Britain's third-largest homebuilder Taylor Wimpey on Tuesday forecast sustained demand in an under-supplied market, despite fears of consumers tightening their belts in the wake of soaring inflationary pressures.

The FTSE 100 firm said its order book stood at 2.97 billion pounds ($3.79 billion) as of April 17, compared with 2.81 billion pounds in the year-ago period, when the sector was supported by several government measures.

($1 = 0.7841 pounds)

(Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)