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Mastic asphalt – the natural choice

Mastic asphalt has many years been a natural choice for architects and specifiers of green roof systems. Durable and one of the greenest construction materials in the UK – it’s perfect for eco-friendly, waterproofing solutions. Also one of the most cost-effective membranes of its kind, independent studies have shown that correctly designed and installed mastic [...]

2017-09-19T14:42:00+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|News|

David Maginnis appointed new MAC Chairman

David Maginnis, managing director of Briggs Amasco, the UK's leading national industrial and commercial roofing company, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC). He follows, Keith Collins, managing director of Bexley based contractors Bell Asphalt and will remain in post for the next two years. “I look forward to [...]

2017-09-19T14:43:34+00:00 February 1st, 2015|News|

Mastic Asphalt: The Low Price of High Quality

Short term pricing is still a major factor for most construction professionals when specifying the products they need. But for those willing to look at the bigger picture, they would find that the best value for money and the most sustainable green solutions can be found from trusted and tried traditional products. John Blowers, director [...]

2017-09-19T14:44:25+00:00 January 5th, 2015|News|

Standing the Test of Time

Non toxic and non flammable, mastic asphalt is now more relevant than ever to the needs of a modern construction industry coping with climate change. So it’s no wonder that mastic asphalt is now being used on so many education construction projects. The high mineral content of mastic asphalt renders it virtually incombustible. Because Mastic [...]

2017-09-19T14:45:29+00:00 November 19th, 2014|News|

A Playground for Life

The combined properties of mastic asphalt's waterproofing and durability provide excellent protection for roof top playgrounds areas in inner city schools. One school taking advantage of the qualities of mastic asphalt is the £15 million Golden Lane Campus in Islington, London. Situated in a busy urban environment where space is at a premium, a MAC [...]

2017-09-19T14:46:28+00:00 October 19th, 2014|News|

From top to bottom

It’s not just school and university roofs that mastic asphalt is transforming. It’s also ensuring that newly installed floors remain for the lifetime of the building too. Pupils at Shevington High School in Lancashire missed out on sports activities when the school’s gymnasium floor failed. Recognising the need for a hard wearing replacement, the projects [...]

2017-09-19T14:47:42+00:00 August 19th, 2014|News|

A Lesson in Mastic Asphalt

Fast becoming the material of choice for schools and universities, mastic asphalt – one of the world’s most durable waterproofing materials – is seeing a renaissance as more and more specifiers look again at what can now be regarded as one of the greenest construction materials in the UK. Such is the reliability and integrity [...]

2017-09-19T14:48:40+00:00 July 19th, 2014|News|

Mastic asphalt helping change the planet

In January 2008, the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) made history as the first industry in the world to achieve Carbon Zero status. Since then it has offset a staggering 6,648 tonnes of carbon dioxide – underlining mastic asphalt’s status as a green waterproofing material. Working closely with co2balance – a leading carbon management company – [...]

2017-09-19T15:00:53+00:00 June 1st, 2014|News|