We approached Stephen Roach from 4Dzign Ltd to design a house for us with the following criteria-
-Maximise the view
-Maximise the sun
-Have a basement for the boat, car with a downstairs self-contained family/games area
-Be able to drive our car up around the back of the house so that we live on one level, not having to
worry about stairs as we get older
-Open plan living with lake views from all parts of the open plan-kitchen, dining lounge, living and
back patio
-Our bedroom to have lake views
-Have a spa bath that we can lie in and have lake views
-As much privacy as possible
We were delighted with the way Stephen listened to us, encouraged us with up-to-date design ideas
and came up with a plan that meets our criteria and exceeds our expectations. Our house was
designed considering our privacy and that of our neighbours which is very important to us as
farmers, being used to the wide open spaces. Working with 4Dzign Ltd was very easy including
adhering to our brief and making changes as we asked. We were not in a hurry so the design process
allowed us to consider our design carefully and 4Dzign Ltd was very happy to let us take our time to
consider changes or suggestions to enhance our design and build.
Stephen guided us in choosing the best builder for the job. The whole process has been so smooth
working with professionals who know the area and what will work best. Thank you Stephen, a
permanent shift to Taupo might be sooner rather than later!

Colin and Helen Haigh


Taupo Riding for the Disabled completed a move of its facilities from Broadlands Road to Poihipi Road
at a cost of more than $1 million. The overall designer/architect and project manager was Stephen
Roach of 4Dzign Ltd. Taupo Riding for the Disabled was very impressed indeed with Stephen’s
efficiency and professionalism. From the time that Stephen was engaged and given responsibility for
making sure the project went ahead on time and within budget, we placed ourselves in Stephen’s
hands and he met and exceeded our expectations. Throughout the project, we found Stephen
thoroughly obliging and helpful in dealing with the inevitable snags and changes involved in such a
large project. We found, too, Stephen was always willing to consider ideas as they arose and often
took the initiative in suggesting changes that led to better results, even when that was at some
inconvenience to him. He has an amazing skill in dealing with contractors and tradesmen. He
carefully examined options for every aspect of the project and helped us ensure we got the best
possible outcome. We can confidently recommend Stephen Roach and 4Dzign Ltd to anyone looking
for a competent and thoroughly professional designer.
Claire Gianotti, President, Taupo Riding for the Disabled

Claire Gianotti

President, Taupo Riding for the Disabled