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17 Jan, 2020

Alf Helps to Maintain the Craft of Mastic Asphalt

2020-01-17T08:58:36+00:00January 17th, 2020|News|

Mastic asphalt roofing is one of the few construction professions still highly regarded as a ‘craft trade’ and there are many time-served mastic asphalt roofing applicators working across the country. The Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) carries out a great deal of work to raise awareness amongst the younger generation about the benefits of learning to [...]

15 Jan, 2020

Mastic Asphalt Selected for new Ibis Styles Hotel

2020-01-15T14:28:15+00:00January 15th, 2020|News|

Mastic asphalt is commonly perceived as a roofing material for building refurbishment projects, but architects and specifiers are increasingly specifying the material for new build work due to its durability and versatility. One project which epitomises this is the newly constructed Seven Kings Hotel in Ilford, East London, which is due to open in the [...]

10 Dec, 2019

MAC is an Outstanding Corporate Sponsor!

2019-12-10T19:47:30+00:00December 10th, 2019|News|

Demelza, the South-East based charity providing hospice care for children, have officially recognised the Mastic Asphalt Council as an Outstanding Corporate Supporter (Bronze).  The award was announced at an exclusive event held at the highly prestigious Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, which was organised to celebrate the success that Demelza's corporate sponsors have had in raising awareness [...]

21 Nov, 2019

Mastic Asphalt – A Sustainable Solution for Carbon Net Zero Target

2019-11-21T12:50:50+00:00November 21st, 2019|News|

With the UK government setting a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, procuring sustainable building and refurbishment materials has become more important than ever before. The UK mastic asphalt sector became the first industry in the world to achieve the CarbonZero standard back in 2008. To achieve CarbonZero status, the mastic asphalt industry [...]

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 [...]