7/2020 – Striking garden walls in Western Australia with Terraforce!

Don’t let the slope in your backyard get in the way of your landscaping dreams. A concrete retaining wall with function can bring appeal to any garden. If you’re looking to change the character of your backyard and create more entertainment space at the same time, a retaining wall may be your answer!

Creating a patio and backyard space all around a property on a slope

Creating a patio and backyard space all around a property on a slope

In Esperance, Western Australia, three homeowners did just that. Choosing Terraforce – an interlocking, hollow core retaining wall system locally manufactured in Geraldton, WA – they instructed Terraforce recommended landscape contractors to transform their front and backyards into beautiful outdoor spaces to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Terraforce blocks have the advantage over other systems because they offer three finishes, are hollow and thus fully plantable, and their shape allows for the wall design to include sharp or gentle curves, easily following any slope contours as required.

Same wall a year later and looking great!

Same wall a year later and looking great!

When Ian Mumme, Wrinkly Tin & Cladding, Esperance, was approached by a homeowner looking to create a garden space around his home built into a sandy slope, he immediately thought of Terraforce, “The owner asked me to give it something special, nothing straight and boring and so I did. About 2000 Terraforce rock face blocks were installed on a 600mm x 200mm concrete base which was shaped and dug by a creative backhoe operator into generously curved terraces for landscaping.

I also added a 4×4 Step block staircase to the wall design. The owners are very happy with the result and as a bonus we are getting lots of positive comments from people driving past and going into the property.”

A 4x4 Step block staircase was added to the design

A 4×4 Step block staircase was added to the design


Curved backyard retaining wall

Curved backyard retaining wall

Curved terrace for planting or paving

Curved terrace for planting or paving


At another two properties, TD Contracting, also in Esperance, was approached to create usable and attractive backyard garden spaces. In both instances they recommended Terraforce retaining wall blocks to create rock face walls that gently curve along the existing site contours. At the first property a Terraforce charcoal block was installed rock face facing outwards, with a central curvature and three – partly feathered – terraces for landscaping, creating a gorgeous backdrop for lush green lawn and a firepit patio. Steps to the first terrace were incorporated into the wall design, this time using the L range blocks themselves.

Striking garden walls in Western Australia with Terraforce

Striking garden walls in Western Australia with Terraforce


Rock face walls that gently curve along the existing site contours

Rock face walls that gently curve along the existing site contours

Gorgeous backdrop for lush green lawn and a firepit patio

Gorgeous backdrop for lush green lawn and a firepit patio


Steps between levels with the L range blocks

Steps between levels with the L range blocks

Terraforce rock face walls that gently curve along the existing site contours

Gently curving Terraforce rock face walls


At the second site, TD Contracting used the Terraforce L11 Limestone rock face block. In front of the wall, a limestone planter box and AstroTurf were installed to create a neat space at the back and along the sides of the property.

Terry and Lezette, TD Contracting

Terry and Lezette, TD Contracting, at their second site


Backyard Terraforce retaining wall

Backyard Terraforce retaining wall


Astroturf finish

Astroturf finish


Terraforce Recommended Contractors, Esperance, Western Australia


Wrinkly Tin & Cladding Co, Esperance, WA

Mobile:  0409 292 173

9 Crossland St. Esperance 6450

P.O. Box 1075 Esperance 6450

Email: [email protected]


TD Contracting, Esperance, WA

All Earthworks, Retaining , Steel fencing and Bitumizing

P.O Box 6060

Esperance WA 6450

Terry: 0400 002 432

Lezette: 0407 192 239

ABN 50 934 413 663                  

Email: [email protected]


Looking for Terraforce Recommended contractors close to you? Please note, this list applies to South Africa only: Recommended Contractors South Africa

Contact you local Terraforce manufacturer to assist you in finding an experienced contractor if you are outside South Africa: Supplier List

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