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Keeping uk shopping malls high and dry

From Brent Cross in London to Union Square in Aberdeen, Bluewater in Kent to Kirkgate in Bradford, shopping malls across the UK must not only provide an attractive, modern shopping environment with a good tenant mix, they must provide a secure, high-quality and low maintenance environment.  Faced with the worst of Britain’s weather, these large [...]

2017-09-19T10:05:41+00:00 July 18th, 2016|News|

Protecting the car park asset with mastic asphalt

A tough, durable and widely used waterproofing system for centuries, Mastic asphalt has been the system of choice for waterproofing roofs, flooring and tanking.  With its inherent strength and market leading longevity, a new generation of mastic asphalts offering  greater flexibility, durability and a wide range of colours are being used extensively in design situations [...]

2017-09-19T10:11:40+00:00 June 27th, 2016|News|

Mastic asphalt, an integral part of our nation’s heritage

The sprawling megalopolis of London is revered across the world for its architectural heritage but as you wander around the capital city, there is a building material that is highly effective, long lasting and featured in many an historic and prestigious building.  From Buckingham Palace to St Paul’s Cathedral, mastic asphalt has the longevity necessary [...]

2017-09-19T10:15:59+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|News|

A Short History of Mastic Asphalt

Mastic Asphalt is one of the world’s most traditional waterproofing materials and has had a long and successful history, providing unbeatable protection from water penetration for centuries. Renowned for its high quality appearance and robust nature, when was it first used and what makes it so appealing today? A material that can boast a history [...]

2017-09-19T10:22:00+00:00 May 12th, 2016|News|

MAC Awards

The 2016 MAC Contractor of the Year Awards are coming… Every year, the MAC Awards crowns the year’s very best projects and contractor. The prestigious ceremony ensures valuable publicity for the winners, boosts business and creates demand from potential customers looking to employ the country’s top mastic asphalt contractors. So don’t delay, get your entries [...]

2017-09-19T10:23:28+00:00 May 1st, 2016|News|

Terrazzo takes to the floor at new brighton nightclub

For a new nightclub in Brighton, the owners required a stylish floor that was hardwearing, durable and could withstand heavy footfall on a regular basis.  Offering ease of installation, long term durability and a decorative finish, IKO’s new mastic asphalt terrazzo flooring was up for the challenge.  In what was once a former art deco [...]

2017-09-19T10:24:53+00:00 April 15th, 2016|News|

The mastic asphalt renaissance: watch this space

For many years mastic asphalt has been the system of choice for waterproofing roofs, flooring and tanking. Now, with a new generation of mastic asphalts offering  greater flexibility, durability and a wide range of colours – this traditional waterproofing material is enjoying a renaissance in the highly competitive car park sector. Car parks are inherently [...]

2017-09-19T10:26:33+00:00 April 1st, 2016|News|

Permascreed – The Quick and Versatile Mastic Asphalt Screed

Traditional cement screeds can be slow and labour-intensive so aren’t always up to the job. With a walk-on drying time of just one hour, Permascreed is the mastic asphalt screed offering an efficient and cost-effective way to level or create drainage falls on flat roofs, walkways and vehicle decks. Alongside a fast-track application that uses [...]

2017-09-19T10:27:40+00:00 March 15th, 2016|News|

IKO shows for MAC Trainees

The only further education college in the country to deliver courses in mastic asphalt, London’s Hackney Community College relies upon support from Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) members. With a new term underway and a brand new group of first year students, roofing and waterproofing specialist IKO donated 10 tonnes of roofing grade mastic asphalt to the college to [...]

2017-09-19T10:30:58+00:00 March 1st, 2016|News|

MAC’s commitment to craft training

Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) has demonstrated its commitment to protecting the future of the Mastic Asphalt industry by supporting seven apprentices through an intensive three year training programme that will ensure they can install mastic asphalt to the highest possible standard. To maintain the industry’s long established standards, only trained craftsmen install mastic asphalt under [...]

2017-09-19T10:33:19+00:00 February 19th, 2016|News|