29 Mar, 2022

Apprenticeship Tool Bags Kindly Donated by Covered Roofing Supplies

2022-03-29T09:47:18+00:00March 29th, 2022|News|

Chris Maloney, Managing Director of Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) member company Covered Roofing Supplies, has very kindly donated six fully equipped tool bags for use by apprentices currently on the mastic asphalt apprenticeship course at New City College Hackney.Worth over £500 each, the tool bags are kitted out with almost all the devices and equipment [...]

15 Mar, 2022

One of Construction’s Best Kept Secrets

2022-03-15T19:01:47+00:00March 15th, 2022|News|

As the trade association representing the mastic asphalt industry in the UK, the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) has over 90 members, including mastic asphalt manufacturers, the contractors responsible for its installation and associated suppliers of equipment and services. Mastic asphalt is one of the few construction activities still regarded as a ‘craft trade’. The [...]

2 Mar, 2022

The Versatility of Mastic Asphalt

2022-03-02T19:32:54+00:00March 2nd, 2022|News|

Mastic asphalt is an ideal building material for a vast range of construction applications, both new build and refurbishment projects, where a smooth, seamless, durable surface is required. It offers effective waterproofing for roofing and tanking and acts as tough working surface in flooring and paving. Even though mastic asphalt is one of the world’s [...]

14 Feb, 2022

Apprenticeship Award Launched in Conjunction with New City College

2022-02-14T13:55:48+00:00February 14th, 2022|News|

New City College Hackney, formerly Hackney Community College, is the national centre for mastic asphalt education and training, and relies upon support from the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) and its members. 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 [...]

29 Jan, 2022

Mastic Asphalt Used to Restore Historic Glasgow Landmark to its Former Glory

2022-02-14T13:50:29+00:00January 29th, 2022|News|

Camphill Gate is a five storey tenement building, designed in an art nouveau style and located on the edge of Queens Park, in the Southside of Glasgow. The category B listed building houses 24 residential apartments and is home to 12 businesses. Built in 1906 by the prolific architect John Nisbet and builder John McTaggart, Camphill [...]

14 Dec, 2021

High Demand for Residential Projects in London

2022-02-14T13:41:14+00:00December 14th, 2021|News|

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 [...]

8 Dec, 2021

The Oldest Asphalter in the Country?

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

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 [...]

30 Nov, 2021

Mastic Asphalt Successfully Tested to New European Fire Standard

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

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 [...]

9 Nov, 2021

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

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

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 [...]

11 Oct, 2021

Celebration of the Outstanding Projects and Industry Contribution

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

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 [...]

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