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Construction orders up

The total volume of construction output rose by 3 per cent according to the latest figures from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

New work jumped 6 per cent, with increases in all sectors except public non-housing and infrastructure output in the 12 months to June 30.

Public housing sector new work jumped by 23 per cent, while private commercial output rose by 15 per cent.

New construction work in the private industrial sector increased by 7 per cent, while new private housing work was 3 per cent up.

Repair and maintenance work in the private non-housing sector was up 6 per cent, while housing repair and maintenance work in the public sector rose by 3 per cent.

But the total volume of repair and maintenance work saw a downturn, falling 1 per cent overall.

Repair work in the public non-housing sector plummeted 11 per cent, while housing repair work in the private sector dropped 3 per cent.

New work in the public non-housing sector (excluding infrastructure) was 4 per cent lower and new infrastructure output fell by 8 per cent.