Careers at Trace Basement & Remedial Services

We are always interested in hearing from talented individuals, and would invite candidates to submit C.V.’s on our email address.  By submitting, you consent to Trace storing your details on file for internal usage.

At present we are looking to add to our team of site operatives.

  • Multi-skilled tradesman with general or specific construction experience (Full time)

  • Trainee operative (scope to undertake PCA apprenticeship in damp/waterproofing) (Full time)

To be considered applicants should have a full clean driving licence, and possess reasonable literacy skills.  

Attention to detail, professionalism and a desire to learn are key.

Please note that we are looking to recruit from our local area and would not consider candidates beyond a reasonable distance to our offices in Glossop, Derbyshire.

Wage is negotiable depending on experience.


  • Staff training
  • On-site parking
  • Life insurance
  • Employee pension scheme
  • Industry training
  • Potential career route to Surveying

Please contact us by phone on 01457 865165 and ask for James or send CV’s on email to

A little about us

Trace Basements & Trace Remedial Building Services is a specialist contractor dealing with problems of moisture in buildings.  We’re a family owned and run business trading 46 years; we’re multi-award winning and are the leading specialists in Manchester and the North West.

In particular we provide:

  • Remedial damp treatments, dealing with rising & penetrating dampness.
  • Timber preservation, via treatment of timbers in-situ or replacement, using traditional or modern timber resin splice techniques.
  • Structural waterproofing, dealing with and preventing issues of groundwater ingress in structures below ground.

We work on everything from small to large scale residential, lots of commercial, new-build, historic and listed, for everyone from insurance companies, councils, investment funds, major house builders, and private clients.

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Our customer reviews

  • “We recently had the pleasure of working with the team from Trace. We found all of the office staff, managers and contractors a pleasure to deal with. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable team. Very highly recommended !”

    Finalfix Ltd Builders in Cheshire

  • “I couldn't recommend Trace Remedial enough. I was extremely impressed with all of the advise received and delighted with their speedy and professional service. I have even sought some advise months after my initial business with Trace Remedial and they were more than happy to help again. Fantastic!”

    Lolos V R

  • “Newton Waterproofing Systems would highly recommend the services of Trace Basements & Trace Remedial Building Services. We have a fantastic working relationship with Trace. As Newton Specialist Basement Contractors, they are reliable, knowledgeable and skilled in their field.”

    Newton Waterproofing Systems

  • "I can highly recommend Trace. I rang to get a damp survey booked in on a property we were looking to buy. Lewis was very helpful over a couple of phone calls, even ringing back on a day off! Offered advice and help even though we didn't end up going through with the survey. Great service, will use again."

    Nick Renshaw

  • “Just had Trace in to deal with a fairly significant damp problem in our house. The work was completed to a very high standard in the timescale agreed before commencement. Really good communication throughout and the tradesmen were really professional. Left the house as tidy as possible every day and I’m made up with the outcome. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to family and friends.”

    Kealey Clarke

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