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11/2022 – Here’s to a prosperous 2023!
This year proved to be light at the end of a tunnel, with Covid measures easing and the construction industry picking up somewhat. It has, however, also been a challenging year, as everyone has had to adjust to school and work returning to normal, while enduring loadshedding and the usual political circus. (more…)
11/2021 – Terraforce, your growing force!
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 many shades of green, softening and greening them very effectively. (more…)
6/2021 – Magnificent views 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 be built on the slopes of Paarl Mountain, South Africa.
3/2021 – Extensive Terraforce retaining walls in Morocco!
Terraced Terraforce round face retaining walls for eroding slopes in a residential area situated on very steep hills in Morocco:
1/2021 – Retaining wall excellence in Spain with Terraforce
When in mid-2020 Terraforce received the final images of a newly completed Terraforce earth retaining wall at the Salamanca Hospital, Salamanca, Spain, we were immediately struck by the technical excellence on display. Having followed the installation process step by step, this outstanding outcome is not surprising. (more…)
6/2020 – Harbour Bay Shopping Precinct reaches new heights with Terraforce walls
Property development often requires cut and fill slopes, that consequently need to be stabilised to prevent erosion by the elements. In this case, a new lifestyle and shopping complex in Simons Town was built into a hill in the Dido Valley, leaving several steep and exposed cut slopes in need of stabilisation. (more…)
5/2020 – Taking a school sports field to new heights
In June 2019, St Cyprian’s school in Oranjezicht, Cape Town, ZA, received the great news that they had the go ahead to upgrade the Upper Orange field into an international standard hockey field. (more…)
2/2020 – From faulty to fabulous with Terraforce!
When the owner of a home on the slopes of Table Mountain in South Africa noticed her existing retaining wall was dangerously leaning over with partial collapses in places, she turned to her trusted builder Zane Samuels, Zane Samuels Construction, for help. (more…)
4/2019 – Effective space saving with CRB blocks
Developers and Architects are often faced with the challenge of restricted or even no space at steep or small building sites. This is when retaining walls with the smallest possible footprint on plan must be designed to make it all possible. (more…)
6/2018 – Shondoni Mine conveyor box cut retaining walls
Retaining walls have been used extensively in the mining industry in applications such as retaining structures at the interface between the coal bunkers and conveyor belts to retain differences in ground levels. (more…)
9/2017 – Step by Step rock face wall
Step by step TERRAFORCE rock face retaining wall:
Terraforce rock face retaining wall in picturesque Cornwall, on a plot in the town of Rock, a holiday resort across the Camel Estuary from the fishing port of Padstow. Installed by Ross Campbell, Ross Campbell Contractors, the 4000-block wall is built with starter bar to the top of the vertical section, with concrete infill, a double block layer and no fines concrete infill for extra reinforcing. (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.
9/2016 – Green and functional hard landscaping
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. (more…)
12/2015 – Satisfied customers in Perth, Australia
Nothing makes us happier than feedback from satisfied customers, especially when we receive photos and installation descriptions with it. Recently two Terraforce block users contacted us with images of their retaining wall projects, and the results are remarkable! (more…)
11/2015 – Growing in size with Terraforce
When an independant Swazi egg producer experienced rapid business growth, he found himself in need of additional chicken sheds and consequently, a cost-effective retaining wall solution.
9/2015 – Saving space in a tight spot
Building on a steep slope is always tricky, but even more so if you have to consider other property boundaries and where space is very limited. The greatest drawback is that if you want usable flat areas, much of the garden space may be taken up by banks and steep slopes that link them together. (more…)
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 development. (more…)
3/2015 – Unique Terraforce green wall design
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 combining innovative aspects of design and construction with the healing process in mind. (more…)
14/2014 – A safe transition into the New Year 2015!
To end this year, we would like to wish our customers, and especially our licensees and installers, a peaceful festive season and a safe transition into the New Year 2015!. It has been a productive and successful year for most of us, with very exciting growth on both the local, and international front. Another highlight has been the fantastic interest shown for our design service, Terrasafe, with more and more professionals making use of the specialist input of our trusted and experienced engineer.
10/2014 – 35 years of going green, going clean!
Terraforce turned 35 this year, and we wish to thank you, our clients and of course our licensees for joining us on this journey of building remarkable (some big, some small) retaining walls. The future looks very encouraging and we are excited to continue to grow our product presence in Africa and abroad. (more…)