The Office for National Statistic showed that the construction output in July 2013 increased by 2.2% in comparison to previous months.
The statistics are showing that the construction industry as a whole appears to be moving into a period of growth, this is evident in the rise of monthly and yearly figures.
A breakdown of the figures shows that some parts of the industry are performing more strongly than others and that there are signs for greater optimism.
National Federation of Builders Chief executive, Julia Evans, said:
“The growth figures are encouraging. However, what is more important is the increase in new orders. This increase tells us that the rise in construction work will continue. This will not only benefit the construction industry, but other parts of the economy which benefit from investment and activity in construction.”
In contrast to the growth in new work was the 3.6 per cent year on year decline in repair and maintenance work in July. This is an area where the Green Deal programme of energy efficient home improvement should be making its mark.