One of our clients recently remarked that our Hybrid Masonry / Precast Concrete PDfMA approach to MMC sounded “too good to be true” but we have just delivered a block of apartments over 6 storeys high in an astonishing 23 weeks, some 5 weeks less than planned, saving £400k on overall build and with 80% less than the standard workforce. All with zero waste to landfill, 100% recyclable and a reduced carbon footprint.
“Their attention to detail and dedication to ensuring that every aspect of the project is completed to the highest standard, so quickly and cost-effectively, has exceeded my expectations.”
How do we do it?
One of our core building elements are large-format CSU masonry blocks that are manufactured offsite to bespoke sizes and shapes for each build and delivered to site as a kit of parts for speedy construction on-site. These combined with standard PCC hollow core floors and Precast building components together with some smart engineering enables MFS to take the system to another level.
These non-combustible elements weigh in excess of 214kg each, with strengths in excess of 25 N/mm2. At typically 900mm x 650mm each unit is the equivalent of 60 traditional bricks, but takes a team of two just 6 minutes to lay each one using a remotely controlled mini-crane, and is fully load bearing within 24 hours.
The MFS i-Form Solution® matches reinforced concrete frame construction ‘pound for pound’ for its strength, durability and fire-resistance and at 5 storeys +, is substantially quicker, cheaper and greener with lower embodied carbon and ‘zero waste to landfill’.
The MFS i-Form Solution®, is THE alternative to Reinforced Concrete Frame Construction