4/2011 – Terraforce noisebarrier for prestigious Franschhoek hotel

4 meter high earth berm that provides extra privacy

Terraforce retaining walls came out tops in prestigious five-star guest village of L’ermitage, set within the secure grounds of the well-known Franschhoek Estate. Situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Winelands, this prestigious development, brainchild of property developer Dawie du Preez, in collaboration with design consultant Lydia Uys, was winner of the Best Development in…

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1/2023 – Terrific Terracrete™ in Perth!

A stunningly eye-catching front yard/verge transformation with Terraforce® Terracrete™ permeable grass pavers by Tim Coote

Eye-catching Terracrete installation in Australia Presenting a stunningly eye-catching front yard/verge transformation with Terraforce® Terracrete™ permeable grass pavers by Tim Coote, Marmion, Perth, Western Australia. Blocks made locally by The Block Makers, Geraldton, Western Australia.

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4/2020 – Paving the way with permeable rural roads

Close up of the water seeping through the Terracrete permeable interlocking blocks

Test strip with Terracrete in Eswatini In a bid to create surfaces that are more permeable and allow for a more natural absorption of water and pollutants, permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) are becoming increasingly popular.

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6/2017 – Terracrete Permeable pavers at Saldanha IDZ

Network of permeable storm water channels that will effectively collect any excess rain water

Permeable storm water channels The days of slapping concrete and asphalt down to construct walkway, driveway or storm water channels may be numbered. Commercial properties, public spaces, and residential developments have upped the standard on what they require from a paved surface. Land restrictions, storm water management, and other environmental regulations have turned the growing…

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9/2016 – Green and functional hard landscaping

The Terraforce L11 block has a round face finish which is easily planted.

Three concrete retaining block walls have been built at the Silverstar Casino entertainment complex in Krugersdorp using CMA member, Terraforce’s L11 blocks. The landscaping blocks were supplied by Terraforce licensee and CMA member, ReMaCon Products cc, and the walls were designed by ReMaCon CEO, Silvio Ferarris. The walls were constructed after an amphitheatre, The Dome,…

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8/2016 – Sustainability with Concrete

Blocks are fully covered by plants

Sustainability is a key driver for Terraforce 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 building materials, including wood, steel, plastic and aluminium.…

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4/2015 – Paving the way to rural broadcasting

Access road to a Sentech Broadcasting mast

The construction paving of Cofimvaba Access Road was done in preparation of the proposed Sentech Broadcasting mast situated on Magwala Hill (Helmet Hill), in Nonqoboqobana Village, Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape Province.

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2/2014 – Sustainable infrastructure with retaining walls

Terraforce retaining wall and waterwise vegetation

The concept of fibre-reinforced soil and stackable blocks is not a new one, and can be traced back to the ancient Megalitian cultures that lived in Europe, the Middle East, Central America and Asia.  Initially, about 12,000 years ago, large, stacked boulders were used, until willow or bamboo baskets filled with rocks were discovered to…

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11/2013 – Terrafix blocks for slope rehabilitation

The Terrafix blocks are now completely covered in vegetation

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 cut slope failure at Suikerbossie Nek along Victoria Road between Camps Bay and Hout Bay.

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10/2008 – Local eco-paving block rocks the boats in Australia

Terracrete permeable reinforced with Barchip to withstand heavy weights

Terracrete reinforced Eco-surface. In 2007, Structerre Engineers was approached by Geraldton Boatlifters LTD to design the necessary infrastructure for a new commercially operated boat lifter facility featuring a travelling boat-lifter weighing 100 tons – capable of lifting 200 ton boats with a beam of 10.2m – a docking bay, lifter runway and a 1.2 hectare…

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