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29 Nov, 2018

A Traditional Material Still Going Strong

2018-11-29T17:50:26+00:00November 29th, 2018|News|

Mastic asphalt is often perceived as the traditional choice of specifiers due to its long and illustrious history as a roof waterproofing medium. A material that can boast a history dating back to the Phoenicians, the product was patented by Mr Claridge in Paris in 1837 and mastic asphalt became known as Claridge’s Patent Asphalt. [...]

23 Nov, 2018

Mastic Asphalt Meets the Heritage Challenge

2018-11-23T16:51:11+00:00November 23rd, 2018|News|

Earlier this year, the mastic asphalt industry’s most impressive projects and professionals were recognised at the Mastic Asphalt Council’s (MAC) Annual Awards hosted at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London. One of the awards presented at the event was the Challenge Trophy Award which recognises the most impressive project across the year carried out in [...]

1 Nov, 2018

Flame-Free Roofing Solutions with Mastic Asphalt

2018-11-23T16:50:48+00:00November 1st, 2018|News|

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 [...]

26 Sep, 2018

It’s a Wonderful Roofing Life

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

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 [...]

26 Sep, 2018

The Need for Speed When Screeding

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

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, [...]

20 Jul, 2018

A Thank You from Demelza!

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

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 [...]

17 Jul, 2018

Preparing the Mastic Asphalt Roofing Industry for the Future

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

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 [...]

17 Jul, 2018

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

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

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 [...]