Hayfield invests in MMC across six development sites

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Jon Jones, Jon Watts and Andy Morris stood outside MMC development

As the developer targets a 2022 turnover of £150m, Hayfield has invested significantly in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) across six of its live development sites

The Hayfield MMC investment – across six live development sites – will help reduce inefficiency and implement more sustainable technology in construction and aims to deliver 350 new homes in 2022.

MMC is accelerating build timeframes whilst reducing impact of material and labour shortages

A trial of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) is underway at at one Hayfield development, and a panelised system utilising large aircrete blocks is being used at five other developments.

The introduction of MMC is accelerating Hayfield’s build timeframes, delivering greater programme and cost certainty, while alleviating the risks of material and labour shortages.

The panelised ‘I-House’ MMC system is being utilised at two developments in Bedfordshire; Hayfield Park in Bromham and Hayfield Lakes in Clophill. It is also being installed at Hayfield’s two live Buckinghamshire schemes; Hayfield Walk in Hanslope, and Hayfield Oaks in Woburn Sands.

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An alternative MMC trial utilising SIPs is underway at the final phase of Hayfield Place in the Bedfordshire village of Silsoe.

The homebuilder’s first EPC-A rated development, Hayfield Grove in the Worcestershire village of Hallow, is also using MMC in its construction.

Hayfield is currently installing air source heat pumps, EV fast-charging points, underfloor heating, 100% renewable energy, and fibre optic broadband into all new and upcoming developments.

Hayfield’s MMC investment complements its target of delivering 350 homes during 2022

Andy Morris, managing director of Hayfield said: “Making a significant investment in MMC is a fundamental strand of our ESG strategy.

“We are creating programme efficiencies and reducing CO2 emissions, while continuing to deliver beautiful, handcrafted homes to our customers.

“Some developers opt for modern exteriors when using MMC but our architecture is far more traditional in style, as that’s what our customers prefer.

“The panelised system we are using at five Hayfield developments is the closest MMC alternative to traditional brick and block masonry construction. It is enabling us to improve build pace by seven weeks.

“This is not only increasing our production rate and assisting with our growth plans, it is also opening up more land opportunities.

“To demonstrate our commitment to MMC and offsite construction, I am thrilled to report we have established an internal MMC committee to explore and review further opportunities.”

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