The year 2019 marks our 40th anniversary of being engaged in the earth retaining and erosion control industry. Initially, as a supplier and installer of wire mesh gabions, we soon switched to the more sustainable concrete block method of our own design. It was a good choice, and with only one competitor from Europe in […]
Versatile step block creates safe space for play In July 2018, Eikestad Primary School Stellenbosch in South Africa decided to transform a bland, paved space into a place for play for their students. Find out more about the 4×4 Step Block. Installed by Decorton Retaining Walls. As the area sloped upwards considerably, the school needed to find […]
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. This building site, located at […]
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 a drought and water restrictions, it […]
Karin Johns, Freelance Journalist, investigates the effectiveness of pre-cast interlocking concrete block retaining walls in reducing highway traffic noise, as well as the urgency of reducing noise pollution – unwanted human-created sound that disrupts the environment – in South Africa. How concrete acoustic barriers work According to British Precast, trade body for the United Kingdom precast […]
Public or community seating solutions are often expensive and time consuming to install, leaving such spaces underdeveloped due to lack of funds.
Terracrete is an environmentally friendly alternative to impermeable urban surfaces, as the Terraforce block allows for unrestricted water penetration and can help manage storm water run-off by temporarily storing rainwater runoff before filtering it back – cleaned of impurities – into the soil.
Following on from the successful implementation of beach front protection using Terraforce concrete retaining blocks walling on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, Knutton Consulting were requested to design a support system for the beach front facilities at the Fairmont Hotel in Ajman . . . before the beach even existed.
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 was also designed by combining innovative aspects of design and construction with the healing process in mind.
A strong wall is a well designed and built wall. You might consider the retaining wall you're about build to be solid from the front, but unless you give serious thought to what goes on behind and below the wall, it may not look good for long.
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.
Cape Nature was looking for a permanent, yet flexible solution for jeep tracks on deep sandy substrates at Geelkrans Nature Reserve, Stillbaai, without the associated footprint impacts of commonly used hard structures such as asphalt or paving.
A successful product is one that gets used repeatedly, and one that stands the test of time. At Palm Jumeirah, the artificial palm frond island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Terraforce walls and staircases are now seven years old and have satisfied the expectations of the client.
It has been exactly 20 years since Namwall took over the Terraforce license in Namibia. Prior to July 1993, two other companies had taken on the Terraforce license and failed.
A steep slope in your backyard need not get in the way of your landscaping dreams. Concrete retaining walls can bring character and function to any landscape. If you're looking to change the feel of your backyard and create more entertainment space, a retaining wall may be the answer. Have a look at this home in Kanonberg Lifestyle Estate where a retaining wall made all the difference.
Once again, 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.
Shoprite Checkers is Africa's largest food retailer with more than 750 corporate and 250 franchised outlets in 18 countries throughout Africa, South-East Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands.
The Terraforce 4x4 Multi Step block was developed to provide efficient and economical steps in conjunction with the company's' original retaining blocks
Terraforce retaining walls came out tops in the prestigious five-star guest village of L'Ermitage, set within the secure grounds of the well-known Fransche Hoek Wine Estate
Terraforce supply retaining walls and erosion control blocks. The aim of the guide is to provide information on indigenous plants suitable for growing on the plant supportive retaining walls that Terraforce manufacture