Yearly Archives: 2018


Flame-Free Roofing Solutions with Mastic Asphalt

Site safety is one of the primary considerations when it comes to building refurbishment, especially for contracts in sectors such as education and health. Roofing works are typically subject to scrutiny from local authorities, building owners, Health and Safety Managers, regulatory bodies and other audiences, so roof refurbishment systems that pose any inherent risk during [...]

2018-11-01T19:01:08+00:00 November 1st, 2018|News|

It’s a Wonderful Roofing Life

John Patterson, Director and Co-Founder of Opus Waterproofing Solutions, has worked in the roofing industry for all of his working life, having started off his career as a mastic asphalt apprentice some 35 years ago whilst working for BriggsAmasco. With most of his family with a background in the roofing sector, he has always had [...]

2018-09-26T19:22:08+00:00 September 26th, 2018|News|

The Need for Speed When Screeding

One of the distinct advantages of mastic asphalt is its versatility and speed of application. In recent years and months, there has been an influx of projects where mastic asphalt screeds have been used to provide a stable and cost-effective base for waterproofing applications - from green roofs to car park decks. Made from selected bitumens, [...]

2018-09-26T18:47:34+00:00 September 26th, 2018|News|

A Thank You from Demelza!

Demelza, the South-East based charity providing hospice care for children, has passed on its thanks to The Mastic Asphalt Council and all of its members for the generous donations received at the recent MAC Awards Luncheon.  At the event held in June, MAC members reached deep into their pockets and generously donated a total of [...]

2018-07-20T10:21:01+00:00 July 20th, 2018|News|

Preparing the Mastic Asphalt Roofing Industry for the Future

Mastic asphalt roofing is one of the few construction professions still highly regarded as a ‘craft trade’. Mastic asphalt has stood the test of time with some applications providing effective waterproofing for some 100 years or so, but effective installation is critical to ensure longevity and performance. There are many time-served mastic asphalt roofing applicators [...]

2018-07-17T11:20:38+00:00 July 17th, 2018|News|

MAC Project of the Year – St. Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral, with its world famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. The largest Cathedral in England, it is the masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. It was recently selected as the venue of a prestigious lunch hosted by the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) for architects, specifiers and [...]

2018-07-17T10:56:21+00:00 July 17th, 2018|News|

The Future is Green

In recent years, green roofs have risen in popularity and more and more architects and specifiers are embracing the concept of green roofs due to their ability to have a significant effect on a building’s sustainable credentials. The term ‘green roof’ refers to a roof that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a [...]

2018-06-28T17:46:06+00:00 June 28th, 2018|News|