Peter was born and educated in Barham. In 1979 he began a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship with the NSW State Water Commission. Upon completion he moved to Melbourne and worked as a shop fitter, working on several large scale projects including the refurbishment of the old Buckley and Nunn store transforming it to David Jones in the Bourke Street Mall.
In 1983 he returned to Barham and took up shearing. Peter enjoyed the challenges of shearing and worked hard to establish a reputation of shearing 200 per day. The opportunity to return to carpentry came when his parents wanted to build a new home and asked Peter to do it. He soon undertook the extra study required to obtain his Building Contractors licence and since that time hasn’t looked back.
About Membrey Master Builders
Peter Membrey has worked in the building trade for 27 years and in 1991 Peter formed his own building company, Membrey Master Builders, under which he has been involved in many new homes and commercial projects. In this time he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience that is applied to every aspect of his work; the evidence of which is seen in the details of your new home. Peter's years of experience as a building contractor has allowed him to develop solid and long-standing relationships with local suppliers and tradespeople. As a result, Membrey Master Builders can effectively complete high-standard results on-time, every time whilst remaining competitive with-in the marketplace.
There is only one way to do a job, and that's the right way is the philosophy that Membrey Master Builders has been built upon. This philosophy ensures a superior result every time. Peter and his team are constantly researching new materials and construction methods for improved energy performance and lower maintenance housing, thereby decrease running costs and increase the longevity of each and every home he builds.In 2008 Membrey Master Builders became accredited Green Living Builders which focuses on all facets of Energy Efficient homes.
About Community Commitment
Peter is committed to his local community and constantly donates his time, knowledge and labour to community works such as:
New gates at the Barham Cenotaph for the Barham RSL. When asked to quote this project Peter saw a great opportunity to show respect to our diggers. Peter convinced most of the tradespeople that worked on the project to donate their labour to build a new entrance to the cenotaph befitting of the sacrifice the diggers made.
Chair of Local Health Medical Trust. Peter has worked on the Medical Trust since it’s inception in 2007 with the goal to provide stable medical services to the Barham and district community.
The Barham Boardwalk project. Most Sundays a team of volunteers an be seen building a red gum boardwalk in Riverside Park along the Murray River. This project began as an idea in 2008 to link the community to our greatest asset the Murray River. Peter has been involved since inception, surveying the site, assisting with the planning process and conducting countless working bees to prepare reclaimed timer and supervise all aspects of the construction.