Ground Source Drilling

Teckna Group specialise in ground source heat pump drilling services for both commercial and domestic customers.

Our comprehensive approach covers all aspects of ground source heat projects, utilizing specialist equipment to ensure precision and efficiency. From the installation of geothermal boreholes to the connection of pipework and manifolds, we provide end-to-end solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.

In our commitment to delivering the most complete service possible, we offer specialised thermal response tests for borehole array installation. This ensures optimal performance and efficiency of the ground source heat pump system.

Teckna Group undertakes a wide range of single or multi-borehole geothermal bore drilling projects across the UK, catering to both private and commercial clients.

Drilling Geothermal Boreholes: Our industry expertise enables us to offer top-quality services using the best equipment suppliers available. We partner with MCS GSHP partners, certified through the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, to provide full turnkey ground source heat pump packages.

To meet the unique requirements of each project, we utilize effective equipment such as Dimplex, Vaillant, Worcester Bosch, Steibel Eltron, Kensa, or NIBE heat pumps.

Our Geothermal Borehole Systems: Teckna Group collaborates with specialist geothermal and water hydrologist teams to conduct geological surveys, ranging from basic heat assessments to complex ground modelling and borehole field design. Additionally, we perform thermal response testing to complement our geothermal services, ensuring optimal system performance.

We install quality-certified loops and connecting pipework using electro-fused couplers, made with PE100+ polymers to comply with Vertical Borehole Standards (2011). Our rigorous testing and certification process ensures the integrity and effectiveness of the ground source loop and grouting.

Did you know that less than 10 meters below the Earth’s surface, temperatures remain stable all year round, offering a sustainable source of green heat?

At Teckna Group, we specialise in harnessing this untapped energy through our geothermal well drilling service, providing a reliable and eco-friendly solution for heating and energy needs.

Contact Us for Ground Source Drilling Services.

If you’re interested in learning more about our extensive ground source drilling services, don’t hesitate to contact our expert team. Reach out to us at 01257 421 700 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need permission for geothermal borehole drilling?

Usually, you do not need planning permission for GSHP boreholes.


Where can geothermal drilling take place?

The beauty of the geothermal borehole drilling process is that it can be carried out almost anywhere. No matter if you want a ground source pump in your garden to heat your home or somewhere on your premises as an industrial business owner, it’s likely that we can install a geothermal borehole for you without a problem.


How deep do geothermal boreholes go?

The depth of a geothermal borehole depends on the site, including the available space and the square footage that the system needs to heat/cool, and the type of ground source heat loop. For example, horizontal loops are relatively shallow, installed about 1.2m below the ground. They also cover a greater area of land, requiring at least 400-600m per maximum loop length.

On the other hand, vertical GHSP boreholes go deeper and take up less horizontal space. They can be 100-200m deep (around 330-650ft), but vertical borehole drilling usually only goes around 250-450ft underground. If you want to convert an existing water borehole, this will probably not be deep enough, requiring further drilling and construction work to be suitable for a geothermal loop.

Since the maximum depth and appropriate loop sizes vary from project to project, we must carry out initial assessments to evaluate the efficiency of geothermal drilling in the specific area. We will then discuss the drilling possibilities to determine whether this will suit your needs, before any decisions are made or any further work is performed.

How much does it cost to drill a geothermal borehole?

The cost of geothermal borehole drilling and ground source heat pump installation is proportional to the depth, materials, and overall size and heating capacity of the specific system. This is why it’s necessary to carry out a geothermal survey to assess the thermal properties of the ground before doing any drilling, which can determine whether the investment would be worthwhile or not.

The larger the system, and the more excavation required to install it, the higher the costs will be. Similarly, the larger the output and the more properties it powers, the lower the installation and operational costs for each household. Ground source heat pumps are extremely energy efficient, producing several times more energy than the pump requires to run.

This means you could drastically reduce your mains fuel bills, eventually paying off the initial investment costs over time. You’ll also lower your carbon emissions, potentially making you eligible for the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. You could receive RHI payments totalling a few thousand pounds per year, based on the amount of ‘green’ energy you generate.

How long do geothermal boreholes last?

Ground source heat pump loops are incredibly durable, with lifespans ranging from 20 to 50 years or more.

What is Geothermal Borehole Drilling?

Geothermal drilling encompasses a wide range of tasks, from small-scale to large-scale projects. At Teckna Group, our experienced professionals possess the expertise and industry knowledge to conduct drilling operations safely and efficiently.

Why Choose Teckna Group for Geothermal Borehole Drilling?

No job is too challenging for our team, equipped with specialised geothermal drilling rigs capable of operating in diverse geological conditions. We prioritise safety and efficiency by installing temporary steel casing while drilling boreholes, ensuring maximum ground protection. Our efficient drilling service utilises a variety of flushing mediums, including air, water, and mud, to achieve depths of over 200 meters quickly and economically.

Cutting-Edge Equipment and Compliance?

At Teckna Group, we invest in state-of-the-art equipment and training to deliver high-quality workmanship. Our track-mounting equipment enables fast loading and easy manoeuvrability on-site, enhancing project efficiency. We also adhere to the latest geothermal drilling standards and source high-quality products from reputable UK manufacturers. Our compliance with industry regulations, including ISO 9001:2015 standards and the rules of associations such as the Ground Source Heat Pump Association and British Drilling Association, underscores our commitment to excellence.

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