1/2023 – Terrific Terracrete™ in Perth!

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.

A stunningly eye-catching front yard/verge transformation with Terraforce® Terracrete™ permeable grass pavers by Tim Coote, Marmion, Perth, Western Australia.

A stunningly eye-catching front yard/verge transformation with Terraforce® Terracrete™ permeable grass pavers by Tim Coote, Marmion, Perth, Western Australia.

Says Coote: “We wanted to upgrade the old space in front of our home, creating new parking spaces and staircase down to the front door. Not only did we require it to be cooling, but also provide drainage on rainy days. 

The design and look of the Terracrete grass paver delivered all that. I had a local paver lay the blocks and had the Corten steel step frames/retaining that I designed installed by local company ‘Green Earth Enterprise’. I love the look of the two different products together, especially once the green is added to soften the look!”

Coote explains that the pavers were laid over compacted cracker dust, with a layer of paving sand, finally bedding the edges with concrete. He adds that the blocks were simple to lay and a good size to use for the 40sm² of space paved. Finally, Coote used native lawn, ‘Tiff Tuff” to fill the individual holes of the blocks, by cutting the grass into matching size and shapes.

Visitor have given the paving their stamp of approval, with Coote saying: “The only problem we have had is our visitors don’t park on it because it looks too good!”

The Terracrete permeable pavers are laid in a circular pattern.

The Terracrete permeable pavers are laid in a circular pattern.

The Terracrete blocks were laid over compacted cracker dust, with a layer of paving sand.

The Terracrete blocks were laid over compacted cracker dust, with a layer of paving sand.


The edges of the Terracrete surfaces were bedded with concrete.

The edges of the Terracrete surfaces were bedded with concrete.

The Terracrete blocks form a permeable parking space.

The Terracrete blocks form a permeable parking space.

 


The Terracrete blocks provide cooling and drainage.

The Terracrete blocks provide cooling and drainage.

Steps designed with Corten Steel and filled with Terracrete blocks.

Steps designed with Corten Steel and filled with Terracrete blocks.

The Terracrete blocks were filled with precut native grass.

The Terracrete blocks were filled with precut native grass.


Hand cut Tiff Tuff grass to fit the open holes in the blocks.

Hand cut Tiff Tuff grass to fit the open holes in the blocks.

The Terracrete permeable blocks all filled with the precut grass.

The Terracrete permeable blocks all filled with the precut grass.

 

The beautiful, precise finished stairs.

The beautiful, precise finished stairs.

 

Green and lush surfaces for parking with Terracrete.

Green and lush surfaces for parking with Terracrete.

The verges got the green treatment with the Terracrete blocks too.

The verges got the green treatment with the Terracrete blocks too.


Resources


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>>  Terraforce recommended installers in South Africa


>> Download our Terraforce presentation or  wall finishes presentation or product catalogue


>> Winners: CMA Awards over the years


>> Download technical documents & case studies


>> Frequently asked questions: Terraforce Q&A

 

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