THE construction market is booming, according to Salisbury-based firm Harper Plant.

The company, which specialises in dealing Kubota agricultural products, says that an increase in both residential and commercial building projects has led to them supplying Kubota’s range of mini-excavators to a number of new and existing customers.

Andrew Harper, director of Harper Plant, added: “In the past year, confidence has definitely returned to the construction market, with the level of enquiries for machines picking up dramatically and it’s still increasing as we approach summer.

“We’re really pleased to see the positive changes to the market and as a result customers are now forward planning their purchases for projects coming up later this year and beyond.”