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TERRAFORCE is a well-known and award-winning Cape Town-based company that offers interlocking concrete blocks (earth-retaining blocks) for environmental landscaping and concrete retaining walls. Terraforce is a Level Four BBBEE Contributor.

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Terraforce pioneered the hollow, reversible interlocking concrete block that is unmatched in its versatility, both in application and elevation.


  1. Most Terraforce Licensees use recycled concrete and clay bricks in the manufacture of Terraforce products.

  2. Please note: Suppliers stock their own selection/sizes of Terraforce products, this means the full range of products IS NOT sold at every outlet.

The wide range of plantable retaining wall blocks is tailored to create environmentally friendly domestic or industrial installations and to support sustainable development in soil stabilisation. Walls can range from light gravity walls to geogrid reinforced earth-retaining or heavy gravity, double skin walls.

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Latest News

September 10th, 2014  |  Published in - Installation Guidelines, Details

Garden retaining wall in Perth

A strong wall is a well designed and built wall. You might consider the retaining wall you’re about build to be solid from the front, but unless you give serious thought to what goes on behind and below the wall, it may not look good for long. A poorly built wall can lean, separate, even topple—and it’s out there in plain sight. Read more »

button print whgn20 9/2014   Building a strong D.I.Y retaining wall

August 11th, 2014  |  Published in - Designs & Specifications, - Installation Guidelines

Bryan Newbie, Terraforce consultant, on a large job in Ajman, UAE.

“In response to market demands, a design service called TERRASAFE, a platform that provides first-class engineering, management, and specialist technical assistance to users of any of the Terraforce products, was launched early 2011.” Read more »

button print whgn20 8/2014   Safe wall designs with Terrasafe

July 24th, 2014  |  Published in Erosion Control

Mat lifted on one side

In some cases, sites that need erosion control are difficult to reach or submerged under water. With this in mind, Terraforce recently developed pre-assembled inter-linked Terracrete  mats, that can be installed by crane.  Read more »

button print whgn20 7/2014   Inter linked Terracrete paver mats

June 9th, 2014  |  Published in - General News, - Landscaping & Terracing

The walls create a pleasant green belt around the building

October 2011 Murray & Roberts Western Cape, an operating division of Murray & Roberts Construction, was awarded a R193-million contract to construct the R300-million Willowbridge Place office development. The new development is located on the corner of Old Oak Road and Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Read more »

button print whgn20 6/2014   Getting a grip with the new Decorwall block

May 12th, 2014  |  Published in - General News  |  2 Comments

View from Olivia nature reserve
This article first appeared in Footprint Limited, Jan/Feb edition, 2014

Holger Rust, founder of Terraforce, licensor of permeable and plantable concrete blocks for erosion control and earth retaining, has long been motivated by the conviction that every person who has the capacity, should strive to improve his environment, not destroy it. He has adopted this message from his father, Martin Rust, who was a guiding example in this regard. Read more »

button print whgn20 5/2014   Living a green life, at work AND home

April 23rd, 2014  |  Published in - Roads, Driveway & Parking, Infrastructure  |  4 Comments

Permanent, yet flexible jeep tracks

Subtle but durable: new access tracks for Geelkrans Nature Reserve

The client, Cape Nature was looking for a permanent, yet flexible solution for jeep tracks on deep sandy substrates at Geelkrans Nature Reserve, Stillbaai, without the associated footprint impacts of commonly used hard structures such as asphalt or paving.

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button print whgn20 4/2014   Need eco friendly 4x4 tracks? Heres how: