More good signs in the housing sector as the value of private residential property development projects is showing a double digit year on year increase. The number of projects starting on site is up 15.2% compared with the same period in 2012.
The figures from construction industry analysts Glenigan indicate that the UK construction sector has seen a rise of almost 1.9% in new build projects commencing in the three months to May 2013. And these improvements are firmly led by growth in the private housing sector.
Gains have been focused in London and the South East, but increased activity in Yorkshire and the South West in April are further signs of a recovery. And a number of Â£100m+ private housing projects will give those behind the Governmentâ€™s Help to Buy and NewBuy schemes further cause for positivity.