Yearly Archives: 2021

High Demand for Residential Projects in London

Mastic asphalt is most commonly used for flat roofing applications but due to its waterproofing properties and durability, mastic asphalt is increasingly being specified for residential applications to protect balconies, terraces or exterior steps. Member contractors of the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) are reporting huge demand for the waterproofing of balconies or steps on townhouses [...]

2022-05-31T12:18:14+00:00December 14th, 2021|News|

The Oldest Asphalter in the Country?

In the mastic asphalt sector, there are many time served asphalters. None more so than Pete Sutton of MAC contractor member NRA Roofing & Flooring Services based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Pete is the company’s longest serving employee at 80 years old. Born in 1940 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, Pete started his asphalting career working for Flexi-Mastic [...]

2022-02-14T13:17:00+00:00December 8th, 2021|News|

Mastic Asphalt Successfully Tested to New European Fire Standard

With the fire rating of waterproofing systems under increasing scrutiny since the Grenfell fire disaster, it is becoming increasingly important for specifiers and building owners to consider the fire classification of waterproofing systems. The Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) has recently tested its Recreation Duty (RD) Grade Mastic Asphalt system incorporating glass fibre tissue underlay [...]

2022-02-14T11:09:50+00:00November 30th, 2021|News|

£2,505 Raised for Demelza Hospice Care for Children!

We’re delighted to confirm that £2,505 was raised for Demelza Hospice Care for Children at the Mastic Asphalt Council’s (MAC) recent AGM and awards ceremony. Demelza Hospice provides care and support for seriously ill babies, children, young people and their families, across East Sussex, Kent and South East London. As the world is getting [...]

2021-11-09T19:32:52+00:00November 9th, 2021|News|

Celebration of the Outstanding Projects and Industry Contribution

After 26 months, members of the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) finally gathered at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London for the association’s AGM and awards ceremony. Over 110 key players from across the sector attended the event which is considered one of the most prestigious in the calendar for the industry. The guest speaker [...]

2021-10-11T09:39:05+00:00October 11th, 2021|News|

Julian Coulter Appointed as New MAC Chairman

Julian Coulter has been appointed the new Chairman of the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC), the trade association representing the mastic asphalt sector. Director of MAC contractor member Sussex Asphalte, Julian has extensive experience in roofing and mastic asphalt, including prestigious projects such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral. Julian has been Vice [...]

2021-09-24T14:05:43+00:00September 24th, 2021|News|

Mastic Asphalt Makes a Tough Case for Waterproofing

One of the many benefits of mastic asphalt is its suitability for use on roofs, decks or paved areas which are subject to traffic. Used extensively as a long-life wearing surface in urban projects, where durability is paramount, modified bituminous materials such as mastic asphalt can bring real benefits to roof, deck, road and [...]

2021-09-08T12:02:53+00:00September 8th, 2021|News|

The Ideal Bridge Surfacing Solution

Such is the versatility of mastic asphalt that it extends way beyond just flat roofing applications. As well as being suited for flooring, tanking, paving and balconies, mastic asphalt has a long track record of being installed on bridge decks as a highly durable waterproof surfacing system. In fact, mastic asphalt was the original [...]

2021-07-28T20:07:56+00:00July 28th, 2021|News|

Innovative and Modern Uses of Mastic Asphalt

Although mastic asphalt is one of the world’s most traditional roofing materials, it can sometimes be wrongly perceived by specifiers and clients as a one-dimensional waterproofing product that is only available in a standard black finish. But like many long-lasting, tried and tested materials, mastic asphalt is being re-imagined, modified and re-examined as a [...]

2021-06-18T14:43:21+00:00June 18th, 2021|News|

Blaine Achieves Level 2 Diploma

Congratulations go to Blaine Moran from Knight Asphalte who has recently completed his Level 2 Diploma in Mastic Asphalting. Here you can see Blaine showing off his mastic asphalt application skills as he complements his training further with an in-house session at Kinght Asphalt's facilities in Teston. You can also see Blaine being presented [...]

2021-06-03T10:00:38+00:00June 3rd, 2021|News|
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