6/2023 – Rooftop transformation with Terrafix

The Terrafix blocks heavy enough not to be blown of the roof.

Terrafix rooftop transformation Presented with a flat, unsightly rooftop at a home in Oranjezicht, Cape Town, South Africa, Bettina Haug, Euflora Landscaping, needed to find a solution for finishing off a surface that didn’t provide for a traditional roof top garden.


10/2022 – How to plant your Terraforce retaining wall

Carpobrotus - suurvy on a round face Terraforce wall

According to Terraforce, detailed planning and competent workmanship are such critical aspects of any segmental retaining wall (SRW) that it is easy to forget one of the most important tasks of such a project: the final landscaping that will transform a bland mass of concrete into a display of colour, scent and texture.


11/2021 – Terraforce, your growing force!

Terraforce L11 block earth retaining walls draped by abundant creepers

Harbour Bay Mall, all greened up! Four years later, the Terraforce round face finish walls at the new Harbour Bay Mall in Simons Town, South Africa, are looking fantastic! Expertly installed by Terraforce Recommended Contractor Dassenberg Retaining Systems using the specified Terraforce L11 block these earth retaining walls are now draped by abundant creepers of…


6/2021 – Magnificent views with Terraforce

Levelling of a property on a steep slope with Terraforce

Steep slope? No problem with Terraforce! Purchasing property on a steep slope often leaves the owner faced with finding a safe, but also attractive way to create enough level building space for their dream home. In this case, two plots needed levelling to allow optimal space for two new luxury villas and generous gardens to…


3/2018 – Planting your retaining wall to survive a drought

Planting 2018

While the most critical contributor to the success of any segmental retaining wall (SRW) will always remain detailed planning and competent workmanship, planting will transform a functional structure into an eco-friendly environment that can create a dazzling display of colour, scent and texture. Add to that the possibility of drought and water restrictions, it is…


5/2017 – Getting “Green” with Terraforce

Noise Barrier with plant growth in Dubai

May this year, Elgin Rust, our in-house media producer, travelled to Dubai to visit Consent, Terraforce’s licensee in the United Arab Emirates. Consent is proud to be part of the Terraforce community since 2005 and have since been involved in numerous prestigious projects in the UAE and GCC countries. Most notably Consent supplied over a…


5/2015 – Gorgeous green walls at Diemersfontein

Early in 2013, Dassenberg Retaining Systems was appointed to install plant supportive retaining walls, hard lawn pavers and conventional paving stones at the new Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate near Wellington in the Western Cape. André Look, Architect and Etienne de Villiers, Project Manager were both in favour of using Terraforce products for this prominent…


3/2015 – Unique Terraforce green wall design

Green wall innovation at a new children’s hospital in Dubai

Green wall innovation at a new children’s hospital in Dubai. Combining construction with the healing process: The Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, an initiative of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, is not only dedicated entirely to children but also designed by…


10/2012 – CMA Award for “most sustainable installation”

Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm

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 Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) has held the first Awards for Excellence presentation based on its…