The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its construction output data for the U.K. on Friday. Construction output in the U.K. rose 3.9% in March, after a 0.3% decline in February.
The increase was driven by a rise in non-housing repair and maintenance work, which soared 20% in March.
On a yearly basis, construction output climbed 1.6% in March.
For the first quarter as a whole, construction output was down at an annual rate of 0.3%. It was the first annual fall since the second quarter of 2013.