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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>

 

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>

Drilling

Nicholls Boreholes are one 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 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 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:

2 Dando M Tech which can drill up to 200m
Massenza MI5 which can drill up to 200m
Massenza MI6 which can drill up to 250m
Massenza MI8 which can drill up to 300m

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.

Contact Us

We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your project and to send a copy of our latest brochure. Call us on 01403 820750 or send an email.

 

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