Overall, new construction work showed a sustained rise with improved confidence for the next year following August's quarter per cent interest rate cut.
Whilst private commercial activity continued to rise it was at a slower pace as business demand for commercial property waned. And public sector work rose but at a slower pace than last year, despite predictions that government investment will continue to grow.
RICS chief economist Milan Khatri said: 'Housing activity has rebounded from a brief slowdown earlier in the year as stable demand has raised confidence. The construction industry continues to see steady growth despite a wider economic slowdown.'