Skills & Qualifications, Trace Basement Systems, CSSW, CSRT, RICS

We know that a strong team is crucial to the ongoing success of the business..

and having our own lecture suite, comit significant resource to training and development..


Surveying & Design:
Highly qualified team of construction professionals with extensive experience backed by complementary educational & industry qualifications and training, including prior experience in Architecture & Building Surveying within private practice.

General Capabilities – Surveying & Design:
-Residential basement & cellar conversion design & reporting
-New-build basement waterproofing design & reporting
-Remedial waterproofing design & reporting
-Tanking failure analysis & reporting
-Statutory application preparation & management (Building Regulations applications, Listed Building Consent etc.)
-Analysis & preparation of remedial specifications for timber decay & infestation
-Analysis & preparation of remedial specifications for rising/hygroscopic dampness & condensation
-Specification of structural timber repair (resin splice & traditional)


-BA (Hons) Architecture
-BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology
-BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
-BSc (Hons) Science
-BA (Hons) Business
-Diploma Building Studies

-Certified Remedial Damp Surveyor (CRDS)
-Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatment (CSRT), including three with CREDIT
-Certified Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW), including two with CREDIT
-Certified Waterproofing Professional (USA Accreditation)
-Property Care Association ‘Student of the Year’ awards achieved by two of the team for CSRT in 2007 and 2009 respectively, and for CSSW in 2010, with one scoring the highest ever joint marks in CSRT\CSSW in the history of those exams.
-Croft Goode ‘Most Improved Architectural Technology Student’.



-Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
-Incorporated Member Chartered Institute of Building
-Member Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

-All surveyors/designers hold CSCS cards.

Site Technicians:

Trace does not employ labourers. All Site staff are progressively matrix trained across all activities, recognising abilities to develop skills and establish category experts. This elevates our flexibility for responding to client requirements and supports our drive to continually raise levels of quality.

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-Qualified time served Finishing Joiners
-Qualified time served Site Joiners
-Qualified time served Plasterers
-Certified Remedial TechniciansCollege and Industry trained Remedial Technicians, including:
80% of the team holding PCA Remedial Technician certifications encompassing:-The theory of the safe use and installation of injection dpc and associated wall and floor joint tanking products in damp proofing buildings.
-The theory of the safe use and treatment of substrates and timber in buildings with chemicals.

The remaining 20% having been trained by their peers and working with them until they also gain PCA certifications.

USA based training in industry leading Waterproofing systems

Committed to employing and developing Apprentices to NVQ3

Health & Safety Training:  All are CSCS card holders
Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme certification (SSSTS)
Asbestos Awareness
COSHH & Principles of COSHH
Handling & Safe Use of Chemicals
First Aid at Work
Appointed Person First Aid
Health & Safety in the Workplace (CIEH)
Principles of Risk Assessment (CIEH)
Manual Handling (CIEH)

General CapabilitiesSite:
-Minor brickwork
-Diamond core drilling
-DPC injection (silicone & mortar injection/pore blocking systems)

-Joinery, site & finishing
-Structural timber repair via resin splice & traditional methods
-Structural timber surveys
-Dry rot irrigation, spraying, gel/paste application (also for timber infestation)
-Wall ties: remedial lateral restraint ties, crack stitching
-Type A Cementitious & liquid/paste applied tanking
-Type C ‘Drained Protection’ installation (pumps, drainage channel & cavity drainage membrane installation).
-Type C ‘Drained Protection’, system maintenance.