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11/2017 – Today’s projects should consider tomorrow

Is it just functional, or good to look at too? Sustainable development or building practices should surely be on the mind of any architect, engineer and developer about to tackle a new project.

8/2017 – Terraforce extends UK footprint

Seven years ago, Peter Craven, Terraforce UK, and his business partner Rebecca Lentz, recognized the potential for Terraforce to become a sought-after landscaping and erosion control product for the commercial and residential construction industry in England, Wales, and Scotland. This … Continue reading

3/2017 – School seating with the 4×4 Step block system

Attractive and affordable school seating with Terraforce Contact us for more information on the 4×4 Step Blocks. When it comes to sitting down, we all want to do so comfortably. Unfortunately, public or community seating solutions are often expensive and … Continue reading

1/2017 – IRDP housing gets facelift with CRB blocks

Retaining walls are often used to create more usable, durable areas for building homes and roads on land that would otherwise be inaccessible. They also lend themselves well as a cost-effective and versatile method for creating building platforms, access steps … 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

6/2016 – Mixing it up with block colours

In order to build a new addition to the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada, that included the Cariboo Autism Centre in 2014, an old retaining wall needed to be torn down, moved back and replaced. … 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

2/2016 – A place to gather with Terraforce, Doha

Revived in the last decade as the social heart of Doha, Qatar, Souq Waqif, a historic shopping hub, is a must-see highlight of the city. There has been a souq on this site for centuries; the Bedu would bring their … Continue reading

8/2015 – Carving out space for play in India

Terraforce retaining walls at the private residence of Liberty Group, a well established company importing and manufacturing edible oils and fats. More recently the group has expanded into marine foods, animal feed, eco-friendly green energy systems like wind power generation, … Continue reading

7/2015 – Pitch and viewing perfect!

The term amphitheatre is derived from the Greek language, meaning roughly: viewing from two sides. Open air theatres have been in use for over two thousand years, mostly in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, with some of them able … Continue reading

12/2014 – Turkish retaining wall delights

In 2009, Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s sprawling residence in Sirte, Libya, Bab al-Aziziya, was turned into an amusement park as decreed by tourism minister Ikram Basha Imam earlier that year.

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

3/2014 – Hillside Earth Retaining Wall: Terraforce in India

Lonavala is a beautiful town and hill station in the Pune district of the Indian state of Maharashtra.  Close to Bombay, many wealthy locals from there build their holiday homes in the lush green hills of the area. The terrain … 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

6/2013 – Doing it yourself with Terralite

DIY retaining wall Princeton, a small town located in the Similkameen area of British Columbia, midway between Vancouver and the Okanagan Valley, is home to a few sawmills, copper mines and a centre for ranching. Sheltered by the Cascade mountain … Continue reading

4/2013 – Don’t stand, sit down! Terraforce Seating options

When it comes to sitting down, we all want to do so comfortably. Unfortunately, public and community seating solutions are often expensive and time consuming to install, leaving such spaces underdeveloped due to lacking funds. As a result, there is … Continue reading

3/2013 – Outdoor entertainment: retaining wall with function

Retaining wall with varied form and function Don’t let the steep slope in your backyard get in the way of your landscaping dreams. A concrete retaining wall with function can bring character and function to any landscape. If you’re looking … Continue reading

1/2013 – Wasting no space with Terraforce

SA’s first ‘green-fields’ refuse transfer station wastes no space with Terraforce Following a study conducted by USA Consultants, Wright-Pearce (1999), it was recommended that the City develop a single regional waste disposal (landfill) facility, and as the existing landfills reach … Continue reading

9/2012 – Introducing the Décor Wall Block

Backyard extension and refurbishing: new concrete block A new concrete retaining block was tested for the first time on this site located on the R44 to Klapmuts, next to the N1 in the Western Cape. The site was earmarked by the … Continue reading