The MFS i-Form Solution®
Our P-DfMA approach to MMC

Using a ‘Platform approach to Design for Manufacture & Assembly’ and the latest construction techniques, Masonry Frame Systems has developed their i-Form Solution® to meet the demands of today’s construction industry.

Particularly relevant for medium to high-rise construction, the MFS i-Form Solution® typically halves traditional build programmes and is at least 20% cheaper than RC Frame or Metsec Infill.

The MFS i-Form Solution® – the intelligent formation of a platform approach to MMC

MFS deliver the complete structural envelope from DPC to weathertight. As part of our service and overall construction we use the most appropriate modern methods of construction to deliver the best complete solutions. These can include any of the platforms, systems, options and elements below.

What is P-DfMA?

P = Platforms, a suite of trusted, tried and tested components, elements & systems

D = Design of a bespoke ‘kit of parts’ designed to fulfil project criteria, sustainably

fM = For Manufacture off-site, made to measure in automated factory conditions

A = Assembly on-site using much less labour, in less time and with zero waste to landfill

The key benefits of the MFS i-Form Solution®

The MFS i-Form Solution® has been independently assessed, compared to a traditional RC frame construction, and proven to deliver:

* 90-95% offsite manufacture of components

* 100% productivity levels

* 200% quicker completion times

* 20-25% of the traditional workforce is required

* 20% saving on overall build budget

* 100% scalable

* Zero waste to landfill

* Excellent fire, acoustic and environmental credentials

Additional Construction Options & Platforms


  • H+H Celcon Foundation Blocks
  • Ytong Foundation Blocks
  • Beam and Block Floors
  • Precast Concrete Floor Planks


  • Structural Steel Frames
  • Loose Steels


  • CSUs (Calcium Silicate Units) or LFBs (Large Format Blocks)
  • Face Brickwork
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • External Render Systems


  • Thin Joint Blockwork
  • Party Wall Insulation
  • VHPs


  • Precast Concrete floor Planks
  • H+H Celcon ‘Jamara’ Floor Slab System
  • Timber Floors
  • Eco Joist Floors
  • “I” Joists


  • Precast Concrete Stairs & Landings
  • Cantilever Balconies
  • Lightweight Metal Balcony Cassettes


  • Roof Trusses
  • Cut & Pitch Roofs
  • Flat Roofs
  • Spandrel & Gable Panels
  • “I” Joists


  • Construction Management Services
  • P-DfMA
  • Design Warranty
  • £5 MilLion PI Insurance
  • Inhouse Consultant Structural Engineer
  • Fully BIM Compliant
  • Class 2B Disp. Collapse

100% BIM Compliant Design

MFS i-Form Solution® BIM Model of the ground floor of block 1 for Albion Street.

This video shows the Xella Silka individual blocks in blue and the Engineering Steelwork in black. The white walls are the architect’s design. Integrating the engineer’s and architect’s design in BIM MFS can combine them to show the steel beams and lintels with all the cuts and elements planned out for millimetre accurate offsite manufacture. We also integrate the M&E design to plan how that interacts with the steelwork and Silka Elements on order to create the builders’ work and holes during manufacturing process. Meaning that no waste leaves the factory gate and our assembly process results in zero waste to landfill.

This Cost Benefit Analysis shows how the MFS i-Form Solution® performs over a complete project cycle when compared to traditional build methods.

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