Reports issued today and reported by the BBC, say that the UK construction industry expects to create an impressive 180,000 jobs in the next five years.
Roughly 30,000 of these jobs will be created in Scotland and almost 18,000 of them in Wales, by 2018.
With the construction sector having shown encouraging growth, especially in the latter part of 2013, this renewed optimism in the industry is encouraging news for the UK economy as a whole.
The improvemement is due in a large part to the expected increase in demand for housing, as well as major civil projects.
So, are you seeing this upturn reflected in your business? Do you expect to take on more workers this year and over the next few years? Let us know in the comments below.