New Ways brings together some of the world’s most innovative and sustainable technologies to design and build cost-efficient, affordable homes with a low carbon footprint.
New Ways Construction was founded in 2019 by Sonny Mcness, former Global Head of Metals Trading at J.P. Morgan. In this role, he encountered new, sustainable home-building technologies that he believed could help solve the UK’s housing crisis.
Today, New Ways brings together some of the world’s most innovative and sustainable technologies to design and build cost-efficient, affordable homes with a low carbon footprint. In addition, our Airspace division specialises in creating new living spaces on the top of existing buildings.
We work with local authorities, housing associations, developers and others on projects across the UK – putting environmentally-friendly, affordable homes within the reach of thousands of people.
What we do
We design, fabricate and build with environmentally friendly materials, using cutting-edge techniques.
Our homes are constructed from 100% recycled light gauge steel framing. Building with this material is up to 10 times quicker than normal construction methods and costs up to 30% less per square foot.
Not only do we build in new ways, but we can build in new places. Our homes use patented helical pile systems made from recycled steel, meaning there's no need to use concrete in foundations. This reduces the environmental impact of each home and also allows us to build on many types of contaminated land.
New Ways' homes also benefit from eco-friendly technologies. We equip them with solar tile and battery energy, our own infra-red radiator system, plus solar-assisted heat pumps. We are always evaluating new technology with the potential to make buildings more energy efficient.
We have created a charity called Prison Works, which aims to give prison leavers opportunities they wouldn't normally have. We know that anyone could be one bad decision from a completely different life, and we want to help people rebuild their lives and careers after prison. We work with prisoners on day release to train them in both manual work and management skills. We then offer them jobs within our production sector, providing good wages, training and the chance to develop a real career. Many will remain as New Ways employees, but others may flourish enough to branch off and start their own businesses.
We provide significant financial support to Cauldwell Children, a charity that transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK by providing access to the services, equipment, therapies and treatments they need. Founder John Cauldwell personally pays the charity's annual administration and management overheads, meaning every penny it raises goes directly to children and families who need support – including our recent £100,000 'Life Changers' donation.
Compliance & Accreditations
Our construction meets all relevant building standards, and we can certify every aspect of it. We also have the following accreditations, certifications and memberships.
BS EN 1090 CE
For Struxtural Steel
Offsite Alliance Member
SCI/NHBC Stage 1 System Certification
Steel Construction Institute member
SSIP Approved Contractor
CHAS Accredited Contractor
Meet the team
Chief Executive Officer
Sonny, former Managing Director of JP Morgan, incorporated New Ways Construction in 2019. Opening an LGS manufacturing plant in Essex giving New Ways an edge over its competitors. Sonny has built up an experienced team which is achieving a strong reputation in the building and construction sector.
Chief Finance Officer
David is a chartered accountant, FCA. Prior to joining New Ways he worked in the City of London for approximately 40 years as the CFO of various commodity trading companies gaining experience in financial reporting, treasury, taxation, project management and risk management.
Sophie has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry across many sectors including new build residential, hospitality, retail and leisure and office fit out. She understands both the commercial and operational aspects of the project allowing her to appreciate the whole process.
Mark is a construction professional and Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years experience in both contracting and client management areas of the industry, working on projects within the residential, commercial and rail sectors, delivering multiple projects from inception to completion.
Matt has over 20 years’ experience leading projects & operational teams within the engineering sectors of aviation, rail & construction. Matt delivers projects safely, on time & within budget. This experience includes business change where he has a proven track record of implementation & benefit realisation.
LGS Design & Installation Director
Carl has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, primarily in the structural steel, light gauge steel and façade sectors. Carl’s areas of specialism cover the design conception through to installation completion, ensuring each scheme is delivered safely, on program, within budget and to a high quality.
Pre-Con Design & Production Manager
Ray is responsible for the roll out of all New Ways projects, managing a team of 12 skilled factory operatives as well as liaising with all operational, site and logistics teams.Working closely with New Ways LGS designers, Ray ensures all plans conform to high set standards ensuring New Ways remains the no.1 LGS supplier in the UK!
Tony has been in the construction industry for 50 years, with 38 years both in residential and commercial development.Tony’s Forte is in procurement of sites with or without planning consent, to gain planning and delver each project from start to finish on developments past and present.