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9/2014 – how to build a strong D.I.Y retaining wall

A strong wall is a well designed and built wall. You might consider the retaining wall you’re about to build to be solid from the front, but unless you give serious thought to what goes on behind and below the … Continue reading

8/2014 – Safe wall designs with Terrasafe

“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.”

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

13/2013 – Sustainable business is achieved with integrity

Ever since it’s founding in 1979, the Terraforce management team has been driven by one primary concern, namely to build a solid, long-lasting company that could survive without exploiting resources or trampling on the interests of others.

14/2012 – Basic guide: installing a Terraforce wall

Step by step photographic illustration NB: When building composite walls of any significant height, it is important to consult an experienced engineer. The law is very strict, with the NHBRC requirement stating that a wall can be built to a … 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