How does the Interlock Wall System compare to a traditional Plaster Board walling system?


Traditional Wall Systems:

 

When an internal space in a building has to be partitioned (for example, to create individual offices on a floor of an office block, or to create an office in a warehouse), the conventional method of creating the required partitioning walls is as follows:

  1. A timber-metal wall frame (an internal stud wall frame) for the partition walls is erected on site.
  2. Plaster panels- for example, panels of "Gyprock" ("Gyprock" is a trade mark) - and windows and doors as required, are attached to the erected wall frame.
  3. The plaster panels are finished and the entire partition wall assembly is painted.

This sequence of actions means that, firstly, a carpenter is required on site to cut lengths of dressed timber-metal having appropriate cross-sectional dimensions to form the studs and noggins for the partitioning walls, and to erect the walls. The Carpenter is followed by a plasterer, then by a painter.

When it comes time to refit the office, plaster panels are destroyed as they are ripped off the stud walls. The stud wall is taken down and the dismantled wall frame (the studs and noggins) are discarded as waste product.

Neither the plaster panels nor the stud wall frame can be re-used.

The disadvantages of conventional portioning walls, therefore, include the generations of waste if and when the partitioning walls have to be removed, and the time consuming inconvenience of having to engage a series of tradesmen, one after the other, on site, to assemble the walls.

 


The Interlock Difference:

 

An Interlock wall is a patented system basically comprising of a top channel rail, a bottom channel rail and an internal "web" containing pre-fabricated wall studs positioned in a spaced apart relationship to each other.

The outer face panels are essentially sheets of rigid, easily cleaned and highly durable "laminex" ("laminex is a trade mark") bonded to high density chipboard, brackets attach easily with screws, these then slot neatly into the wall studs. As these panels are available in an extensive range of colours, paint is not required to personalize the interior; these can be easily replaced with another colour/s if required.

The Interlock Wall System also uses concealed fixings so that any shelving units will be positioned without destroying the aesthetic value with unsightly brackets.
How does the Interlock Wall System go together?

The bottom channel rail is simply affixed to the floor where the partition wall is to be erected and another simple channel member - a "top rail" is attached to the ceiling directly above the bottom rail. The internal "web" is quickly installed and the wall panel face is simply "slotted in" to place.

Alternatively internal windows and doors may be "slotted in" in place of wall panels.

If the Interlock Walls need to be removed due to office layout design changes, waste products are virtually eliminated as upon de installation of the Interlock Wall System, all panels and interior parts are removed cleanly, easily ready to be re-used in the new design layout.

The Interlock Wall System provides a reusable, quick, clean & easy to install office partitioning solution that dramatically reduces environmental waste as well as office down time.