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8/2016 – Sustainability with Concrete

Few people realise that concrete is the most used man-made material in the world, with three tons used annually for each man, woman and child. Twice as much concrete is used around the world than the total of all other … Continue reading

4/2016 – Licensee highlight: Poort Beton, Northern Cape

Strauss Groep (Strauss Group) is a multidisciplinary construction group with a labour force of approximately 450 employees. Over the past 48 years this one-man enterprise has  grown into a group of companies (IT5 Siviel, Poort Beton and Strauss Meganies). They … Continue reading

1/2016 – Memory terrace with Terraforce blocks

Opposite the Service Dining Rooms, on the land which slopes from Fruit and Veg City in Canterbury Street, a “Memory Terrace” built of hollow bricks, filled with compost, soil and beautiful flowers commemorates the lives of street people who have … Continue reading

2/2015 – Recycling cut-off glass in concrete blocks

Reusable elements in concrete design, a vital component of sustainability In a recent article in Concrete Beton, Bryan Perrie, MD of the Concrete Institute, pointed out that more attention should be paid to re-use and recycling of building materials at … Continue reading

10/2014 – 35 years of going green, going clean!

Terraforce turned 35 this year, and we wish to thank you, our clients and of course our licensees for joining us on this journey of building remarkable (some big, some small) retaining walls. The future looks very encouraging and we … Continue reading

6/2014 – Getting a grip with the new Decorwall block

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 … Continue reading

5/2014 – Living a “green” life, at work AND home

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 … Continue reading

1/2014 – Terraforce retaining walls in Turkey

Eko Yapi, founded in Istanbul, is the official Terraforce block manufacturer and supplier in Turkey. They, together with Geoduvar, a specialty contractor of concrete products, have always been a steady performer, providing the designs and applications for some impressive retaining … Continue reading

14/2013 – Terraforce blocks in the UAE

As the year comes to an end, we would like to share with you some images of Terraforce projects photographed in Turkey and UAE, home to our licensees, Geoduvar (Istanbul) and Consent (Dubai). We will be featuring the projects in … Continue reading

10/2012 – CMA Award for “most sustainable installation”

Terraforce wins CMA Award – Once again! Installers: Dassenberg Retaining & Decorton Retaining Systems Cape Town based precast block manufacturer, TERRAFORCE, managed to take home a prestigious Trophy at the CMA AWARDS and 40Th anniversary celebrations staged in Johannesburg. The … Continue reading

8/2012 – Supporting the environment and art

Supporting art… Terraforce is not just passionate about the built natural environment, in particular indigenous vegetation and protection of the rhino, but also the arts, and sponsors artist (Elgin Rust aka Advocate Alice) in particular, who addresses the processes and … Continue reading

4/2012 – New web and social media presence

Terraforce launches new web / social media presence In 2009, when Terraforce, a Cape Town based pre-cast concrete licensor, specializing in modular, hollow core concrete blocks, turned 30, the company had this to say:

7/2011 – Terraforce display gets a new look

Cape Town Building Centre gets a new home After 53 years, the Cape Town Building Centre moved to a new home in July in a custom-designed building at Northgate Estate, which necessitated a new look stand for Terraforce. Holger Rust, the … Continue reading