How our Greenhouses are made

Strategically sited in Tamworth, Staffordshire, our greenhouse factory is ideally positioned for good motorway access to the whole of the UK, enabling us to supply greenhouses and provide great service nationwide.

Quality control

As our speciality is in made-to-measure buildings, we visit each of our customers in person, on multiple occasions if necessary depending on the complexity of the project. If the brief is to replace an existing greenhouse we will visit to inspect the existing base and advise on any remedial work necessary, and to obtain our own measurements prior to manufacture.

If the greenhouse is a new-build, we will provide drawings for the construction of the base and will then also make a site visit to confirm the measurements of the finished site.

How our Greenhouses are made Dovetail Greenhouses
How our Greenhouses are made Dovetail Greenhouses

Each greenhouse is then individually designed, giving both ourselves and our customers a huge amount of control over each element of the building, from ridge and eave height, to roof pitch, position of doors and so on.

The technical drawing and cutting list is then passed fresh each time to our fabrication team, who will use our own unique set of heavy duty aluminium profiles to cut, punch and weld each section of the greenhouse including the doors from scratch.

Preparation, delivery and installation are also handled by our in-house team, who cover the whole of the mainland UK erecting everything from small lean-to’s up to multi ridge semi commercial glasshouses.

The Dovetail Guarantee

Dovetail Building Developments Ltd offer a 10 year guarantee on the framework of all the greenhouses that we manufacture. Providing there is no failure through inadequate site preparation or subsidence, Dovetail warrants that if the aluminium framework fails within 10 years of purchase, we will replace the necessary parts promptly and free of charge.


How our Greenhouses are made Dovetail Greenhouses
How our Greenhouses are made Dovetail Greenhouses

The design of our aluminium sections makes it very easy to retro-fit items such as  staging, shelving and extra ventilation, all of which are available from ourselves, or third-party fixtures and fittings such as heating and self-watering systems. We keep your technical drawing and glass list on file for many years after delivery meaning that in the event of storm damage or accidental breakage of glass, we can easily supply accurate dimensions for replacement panes.


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Our Greenhouses

Over the course of more than thirty years trading, we have added to our core business of producing a standard range of quality greenhouses by specialising in the bespoke market. Each of our buildings is hand-made from our own unique set of heavyweight aluminium profiles and is designed specifically to fit the particular needs of each of our customers.

Whether your greenhouse is freestanding, a lean-to, Victorian or semi-commercial, whether simple in design or made to fit a complex existing site, it will be designed, hand-made, delivered and installed with equal care and attention by our own highly skilled team of craftsmen and women.

What our customers say about us

We are privileged to have had many, many happy customers over the years. Here’s what a number of them have said about our greenhouses.

Thanks again for all of the care and attention you gave to the design, manufacture and installation of the beautiful greenhouse which now sits in our garden. We are delighted with it and are looking forward to enjoying using it for many years to come.

First-class attention to detail
I have never really thanked you and all your team for the splendid new greenhouse at Kiplin. We were convinced that a new one was needed and your quotation was extremely competitive. Your attention to detail was first class and the liaison you had with both ourselves and builders meant that the whole project went extremely smoothly. Thank you for all the time you put in coming up to see us on several occasions, and of course for all the lads who did a really first class job when they came on site.

It exceeds my expectations
I really must say a large thank you for what you have done. It exceeds my expectations and you have given me a building of the highest quality that will last for years and allow me to continue to grow, expand and manage my collection of cacti and succulents.