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Making History at Coalhouse Fort

Strategically located on the Essex peninsular near East Tilbury, Coalhouse Fort is an artillery fort which was originally built in the 1860’s to help counter the threat of a French invasion. At the time, a defensive wall was constructed around the British Isles to protect from the perceived threat and Coalhouse Fort was built to [...]

2019-09-10T12:05:23+00:00September 10th, 2019|News|

When is a Roof not a Roof?

Battersea Power Station Redevelopment: When is a Roof not a Roof, When it is a Road? By the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) As part of a seven phased, £8bn redevelopment project, Battersea Power Station is currently being transformed into one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated mixed-use developments in the world. The Power Station [...]

2019-08-30T10:21:10+00:00August 30th, 2019|News|

Mastic Asphalt Car Park Waterproofing for Retail

More and more specifiers are taking into consideration the green credentials and versatility of waterproofing systems and considering mastic asphalt as a top deck waterproofing system for car parks. Due to its longevity, low maintenance properties, skid resistance and sustainability, mastic asphalt waterproofing systems are proving especially popular for retail projects. Radflex Contract Services design [...]

2019-08-28T19:06:22+00:00August 28th, 2019|News|

There’s More to Mastic Asphalt than Meets the Eye

Although mastic asphalt is one of the world’s oldest and most traditional roofing materials, it can sometimes be wrongly perceivedby 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 [...]

2019-07-16T14:54:58+00:00July 16th, 2019|News|

A Step Ahead for Mastic Asphalt

More and more MAC members are seeing a surge to waterproof the basements of town houses up and down the country, which is carried out by a highly skilled application of mastic asphalt to treads, risers and landings. Malcolm Grinstead, Director at MAC, explains more about why mastic asphalt is the best product for the [...]

2019-07-15T20:05:37+00:00July 15th, 2019|News|

Annual Celebration of Achievements in the Mastic Asphalt Industry

Every year the mastic asphalt industry’s most impressive projects and professionals are recognised at the Mastic Asphalt Council’s (MAC) Annual Awards and this year’s awards ceremony was once again hosted at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London. Almost 150 key players from the sector attended the event which is one of the most prestigious in [...]

2019-06-18T14:32:55+00:00June 18th, 2019|News|

Hints and Tips for Using Mastic Asphalt

Mastic asphalt is considered as one of the most traditional waterproofing materials available, having provided protection from water penetration for centuries. For some, it is perceived as an old fashioned material, but like many long-lasting materials that have stood the test of time, it is being re-imagined and modified in a modern way. Detailed below [...]

2019-06-04T12:28:10+00:00June 4th, 2019|News|

Resurgence of Mastic Asphalt Amongst Architects

More and more architects are recognising the versatility, durability and sustainability benefits of mastic asphalt. One of the most well established waterproofing membrane systems currently available, mastic asphalt is an ideal building material for a whole range of construction applications, both new build and refurbishment projects, where a smooth, seamless, durable surface is required. Traditionally [...]

2019-05-24T09:50:21+00:00May 24th, 2019|News|

Mastic Asphalt System Highly Commended at Prestigious Construction Awards

A mastic asphalt system manufactured by IKO Plc was highly commended in the prestigious Construction News Specialists Awards 2019 for the Innovation of the Year (Non-Contractor) category. Now in their 15thyear, the awards celebrate the outstanding achievements within the construction industry. At a glittering awards ceremony hosted at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, IKO was highly [...]

2019-05-24T09:47:22+00:00May 23rd, 2019|News|

A Roof Refurbishment with Military Planning and Precision

Mastic asphalt roofing has been chosen to protect a military museum housing one of the world’s finest collections of artillery. Abbey Asphalt Roofing Ltd, a member of the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC), has completed a mastic asphalt roofing refurbishment project at the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson in Fareham - now a major landmark and visitor [...]

2019-05-24T09:46:41+00:00May 17th, 2019|News|