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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>

 

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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>

How the water boreholes process works

Interested in a water borehole for your site? Let Nicholls Boreholes take care of the whole project.

Water boreholes

Using our specialist water borehole drilling equipment, we are able to drill to a depth below the ground water level of up to 200m, insert a well casing (to stop the walls collapsing), install a pump (to raise the water to ground level) and then fit it with a cover to protect the ground water supply from pollution.  The cost of this depends on the depth of the hole but a guideline would be from £5,000 to £15,000. However, you can commission your water borehole with no upfront costs or setup fees and no risk – see below*.

Provided less than 20,000 litres of water per day is used (slightly less than a milk tanker holds) a licence is not required. Water boreholes using more than this volume need consent from the Environment Agency and we can assist with obtaining a licence should one be required.

Getting started

If you are interested in a water borehole the first thing that we would recommend is for you to obtain a water borehole prognosis report, to determine at what depth water is expected and the drilling conditions. We outsource this to a hydrologist to give an independent summary and it will involve a desktop study of your site.

In addition to this you could use a water diviner to determine the best location for a water borehole on your site.

We are able to arrange both of these on your behalf and if you would like us to go ahead with either or both services we would need the full site address including postcode. Where possible it is also very helpful if we have a grid reference for your property. If you go to www.gridreferencefinder.com, enter your postcode, find your property on the map and right click, this will give you the grid reference and makes the report accurate for your site.

Once the report is sent to us, which usually takes between 7 and 10 working days, we put together a quotation for you, which we send to you, along with a copy of the report.

If you are happy with the report and our quotation for the water borehole, we will agree a convenient start date for your water borehole project and you can look forward to enjoying the benefits of your own, independent water supply, including a significant saving on your current water bills and a continuous water supply even during water authority drought restrictions.

You can find out more about how the water boreholes process works and our specialist water boreholes service here.

To find out how a water borehole can reduce your current water bills by up to 30%, with no upfront costs, setup fees or risk please ask us for more details on 01403 820750 or contact us.

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