VEKA Group representatives spent two days in November meeting attendees and discussing potential new opportunities at the 2018 Offsite Construction Show.
VEKA's Head of Sales for the South Matthew Adaway said: “This year's Offsite Construction Show was held at London's ExCel Centre and welcomed a record number people over the course of the event.
“As the fenestration industry's leading supplier of PVC-U systems, our stand attracted a large number of visitors who were interested in VEKA Group products and there were a host of different sectors represented. We were able to talk 'all things VEKA Group' to architects, housing associations, main contractors, housebuilders and offsite companies, to name just a few.
“The venue's proximity to City Airport also meant that it was convenient for overseas visitors and we met attendees from Jersey, Guernsey, Japan, Pakistan and even Australia who were all interested in hearing more about the wide range of systems and support available from VEKA Group.
“Off-site construction has been bubbling away - as an idea - for 20 years or more, and this event illustrated to me that real, tangible things are definitely happening in this area now. We're seeing more and more companies investing in facilities for offsite construction and already receiving orders for factory-built properties. With well-known companies like Legal and General leading the charge with factory investment, modular construction looks set to become much more commonplace in the years ahead.
“Building in this way promises to eliminate a host of variables that can potentially cause delays on traditional site-based building projects, such as problematic weather conditions. Instead, it makes the process more precise, with a smaller margin for error – much like manufacturing a car, for example.
“It will certainly be interesting to see how VEKA Group and its customers can become more involved in this sector. Ours is a global brand with a reputation for quality and reliability, and the versatility of our systems means that we are well suited to meet a huge spectrum of requirements, whatever the style of property.
“Thanks to ongoing investment in plant, people and technology, VEKA Group has the capacity to continue growing as our customers grow and to take on more clients in varied fields such as this.”