db+PAUL 01749 677169
db+PAUL - Chartered Building Surveyors - Wells Somerset


db+PAUL is a long-established small firm based in Wells with over 30 years of experience in providing surveying, planning consultancy and architectural design services to the Mendip area and beyond.

Are you buying a property and need a Building Survey?

Or maybe you’re looking for help to bring your own building idea to life?

Our friendly team of Building Surveyors and Architectural Technicians can help you.

db+PAUL can offer advice and practical solutions for all your building-related queries – from planning a new build or extension, applying for Planning Permission and Building Regulations approval, to examining the structural condition of an existing property – we can help!

Call us now on 01749 677169 for a free consultation, or drop us an email to info@dbpaul.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!



Jim Paul - Director & Principal Surveyor - db+PAUL

Jim Paul - Linked InDirector & Principal Surveyor – James Paul FRICS

Jim became a member of RICS in 1980 and was elected a Fellow of the RICS in 1989. As well as running the practice he is experienced in Listed Buildings, detailed planning applications and appeals, design and contract issues and all aspects of Building Surveying. His knowledge of the Wells area and its buildings is unparalleled – both as a lifelong local resident and as a professional Building Surveyor.

Nick German - Associate Director & Building Surveyor - db+PAUL

Nick German - Linked InAssociate Director & Building Surveyor - Nicholas German BSc (Hons)

Nicholas joined db+PAUL in 2014 and has since successfully managed a variety of challenging home conversion and extension projects with his natural flair for project management and forward-thinking building designs using AutoCAD.

He is currently undertaking his APC pathway to achieve Chartered status with the RICS, and previously completed his RICS and CIOB-accredited degree in Building Surveying at Anglia Ruskin University.

Neil Lisney - Associate & Chartered Building Surveyor - db+PAUL

Neil Lisney - Linked InAssociate & Chartered Building Surveyor – Neil Lisney MRICS, MCIOB

Neil has many years’ experience of working on a wide variety of projects from inception through to completion.

Neil manages the architectural projects and heads up the Design Team and would be pleased to discuss your design ideas and offer his expertise in new build and refurbishment projects.

Architectural Technologist – Brian Fletcher BSc (Hons)

The newest member of the db+PAUL team, Brian obtained his degree in Architectural Technology from Northumbria University in 2012.  Before joining db+PAUL he spent over 3 years building an impressive portfolio of work as a structural technician, including the refurbishment of the north nave aisle roof of Wells Cathedral.  Brian is proficient in Revit to Level 2 and is also able to create spectacular 3D visuals of his building designs. 

Linda Hunt - db+PAUL

Linda Hunt - Linked InArchitectural Design CAD Technician – Linda Hunt

Linda has an HNC in Construction and Property and has previously worked extensively with AutoCAD on various projects, including measured surveys and space planning for NHS Salford.

She is currently studying part-time to achieve a BA (Hons) degree in Architectural Technology at Southampton Solent University.


Jeni Oborn - Senior Secretary - db+PAUL

Jeni Oborn - Linked InSenior Secretary - Jeni Oborn

Jeni is usually your first point of contact at db+PAUL as secretary to Jim Paul, and is responsible for the the day to day running of the office. Jeni will be pleased to arrange appointments and advise you of our services, particularly with regard to Building Surveys and RICS Homebuyers Reports. She also carries out general office administration and correspondence.

Jeni is the office emergency first aider.

Amy Wintle - Office Administrator - db+PAUL

Amy Wintle - Linked InAccounts Administrator – Amy Wintle

Amy is responsible for the business administration of db+PAUL, looking after the accounts, collating staff time sheets and processing project information before sending out fee accounts to clients.

She also keeps the business paperwork up to date, oversees Health & Safety in the office, and generally ensures that the db+PAUL office operates smoothly .