The house building and contracting group said sales of homes reserved, contracted and completed are up 10% at £443m compared to last year.
In a trading statement, Galliford Try said it increased the number of active sites from 54 to 60 and increased the landbank, which now contains 9,700 plots, half bought at current market values.
The house building side is working up several new projects with the Housing and Communities Agency as its developer partner in all of its three UK regions.
Affordable housing contracting also faired better as housing associations returned to the market. Last month Galliford won £50m in orders with housing associations in Devon, Middlesex and Yorkshire.
Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive, said: “We have seen a positive start to 2010 in house building and recent contract awards in construction.
“Although we remain in a period of economic uncertainty, our finances are robust and we remain confident that we are on track to deliver our transformational house building expansion plan.”
In construction, Galliford said it is performing to expectations, despite a challenging market, reporting an order book of £1.8bn from £1.7bn last year.