launch of the eagerly anticipated Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which will offer homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing domestic ground source heat pump systems. The RHI will allow significant financial support to be available for all eligible GSHPs installed after the 15 July 2009, radically reducing the time it takes to recover your initial capital investment … Read more >

London-Underground-soakaway boreholeMarch 2014: Nicholls first soakaway borehole project for London Underground

This year Nicholls have undertaken its first project for London Underground at their site at Chesham, Buckinghamshire to overcome trackside drainage issues.

The project involved installing 4 no. 10m soakaway boreholes and drainage catch pits beside the track in difficult conditions with restricted access. Our staff working on the project were required to hold Lucas cards* in order to be able to work for London Underground and all of our plant machinery went through a stringent plant approval process. * London Underground has required that anyone working on their infrastructure must have the necessary understanding on access, health, safety and environmental issues affecting the Underground.

GSHP-articleFebruary 2014: Nicholls invited to share borehole collectors experience

With the extension of the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) to domestic customers fuelling the debate about Ground Source Heat Pump systems, renewables consultants MeshEnergy have invited specialist contractors Nicholls Boreholes to compare the merits of horizontal collectors and boreholes. In the article, Managing Director Ben Nicholls defines the differences between the two methods and weighs up their advantages in terms of potential disruption, suitability for local geology and ground conditions, lifespan, cost and efficiency. Click here to read the full article

Borehole Drilling Dorset2014: Nicholls wins 60 borehole contract for large oil company – Perenco

Site: Wareham, Dorset   Client: Perenco

We are currently working for Perenco, a highly respected international oil company. We are drilling 60 boreholes and installing cathodic protection rods at various locations to upgrade the corrosion protection on their pipelines. This will increase the operational life of the pipelines and help to further protect the environment. This picture shows us drilling one of the boreholes at the site in Wareham, Dorset.

temp-news-lg2013: sold our first double loop feeder to Europe

Nicholls Boreholes have designed and developed a hydraulic loop feeder (patent number 1108318.5) to assist us with the safe and controlled installation of 40mm borehole probes. We have sold many of these and then at the beginning of 2013 our double loop feeder was produced and our first one sold to a company in Europe.

 

 

wind turbineFebruary 2013: newly installed wind turbine and solar panels, making our office better than carbon neutral

Our offices are now fed directly from a newly installed wind turbine and solar pv panels. They produce enough electricity to run our office and our ground source heat pump, making our office better than carbon neutral.

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