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Going Greener with Mastic Asphalt

As concerns about climate change grow, green roofs are also growing in popularity, especially in densely populated urban areas. Green roofs enhance biodiversity, improve insulation, reduce rainwater run-off, make buildings more attractive and provide amenities for residents who may not have access to private gardens. The term ‘green roof’ refers to a roof that [...]

2024-02-24T16:22:40+00:00February 24th, 2024|News|

MAC Sponsors NFRC Awards

We are delighted to announce that the Mastic Asphalt Council has become one of the key sponsors of the 2024 NFRC Roofing Awards, which are being held in London on 10th May. Speaking on behalf of MAC, Malcolm Grinstead commented: "The Mastic Asphalt council is proud to be a sponsor at this year's [...]

2024-02-09T09:46:31+00:00February 9th, 2024|News|

Mastic Asphalt Application in the City of Caves

Although mastic asphalt is one of the world's most traditional roofing materials, there are many innovative and varied applications. In one recent project carried out by a Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) contractor member, mastic asphalt was actually used to prevent water penetration into an ancient sandstone cave beneath the underlying surface. The installation was carried out [...]

2024-01-02T16:33:06+00:00December 20th, 2023|News|

Mastic Asphalt the Product of Choice for Museum Applications

Due to its longevity and waterproofing reliability, mastic asphalt is often selected as the ideal roof refurbishment system for museums and other buildings which house valuable collections and objects. Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) contractor members are frequently involved in prestigious roof renovation projects, such as Cardiff Asphalt who carried out an application at National [...]

2023-12-07T18:35:57+00:00December 7th, 2023|News|

Mastic Asphalt: Protecting our Heritage

Authentic materials for the conservation of heritage buildings and structures must not only retain the character, but also prove long-lasting and highly effective. For many years mastic asphalt has been relied upon for roof refurbishment works on heritage projects. Mastic asphalt is frequently specified by the National Trust and English Heritage, as well as [...]

2023-10-17T12:57:40+00:00October 17th, 2023|News|

Sustainable Solutions to Meet Net Zero Carbon Targets

With the UK government setting a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, procuring sustainable building materials has become more important than ever before. Mastic asphalt is well known for being tough, durable and long-lasting, but what is perhaps less well known is that it is one of the most sustainable and greenest [...]

2023-10-13T08:26:51+00:00September 24th, 2023|News|

Fantastic Gesture for the Mastic Asphalt Industry

Fantastic Gesture for the Mastic Asphalt Industry The Mastic Asphalt Council is closely aligned with New City College Hackney which is the national centre for mastic asphalt education and training. The mastic asphalt craft is taught by professional tutors and the traditional time-served apprenticeship is now incorporated into national vocational qualifications, leading to a [...]

2023-09-07T11:13:53+00:00July 21st, 2023|News|
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