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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>



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


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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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


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>

About Water Boreholes

A Water Borehole after installationIf we can access ground water on your land, a water borehole can be created to provide you with a continuous water supply. In fact it’s a modern solution that does the job of age-old water wells but brings the water to the surface for you.

In addition to drinking, the water can also be useful for gardens and irrigation purposes as a practical alternative to mains water. Once your system is in place, hefty water bills become a thing of the past. Boreholes are also a cleaner source of water and a more environmentally-friendly method of water extraction.

The Nicholls Boreholes waterwell service

Our priority at all times is to manage the completion of your waterwell as smoothly as possible and with the minimum of disruption and our own in-house team will take care of every aspect of the project, discussing options and keeping you fully informed at every stage.

We start by providing you with advice, an assessment of the location (not all land is suitable for borehole drilling) and a free estimate. If less than 20,000 litres of water per day is used (almost the capacity of a milk tanker!) a licence is not needed, but if it is, we will assist with this. We obtain a water prognosis report from the most suitable hydrologists or we can use a more traditional method and dowse for water.

With our own staff and equipment we then drill below the ground water level up to 200m, insert a well casing to line the walls and install all the necessary components, leaving you with your own water supply. A cover is fitted so the water does not get polluted and we install equipment for water treatment to ensure the water is suitable for drinking if required.

Waterwell InstalledWe have a range of drilling equipment for industrial and domestic projects, some as narrow as 4 foot wide, enabling us to work effectively even where space is restricted. We also use some of the cleanest drilling techniques available. Find out more about how the water borehole process works.

Service and aftercare

We take care of any paperwork needed for completion of your borehole, including notifying the British Geological Survey (BGS) of our intent to drill the water borehole. On completion we send you and the BGS a completed borehole record. We test your borehole system once it is completed and offer an annual service agreement on all our systems. Nicholls Boreholes is an experienced family business covering a large area of the South East including West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, London, Berkshire and other areas of the UK and we have a wealth of experience and knowledge of local geological conditions and borehole potential. For more information on our Water Borehole (Waterwell) service click here>

We can save you up to 95% on your current water costs when installing a new private water supply.  We can save you upto 40% on your water bills with no upfront costs.
Please ask us for more details on 01403 820750 or email us.

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