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26 Sep, 2018

It’s a Wonderful Roofing Life

2018-09-26T19:22:08+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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 [...]

28 Jun, 2018

The Future is Green

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

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 [...]

12 Jun, 2018

Top Projects and Professionals Honoured at MAC 2018 Awards

2018-07-20T09:57:28+00:00 June 12th, 2018|News|

The mastic asphalt industry’s most impressive projects and professionals were recognised at the Mastic Asphalt Council’s 2018 Awards hosted at London’s Royal Horseguards Hotel. Over 140 key players from the sector attended the event which is one of the most prestigious in the calendar for the waterproofing industry. Sponsored by Alltype Specialist Roofing Supplies, [...]