Treated Railway Sleeper | 2.4m x 200mm x 100mm | Softwood

£23.99

SKU: 992848

Timber 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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  1. Traditional timber railway sleepers used for creating garden furniture, raised beds, Garden sleeper
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  3. Magnetic Hex Socket Driver Bit 8mm
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  5. Timber Railway Sleeper Screws  - 6.7 x 150mm (10pk)
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Product Info:

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Traditional Green Treated Softwood Railway Sleepers are large, sawn cut rectangle sleepers. These attractive, new sawn sleepers tend to have straighter edges than reclaimed timber sleepers which makes them easier to stack. 

All of our sleepers are green tanalised treated, which is a treatment that ensures a deep penetration of the wood preservative into the timber cells. This provides long-lasting protection against fungal decay, insect attack and rotting caused by water for up to 8-10 years. Tanalised wood has a green colouration initially which will fade to a honey brown and finally to a silvery grey. However, if you would prefer, these sleepers can be easily stained to suit your needs.

It is possible to cut the sleepers using a circular saw, chainsaw or a handsaw - please bear in mind that any newly exposed cut surfaces will need treating with a wood preservative.

PLEASE NOTE: 2 people are required to assist in offloading - without 2 people being present we cannot guarantee delivery will be made.

Applications include:

  • Lawn, Paver, Patio, Parterres, Vegetable Garden & Driveway Edging.
  • Decorative & Practical Raised Beds & Planters for Growing Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers in a Kitchen Garden.
  • Garden Furniture and Decoration such as Tables, Benches & Outdoor Seats for Landscape Design ideas.
  • Decks, Terraces & Walkways. 
  • Retaining Walls.
  • Garden Steps and Paths.
  • Upright Solid Fencing.
  • Sandpits for Children

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! 

PLEASE NOTE: 2 people are required to assist in offloading - without 2 people being present we cannot guarantee delivery will be made.

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Technical Information:

  • Green tanalised treated softwoods (including Pine, Spruce + Larch)
  • 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 8 to 10 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 20 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. 

 

 

Features & benefits:

  • Cost-effective alternative to oak or other hardwood timber
  • Sleeper Lifespan 8-10 Years
  • Available from stock for fast delivery or free collection
  • Please note that the 2.4m sleepers are very heavy - for large pallets, offload facilities will be required or assistance may be required for our delivery drivers to offload. Please contact us for further details.

FAQs:

What is a railway sleeper?

Railway sleepers are usually made from timber, either softwood or hardwood, depending on the purpose. Traditionally a railway sleeper was used on to correctly space train tracks, providing a smoother and more comfortable journey.

Nowadays, their main use is in landscaping and gardening. Railway sleepers can be used for a number of purposes, namely, raised beds and lawn edging. They create a long-lasting and beautiful aesthetic that can help create your perfect garden.

Although railway sleepers are mainly used for raised beds and lawn edging they are also applicable for all manner of uses, such tables and benches - one of our customers even made a swimming pool out of them! To find more amazing examples of what people have done with our sleepers, or if you want a guide on how to make some of the examples given, please check out our blog or our Instagram.

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