- Standard delivery between 2 to 5 working days.
- Collection from Essex available
- 30 day returns policy
PLEASE NOTE: Timber & concrete orders require 2 people to assist offloading, without two people present the delivery can be declined and a re-delivery fee charged.
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Brown treated softwood railway sleepers are designed for low maintenance, easy install, long-lasting practical and decorative uses in gardens and outdoor spaces.
They are pressure treated in order to protect against rot and decay and will last up to 15 years, probably more. These sleepers are bathed in the Tanalith Chemical (which is safe for Domestic Applications) which is then pressure-driven into the sapwood cells (these are the soft exterior parts of a tree trunk) which would normally be susceptible to disease and rot from Insects + Fungi. They are then left to dry before being ready for the next stage of their life - with you! These sleepers are freshly sawn, and can be cut with a circular saw, chainsaw or handsaw, but will need to have preservative painted onto any exposed ends.
Perfect for a DIY Project including the following uses:
- Raised Beds for Planting Vegetables, Herbs + Flowers
- Walkways, Paths & Driveways
- Lawn & Border Edging
- Sandpit construction for children (or adults!)
- Terraces & Pergolas
- Upright Solid Fencing
- Garden Decoration and Furniture, including Tables, Benches, Chairs and Outdoor Seating for Landscape Design Ideas
- Retaining Walls
- Parterres, Pavers & Patios
We wouldn't advertise these Sleepers for such a use, without professional advice, however, we know that our Sleepers have been used to create a SWIMMING POOL also!
Our softwood sleepers pair brilliantly with our:
- Brown Tanalised Treated Softwoods (including Pine, Spruce + Larch) from Northern Europe where the Cold Winters ensure the Quality of Timber is Strong and High Grade.
- Please note these are very large and sizes may vary from those stated by up to 10mm
- Please note, sleepers may be affected in transit/with the courier. Spray paint can be present (we ask this is avoided) on one side of the sleeper. This shouldn't affect the usage of the product - if a side has spray paint, this can be used in a way where the paint is covered/out of sight. We will not replace any sleepers in such a condition - as we cannot guarantee they will be any different.
- Any concerns on the condition of sleepers should be communicated with us ASAP - please DO NOT accept the delivery if you are unable to use the product as planned - they will be returned to us.
- As these Softwood Sleepers are a natural product, waney edges, splits, large splinters and a variety of shades are to be expected. They are full of character and give an environment a rustic but authentic and aesthetically pleasing feel.
- These sleepers are graded for landscaping including gardens, parkland, ponds, back yards, courtyards and raised beds rather than for construction purposes.
Railway Sleeper FAQs:
|How long do railway sleepers last?||Railway sleepers will last for years, with our softwood treated sleepers they can last around 20 to 30 years due to the pressurised treatment. If they are untreated they will still last around two to five years, whilst Oak sleepers will last for 30+ years.|
|What should I bed railway sleepers on?||To get the best out of you railway sleepers the ground they are laid on should be flat and stable. Due to the weight of the sleepers, they can mostly be put straight onto the concrete or soil you wish to have them on.|
|How do you fix sleepers together?||Railway Sleepers are known to shrink over time so securing them tight is very important. The best thing to use are railway sleeper specific screws. These may need to be changed over a few years to keep them as secure as possible.|
|How do you stop sleepers from rotting?||To keep your Oak sleepers in the best conditions, you should treat them with exterior wood oil to protect them from all weather conditions. This should be done around twice a year to keep the wood in the best condition possible. The treatment chemical for treated softwood sleepers should prevent any rot without the need for extra treatment.|
|What are the best railway sleepers?||There are a few kinds of sleepers available to the public. New sleepers can last a lot longer than used or reclaimed ones. Oak sleepers last the longest and weather the least but can be pricey. Treated softwood sleepers can be a great replacement. Charred brushwood sleepers will also last a long time, and are the Rolls Royce of the collection, due to their size and beautiful finish.|
|How heavy is a railway sleeper?||Depending on what the sleeper is made out of it can change the weight of it. Oak is heavier than a softwood sleeper but on average they weigh between 30-50kg making them much easier to use than their concrete counterparts. Treated softwood sleepers generally weigh between 20-35kg. If weather has been wet, then they will weigh more than in the heat of summer when the moisture content will be less.|
|Can you cut railway sleepers?||To get the best cut on a railway sleeper you need to make small straight cuts with either a circular saw or a chainsaw. This can be easy to do to make sure that they fit together nicely to make flower beds. Cutting a treated softwood sleeper however will expose the untreated center of it, meaning a coat of wood preservative would be recommended on the exposed ends.|
|Do hardwood sleepers need treating?||Hardwood sleepers (Oak) will last a lot longer than softwood sleepers without being treated. To keep your hardwood sleepers looking as good as the day you brought them you should treat them with oils (such as linseed), finishes or varnishes occasionally to keep them aesthetically sound.|
|How do you fix railway sleepers to the ground?||Due to their weight railways, sleepers can be placed on a flat surface and will be ok. If you are making a flower bed out of the sleepers you can drop them into the ground 5cm to keep them even more secure.|
|Do railway sleepers rot?||Softwood sleepers can rot over time due to weather but hardwood sleepers take much longer to. To combat this we treat the softwood sleepers under high pressure to let the softwood absorb the chemical which keeps rot and decay at bay.|
We deliver to the following areas in England, as well as all areas of Scotland, Wales + Northern Ireland.
We Supply Rapid Delivery across the following areas:
Districts: Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Luton
Districts: West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough
City of Bristol
Districts: South Bucks, Chiltern, Wycombe, Aylesbury Vale, Borough of Milton Keynes
Districts: Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Fenland, East Cambridgeshire, Peterborough
Districts: Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire East, Warrington, Halton
City of London
Districts: London postcodes of EC, WC & E1
Districts: Cornwall, Isles of Scilly
Districts: Borough of Barrow-in-Furness, District of South Lakeland, Borough of Copeland, Borough of Allerdale, District of Eden, City of Carlisle
Districts: High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, South Derbyshire, Erewash, Amber Valley, North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Bolsover, Derby
Districts: Exeter, East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, Torridge, West Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Plymouth, Torbay
Districts: Weymouth and Portland, West Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, East Dorset, Christchurch, Bournemouth, Poole
Districts: County Durham, Hartlepool, Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees
East Riding of Yorkshire
Districts: East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull
Districts: Hastings, Rother, Wealden, Eastbourne, Lewes, Brighton & Hove
Districts: Harlow, Epping Forest, Brentwood, Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford, Maldon, Chelmsford, Uttlesford, Braintree, Colchester, Tendring, Thurrock, Southend-on-Sea
Districts: Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Cotswold, Stroud, Forest of Dean, South Gloucestershire
Districts: Manchester, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Wigan, Salford, Trafford
Districts: Gosport, Fareham, Winchester, Havant, East Hampshire, Hart, Rushmoor, Basingstoke and Deane, Test Valley, Eastleigh, New Forest, Southampton, Portsmouth
Districts: Three Rivers, Watford, Hertsmere, Welwyn Hatfield, Broxbourne, East Hertfordshire, Stevenage, North Hertfordshire, St Albans, Dacorum
Isle of Wight
Districts: Sevenoaks, Dartford, Gravesham, Tonbridge and Malling, Medway, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Swale, Ashford, Canterbury, Shepway, Thanet, Dover
Districts: West Lancashire, Chorley, South Ribble, Fylde, Preston, Wyre, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Pendle, Burnley, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwen
Districts: Charnwood, Melton, Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, Blaby, Hinckley and Bosworth, North West Leicestershire, Leicester
Districts: Lincoln, North Kesteven, South Kesteven, South Holland, Boston, East Lindsey, West Lindsey, North Lincolnshire, North East, Lincolnshire
Districts: Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral
Districts: Norwich, South Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, Broadland, North Norfolk, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Breckland
Districts: Selby, Borough of Harrogate, Craven, Richmondshire, Hambleton, Ryedale, Borough of Scarborough, City of York, Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees south of the Tees)
Districts: South Northamptonshire, Northampton, Daventry, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, East Northamptonshire
Districts: Rushcliffe, Broxtowe, Ashfield, Gedling, Newark and Sherwood, Mansfield, Bassetlaw, Nottingham
Districts: Oxford, Cherwell, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse, West Oxfordshire
Districts: Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
Districts: South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Sedgemoor, Mendip, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset
Districts: Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley
Districts: Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock Chase, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands, East Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent
Districts: Ipswich, Suffolk Coastal, Waveney, Mid Suffolk, Babergh, St Edmundsbury, Forest Heath
Districts: Spelthorne, Runnymede, Surrey Heath, Woking, Elmbridge, Guildford, Waverley, Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge
Tyne and Wear
Districts: Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland
Districts: North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick
Districts: City of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell, City of Birmingham, Solihull, City of Coventry
Districts: Worthing, Arun, Chichester, Horsham, Crawley, Mid Sussex, Adur
Districts: Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford
Districts: Wiltshire Council, Swindon
Districts: Worcester, Malvern Hills, Wyre Forest, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wychavon
Features & benefits:
- Cost Effective alternative to Oak or Hardwood Products
- Pressure Treated using Tanalith for a Long Life in all conditions
- Free Collection or Rapid Nationwide Delivery
- Smart Brown Colour to Immediately Blend in with Garden Shades