Dr Noble Francis, economics director at the Construction Products Association: "Tender prices rose in Q2.
Dr Noble Francis, CPA economics director commented: "The Forecasts reflect the sector's increasing strength, though risks remain.
Noble Francis, economics director at the CPA commented: "Increases in orders and enquiries clearly indicate that activity will continue to rise throughout 2014."
Private new build housing was the "key driver" of activity, he
added, saying "57% of contractors said that sector output rose in Q1 compared with a year ago.
said that was a "considerable rise from the 20% balance reported in Q4 last year.
Output from commercial offices and retail rose for 22% of contractors surveyed, compared with a year earlier.
said that tender prices rose in Q1, but said "any boost from this is likely to occur when the resulting work hits the ground later this year.