Our Interlocking System - Earthquake Resilient

Intalok buildings withstand the worst of nature while you enjoy the best of it. 

All Intalok buildings are fully engineered and held together by our unique interlocking building system, which has been designed with extra strength and durability for New Zealand’s shaky seismic conditions.

Until now, the perception of solid wood homes has been tarnished by the loud cracking noises caused by changes of temperature contracting and expanding the timber. Intalok has solved this problem with a special 50mm cavity created by the pre-stressed method using interlocking pins and battens. This cavity is filled with extra insulation which not only gives added warmth, but also acts as a perfect buffer against changes in temperature. The result - no cracking noises.

Feel safe and secure in your naturally strong and efficient Intalok. See how our system stood up to the 2004 tsunami which devastated the Maldives and Sumatra.

The internal pine walls are held together by interlocking steel pins driven into the boards at wall and post intersections.

Threaded steel rods are hidden within the walls and tightened to give Intalok the incredible strength and durability. This also prevents creaking.

The special battening system between the interior and exterior walls produces an insulation cavity for extra warmth and energy efficiency.