Building materials group Kingspan has reported a 6% increase in trading profit for the first half of the year on the back of significantly higher revenues.

The Cavan-based company saw profits reach €177.6m in the period - a 10% improvement when the impact of currencies are stripped out.

That came from revenues of €1.75 billion - which was up 19%, or 21% when currency effects are removed.

Kingspan said it was generally pleased with market activity in Europe, the US and even the UK - despite the uncertainty around Brexit.

Pockets of Central Europe and the Middle east were described as less positive, however.

The group has also recently moved into the Latin American market and has continually made acquisitions to expand its business globally.

It said that those acquisitions gave a 10% boost to its sales during the first half of the year, while adding 6% to its trading profit growth.