Drilling

Nicholls Boreholes are one of the very few installers that both drill and install systems in the South East rather than sub-contracting. The installation of DANDO-M-TECH drilling rigthe collector is key to the performance of the system and Nicholls can provide a turnkey reliable solution for both water boreholes, ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) and deep bore soakaways.

Our drilling equipment is designed to access sites of all sizes with minimum impact.

  • Our drilling rigs can drill to depths of 300m+ and to a diameter between 100mm and 300mm.
  • We supply and install geothermal boreholes and undertake water borehole and deep bore soakaway drilling and can offer advice on renewable heating and the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme).
  • Our borehole drillers operate across 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. They provide solutions for domestic, public and commercial users.

Drilling rig 2Our Drilling Rigs comprise of:

Massenza MI5 which can drill up to 200m
Massenza MI6 which can drill up to 250m
2 X Massenza MI8 which can drill up to 600m

Nicholls Boreholes covers 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.

Answering your questions.

Questions about drilling

Can you drill in my garden?

Yes we can drill in your garden, so long as we can get our equipment in there – our smallest rig can access with a clear space of just 1.5m.

Does it make a mess?

m18 drillerNicholls Boreholes always prepare the site prior to work commencing ensuring that the surrounding ground is disturbed as little as possible with as little disruption as possible. They use their track mounted rigs that spread weight evenly preventing gouging of the ground.

How deep do you need to drill?

This depends on the geology of the ground and how far you need to drill to get to the water level.

How much room do you need to drill?

Our purpose-built geothermal rig can fit through 5ft gaps and work in an area of approximately 4 parking spaces per borehole. It is essential that the boreholes are drilled to the correct depth so don’t be fooled by a cheaper quote that may not have enough metreage.