Our team is led by Benjamin Heginbotham, an experienced architectural designer with a background in construction.
Ben began his career as a joiner/kitchen cabinet maker before going on to manage residential build sites, working for 10 years on countless home extensions, refurbishments and renovations. He then went on to complete a degree in architecture (Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part One) in Leeds.
After settling in Nottingham, he has been honing his skills over the last few years as a designer, helping to design over 500 home extensions across the region.
Ben launched The Practical Planning Company to make the process of designing and building your forever home easier, more transparent and more affordable. Our whole team is driven by a commitment to unparalleled customer service and providing the best in architectural design. We’re not Grand Designs - we could be, but we believe simply in giving people the space they deserve.
We’re very proud to have won a number of awards including ‘Best Home Design Consultancy - East Midlands’ and ‘BUILD Customer Service Excellence Award’ in the BUILD Home Builder Awards 2021, as well as ‘Architecture Company of the Year’ in the Central England Prestige Awards 2020. We’re passionate about what we do - and we hope you’ll feel that passion when you work with us.
3D Rendering, Accessible Design, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Basement Conversion, Basement Design, Boot Room Design, Building Design, Custom Build Home, Drafting, Eco Homes, Floor Plans, Garage Design, House Extensions, House Plans, Loft Conversion, New Home Build, Staircase Design, Sustainable Design, Utility Room Design
Sandiacre, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Derby, Leicester, Leicestershire, Loughborough, Markfield, Long Eaton, Beeston
BUILD Home Builder Awards 2021: Best Home Design Consultancy (East Midlands) & BUILD Customer Service Excellence Award
UK Enterprise Awards 2021: Best Home Extensions Architectural Design Consultancy (the Midlands)
Central England Prestige Awards 2020: Architecture Company of the Year