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

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

Director | Builder

Penelope is Director of Valley Workshop with qualifications in education and building. She is experienced in the client side project management 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.

Kiera Hansen

Architect Assistant | Drafter

Kiera has been a part of our team since the end of 2022. She has a bachelor degree in architecture and helps out with the documentation of projects as well as prepares the drawings for the workshop to fabricate.

Benjamin Attrill


Ben has been with us since the start of 2022. He is a registered architect as well as a certified passive house designer and contributes to our knowledge of passive house design and fabrication.

Josh Gentile

Architect Assistant | Drafter

Josh is our newest member of our design team. He has a Bachelor degree in architecture and is almost done with his Masters. Josh helps out with documentation and workshop drawings.

Quade Helm

Architect Assistant | Drafter

Quade has been a part of our team since the start of 2023. He has a bachelor degree in architecture and helps out with the documentation of projects as well as prepares the drawings for the workshop to fabricate.

Renata Tanus

Admin Officer

Renata has been with us since mid 2022 and handles all the behind the scenes communications and helps to keep us all on schedule.

Fabrication and Building Team

All our projects are built in our workshop in Westbury by our team of apprentices and carpenters before being shipped out to our on site teams to put together. We currently have teams based in Westbury and Hobart.