28 Mar, 2017

Mastic asphalt makes a tough case for paving

2017-09-14T16:42:47+00:00 March 28th, 2017|News|

Offering exceptional durability, waterproofing and skid resistance, mastic asphalt has been used across the globe on all manner of paving applications for more than a century – from surfacing the pavements around Tower Bridge in London to hundreds of bridges and car parks and one of the biggest civil engineering projects in the world - [...]

16 Mar, 2017

Alltype Roofing set to sponsor MAC Awards

2017-09-14T16:44:18+00:00 March 16th, 2017|News|

The Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) will be gathering its members for the AGM at One Whitehall Place on the 9th June 2017, with Alltype Specialist Roofing Supplies lined-up as the industry sponsors of one of the waterproofing industry’s most prestigious events.  The gathering will see over 100 key players from the mastic asphalt industry gathered to [...]

14 Feb, 2017

Unbeatable protection, whatever the weather 

2017-09-14T16:49:00+00:00 February 14th, 2017|News|

Whether it’s wind, rain or snow, sun or frost, a roof is on the front-line each and every day, therefore it pays to choose a waterproofing material which can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at it.  The toughest, most durable waterproofing membrane and one that will withstand our increasingly destructive weather in the long-term, is [...]

1 Feb, 2017

Mac appoints new Company Director

2017-09-14T16:50:40+00:00 February 1st, 2017|News|

The Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Malcolm Grinstead as Company Director who will be taking up the post on February 1st 2017.  With a career in the construction industry that spans more than 45 years, including 25 years covering all aspects of contracting with Briggs Amasco and 20 years [...]

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 [...]