1. Proven track record for Durability.

Mastic Asphalt is without question the toughest and most durable waterproof membrane available to architects, building owners and other key specifiers. It offers market leading longevity in excess of 50 years because of its inherent strength and durability. It has been used on many high profile projects throughout the UK particularly in design situations where sustained traffic is likely. The material easily out performs all other types of waterproof membrane which is why it is extensively used on bridges, car parks and other types of structural decks. For many architects it is also the first choice for waterproofing beneath green roof installations and unlike many other membranes, in the highly unlikely event of damage, mastic asphalt can be easily repaired.

2. Ideal for Roof Gardens.

Mastic asphalt is widely considered to be the most reliable waterproofing system available for green roofing projects and unlike other types of membrane, the material has a long and proven track record in this market place. It has been successfully used on green roof projects for over 80 years. Its seamless application ensures that plant roots are unable to penetrate vulnerable areas such as joints and seams used in the application of other types of membrane. Matched by its inherent strength and durability together with its built-in green qualities, mastic asphalt can be the only choice for green roof projects – particularly in design situations that may attract foot or vehicular traffic.

6. Installed by Trained Craftsmen.

The mastic asphalt craft is taught by professional tutors and the traditional time-served apprenticeship is now incorporated into national vocational qualifications.

7. Recyclable.

Mastic Asphalt is so durable over long periods that it is considered by construction professionals to have little or low impact on the environment. At the end of its useful life, mastic asphalt is 100% recyclable or can be used in mastic asphalt screeds etc., making it the ideal environment friendly option.

8. Best Value for Money.

According to independent studies (60 year life-cycle costings) mastic asphalt roofing has proven to be the most cost-effective waterproofing material (savings of approximately 10-15 per cent on alternative systems).

9. Attractive Finish.

Mastic asphalt roofing provides the base for numerous attractive roof finishes: i.e. roof gardens, inverted roofs with stone, slab or timber decking finishes and, of course, roof tiles and reflective coatings. The material’s unique flooring qualities lends itself to both domestic and commercial specifications for damproofing and wearing or underlay materials. The option of coloured mastic asphalt flooring and the newly designed polished stone finish (terrazzo) make it the designer’s and architect’s dream – solving two issue in one (damproofing and floor finish).

10. Scope of Use.

Mastic asphalt has been successfully used to provide unbeatable protection from water penetration for centuries. In recent years the material has been reformulated to include advanced polymers for increased durability, combining its traditional strengths with modern technology. Not simply a roofing material, it is used in various applications, including walkways and roads. It is highly resistant to all types of weather situation and attacks from thermal shock (rapid temperature changes), which are a frequent source of break down in many other types of membrane. Its durability and seamless application means that it is one of the few membranes able to handle consistent heavy foot and vehicular traffic, including from Heavy Goods Vehicles, and still maintain its waterproof integrity. It is also easy to repair should alterations or damage occur.