Tel  020 8291 5578

Welcome to The Dovetail

Joint. We have been making bespoke kitchens and built in furniture since 1990 and are based at:

Unit 15

Forest Hill Business Centre, 2 Clyde Vale,

Forest Hill,

London SE23 3JF

Tel 020 8291 5578

[email protected]


Please see our Contact Us page for how we are working during this situation.



We hope that you find this site useful.  It will show you some of the furniture that we have built and give you an idea of the quality of our work and how we operate.  


At The Dovetail Joint we design and build bespoke kitchens and other built in furniture.  Everything is made to measure here in our Forest Hill Workshop. 


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The Dovetail Joint – GDPR

-Applies to personal information (names & addresses) collected by The Dovetail Joint for the purpose of managing quotations and work in progress and for purchasing from suppliers.

-Data has been obtained by verbal consent with customers of The Dovetail Joint and their designers, if and when this applies, and our suppliers.

Nature of Data Held

-We hold names and addresses and contact details in order to communicate effectively with our customers and suppliers.

Use of Data

-This data is obtained with explicit consent from customers, potential customers and our suppliers.

-The data obtained is held throughout the duration of The Dovetail Joint’s dealing with the quotation process, the duration of any work commissioned and for six years after the completion of the work in order to deal with any work which might arise during the period of the five year guarantee that this company offers.

Storage of Data

-The Dovetail Joint stores personal data in a secured environment on a secured, cloud-based environment.  This environment is hosted by Dropbox.

-We hold hard copies of this information as a back up.

Destruction of Data

-When a customer ceases to be a current client of the Dovetail Joint, their personal information is removed from the database within 6 months of the six year completion of work process.

Removing data from our Records

-We assume, by continuing involvement with The Dovetail Joint our clients and suppliers reasonably expect to be contacted with reference to activities or news from our Company.

-Should a client or supplier request to be removed from our database, or request that their detail be removed, we will consider this an indication of their wish to terminate their relationship with The Dovetail Joint and will remove their data accordingly.

-If you wish to remove your information, please email: [email protected]


Privacy Notice: The Dovetail Joint has your contact details because you have enquired about our Company, you have commissioned work form our Company or you have been a supplier to our Company. We only use these details to send you information about your enquiries or commissioned work.  We do this because it is in the legitimate interest of our Company and our customer and suppliers to contact you to keep you informed when necessary. Your details are stored securely by our Company, and will be deleted if you ask us to do this or when the usual time as outlined above has expired. You can ask us to amend or delete your details at any time by contacting us at: [email protected]

References - please read below for genuine testamonials that just some of our customers have written over the past

24 years....

"We wanted to find someone who could turn our strong ideas into a really individual kitchen. The Dovetail Joint immediately understood what we wanted in a way that the other well-known companies that we had consulted hadn't. They caught our ideas perfectly and were able to suggest things that we hadn't thought about. Their flexible and positive approach to the job was really impressive and the quality of the workmanship is outstanding. The result is fantastic."

Ms Wright, Clapham, South West London


"The Dovetail Joint has built a beautiful kitchen for us. Everybody loves it, and no one else has one like it. The company considered all of our requirements. Maybe the niceest bit about the whole process was the addition of the extra finishing touches that were added by them to completely personalise our kitchen."

Nicky and Gem Howard-Kemp, Forest Hill, South East London


"The Dovetail Joint came highly recommended, which is why we contacted them. The company worked really hard to design and build exactly what we wanted. We love our kitchen and the feeling that it really has been made just for us."

Mrs O'Brien, Eltham


"Thank you for our lovely kitchen.  We are very happy with it"  

Sarah & Julian


"I can't emphasise enough what pleasure the kitchen has given us and how much easier entertaining is within such a lovely environment and with so much storage and work space!  Thank you so much ."

Mrs Coe, Forest Hill


"Thank you for our lovely new cabinets.  We are really pleased with them.  Your service has been great as usual."

Mrs Wyllie, Beckenham


"Many thanks for all your excellent work, we greatly appreciate it."

Simon Audley


"Thanks for the lovely kitchen, we are really enjoying looking at it and it is a joy to use."

Val & Beau, Brighton


"We are very pleased with the cupboard and shelves"

Rachel & Gavin, Beckenham


"Many thanks- we're very pleased with our new study"

Mrs Coy, Forest Hill


"Thanks for the marvellous kitchen.  I absolutely love working in it.  the reactions are universally in agreement too.  The space works very well, and everyone is dead jealous!  Not my ultimate aim you understand, but nice to be aware of sometimes!  It is so good to be able to say that the pan drawers were designed to mirror the oven etc. and the curves....

Many many thanks"

Christopher, Upper Norwood


"Thank you so much for such a fantastic kitchen.  Another satisfied customer!"

Caroline & Simon, Lee


"Thanks for such a good job, well done.  On time and on budget!"

Yvette, Sydenham


"With thanks for a super job!"

Elizabeth, Herne Hill


"We spent the weekend filling our new kitchen.  Amazingly most of the stuff disappeared within it.  There's space to spare.  We're delighted with it.  I'm very pleased to have been put in touch with you.  What a stroke of luck.  

Many thanks."

Simon, Deptford


"The office is a tremendous success - many thanks"

Kate & Michael, Leytonstone


"We are truely delighted with our kitchen and can't thank you enough for your part in it.  It has been such a pleasure to deal with The Dovetail Joint.  Your care, skill and attention to detail cannot be faulted.  Thanks!

Penny & Giles, Forest Hill


"I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you so much for our kitchen - which we absolutely love - the design is just what we wanted and the craftsmenship and fitting is brilliant.  We really appreciate all the extra time you spent popping out to see us when the extension plans had to change and the idea you came up with of the extra wide work surface when I just had to have my window in the middle!  Thank you for the extra work you put in when the cooker hood didn't fit - your customer service is fantastic!"

Sarah, Bekenham



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