The Orangery

We were commissioned by our clients to create an Orangery for their period property with a view to using this new space as a dining room. Our clients also wanted us to incorporate the fabulous views over the surrounding countryside into their new build.

To ensure that the new extension blended seamlessly with the clients’ existing home, local craftsmen were commissioned to hand carve the stone mullion windows and dress and fix the Cotswold stone on site.

Slim double-glazed, powder-coated aluminium casement windows were also chosen to replicate the existing windows of the main house. Bespoke oak doors with large glass panes were chosen to lead out onto the patio area and allow for admiration of the countryside views from the indoors. 

Inside the Orangery, the heated Travertine flagstone floor was selected to complement the features of the room and to ensure a pleasing temperature underfoot whatever the weather outside.

Striking & Practical

Twin roof lanterns were chosen to maximise the natural day light within the Orangery. Soft recessed spot lighting was then added to enhance the roof area in the evenings and on darker winter days. 

The large glass panes on the bespoke oak wood door also fill the room with light and allow for uninterrupted views across the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. It is these features in particular that make the Orangery a stunning addition onto the original house and a wonderful space for entertaining or relaxing.

Careful attention to detail in the crafting of the interior and exterior of the Orangery has created a striking and practical building that fits in perfect harmony with the original house.

Mindful planning and design has transformed the original brief into a space suitable for use in all seasons. Light and warmth are in abundance all year round, making a comfortable yet stylish space that meets all of the clients' needs.

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Nigel H Jowsey

Nigel H Jowsey

Principal Designer & Planning Consultant

  • We chose Nigel from a shortlist of 5 architects in the area, and we're glad we did. He, along with his co-worker, Alexandra, a recently qualified architect, make a great team balancing local knowledge and experience with more innovative design and flare. Thought the planning process Nigel kept us informed, spelling out the steps involved and involving us in the process. All round, a great experience which I'm sure will lead to a fantastic two-story extension once completed.Cheltenham, J. Minter - August 2020, Extension Design, Planning Application & Building Regs
  • Even though i made an enquiry on Sunday i received a reply within an hour. Nigel offered the service i was looking for and took control of everything thereafter, pound for pound it was the best investment made on the project. More than professional, Nigel was everything i was seeking.Michael Evesham, Worcs, Building Regulations
  • Howard Architectural did a brilliant job – Nigel’s excellent team were all helpful and hardworking. We would recommend this company to anyone needing a project done which involves more than one area of work. The costs were very reasonable and there was always a quick response to any queries.Gordon & Patricia Jones, Nailsworth, Local Surveyors Direct website
  • We asked Nigel at Howard Architectural to look at carrying out some refurbishments on our Victorian terraced house in Cheltenham. Nigel is very experienced and came up with some excellent ideas to improve the property and make better use of the space. We were delighted with all the work and were impressed by Nigel’s professionalism and knowledge, and the quality of the work of all his team.Joanna & Robert Booth, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Ryeworth Road
  • I was impressed with the standard of work that Nigel achieves and his dedication to detail in order to achieve a high standard in the finished project.Chris Bullingham, Property Acquisitions, Cheldev Ltd
  • Nigel’s project management of my difficult Grade II restoration exceeded my expectations.Rachel Burgener , Information Analyst at NHS Gloucestershire
  • Nigel provided me with a very good service, to undertake structural work and re-model my home. Both Nigel and his appointed team were personable, good communicators whose work was of a high standard and who were always creative when problems arose. I was pleased with the final result and Nigel's willingness to complete any final snagging problems to my satisfaction.Marilyn Fairbairn, Cheltenham
  • Nigel has provided us with excellent service from early discussions helping us home in on what we really wanted, turning that into architectural drawings, securing planning permission, producing detailed drawings for the building regulations process, and producing detailed cost estimates to enable us to budget and assess competing quotes from builders.Julian Cox, Cheltenham, Street Life website
  • I needed some urgent help with a structural engineering issue so I sent a message to Howard Architectural on Friday evening. By Monday afternoon at 1400 Nigel and his structural engineer had spoken to my Building Regs officer and sorted the whole thing out! Nigel's professional and positive can-do attitude is exactly what I needed at that stage of my project and also the cost was extremely reasonable. I know who I will be calling if I need any more assistance with my project.Jezz Bird, Fairford, Gloucestershire
  • Prompt responses from several suppliers, one of whom I used to run my project.
    Excellent service provided. The whole process from drawing up plans, obtaining permissions through to securing tenders was conducted highly efficiently and speedily. The process and fees involved were clearly set out at the start. Modifications I requested to the initial plans were implemented to my full satisfaction. All correspondence was handled promptly. Highly recommended.R.Yearsley, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Project Planning
  • We acquired the services of Nigel Jowsey to conduct and manage our building project. Nigel is both professional and thorough in his approach. We also encountered great communication as to what was happening and the status of the project. I would highly recommend Nigel to anyone that is looking to undertake a building project and I would not hesitate to employ his services again. It was a brilliant experience and a pleasure working with Nigel.R.Halling, Tewksbury, Gloucestershire, Survey


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