Father and son built a Paal home together

John Rzepa and his father "Iggy" built a Paal home at Moruya on the New South Wales South Coast, successfully completing the project together. John and his partner Emily are now living in their beautiful new home, in an idyllic rural setting 15 minutes away from where Iggy lives.

John chose the Elizabeth, one of Paal's most popular designs, a spacious home in the country style. They modified the standard plan by adding a full-length verandah to the back.

"This is where you live most of the time, rather than the front, and it opens out onto an acre of grassland," Iggy said.

"The house was simple to assemble," he said. The two men did everything themselves except for the licensed trades work of plumbing and electricals, as well as gyprocking. "We wanted the best possible professional finish for the walls and ceilings."

Iggy had constructed several industrial buildings for his own business, which supplies industrial equipment and diesel workshop facilities, although his son had no building experience. "I naturally led the project, but John was a willing learner and we worked well together.

"It's come up nicely and looks great," he said of the impeccably presented home. "We both put in a lot of effort and are happy with the results."

Iggy's wife and his son's partner also like the new home. Other people give it the tick of approval as well and are impressed by its size and finish.

"Yes, John and I could build another Paal home together," Iggy said, "although not right now!".