Hayfield MMC investment rolled out to six live development sites

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

The hay field MMC’s 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 accelerates construction times while reducing the impact of material and labor shortages

A trial of Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) is underway at one Hayfield development, and a panel system using large aerated concrete blocks is being used at five other developments.

The introduction of MMC is accelerating Hayfield’s construction timelines, providing greater program and cost certainty, while mitigating the risk of material and labor shortages.

The MMC “I-House” panel system is used in two developments in Bedfordshire; Hayfield Park in Bromham and Hayfield Lakes in Clophill. It is also installed in Hayfield’s two live projects in Buckinghamshire; Hayfield Walk to Hanslope and Hayfield Oaks to Woburn Sands.

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

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

Hayfield is currently installing air source heat pumps, electric vehicle fast charging stations, underfloor heating, 100% renewable energy and fiber optic broadband in all new and upcoming developments.

Hayfield’s MMC investment completes target of delivering 350 homes in 2022

Andy Morris, Managing Director of Hayfield, said: “Making a significant investment in MMC is a fundamental part of our ESG strategy.

“We are creating more efficient programs and reducing CO2 emissions, while continuing to deliver beautiful, handcrafted homes to our customers.

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

“The panel system we use in five Hayfield developments is the closest MMC alternative to traditional brick and masonry block construction. This allows us to improve the pace of construction by seven weeks.

“It not only increases our production rate and helps us with our growth plans, it also opens up more land opportunities.

“To demonstrate our commitment to MMC and off-site construction, I am delighted to announce that we have created an internal MMC committee to explore and review other opportunities.”