Nicholas German BSc HonsManaging Director & Building Surveyor
Nicholas joined db+PAUL in 2014, and in 2019 took over the directorship of the business from James Paul. He has successfully managed a variety of challenging building construction and renovation projects with his natural flair for project management and forward-thinking building designs.He completed his RICS and CIOB-accredited degree in Building Surveying at Anglia Ruskin University and continues to develop and diversify his professional skills.
Louise WrightReceptionist & Accounts Administrator
Joined db+PAUL in June 2018 and is responsible for processing staff timesheets and project information before issuing invoices to clients. She also helps with reception duties and other office administration, including taking enquiries, typing surveys and correspondence and generally keeping the db+PAUL office operating smoothly.
Robert ArnellSenior Chartered Building Surveyor
Rob Arnell joined the DB+Paul team as Senior Chartered Building Surveyor in April 2022, bringing years of experience of residential building surveying and a dedication to providing home buyers with a comprehensive and useful guide to their new home. He is also able to assist with advice on specific defects, Listed buildings, repair and maintenance, Planning and Building Regulations.
Outside of work Rob writes electronic music, having released on independent labels and had plays on BBC radio. He is not bad on the 1’s & 2’s either! However, since the arrival of his baby son, he mainly spends his spare time running around after a toddler!
Jeni ObornSenior Secretary
Jeni is responsible for the day to day running of the office and is usually your first point of contact at db+PAUL. 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.
Robert Knapp BSc Dip ArchtArchitectural Design CAD Technician
With a degree in architecture and over 30 years of experience across a wide range of sectors, Robert joined the architectural team in 2018. From assessing feasibility, through concept design and specification, to project management, Robert has experience in a diverse range of projects, including domestic, commercial, local government and NHS, and will be happy to discuss your project ideas with you.
James Paul FRICSConsultant Building Surveyor
James became a member of RICS in 1980 and was elected a Fellow of the RICS in 1989. In 2019 Jim handed over the day-to-day running of the business to Nicholas German and now concentrates on his surveying and planning consultancy services. His knowledge of the Wells area and its buildings is unparalleled – both as a lifelong local resident and as a professional Building Surveyor.
HugoChief Treat Officer
Meet Hugo, our Chief Treat Officer! He is always making sure we work to our deadlines. He is always there when we need him especially if we have a biscuit.
What services can DB Paul provide?
Our team has a wide range of skills from chartered surveying to architectural design drawings. Unsure we can help? Contact our team regarding your enquiry.Get In Touch