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Deep Bore Soakaway Design

At Nicholls we work with the client/drainage consultant to design the most appropriate deep bore soakaway to provide a solution where a traditional soakaway or conventional drainage is impractical or too costly. This process involves understanding the client’s requirements, the geology and construction design. The Nicholls team can also work with the Environment Agency to obtain relevant licensing where appropriate.

The soakaway borehole drilling is a similar process to that of water borehole drilling and we use British Standard casing.

Soakaway Design

Golf courses

Schools and universities

Sports and leisure facilities

Farms and fields

Nurseries and garden centers

Private residences

Diagram of a soakaway

Nicholls Boreholes & Ground Source are one of the very few installers that both drill and install systems in the South East rather than sub-contracting. The installation of the 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 deep bore soakaways.

Our drilling equipment is designed to access sites of all sizes with minimum impact.

  • Our drilling rigs can drill up to depths of 900m and to a diameter between 100mm and 400mm.
  • We supply and install geothermal boreholes and undertake water borehole and deep bore soakaway drilling and can offer advice on renewable heating and the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS).
  • 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.

Our Drilling Rigs comprise of:

  • Massenza MI2 which can drill up to 900m
  • 2 x Massenza MI5 which can drill up to 200m
  • 2 X Massenza MI8 which can drill up to 600m

See some frequently asked questions about drilling here.

Want to know more about Soakaways?

Call us on 01403 820750

Did you know that we offer servicing and maintenance?

We can provide a comprehensive maintenance program for your system.

Deep bore soakaway maintenance

Renewable heating, a greener way of heating your home or business

Delivering Ground Source Heat Pump systems since 2007.