Category Archives: Gravity Retaining

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6/2019 – Multi-purpose retaining walls at popular Cape Winery

Sometimes Terraforce blocks are specified for more exceptional purposes than the run-of-mill uses encountered by retaining wall contractors daily. One of these involved the creation of an underground space for a Fat Trap at world renown restaurant, Overture, at Hidden Valley Wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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1/2019 – Perfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai!

Retaining walls can do so much more than just stop soil erosion and flooding issues. Along with other hardscaping and landscaping, retaining walls can transform your grounds by providing depth and verticality to your landscape, providing raised platforms for gardens, terraced views of your property, and beautiful concrete block textures. (more…)

5/2018 – Reputable installer key to a good looking retaining wall!

At Terraforce, we cannot stress enough the importance of a correctly installed Terraforce retaining wall: an improperly built retaining wall may bulge, crack or lean, creating an eyesore and a headache for you. (more…)

1/2018 – Best of 2017

Welcome to 2018 and hoping that all of you had a peaceful festive season! Looking back on the past twelve months, we are very happy with the quality and scope of projects completed – our best of 2017. Some amazing work by our recommended contractors and Terraforce licensees, without you this would not be possible. (more…)

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, always consider tomorrow. (more…)

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 extends the Terraforce footprint in the UK even further.

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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! We want to sincerely thank all our licensees and contractors for their hard work and dedication to our brand, which is one of quality, innovation, and integrity. And of course, to all our clients, we hope to see you next year too.

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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. The new wall colours created the maximum space required for the extra building “foot print” on the property. (more…)

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 can enjoy nice meals, an onsite laundry, a day care centre, pharmacy, physiotherapist, biokineticist and a high care centre. (more…)

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, infra-structure development and exports of high quality agricultural products. (more…)

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.

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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 and Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. (more…)

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 is rocky and steep, ideal for the application of Terraforce retaining walls, made in Mumbai by official Terraforce suppliers in India. The owner of a new holiday home in the region liked the rustic look of the Terraforce L15 IT blocks and gave the go-ahead to the landscape architects, Retiwala & Associates to use the system to stabilise cut slopes behind the house.  (more…)

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 failed. Bryan Newby and his wife Linda had to overcome the reservations that had built up in the market and prevailed against many odds.

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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 range in the west and by the Rocky Mountains in the east, Princeton enjoys a healthy climate, dry with rare temperature extremes (more…)

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 requested a quote from Decorton Retaining, a recommended retaining wall installer, for a Terraforce retaining wall:

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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 at, and complementary to the landscape it is placed in. (more…)

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 happen, as many sought after family homes are often situated on heavily contoured ground, creating a need for an extensive retaining wall.

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