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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 [...]

23 May, 2019

Mastic Asphalt System Highly Commended at Prestigious Construction Awards

2019-05-24T09:47:22+00:00May 23rd, 2019|News|

A mastic asphalt system manufactured by IKO Plc was highly commended in the prestigious Construction News Specialists Awards 2019 for the Innovation of the Year (Non-Contractor) category. Now in their 15thyear, the awards celebrate the outstanding achievements within the construction industry. At a glittering awards ceremony hosted at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, IKO was highly [...]

17 May, 2019

A Roof Refurbishment with Military Planning and Precision

2019-05-24T09:46:41+00:00May 17th, 2019|News|

Mastic asphalt roofing has been chosen to protect a military museum housing one of the world’s finest collections of artillery. Abbey Asphalt Roofing Ltd, a member of the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC), has completed a mastic asphalt roofing refurbishment project at the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson in Fareham - now a major landmark and visitor [...]

30 Apr, 2019

Top Deck Car Park Waterproofing for Retail Applications

2019-04-30T08:32:41+00:00April 30th, 2019|News|

More and more specifiers are taking into consideration the versatility and green credentials of waterproofing systems and considering mastic asphalt as a top deck waterproofing system for car parks, as well as for traditional roofs, bridges and other types of structural decks. Due to its longevity, low maintenance properties and skid resistance, mastic asphalt waterproofing [...]

29 Nov, 2018

A Traditional Material Still Going Strong

2018-11-29T17:50:26+00:00November 29th, 2018|News|

Mastic asphalt is often perceived as the traditional choice of specifiers due to its long and illustrious history as a roof waterproofing medium. A material that can boast a history dating back to the Phoenicians, the product was patented by Mr Claridge in Paris in 1837 and mastic asphalt became known as Claridge’s Patent Asphalt. [...]

23 Nov, 2018

Mastic Asphalt Meets the Heritage Challenge

2018-11-23T16:51:11+00:00November 23rd, 2018|News|

Earlier this year, the mastic asphalt industry’s most impressive projects and professionals were recognised at the Mastic Asphalt Council’s (MAC) Annual Awards hosted at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London. One of the awards presented at the event was the Challenge Trophy Award which recognises the most impressive project across the year carried out in [...]

1 Nov, 2018

Flame-Free Roofing Solutions with Mastic Asphalt

2018-11-23T16:50:48+00:00November 1st, 2018|News|

Site safety is one of the primary considerations when it comes to building refurbishment, especially for contracts in sectors such as education and health. Roofing works are typically subject to scrutiny from local authorities, building owners, Health and Safety Managers, regulatory bodies and other audiences, so roof refurbishment systems that pose any inherent risk during [...]

26 Sep, 2018

It’s a Wonderful Roofing Life

2018-09-26T19:22:08+00:00September 26th, 2018|News|

John Patterson, Director and Co-Founder of Opus Waterproofing Solutions, has worked in the roofing industry for all of his working life, having started off his career as a mastic asphalt apprentice some 35 years ago whilst working for BriggsAmasco. With most of his family with a background in the roofing sector, he has always had [...]