db+PAUL 01749 677169
Architectural Design - Wells, Somerset


Whatever is required for your individual project, we are experienced in making complete Planning, Building Regulation and Listed Building applications, working hard towards success in our submissions.

With the architecture of the property and your requirements in mind, we will prepare detailed working drawings using the latest AutoCAD software, incorporating revisions and amendments until you are happy with the design.

When a design is agreed, we can also go on to prepare detailed specifications of the work and obtain competitive tenders from local contractors for your consideration, taking the hassle out of trying to find the best price and the best contractors for the works yourself.

We can also oversee the works on site and carry out contract administration – including monitoring the works with regular site meetings and keeping financial control of the project.

To discuss your requirements or to arrange for a free face-to-face consultation, call us now on 01749 677169.


db+PAUL - New Housesdb+PAUL can work with individuals or small property developers to design unique new buildings, bespoke-designed to fit your requirements in terms of cost-effectiveness of materials and labour, the plot space available, timescales and the local environment. Just call us to discuss your particular requirements and what we can do for you and your project.


We can help you realise a whole new look and layout of an existing building. Have you just bought an old Somerset farmhouse in need of updating and repair? Or does your home have walls, windows or doors in ‘the wrong place’? With extensive experience of carrying out successful refurbishments, whether to simply update a property or to completely re-imagine it, our team of designers will work together with you to bring your dream home into being – including specifications, obtaining tenders and overseeing works to completion, removing the hassle and stress of project-managing the works yourself.


db+PAUL - Building ExtensionsAre you looking to build an extension? Big or small, from the simplest of porches to the grandest of expansions to your living space, the expert architectural team at db+PAUL can help realise your ideas.

Or maybe you wish to convert a space within an existing building? From loft spaces to barns and outbuildings, we are able to assist with conversions of both residential and commercial properties.



db+PAUL - Measured SurveysIf you are seeking to carry out refurbishments or alterations to your property, our surveyors can take accurate digital measurements in order to plan your project. We then take your ideas from sketches through to built reality.


Building regulations approval is required for most building work in the UK. Building regulations are distinct from Planning Permission; they control how buildings are to be constructed, designed or modified, while planning permission is concerned with appropriate development, the nature of land usage, and the appearance of neighbourhoods. Therefore both must be considered when building works are to be undertaken.

db+PAUL - Building RegulationsYour building works must comply with the current Building Regulations to ensure that the works are safe and to a satisfactory standard. Many projects may not require Planning Permssion but still require Building Regulations approval.

The Regulations will probably apply if you want to:

  • Put up a new building
  • Extend or alter an existing one
  • Provide services and/or fittings in a building such as washing and sanitary facilities, hot water cylinders, foul water and rainwater drainage, replacement windows, and fuel burning appliances of any type.

db+PAUL can guide you through the process of obtaining Building Regulations Approval from your local authority, providing professional and detailed drawings to support the application as required.

For more information and advice, please call us on 01749 677169.


Equestrain Building - db+PAULBeing located in the South West region has provided our team with good knowledge and experience of the requirements of the agricultural sector. We can design and monitor the construction of large scale agricultural buildings such as cubicle buildings, dairy units and sheep sheds.

We also have experience in assisting with farm diversification in particular equine uses and buildings, riding arenas and manéges.

We can also advise on the conversion of redundant farm buildings for other uses such as holiday cottages and business units.


Commercial Building - db+PAULdb + PAUL also offers professional services for design and realisation of new commercial buildings, as well as refurbishment of existing premises.

From industrial buildings to shops and offices, our team of expert surveyors and architects can bring a wealth of expertise, design flair and local knowledge to your project.

We aim to prepare imaginative and attractive designs which are practical, cost effective and are easily maintained whilst satisfying the end user. We know the importance of maintaining useable areas whilst meeting other important criteria such as Disabled Access.

With our considerable experience in refurbishment and alterations to buildings in this sector, we can help you realise your project, whatever the specification.

For a consultation, please contact us on 01749 677169 to discuss what we can do for you.