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16 Jan, 2017

Mastic asphalt – green, recyclable and an a+ performance every time

2017-09-14T16:52:07+00:00 January 16th, 2017|News|

Mastic asphalt is renowned for being tough, durable, long lasting and outperforming the competition, but it’s also one of the most sustainable and greenest building materials available, helping specifiers and architects achieve the highest BREEAM rating possible. Having worked long and hard to minimise the environmental impact of this durable material, the Mastic Asphalt Council [...]

22 Dec, 2016

The fast and versatile screed

2017-09-14T16:54:22+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|News|

Finding the right screed for the job is never easy.  Screeds have different characteristics and when you factor in project timelines and budget constraints, this can make even the most straightforward screeding application a challenge.  Traditional cement screeds can be slow and labour-intensive so aren’t always up to the job.  Whether new build or refurbishment, [...]

12 Dec, 2016

Think green roofs- think mastic asphalt

2017-09-14T16:58:03+00:00 December 12th, 2016|News|

With architects and specifiers under pressure to significantly reduce carbon emissions through sustainable building solutions, green roofs have risen in popularity and are seen as a having a significant effect on a building’s sustainable credentials.  Whether intensive or extensive, biodiverse or brown, it’s absolutely critical that green roofs are built on a solid waterproofing foundation.  [...]

29 Nov, 2016

Tanked up – building protection from the floods 

2017-09-14T17:00:32+00:00 November 29th, 2016|News|

With the latest deluge of heavy rain causing flash floods and the evacuation of homes, there is no escaping the fact that the UK may experience another winter of catastrophic floods. The devastation caused to homes and businesses by rising water levels and subterranean water ingress is costing local authorities and homeowners millions of pounds [...]

15 Nov, 2016

Mastic asphalt won’t trip you up

2017-09-14T17:02:00+00:00 November 15th, 2016|News|

With slips and trips one of the most common causes of accidents, it’s hardly surprising that every year councils across the UK pay out millions of pounds  in compensation claims due to faulty, broken and uneven pavements . While the cost to those that fall and suffer is incalculable, these injury claims can be reduced [...]

31 Oct, 2016

It’s tough, it’s durable and it lasts… and lasts

2017-09-14T17:05:07+00:00 October 31st, 2016|News|

Value for money, the best product – these qualities don’t often go hand-in-hand but in the world of waterproofing a tried and tested product that offers exceptional longevity and one that is highly resistant to wear and tear no matter what gets thrown at it is mastic asphalt. Providing such excellent wear – with a [...]

14 Oct, 2016

(MAT) mastic asphalt terrazzo flooring – A smart choice for licensees 

2017-09-14T17:06:44+00:00 October 14th, 2016|News|

In the competitive world of bars, clubs and restaurants, it’s all about retaining existing customers and luring in new ones.  With the look and feel to these establishments playing such a huge part in customer satisfaction, it’s important for specifiers to get it right when choosing materials – and their choice of floor is one [...]

28 Sep, 2016

Car parks- a new social hub

2017-09-14T17:08:47+00:00 September 28th, 2016|News|

Car parks are an important asset in any town or city and are a gateway into many fantastic retail destinations.  While they serve an obvious purpose to the driving public, when they are less in use, for example at night, these utilitarian building structures need not be a wasted commodity.  With over 6000 multi-storey car [...]

30 Aug, 2016

Mastic asphalt a solution to some deep trouble

2017-09-14T17:09:45+00:00 August 30th, 2016|News|

The UK’s pothole problem is getting worse.  According to a survey by Kwik Fit, in the last 12 months 6.3 million drivers have suffered damage to their cars from hitting potholes.  With the average cost per driver of £108 for repairing everything from tyres and suspension to bodywork, this amounts to a staggering £684 million [...]

2 Aug, 2016

Mastic asphalt creates space for rooftop playgrounds

2017-09-19T09:58:52+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|News|

With the latest Department of Education forecast saying that an extra 750,000 school places will be needed in England by 2025, under pressure and resourceful primary schools are transforming their roofs into playgrounds to create much needed space. The greatest demand for space is within inner city schools and so specifiers are turning to one [...]