8 September 2022

Glenveagh acquires major timber frame housing manufacturer to accelerate delivery of new homes

  • Wicklow-based Harmony Timber Solutions Limited to help deliver 450 new homes per annum, employing over 50 people.
  • Acquisition provides further opportunity to innovate product offering aligned to evolving customer demands, in addition to meeting sustainability ambitions.

Glenveagh Properties plc (“Glenveagh”), a leading Irish housebuilder, has acquired Harmony Timber Solutions Limited (“Harmony”), a Wicklow-based timber frame manufacturer (the “Acquisition”).

Harmony employs over 50 people and operates from a purpose-built state-of-the art facility capable of producing 450 high-quality timber frames per year.

The acquisition will significantly increase Glenveagh’s overall delivery capability and accelerate the supply of new homes on our path to 3,000 units per annum across our Suburban, Urban and Partnerships segments which are aligned with the Government’s Housing for All initiative.

This is consistent with Glenveagh’s ongoing strategy of vertical integration to innovate our product offering to align with evolving customer demands and meet our ambitious sustainability goals, while controlling costs in the process.

The Acquisition is subject to approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Glenveagh Chief Executive Stephen Garvey said:

“Harmony Timber Solutions is a great success story and having worked with them for over five years, I know they’re a highly capable team who will play a crucial role in Glenveagh’s plans to continue delivering new high quality, sustainable homes to our customers.

We have been investing prudently in taking greater control of our supply chain in recent years to help meet evolving customer needs and deliver quality, sustainable homes while controlling costs in the process. Harmony ticks all of these boxes.

This acquisition will give us three major facilities in key locations, all within an hour’s drive of Dublin and, more importantly, close to where we are building the communities in which our customers will make their homes.”

Garrett Dempsey, Founder and MD of Harmony Timber Solutions, said:

“We are delighted to become part of the Glenveagh family and we look forward to playing our part in growing the business.

We have developed a state-of-the-art facility with our talented group of people, which will now be focused exclusively on making innovative, high-quality timber frame homes for Glenveagh’s customers, helping to alleviate the ongoing supply shortage.”