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Rooftop playgrounds create space in overcrowded schools

With rising pupil numbers fast becoming the norm across the UK and the Local Government Agency predicting a further 130,000 places will be needed by 2017/2018, under pressure primary schools are creating much needed space through the creation of rooftop playgrounds. To meet this demand, one of the world’s oldest waterproofing materials – mastic asphalt [...]

2017-09-19T10:34:28+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|News|

Daniel Snook Wins Special Trade Award

Daniel Snook of Premier Mastic Asphalt has been awarded the Special Trade Award and Overall Cornwall Construction Training Group’s Apprentice of the Year Award 2013 at the Atlantic Hotel on 3rd October. Daniel is half-way through his four year training course with the organisation and has impressed in all of his projects.  He is the [...]

2017-09-19T10:37:54+00:00 June 1st, 2015|News|

MAC Awards celebrates the industry’s very best

Over 100 key players from the mastic asphalt industry gathered at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London to recognise and celebrate the year’s top projects, contractors and achievements as part of the annual MAC Awards.At one of the waterproofing industry’s most prestigious events, the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) – with support from sponsors SIG Roofing [...]

2017-09-19T13:50:44+00:00 May 19th, 2015|News|

The perfect marriage of materials

Permaphalt mastic asphalt has helped transform the roof of the Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh into a picturesque rooftop garden. Now a focal point, ideal for wedding photography and other private functions, mastic asphalt has provided a robust and long lasting waterproofing system to help sustain the garden and protect the hotel for generations to [...]

2017-09-19T14:40:58+00:00 April 19th, 2015|News|

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|