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Our long-lasting, Hardwood Oak sleepers are ideal for all kinds of landscaping and gardening purposes such as raised beds, patios, planters, and lawn edging. With an expected lifespan of upto 20 years these Oak railway sleepers will stand the test of time in all conditions.
With Oak being a hardwood it is a naturally dense timber, meaning your new railway sleepers do not require treating with a preservative, however, you can oil or stain to suit your needs and preferences. If you decide to leave the hardwood railway sleepers untreated then the oak will silver beautifully with age, creating incredible rustic sleepers.
Our hardwood sleepers are sawn from natural, organic timber that has not undergone any drying process leaving it to naturally season over time. These Sleepers may have waney edges, will split, and may move over time - like all Green Oak, but this is part of the natural beauty of the product. Large cracks, splits and irregularities are to be expected with this product - it is not kiln dried, but Green Oak, meaning they are fresh, new oak railway sleepers cut down within the last year. Given the expected irregularities with this product it is not recommended for construction, but for landscaping.
Looking to make Oak Sleeper Raised Beds or an Oak Sleeper Mantle? We strongly recommend using Stainless Steel Timber Screws whenever working with Oak Sleepers - Codes 871706/ 871713/ 871720/ 871737
These are a truly stunning product which will enhance areas that accomodate them.
PLEASE NOTE: 2 people are required to assist in offloading - without 2 people being present we cannot guarantee delivery will be made.
Craned delivery is only available for:
- Dimensions: 2.4m x 100mm x 200mm.
- With Green (Fresh) Oak being a natural substance shrinkage is possible. This will help develop a natural look and will not affect the integrity of your sleeper.
- Dimensions may vary by 10mm to sizes stated, this is due to wood naturally growing and shrinkage with changes in humidity.
- 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 garuantee they will be any different. If this is an unacceptable condition/cannot be used- we will refund any returned sleepers minus carriage costs.
- 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.
- We are unable to replace any Sleepers due to cracks, splits and warping - these are to be expected with this product. These are a Fresh Natural Product which will not act in the same way as other Timber types.
- As these Harwood 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, though can be used for retaining walls.
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:
- Strong, Dense + Durable.
- Organic Natural Hardwood.
- Used to make Raised Beds, Lawn + Border Edging, Garden Furniture (Benches + Tables) and DIY Projects and Ideas for the Garden.
- No treatment needed.
- Less likely to splinter vs Softwoods.
- Beautiful Silvery Grey when exposed to the elements for a long time.
- Upto 20 years life expectancy.
- From Sustainably managed Forests.
- 2.4m x 100mm x 200mm.