We’re sustainable

Valley Workshop was established by father and daughter team, Warren French and Penelope Haley. We offer an integrated approach to design and construction that considers, operational and embodied energy of a building and its components, light, space and consumer well being. Through careful consideration of these elements negative impacts on the environment caused by construction is being reduced.

Low carbon, low impact, high happiness.

Valley Workshop’s philosophy is to build homes that are efficiently built, where the materials used are sourced from local suppliers and the finished product is a light filled aesthetically pleasing home that enriches the lives of the occupants.

Valley Workshop focus
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Valley Workshop focus is to create beautiful buildings through the seamless integration of architecture and high performance thermally efficient engineering.

The values of collaboration, innovation, and quality are central to Valley Workshop relationships with its clients and their project requirements.

Valley Workshop - Design is in everything we do.

We collaborate with our clients to discover their requirements, analyse the site and develop an optimum design response to the project. Our flat packed and structurally insulated panel construction systems have been developed to allow us to explore endless design possibilities in the delivery of prefabricated building outcomes.

Valley Workshop Team
Valley Workshop - Valley Workshop Team

Meet the Team

We are innovators and enjoy working with clients to explore prefabricated applications for a variety of building types. From our Westbury based design workshop, our in-house design and build team works closely with our clients to individually design and deliver high quality, prefabricated projects. Valley Workshop team comprises highly skilled design and building professionals. Key team members include:

Warren French

Warren French – Architect/Builder

Warren is the principal architect at Valley Workshop and is a registered architect and builder. A keen interest in progressing Australia’s building industry to have a more sustainable approach to building and include systems modeled on the likes of building in the northern hemisphere. Warren has 30 years experience in the design and delivery of residential, commercial, development projects in Australia.

Penelope Haley

Penelope Haley – Director/Dip Build, B.Ed

Penelope is Director of Valley Workshop with qualifications in education and building. She is experienced in the client side project manager with several years of experience in the planning and delivery of residential projects in Tasmania. Penelope has an appreciation for contemporary design, sustainability and lightly constructed housing in Australia. Penelope works onsite alongside her team for every project.

Paul Morrow

Paul Morrow - Graduate Architect

Paul joined our team in October 2019. It's exciting to have a graduate architect in our ranks.

Morgan Steven

Morgan Steven – Apprentice Carpenter

Morgan is a first year apprentice. A young lady with a passion for carpentry.

Justin Beswick

Justin Beswick – Carpenter

Justin is an experienced carpenter with decades of experience in the building industry in Tasmania and Western Australia. Justin specialises in form work and concreting.

Kayden Brown

Kayden Brown

Kayden is a second year apprentice and was employed by Valley Workshop in the summer due to the growth in the company. Kayden has the attitude to become a fine carpenter.

Sallie Wadley

Sallie Wadley – Office Manager

Sallie is our office manager and is across accounting systems and regulations relating to business operations. Sallie has been with Valley Workshop since it’s incorporation in 2013.

Daniel Badcock

Daniel Badcock - second year apprentice

Daniel works as part of the workshop team and is very keen to follow projects from prefabrication to completion....when we let him out of the workshop.

Casual Staff

Casual Staff

For projects we grow our team. The more the merrier!

Connor Murray

Connor Murray - first year apprentice

Connor joined our team in February 2020.

Andy Hind

Andy Hind - carpenter

Andy is an experienced carpenter. He's fastidious and has an eye for detail.

Sam Beattie

Sam Beattie - apprentice carpenter

Sam is a mature age apprentice. He's learning fast to become a skilled tradesman.