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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|

Spotlight on a Mastic Asphalt Apprentice

Developing apprentices is crucially important for the mastic asphalt sector. As one of the few construction activities still regarded as a ‘craft trade’, it’s important that we develop and train the next generation of mastic asphalt installers. New City College Hackney, formerly Hackney Community College, is the national centre for mastic asphalt education and [...]

2021-06-18T14:47:34+00:00May 15th, 2021|News|

The Ideal Protective Solution for Stable Floors

If concrete floors are not protected in stable areas, they can quickly deteriorate due to attack from fluids such as urea along with cleaning and disinfecting agents. A number of floor coatings can be applied to concrete stable floors, but many need to be regularlyrenewed in order to restore their protective and aesthetic qualities. [...]

2021-04-14T12:13:34+00:00April 13th, 2021|News|

A Watertight Solution, Fit for Purpose

MAC member SPV Group (part of Howard Evans Roofing & Cladding) has recently completed leadwork and mastic asphalt works as part of a larger scale refurbishment project at St Antony’s College, Oxford. The architects for this project had initially contacted MAC for their proposals and subsequent site meetings were carried out. After long discussions, [...]

2021-03-29T14:13:59+00:00March 29th, 2021|News|

An Introduction to the Mastic Asphalt Council

The Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) is the trade association for the UK mastic asphalt industry. MAC represents more than 90 companies - including mastic asphalt manufacturers, the contractors responsible for its installation, and associated suppliers of equipment and services. Top quality products, design and workmanship are fundamental to the Mastic Asphalt Council. MAC membership is [...]

2021-02-06T13:49:34+00:00February 6th, 2021|News|

Refurbishing An Iconic Listed Building in Wales

Mastic asphalt is often recognised for its longevity and durability and an application at National Museum Cardiff certainly demonstrates this as the roofing system provided a remarkable 109 years’ weatherproof protection before requiring a full roof refurbishment. Long-standing Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) member Cardiff Asphalt has carried out a major roof renovation at the museum [...]

2021-02-01T09:46:36+00:00February 1st, 2021|News|
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