That further gain in the building of residential properties helped keep the construction purchasing managers index high, although the pace of expansion across the whole sector moderated from March.
Data firm Markit and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply's monthly index expanded for a 12th straight month, despite slipping to a balance of 60.8 in April from 62.5 in March.
The balance is calculated by subtracting the number of respondents who said activity fell from those who said it rose, with a figure above 50 showing expansion, while below means contraction.
The slowdown in the pace was due to slower business growth in civil-engineering projects after a surge in demand earlier in the year because of flooding.
"Construction growth has started to moderate from the rapid pace seen over the winter, but strong rises in new work and payroll numbers provide ample optimism that output will expand strongly over the course of 2014," said Tim Moore, Markit's senior economist. "Better economic conditions, a surge in house building, improved access to finance and greater investment spending are all important tail winds for U.K. construction growth this year."
Indeed, such is the demand for newly built homes in the U.K. that despite the surge in construction over the past 12 months, the number of new homes being built continues to be out paced by demand.
That demand for homes has meant house prices continue to rise with the latest survey from lender Nationwide reporting the annual pace of house price growth accelerated to 10.9% in April, the fastest pace since June 2007.