The North's Leading Structural Waterproofing Designers and Installers

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Structural Timber Repairs
Ashton Old Baths

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Basement Conversion Experts

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Newbuild Basement Waterproofing
Designed, Installed, Guaranteed

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Repair of Modern Timber Structures

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Structural Waterproofing

A comprehensive turn-key service for all forms of waterproofing. We design, install, guarantee, insure and maintain, all in-house. No split liabilities

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PCA Project of the Year 2022 -
Trace Win Fourth Project of the Year Award.

PCA Project of the Year 2022 - Trace Win Fourth Project of the Year Award!

Structural Timber Repair

Trace can complete any form of traditional repair or replacement, while also specialising in modern techniques such as timber-resin splice (TRS) which maximise retention of original and historic timbers.

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Damp Proofing

Trace are experienced in identifying and remedying a wide range of issues of dampness in structures above ground, from rising to penetrating, to driving rain to condensation.

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We specialise in dealing with complex issues of moisture in buildings

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Expert solutions for a variety of structures and sectors




We could not have successfully completed this project without a flexible and proactive contractor, able to continuously deliver results under pressure in what were often difficult working conditions. When issues arose Trace assisted wherever they could, including where those issues did not fall directly within their remit. I would have no hesitation in recommending Trace to prospective clients”

‘Trace completed all of the works identified in the main building to a very high standard’. ‘All of the lads on site have been excellent and it has been a pleasure to work with you all.’

"Thank you so much for your generous and expert advice on how to cost effectively resolve the damp challenges at 422. Your guidance to our team has been great and given them the information and direction they need to get on with the job. Also thank you for linking us to your materials supplier so they can be sourced economically". *charity work*

422 Community Hub

"I think this is the best CDM installation I have ever seen. I have seen a lot. Everything about it is textbook. It is neat, tidy, straight, square…. Just perfect and the care and attention taken to fix the plugs to the exact centres ready for further trades is nothing less than a work of art. In addition to this, the site management is top-notch also. Everything about the project gives massive credit to Trace and all who worked on this project".

Newton Waterproofing

About Trace Basement Systems

Established 1974 we have completed over 50,000 surveys and 18,000 projects, for a broad client base from national institutions like the NHS, to private clients, working in homes and £100m+ new builds. We believe that good design is fundamental to sucess as is installation by skilled, experienced and trained technicians.

We are active in industry and have been involved in updating numerous design guides which the wider industry works to, this including being employed to re-write insurance company technical manuals guiding house builders to comply and obtain cover, to the 2022 revision of British Standard 8102 Protection of below ground structures against water ingress, the principle design guide for the UK waterproofing industry.

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