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18 Jul, 2016

Keeping uk shopping malls high and dry

2017-09-19T10:05:41+00:00 July 18th, 2016|News|

From Brent Cross in London to Union Square in Aberdeen, Bluewater in Kent to Kirkgate in Bradford, shopping malls across the UK must not only provide an attractive, modern shopping environment with a good tenant mix, they must provide a secure, high-quality and low maintenance environment.  Faced with the worst of Britain’s weather, these large [...]

27 Jun, 2016

Protecting the car park asset with mastic asphalt

2017-09-19T10:11:40+00:00 June 27th, 2016|News|

A tough, durable and widely used waterproofing system for centuries, Mastic asphalt has been the system of choice for waterproofing roofs, flooring and tanking.  With its inherent strength and market leading longevity, a new generation of mastic asphalts offering  greater flexibility, durability and a wide range of colours are being used extensively in design situations [...]

23 May, 2016

Mastic asphalt, an integral part of our nation’s heritage

2017-09-19T10:15:59+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|News|

The sprawling megalopolis of London is revered across the world for its architectural heritage but as you wander around the capital city, there is a building material that is highly effective, long lasting and featured in many an historic and prestigious building.  From Buckingham Palace to St Paul’s Cathedral, mastic asphalt has the longevity necessary [...]

12 May, 2016

A Short History of Mastic Asphalt

2017-09-19T10:22:00+00:00 May 12th, 2016|News|

Mastic Asphalt is one of the world’s most traditional waterproofing materials and has had a long and successful history, providing unbeatable protection from water penetration for centuries. Renowned for its high quality appearance and robust nature, when was it first used and what makes it so appealing today? A material that can boast a history [...]

1 May, 2016

MAC Awards

2017-09-19T10:23:28+00:00 May 1st, 2016|News|

The 2016 MAC Contractor of the Year Awards are coming… Every year, the MAC Awards crowns the year’s very best projects and contractor. The prestigious ceremony ensures valuable publicity for the winners, boosts business and creates demand from potential customers looking to employ the country’s top mastic asphalt contractors. So don’t delay, get your entries [...]

15 Apr, 2016

Terrazzo takes to the floor at new brighton nightclub

2017-09-19T10:24:53+00:00 April 15th, 2016|News|

For a new nightclub in Brighton, the owners required a stylish floor that was hardwearing, durable and could withstand heavy footfall on a regular basis.  Offering ease of installation, long term durability and a decorative finish, IKO’s new mastic asphalt terrazzo flooring was up for the challenge.  In what was once a former art deco [...]

1 Apr, 2016

The mastic asphalt renaissance: watch this space

2017-09-19T10:26:33+00:00 April 1st, 2016|News|

For many years mastic asphalt has been the system of choice for waterproofing roofs, flooring and tanking. Now, with a new generation of mastic asphalts offering  greater flexibility, durability and a wide range of colours – this traditional waterproofing material is enjoying a renaissance in the highly competitive car park sector. Car parks are inherently [...]

15 Mar, 2016

Permascreed – The Quick and Versatile Mastic Asphalt Screed

2017-09-19T10:27:40+00:00 March 15th, 2016|News|

Traditional cement screeds can be slow and labour-intensive so aren’t always up to the job. With a walk-on drying time of just one hour, Permascreed is the mastic asphalt screed offering an efficient and cost-effective way to level or create drainage falls on flat roofs, walkways and vehicle decks. Alongside a fast-track application that uses [...]

1 Mar, 2016

IKO shows for MAC Trainees

2017-09-19T10:30:58+00:00 March 1st, 2016|News|

The only further education college in the country to deliver courses in mastic asphalt, London’s Hackney Community College relies upon support from Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) members. With a new term underway and a brand new group of first year students, roofing and waterproofing specialist IKO donated 10 tonnes of roofing grade mastic asphalt to the college to [...]

19 Feb, 2016

MAC’s commitment to craft training

2017-09-19T10:33:19+00:00 February 19th, 2016|News|

Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) has demonstrated its commitment to protecting the future of the Mastic Asphalt industry by supporting seven apprentices through an intensive three year training programme that will ensure they can install mastic asphalt to the highest possible standard. To maintain the industry’s long established standards, only trained craftsmen install mastic asphalt under [...]