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"An individual home that’s exciting and stylish yet practical and affordable"  

About Us_


We are Simon Pugh and Ron Gibbons, qualified housing development
and design professionals with over 40 years of award winning experience
between us.

We founded USB Ltd in 2008 because we couldn’t get an answer to the simple question, ‘Why is it so difficult to build your own home in the UK?’

Simon Pugh Biog    Ron Gibbons Biog

How else can USB assist you?

Through our own expertise and close working relationships with other like minded professionals, we can assist you with:

  • Planning
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Performance
  • Finance
  • Project Management
  • Construction Methods
  • Turn Key Delivery

Political Support for Self Build/Custom Homes

In late 2010 Urban Self Build were asked by the Housing Minister Grant Shapps and the National Self Build Association (NaSBA) to help prepare an Action Plan to help the government promote self build housing in the UK. The resulting DCLG/NaSBA report can be viewed at here.

The strength of the action plan has already had direct consequences. Self build, and the need for custom housing was mentioned in the 2011 publication of the Government’s National Housing Strategy

Urban Self Build have also become a member of the NaSBA Executive Committee. 






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