UK Construction growth reached a four-month high in November, with Residential work becoming the best performing area of construction activity.

The growth in house building activity was the strongest for three months, with job creation accelerating to its fastest level since December 2015..

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index registered 53.4 in November, up from 53.2 in October, remaining above the crucial 50.0 no-change mark for the eighth successive month.

Tim Moore, Economics Associate Director at IHS Markit said: “November data indicates that the UK construction sector remains in expansion mode, with resilient business activity trends seen for housing, commercial and civil engineering activity. The latest overall rise in construction output was the fastest since July, helped by a stronger contribution to growth from house building activity.”