Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit, said the sector fought back following cold weather earlier in the year slowing down work.
"UK construction sector output was closer to stabilisation than at any time since October 2012," said Mr Moore. "The overall survey findings are an early indication that construction will act as less of a drag on UK GDP over the second quarter of 2013."
Encouraging signs for jobs' market in the coming months
Markit said that employment levels "were broadly stable" at the start of the second quarter, with subdued demand patterns leading to cautious job hiring trends. However, a rise in business optimism about the outlook for the year ahead has helped stabilise overall staffing levels.
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