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Why choose Nicholls?

Our approach

Customer service is always our priority at Nicholls. You will be assigned an experienced and qualified team to manage and keep you in touch with every aspect of your project, from geological surveys right through to final checks and post-installation service, including advice and all paperwork relating to the project and Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), for which we are approved suppliers. We aim to ensure every job is completed on time, on budget and with minimum disruption. Our emphasis on project management combined with attention to detail and commitment to customer care ensures we deliver a uniquely efficient, high quality service.

Nicholls Boreholes and Ground Source drilling rigs typically drill from depths of 10m to over 300m and to a diameter between 100mm-400mm. As well as providing and installing geothermal borehole systems and water borehole systems, we can offer advice on renewable heating. Please see the funding section for more information.

How we work

We assess the area/location for the proposed system. We review the geology or may obtain a geological report to ascertain the viability of the project.  We may also use a more traditional method and dowse for water using a water diviner. After our initial site visit, our qualified, in house design team will assess your needs, design your project and undertake all your technical calculations and drawings. We can then supply you with a no-obligation estimate including a detailed analysis of how we would manage your project.  With our own staff and equipment we undertake the drilling and install all the necessary components, certify and hand over the project with a completion pack and annual service proposal.  We use some of the cleanest drilling techniques available and are leaders in technological development.

Adding value

Investing in a water borehole or GSHP system can save money, reduce carbon emissions and add value to your property.

The team

Nicholls Boreholes and Ground Source is part of the Nicholls Countryside Construction Group, an established family business that provides and installs waterwell boreholes, vertical closed-loop boreholes and ground source heat pumps, as well as deep bore soakaways. We have an experienced and qualified team of borehole drillers. All our staff have CSCS cards, NVQs and/or City & Guilds. We ensure that all our staff are always up to date with health and safety tests and first aid courses.

Nicholls Licensing
& Consulting

Nicholls undertake regulatory licencing work associated with the Groundwater Borehole drilling process. On behalf of our clients Nicholls experienced team work with the Environment Agency and regulators to secure permission to proceed with regulated activities.

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Our qualified, in house design team are able to assess your needs, design your project and undertake all your technical calculations and drawings.


Our teams of experienced, professional, qualified engineers provide a high standard of installation.


Our dedicated, in house service department can support your system for the long term.

We cover a large area all over the south

  • West Sussex
  • Berkshire
  • Surrey
  • Oxfordshire
  • Hampshire
  • Middlesex
  • Isle of Wight
  • Norfolk
  • London
  • Suffolk
  • Kent
  • Essex
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Meet the team

Ben Nicholls


Richard Nicholls


Robin Gue

Finance Director

Hannah Pasfield

Human Resources Director

Mark Aylwin

Waterwell Director

Tom Giersz

Ground Source Director

Jeff Reid

Licensing & Consulting Director

Charlotte Whittington

Financial Controller

Jo Geddes

Office & Enquiries Manager

Nina Clyde

PA to Ben Nicholls

Simon Parsons

Senior Project Manager

Dan Harrison

Project Manager

Elodie Burgess

Project Manager

George Parker

Project Manager

Matt Burnett

Project Manager

Tim Holland

Drilling Technical Manager

Marc Livesley

Drilling Manager

Emma Kenny

Drilling Operations Manager

Louise Draisey

Contracts & Finance

Paula Hayward


Alina Cornea

Installation Manager

Barbara Bolitho

Service Manager

Charlotte Taube

Special Works Co-ordinator

Rebecca Shephard


Adam Hardiman

CAD Designer

Graham Reid

Licensing Manager

Jamie Laker

Licensing Manager

Will Abson

Licensing Manager

Tracie Anderson

Licensing Operations Manager

Michael Gadd


Ania Slubowska

Neutrality Co-ordinator

Installation Team

Drilling Team

Service Engineers

Servicing Manager and Service Engineers

Siân McGarvey

Accounts Manager

Lindsay Wisniewski

Human Resources & Payroll

Elizabeth Hallett

IT/CRM Coordinator

Karen Ramsay


Meet the whole team