UC4 Green Treated Railway Sleepers (x36) | 2.4m x 200mm x 100mm

(SKU: 201420)

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SKU 201420
Weight 972kg
Lifespan Up to 15 years
Wood type Softwood
Treatment UC4
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Features and benefits

  • Pallet of UC4 railway sleepers made from sustainably sourced softwood timber
  • Cost-effective alternative to traditional hardwood oak sleepers, ideal for retaining walls and raised beds
  • Green UC4 pressure treatment offers an expected lifespan of around 15 years, providing protection against rot and decay
  • Craned delivery is available in all locations in the South East of England - nationwide delivery is also available using our pallet network partner
  • Also available individually, along with accompanying sleeper screwsbrackets/connector plates and growing media
  • View all railway sleepers
  • Book Our Bespoke Timber Cutting Service

Timber orders require 2 people to assist with offloading unless otherwise advised. Unassisted craned delivery may be available in the South East of England.

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SKU 201420
Weight 972kg
Lifespan Up to 15 years
Wood type Softwood
Treatment UC4

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UC4 Railway Sleepers are large, sawn cut sleepers that have undergone a vigorous tanalised pressure treatment that protects the wood against rotting and damp.  This UC4 treatment involves the timber being kiln-dried to reduce the moisture content to around 28%, before preservative is then added to the timber whilst under hydraulic pressure to ensure a deeper penetration of the preservative than standard UC3 treatments.  This more in-depth treatment gives the railway sleepers an extra long life of up to 15 years. 

These railway sleepers have a green colouration initially which will fade to a honey brown and finally to a silvery grey over time when exposed to the sun.  However, if you would prefer, these sleepers can be easily stained to suit your aesthetics with our Barrettine Wood Protective Treatment.  It is also advised that this treatment is applied if the railway sleepers are cut - using a circular saw, chainsaw or handsaw - as newly exposed cut surfaces will otherwise be exposed.

Available in our most popular length, 2.4m, these railway sleepers can be used for a variety of other landscaping and applications, with softwood sleepers being most popular for gardening.


Applications include:

  • Raised beds
  • Lawn edging
  • Sleeper retaining walls
  • Ponds and water features
  • Border edging
  • Garden steps
  • Decking

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Technical information

Pack Size: 36

Timber Species: Spruce / Pine Mix

Sustainably Sourced: Yes

Treatment: UC4 Pressure Treated

Finish: Rough Sawn

Size: 2.4m x 200mm x 100mm +/- 5mm

Weight: Approx. 28kg each

Colour: Green

Grading: Landscaping Use

N.B: Sleepers will turn silvery grey as they age. To maintain colour, we suggest using a stain or preservative annually.

Due to the nature of the product, each sleeper is unique and colour variations, splits, wanes and knots are to be expected. Please report any issues to our customer care team as soon as possible upon delivery.