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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

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

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

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

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

6/2012 – Securing an old retaining wall

When one retaining wall holds up the other: Securing an old retaining wall Installer: Decorton Retaining System When Lance Dickson of Lance Dickson Builders noticed that the old retaining wall surrounding his church in Loevenstein, Bellville was becoming unstable, he … Continue reading

3/2012 – Retaining walls should look good

Simple, yet good design Concrete retaining walls do not have to look dull. A reputable walling contractor should be able to supply a design, or one endorsed by an engineer, for a concrete aesthetics retaining wall that is pleasing to look … Continue reading

6/2010 – Sheer ground to play ground

From sheer ground to playground Create an ideal family garden with the Terraforce Retaining Wall System. Most homeowners dream of a billiard-table flat property, with plenty of space for children to run and play.  For many this will simply not … Continue reading