The VEKA Big Rig has been hitting the streets again, this time in Romford Market. VEKA fabricator, Piper Windows has used the state of the art mobile showroom to highlight its partnering arrangement with the London Borough of Havering's Decent Homes Scheme. The contract is worth around £3m per year to Piper over the next three to five years and involves the refurbishment of doors and windows to the Borough's existing housing stock.
VEKA's Big Rig is a unique tenant consultation device for public sector refurbishment projects, providing tenants and end users with comfortable surroundings in which to view VEKA's product ranges and consult with fabricators. The 32ft long unit is the second model to be introduced by VEKA, incorporating the latest multi media technology with sophisticated audio visual systems for presentations. It comes complete with display equipment and refreshment facilities and can be assembled within a short timescale. In line with current legislation, disabled access has been significantly improved for the new unit.
"The VEKA Big Rig has proved an extremely valuable marketing tool for Piper," comments Barry Manley of Pipers. "It was very well attended throughout the day not only by interested residents but also by Havering Council officials, including the Lead member for Housing, a number of Resident Liaison Officers and health and safety advisors. In addition, other local authorities visited to see the proposed systems that we are using in the Decent Homes Scheme." Tenants were particularly interested in the selection of VEKA PVC-u doors on display, with a range of designs on offer.
The VEKA Big Rig has proved immensely versatile, lending itself equally to launch events, regional fairs and local authority/ housing association tenant meetings, for which the unit may be set up in the heart of a community.
In the Veka Big Rig (from left to right) Councillor Mike Armstrong, London Borough of Havering, Lead Member for Housing; Barry Manley, Commercial Sales Manager and Graham Winzar, Commercial Manager, Piper Double Glazing Ltd; Trevor Ranns, Specification Executive, Veka plc.