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New i-Form Solution™ Video

Video: The MFS i-Form Solution™ in Action at our Ampersand Apartments Project Norman Hinckes, MFS MD "The MFS i-Form Solution™ is our P-DfMA approach to MMC and we were really pleased by the way it performed a recent study and construction awards, especially as it excels and delivers really tangible benefits in our new post-covid environment. This approach is ideal for ‘medium to [...]

What a Difference a Crane Makes!

Remote Controlled Mini Cranes requiring only Two Operatives TWO workers + ONE mini-crane = at least twice the traditional output per day A typical MFS gang consists of two operatives and one mini-crane. Whilst this is a small team, we would expect them to consistently deliver twice the output of a traditional brickwork gang (two bricklayers and [...]

By |2021-01-28T13:04:00+00:00January 28th, 2021|Construction Industry News, Featured News, MFS News, MMC and P-DfMA|

Norman Hinckes’ talk at the virtual SE Construction Expo

Norman Hinckes presentation at the virtual SE Expo on 18th November 2020 'Tomorrow's Construction Today' MFS MD, Norman Hinckes shared the main stage with Mark Beard, Chairman of Beard Construction and President of the CIOB. Despite a technical hitch to start with, Norman went on to explain the MFS P-DfMA approach to MMC, recently trademarked as The MFS [...]

MFS i-Form Solution™ Trademarked

The MFS i-Form Solution™ recognised and trademarked Download Cert No: 3469688 Norman Hinckes, MFS MD "The MFS i-Form Solution™ is our P-DfMA approach to MMC and we were really pleased by the way it performed in the study below and recent awards, especially as it excels and delivers really tangible benefits on covid-secure sites. This approach is ideal for ‘medium [...]

Panorama apartments now letting to key workers

Ashford Borough Council set to acquire the 'New Quarter' (Panorama Buildings), 109 quality apartments in the heart of Ashford town centre with priority lettings for keyworkers, a ground-breaking initiative. Ashford Borough Council is set to complete a deal with developers Dukelease this autumn to buy the New Quarter – with an east and west wing adjacent to [...]

By |2020-09-22T13:10:08+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Construction Industry News, Featured News, MFS News, MMC and P-DfMA, Project News|

Recognition for MFS, Norman’s August Blog

Recognition for MFS as a key specialist contractor, innovator in the use of concrete technology and for offering a highly cost effective solution for post-covid construction sites. Offsite Awards Finalists Masonry Frame Systems are up for two further awards this year, Best Use of Concrete Technology and Contractor of the Year. We share the shortlist with some [...]

Offsite Awards Finalist for Contractor of the Year

MFS announced as Offsite Awards Finalists for Contractor of the Year 2020 Our shortlisted entry The MFS i-Form Solution is the captive name of Masonry Frame Systems' structural build method and approach to P-DfMA, incorporating floors, walls, roofs to form the structural envelope. MFS were founded in 2004, as a masonry frame specialist contractor, saving time [...]

MFS COVID-19 Secure working practices and RAMS

COVID-19 Secure Sites, MFS can still maintain 100% Productivity, 200% Quicker and 20% Cheaper - and here's how.. Several industry experts are currently questioning, ‘Does social distancing reduce productivity?’ – in many cases this will be so. Traditional methods will not be able to maintain ‘normal’ resource levels and unlikely to achieve 100% productivity whilst maintaining 2-metre [...]

By |2020-06-24T13:41:09+00:00May 6th, 2020|Construction Industry News, Featured News, MFS News, MMC and P-DfMA|

COVID-19 statement, open letter and continuing services

COVID 19 – MFS Trading and continuing services statement from Norman Hinckes, MD. We at Masonry Frame Systems Ltd have been closely monitoring the Government guidelines over recent days regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and the unprecedented impact this is having both at home and abroad. The Health, Safety and Wellbeing of all our employees and our daily [...]

By |2020-04-15T10:40:30+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Construction Industry News, Featured News, MFS News|

Platform DfMA first private sector project

Platform DfMA – a componentised approach to construction – is getting its first private sector run-out on a London office job. Read the full article >> Landsec, one of the UK’s largest commercial property developers, is working with integrated design practice Bryden Wood on a London office scheme which could transform how construction projects are [...]

By |2020-03-09T17:23:43+00:00March 9th, 2020|Construction Industry News, MFS News, MMC and P-DfMA|
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