Borehole Drilling & Well Drilling Services
Teckna Group is an industry-leading geothermal drilling and water well-drilling company, designing and providing drilling services throughout the United Kingdom. We pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive service from start to finish, covering all aspects of the job at hand for both private and commercial projects.
Our extensive range of services include geothermal drilling, water boreholes, soakaway boreholes, and borehole monitoring throughout the UK. Our experienced team can design, specify, and install water boreholes complete with water filtration, pumping, and control equipment. We also install borehole connecting pipework and manifold chambers for systems that require pipework flushing and cleaning, glycol addition, and design services.
Professional Drilling Services in the UK
When you hire the team of experts at Teckna Group, we will complete all work to the highest possible standards, utilising leading UK suppliers such as MGS and Boode. We ensure that all of our suppliers work to UK industry standards or higher for water well and ground source heat products, just as we do.
Our professional drilling equipment is specifically designed for our procedures, and comes from leading manufacturers such as Hutte and Comacchio. Our mud treatment units, which allow us to maintain clean drilling sites, are also supplied by Comacchio and Tibban. Specialised grouting equipment for geothermal drilling enables us to test the loops prior to installation, and then mix the grout to design specifications to provide a GSH Borehole Loop.
We also carry and maintain the following insurance policies for projects that we undertake:
Employers’ liability insurance – up to £10 million
Public liability insurance – up to £5 million
Products and pollution liability insurance – up to £5 million
Professional indemnity insurance – up to £1 million
Contractors’ all-risk insurance – up to £250,000
Hired-in plant insurance – up to £100,000
Please view our selection of drilling services on our website to find out more about what we can do for you.
Contact Teckna Group Today
If you require further information, don’t hesitate to contact us via our enquiries page. To speak to a member of our team, you can call Teckna Group on 01257 421 700 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and Sue or Mike will be happy to answer any questions. You can also view our photo galleries to see some of our previous successful projects, and read through our FAQs below to find out more about the process of drilling boreholes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Borehole Drilling
Borehole drilling creates a deep but narrow hole in the ground. A heavy-duty drilling rig will bore down through the soil and rock until it reaches groundwater. The length of time it takes to drill a borehole depends on the depth of the borehole and the type of ground you’re drilling through.
Once the drilling is complete, the borehole is then secured and reinforced with steel. Water boreholes usually require the installation of a pumping system to bring water up to the surface, and a filtration system to sterilise the borehole water and ensure that it’s safe for human consumption.
At Teckna Group, we ensure the efficient completion of every borehole drilling project we carry out. Once our expert team of hydrologists assess the ground conditions, we get to work using our wide range of drilling equipment, which is suitable for a variety of environments and ground types.
We always provide the best possible standard of borehole drilling to make sure that our customers are happy with our services. The drilling experts at Teckna Group have years of industry experience, enabling us to offer a fully professional, high-quality, and dependable service from start to finish.
For most water borehole installations, we normally drill to depths between 50 and 70 metres down. In certain cases, however, boreholes can be up to 200m deep. In each individual case, the depth depends on the geology of the area (ground conditions) and how far down the groundwater may be.
There’s no set depth for a water borehole, just as there’s no set diameter. Boreholes are usually between 100mm and 500mm wide, with the size depending on how much water you want to draw. The larger the volume of water, the wider and deeper the borehole must be to meet these needs.
Of course, the larger the hole (both in depth and diameter), the more expensive constructing it will be. Unless you intend to use large volumes for irrigating plants or commercial purposes – which will require a licence – 50m deep and 150mm wide should be acceptable for a domestic borehole.
Here at Teckna Group, we have a wealth of valuable experience in this industry, and have drilled many holes of varying depths over our years of operation. As a result, we are fully prepared to drill as deep as needed to provide the best possible borehole drilling outcome on your private property.
Even if you believe there’s groundwater beneath your land, it may not be possible to drill there. To even begin drilling, a large and heavy mobile drilling rig must be able to access the area. Since most properties mark their boundaries with walls or fences, this can prevent the rig from getting through.
Should the rig be able to access the land, there are also overground and underground pipes and cables to consider. Drilling must not disrupt these, nor must it occur within 50m of any possible source of contamination, such as a septic tank. The equipment must be suitable for the ground type.
As long as there is sufficient space to drill a borehole and house the infrastructure, you can locate a water borehole anywhere you like. Of course, it’s only practical and cost-effective to drill for water if a borehole prognosis survey has already determined the likelihood of groundwater there.
The Environmental Agency does not state a limit on the number of boreholes allowed per property, but there is a restriction on the amount of water you can draw per day without requiring a licence, which is 20 cubic metres. If you install more than one, they must not be too close to each other.
The cost of your water borehole will depend on a variety of factors. These include the depth of the hole, the pump system and the wellhead used, plus the amount of water you will need to draw (abstract). Costs must cover everything from equipment and labour to installation and maintenance.
As mentioned previously, the wider and deeper the borehole, the more construction will cost. The difficulty of drilling the particular type of ground and the specific materials used for the borehole infrastructure will also influence the price. You’ll have to pay for surveying and water testing, too.
Since all of this this varies from one site to another, it’s impossible to provide an estimate without knowing the parameters of your project. However, at Teckna Group, we always aim to offer a competitive price for borehole drilling, to ensure that you receive the best value for money.
We would love to give you an upfront price, but calculating the total depends on so many factors that we have to take into account beforehand. To make enquiries about borehole drilling quotes, contact Teckna Group today by calling 01257 421700 or emailing email@example.com.
With professional construction and maintenance, such as the services offered by Teckna Group, a water borehole should last for many years. Proper usage and care should see your borehole lasting for several decades to come; most drilled water boreholes will last for a minimum of 20 years.
Over time, the technology for drilling boreholes has evolved, allowing us to increase the lifespan of a borehole by using cutting-edge equipment and lining materials. Despite the stresses they’ll have to endure, modern boreholes are more than able to cope due to improved strength and durability.
Even before the advent of these technologies, water boreholes could last a very long time – as long as 50-80 years. However, old boreholes with less developed materials are more prone to collapsing. The higher standards of new boreholes should reassure you that you’re making a safe investment.
When looking to benefit from borehole drilling, choosing a competent and qualified professional drilling service is key to ensuring a longer lifespan for your water borehole. To find out how our advanced methodologies could help you, contact Teckna Group today for more information.
In the UK, any landowner has a legal entitlement to extract water from a borehole on their own land, for their own use. However, should you wish to extract more than 20 cubic metres of water per day (20,000 litres), you must apply and pay for a water abstraction licence from the government.
The Environment Agency can grant a first-time licence for between 6 and 18 years, with renewals normally lasting a maximum of 12 years each time. Short duration licences are also available, as well as long duration licences for up to 24 years. Your licence length will depend on your circumstances.
You usually do not need to apply for a water impoundment licence for a borehole. These only apply if you’re diverting inland water via a structure such as a dam, weir, culvert, sluice, or retaining wall. You can learn more about water borehole licences on the government website.
Additionally, before you can drill a borehole, you may need groundwater investigation consent (GIC) according to section 32 of the Water Resources Act. The British Geological Survey (BGS) may also require notification if you plan to drill more than 15m deep. Your contractor can help you with this.
If you intend to use extracted groundwater for cooking or drinking, for yourself or for selling to others, then you must test this water supply first. At Teckna Group, following construction of your borehole, we test the water at a UKAS laboratory to ensure that it is safe to use from the outset.
We perform both chemical and bacterial analysis, and determine the type of filters we need to fit your water borehole with according to the results. We take a thorough approach to our services, meaning that we always carry out the necessary checks to provide the best possible standards.
Once your borehole is in regular service, we recommend testing the water at least once every 12 months. If your borehole water changes in appearance, taste, or smell, then cease extracting and consuming it and arrange a test at once. This could signify a problem with the structure.
To ensure that your borehole and pump system are still working properly, you should arrange a borehole inspection at least once every 2-3 years. Even if there are no problems with the water itself, you don’t want to wait until potential small issues turn into costly repairs down the line.