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4/2017 – Getting a good grip with CRB walls At Puma

In 2015, JSE-listed Equities Property, signed a R155-million contract to develop 2.3 ha of its 5.4 ha land in Contermanskloof, Cape Town, to house a new A-Grade distribution centre and head office for apparel brand Puma Sports Distributors. Read more … Continue reading

12/2016 – another successful year – It’s a wrap!

Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful festive season! Terraforce has had another successful year of steady growth and in some areas very strong growth. Shout out to Klapmuts Concrete, Western Cape, who has sold record amounts of blocks this year! … Continue reading

11/2016 – Innovation with Terracrete in Australia

Terracrete for slope erosion control The small town of Esperance is situated near the southern tip of Western Australia and Terraforce products (Terracrete hard lawn pavers and L11 and Terralite blocks) are selling well in the area, via the local … Continue reading

10/2016 – Terraforce walls free up space for Military Parade Grounds

Earlier this year, construction started on new military parade grounds in Manzini, initiated by the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, Swaziland Government. As Terraforce walls construction proceeded on an ablution block at the foot of the grounds, it became … Continue reading

5/2016 – Landscaping an up market retirement village, Windhoek

Auas Hills Retirement Village, situated in Auasblick, is a sought after Retirement Village in Windhoek. It provides a tranquil setting and caters for all the needs of the more senior citizens, providing facilities like a well equipped restaurant where you … Continue reading

11/2015 – Growing in size with Terraforce

When an independant Swazi egg producer experienced rapid business growth, he found himself in need of additional chicken sheds and consequently, a cost-effective retaining wall solution.

9/2015 – Saving space in a tight spot

Building on a steep slope is always tricky, but even more so if you have to consider other property boundaries and where space is very limited. The greatest drawback is that if you want usable flat areas, much of the … Continue reading

11/2013 – Terrafix blocks for slope rehabilitation

In April 2003, The City of Cape Town, Department of Transport, Roads and Stormwater, commissioned Jeffares & Green, a local civil engineering consulting firm, to undertake a geotechnical investigation and propose a design for remedial measures required to stabilise the … Continue reading

10/2013 – Retaining walls in an extreme climate

Terraforce in Namibia. It has been exactly 20 years ago that Namwall took over the Terraforce license in the extreme climate of Namibia. For some 5 years before July 1993, two other companies had taken on the Terraforce license, and … Continue reading

11/2005 – Terraforce supports a tennis court

Terraforce supports a new tennis court at an up-market Bishops Court residence required extensive earthworks with the usual retaining at the fill side as well as at the cut face. iCOS Engineers were appointed by Decorton Retaining Systems (Pty) Ltd … Continue reading

5/2013 – Growing vintage walls into the future

Extending long-standing retaining walls A successful product is one that gets used more than once, having satisfied the expectation of the client. Below is a showcase of two projects that used the same local retaining block to extend long-standing retaining … Continue reading

11/2012 – Some great projects of 2012

Beyond Expectations This year turned out much better than expected  for Terraforce. If you build a company on a strong foundation and accomplished partnerships, any economic crisis can be overcome. And so we would like to end the year with … Continue reading

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

12/2012 – Wastewater facility gets facelift

Cut slope retaining at Wastewater Treatment Works Installer: Decorton Retaining System In 2009, The City of Cape Town initiated a project to rehabilitate three anaerobic digesters by constructing a regional sludge handling facility at the Cape Flats Wastewater Treatment Works. … Continue reading

1/2011 – Green gateway to Doha Qatar

Local retaining block livens up highway interchanges Consultant: Namwall cc In 2005, Terraforce landed their first major contract in Dubai, using the L16 block to curb water erosion on the fronds of Palm Jumeirah, one the largest artificial islands in … Continue reading