Galliford Try says it has been making such strong progress this year, particularly in house building, that it now expects to report a full-year profit of at least £92m, some £2.3m above market expectations.
Carillion says it expects to return to increasing revenue by the end of this financial year, including in its UK construction business, although in the meantime revenue will continued to be subdued because of ongoing restructuring.
Despite promising signs of a sustained construction-sector recovery, the mind-set of austerity endures. So how can designers and contractors make lean budgets go further? Paul Lonsdale, operations director at Styles&Wood, explains