Welcome To Nicholls Boreholes

A SPECIALIST IN BOREHOLE SYSTEMS

 

Nicholls Boreholes is a highly experienced borehole drilling company having drilled well over 1500 boreholes to date. We supply, install and maintain  water boreholes, vertical ground source heat pump (GSHP) boreholes, ground source heat pump systems and deep bore soakaways for houses and businesses and, more recently, cathodic protection boreholes. We deliver a uniquely comprehensive service with our own in-house team undertaking every aspect of your project from site survey to final checks and aftercare service. We are MCS accredited installers of Ground Source Heat Pumps giving you access to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Payments. RHI is a financial support scheme which will provide long-term financial incentives for installations of renewable technologies which generate heat. For GSHPs this includes the installation of underfloor heating if required.

We are a specialist, family-run borehole drilling business and combine fully qualified and highly experienced staff with state of the art machinery to ensure an efficient service in most locations and geologies. Our borehole drilling equipment is designed to access sites of all sizes with minimum impact or disruption, whether they are golf courses, leisure facilities, agricultural, commercial or residential land. A particular area of expertise is water borehole drilling. Investing in a water borehole can save money, reduce carbon emissions and add value to property.

Our borehole drillers cover a large area of the South, including West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, London, Kent, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Middlesex and other areas of the UK and have drilled in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

 

We've Drilled Boreholes All Over The South

 

Some Of Our Happy Customers

  • It wasn’t the easiest of installations. It was during the incredibly rainy months of November and December in 2016. The trenches were constantly full of water and lots of mud everywhere. However, Nicholls carried on valiantly with our builders and the GSHP was successfully all connected up. The system is up and running and providing our new home with plenty of warmth and steaming hot water in a very cost efficient manner. We are so pleased we decided to go with Nicholls as they have been incredibly helpful and professionally throughout the process and continue to assist us when need be.

    Sam Ellis, December 2017

  •  “I am very pleased with the fantastic service provided by Nicholls Boreholes. Both the house and pool Ground Source Heat Pumps are working extremely well and saving me a considerable amount on my heating bills whilst also getting a rebate from the Government. In summary I am over the moon!’

    Ted Ratcliffe December 2017

  • “It’s been an utter pleasure working with you all and all your guys on site have been brilliant, really informative, courteous and hard working in some testing conditions!”

    Aisling Bucknell, November 2017

  • Synergy Property Group have been pleased with Nicholls Boreholes performance throughout this project. From the outset both the design and installation teams have acted in a professional manner and been easy to deal with. We would have no hesitation in using Nicholls Boreholes again on future projects.

    Nick Costford, August 2017

  • "We should like to thank you for the very professional and efficient work you have done installing the borehole and pump and carrying out the water testing. All done with the minimum of fuss and disruption. Even if we decide to use the water solely for irrigation it will all have been very worthwhile."

    Client in Selham, West Sussex August 2017

  • "Many thanks to the great team at Nicholls. A very large project converting our Grade II listed Georgian property (and pool) entirely to ground source heating. They have patiently guided us through every aspect from the initial drilling to the final grant application. Projects like this will never run entirely to plan but, thanks to the excellent customer service, it has been relatively painless. We are very happy to recommend them."

    Isabel Braham, June 2017

  • “We put forward Nicholls Boreholes as a preferred installer for one of our clients at St George’s Hill Golf Course. We were expecting a fairly low yield with a view to install further boreholes to support storage lake. We were very pleased with the high standard of service and installation and our client was very pleased that the borehole was much more productive than expected. I would be pleased to recommend Nicholls Boreholes to others wishing to install a borehole system.”

    Roger Davey, Managing Director, Irritech Limited – June 2016

  • “Nicholls Boreholes drilled and installed a 201m water borehole, steel lined to 144 metres to provide irrigation for our sports pitches. The whole operation was 1st class and they kept the mess to a minimum. The job was completed on schedule at the same time as summer camps were being held at the school with no bother to the children. We got exactly what we paid for. I would recommend them to anyone looking to use a firm of professional drillers.”

    Mr Phil Cunningham, Danes School, Oxshott - March 2017

  • The experience and level of professionalism we experienced was exceptional. The team were communicative throughout and at every part of the installation we found all of their staff to work to the highest standard. We now have a fantastic, well designed and installed well with a pump that is designed to the water requirements of our house and heat exchanger. It is also reliable and we are able to take out a maintenance package for the system too therefore have no hesitation in recommending Nicholls Boreholes to any prospective customer in need of a borehole. And finally once last thought. The difference in price between the initial poorly installed system and the system installed by Nicholls Boreholes was negligible, so I wish I had done it properly the first time. A lesson learned.

    Mr Neil Buckner, March 2017

  • We have been pleased to be working again with Nicholls Boreholes, another good result and we look forward to the next project.

    LGM Developments Ltd

  • “We would like to reiterate that the team you sent to install our 80m steel-lined waterwell were brilliant. They are some of the best people we have had working here. They were really pleasant and knowledgeable and we have so enjoyed the whole experience (despite the mud and gore!)”

    Mrs Janet Crame, Wraysbury, Staines February 2017

  • Working with Nicholls Boreholes on this project was a very positive experience. I found them to be extremely customer friendly and professional with a meticulous eye for detail. This was the first solar powered borehole pump that Nicholls had installed and a lot of research went in to deciding on the right equipment for the job. The site is isolated and is in the middle of the South Downs National Park. The borehole itself was deeper than anticipated and we also laid 4km of water pipe to supply livestock troughs, west and east of the borehole, including the Graffham Down Trust nature reserve. I would certainly recommend Nicholls to anyone thinking of installing a water borehole.

    Mr Oliver Hancock, West Sussex November 2016

  • I have recently had Nicholls install a huge deep bore system in my new build home to provide all hot water and heating. From the first moment I met Ben, the owner of the company, I have been impressed with their professionalism, courtesy and capabilities.  Without exception, every single member of their Team has exuded these qualities.  Now the system is in and up and running, it is working beyond our expectations and I would thoroughly recommend them as a company if you are considering using natural resources within your home or offices.

    Mr Andrew Newton, Laughton, Lewes.  March 2016

  • 'I selected Nicholls Boreholes on recommendation, but mainly because all parts of the operation were carried out by this one company. Their professionalism throughout, from the MD Ben Nicholls to every operative was brilliant and it was a joy to come across a British firm providing such a service. I highly recommend them and would be prepared to discuss my experience with any new customers.'

    PG Williams 02392 255987 or garry.manda@btinternet.com

  • 'We have employed Nicholls Boreholes on many occasions over the last 3 years to install water boreholes for us for both private and commercial installations. We have been very happy with the comprehensive service that they supply and will be using them again. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to others'.

    Steve Dwyer, Access Utilities, September 2015

  • 'The Nicholls team were incredibly helpful and positive in their approach. Ben Nicholls picked up the project when our professional design team were unable to agree on a solution to our groundwater evacuation challenges. The pressurised soakaway solution was innovative and impressed everyone involved in the project. I cannot recommend Nicholls highly enough. One of the best Subcontractors we have ever worked with.’

    Chris Moss, Balfour Beatty, October 2014

     
  • ‘We have had the GSHP and Water borehole for over three years and it is the best decision we made during our new build.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, Oct 2014

  • ‘ I am very pleased that we made the decision to use Nicholls Boreholes. Our project was complex requiring great attention to detail, patience and team work with our other contractors and in all of these areas the Nicholls’ team excelled. They were also excellent in dealing with problems and in their service once the system was installed to make sure it was working optimally. I would certainly recommend them.’  

    Mr Ashley Whittome, October 2015

Latest News

April 17, 2016

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 […]
March 6, 2016

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 […]
February 6, 2016
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February 2016: GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS 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 […]
January 6, 2016
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January 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 […]
December 6, 2015

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. This ground source […]
November 6, 2015
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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 […]
October 6, 2015

October 2015: NICHOLLS BOREHOLES HAVE ANOTHER GSHP SHOWROOM

From Monday 21st September 2015, Nicholls Boreholes is now able to offer the Scandia-Hus Show Home site as one of their Ground Source Heat Pump showrooms, situated […]
September 6, 2015

September 2015: WROTHAM HEATH GOLF CLUB CHOSES NICHOLLS FOR 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 […]
August 6, 2015

August 2015: BOREHOLE DRILLING FOR SCHOOL GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP INSTALLATION

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 […]