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Novum Structures - Speciality Glazing, ETFE and Architectural Steel Supporting Structures

Novum’s mission is to produce and construct architectural structures and their enclosures for diverse clients through the application of innovative technology, excellent engineering and a strong emphasis on client satisfaction.

Be it speciality glazing or membrane (ETFE, PTFE or PVC) structures each project is analyzed individually so that our highly skilled in-house engineers can offer the best advice to make the architect's vision a stunning reality. We are project driven not product driven.

Experience has shown that early involvement in scheme design can be very cost effective as we can advise on our structures' capabilities, especially with regard to its interface with other areas of build. This early involvement reduces costly and time consuming revisions at a later stage.

Novum provide a one-stop-shop when it comes to design or fabrication of integrated solutions for membrane, speciality glazing and structure.

Design development and pre-construction

In the development phase we listen to the client team, asking questions and prioritising needs and identifying possible solutions and options.

Engineering and project execution

Transitioning from design to execution requires attention to detail. Novum excels at delivering the project management, planning, analysis engineering manufacturing, sourcing, logistics and site management that drives projects to completion on time and within budget. Novum structural systems and membranes are fabricated in our own facilities, providing excellent control over both quality and programme.


Novum’s commitment to client satisfaction extends beyond project completion. Warranty support and maintenance are an integral part of every Novum project, whether ETFE or glass, providing clients with the security of knowing that Novum’s care extends beyond initial occupancy.

Speciality structures and glazing systems

Novum Structures is an experienced speciality contractor highly skilled in the design, engineering, production and installation of technically advanced architectural structures and integrated glazing. A variety of systems are available from our highly skilled designers to ensure the vision becomes reality. The Systems include aluminium supported glass, linear supported glass, corner clamped glass, point supported glass, edge clamped glass, walkways/stairs surface glass and glass-to-glass systems using the latest in space-frame and engineering technologies as required.

ETFE air-filled pillows

Using a strategically placed inflation unit, ETFE pillows are inflated to give structural strength and stability. U-value requirements can be met by using a multi-layered system within the pillow and light transmissions and solar gain can also be controlled by using different colour foils or by overprinting on to the ETFE itself. The pillows can also use backlighting to create dramatic night time effects and visual impact. Lightweight membranes offer the opportunity for large, economical structures and are ideal for sports halls, and swimming pools.

ETFE stressed skin membrane

An economical solution for lightweight structures where U-values are not a consideration. The ETFE can be supplied in coloured or printed format to reduce solar glare.

PVC and PTFE cable tensioned fabric

PVC and PTFE are both an economical choice to enable free flowing geometric design to a variety of applications, from cost effective translucent enclosures to pure aesthetic features.

Contact Details

Novum Structures UK Ltd Part of the Novum Group
14 Hopper Way
Diss Business Park
IP22 4GT
United Kingdom
Contact: Brian Mobbs
Tel: +44 (0)1379 640 040
Fax: +44 (0)1379 640 311

Clamped glass example at Harrad's casino in Atlantic City Edge clamped glass at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City, USA.
Image of ETFE pillows being used at the Natural History Museum ETFE pillows at the Natural History Museum, UK.
Example of lighting pillows systems being used at Heathrow Terminal 3 ETFE pillows at the UK's Heathrow Terminal 3, with a lighting system.
Image of clamped glass being used on a building in Chicago Corner clamped glass in Chicago, USA.
Image example of ETFE single skin at the Eden Project in Cornwall ETFE single skin at the Eden Project, UK.
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