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8 Nov, 2019

Mastic Asphalt Council Goes to Parliament

2019-11-08T12:49:02+00:00November 8th, 2019|News|

Mastic asphalt roofing is often specified for the conservation of some of the UK’s most prestigious heritage buildings and roofing contractor and Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) member - Infallible Systems - has recently completed a highly impressive application at the Parliament Offices in Cannon Row, Westminster, London. With a Grade II listing, it was crucial [...]

18 Oct, 2019

A Lasting Renovation on an Iconic Building

2019-10-18T14:22:32+00:00October 18th, 2019|News|

The sustainability of roofing systems is becoming increasingly important amongst architects, specifiers, facilities managers and building owners. Back in 2008, the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) made history as the first industry in the world to achieve the CarbonZero standard. Since then mastic asphalt has offset thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide - underlining its status [...]

10 Sep, 2019

Making History at Coalhouse Fort

2019-10-18T14:21:58+00:00September 10th, 2019|News|

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 [...]

30 Aug, 2019

When is a Roof not a Roof?

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

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 [...]

28 Aug, 2019

Mastic Asphalt Car Park Waterproofing for Retail

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

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 [...]

16 Jul, 2019

There’s More to Mastic Asphalt than Meets the Eye

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

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 [...]

15 Jul, 2019

A Step Ahead for Mastic Asphalt

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

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 [...]

18 Jun, 2019

Annual Celebration of Achievements in the Mastic Asphalt Industry

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

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 [...]

4 Jun, 2019

Hints and Tips for Using Mastic Asphalt

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

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 [...]

24 May, 2019

Resurgence of Mastic Asphalt Amongst Architects

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

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 [...]