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Using borehole technology

Using borehole technology for your ground source heat pump instead of a horizontal (trench) collector offers a number of important advantages. There is far less downtime (whereas a paddock or field needs approximately 1 year to recover from the installation of a horizontal collector). With a borehole, the collector for your ground source heat pump (GSHP) can be laid under a road, building or other impervious surface. And perhaps most important of all, with borehole technology, the GSHP heat delivery is not affected by seasonal fluctuations in temperature. Boreholes are also extremely efficient for passive and active building cooling systems.

Nicholls Boreholes is one of the most experienced installers of GSHP boreholes in the UK, we have been operating in this industry since 2008. By completing the whole project with our own in-house staff we take the headache out of your ground source heat pump project. From initial site survey and no-obligation quotation to the final testing and paperwork, every aspect of your project is meticulously managed. As a MCS approved installer, domestic clients could benefit from the BUS (Boiler Upgrade Scheme) which currently offers a £6,000 incentive for the upgrade of existing systems or self build properties.

We are happy to drill for other ground source heat pump installers. Contact us for details.

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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

Tim Holland

Drilling Technical Manager

Marc Livesley

Drilling Manager

Emma Kenny

Drilling Operations Manager

Louise Draisey

Contracts & Finance

Paula Hayward


Alina Cornea

Installation Coordinator

Barbara Bolitho

Service Co-ordinator

Charlotte Taube

Special Works Co-ordinator

Rebecca Shephard


James Thompson

CAD Engineer

Adam Hardiman

CAD Designer

Arnaldo Melo

Design Engineer

Graham Reid

Licensing Manager

Jamie Laker

Licensing Manager

Alice Rooks

Geo-Environmental Licensing Manager

Tracie Anderson

Licensing Co-ordinator

Ania Slubowska

Neutrality Co-ordinator

Installation Team

Drilling Team

Service Engineers

Servicing Coordinator and Service Engineers

Siân McGarvey

Accounts Manager

Lindsay Wisniewski

Human Resources & Payroll

Elizabeth Hallett

IT/CRM Coordinator

Karen Ramsay


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