About Dovetail



Dovetail Timber Homes was established in 2012, offering a variety of timber frame homes and buildings at an affordable price on projects of all sizes.
Based in Newry, our services are available to residential and commercial customers. At Dovetail Timber Homes, we pride ourselves on our excellent service and high-quality workmanship. We provide a wide range of choices, irrespective of the size of your project. We have over a decade of experience in the industry.


Launched by Steven Henning in 2012, Dovetail offers a variety of timber frame homes at affordable prices on projects of all sizes.


Established in 2012

Dovetail was established in 2012 by Steven Henning.

30+ Years Experience

30 years experience in the joinery/carpentry trade.


Sustainable Timber

All timber products are sustainably sourced.

Self Build & Architects

Affordable, sustainable and streamlined!



It takes very little energy to convert the wood in trees to the timber used in building. This means that the embodied energy in timber is low. In fact it is the lowest of almost all common building materials. Timber is one of the few natural building materials, which has a lot of advantages. Generally, timber is non-toxic, does not leak chemical vapour into the building and is safe to handle and touch. It also means that as timber ages, it does so naturally.



Timber is a natural insulator and can help reduce energy needs when it is used in windows, doors and floors. A timber frame allows more space for insulation than a brick building, and wood itself also has naturally thermally insulating properties. Better insulated homes require less energy to heat and cool.

Wood also has better insulating properties than steel. Wood's structure contains minute air pockets, which limit its ability to conduct heat and help to minimise the energy needed for heating and cooling our eco timber houses providing very energy efficient homes.


Considering the relationship between using the material and the environment is very important when building a home. Using timber as the main building material is the right choice with its endless design possibilities, as well as unrivalled physical and technical properties for a timber frame home.

Timber is versatile and can be used in a wide variety of ways. Being light, it is easy to install and can be worked with simple equipment. This reduces the energy needed for construction. Different species of tree produce timber of differing colours, textures and functional qualities.