Timber sleepers, also known as railway sleepers and wooden sleepers are rectangular beams that have a range of uses. They have been used in railway construction for many years due to their various properties and advantages.
They have a range of uses beyond this traditional application, read how you can use our timber sleepers in your garden…
Once timber sleepers are treated, they are extremely durable as they will be resistant to decay and weathering, meaning they’re great for long term use in outdoor environments.
They are also cost-effective compared to some alternatives and are relatively easy to install, repair or replace when necessary.
Garden Edging - Use timber sleepers to create attractive borders and edging in your outdoor space. The natural look of wood adds a rustic element to your garden, and the railway sleepers can help define and separate areas.
Raised Garden Beds – Build raised garden beds using timber sleepers. They provide a defined area for planting flowers, vegetables, or herbs, making gardening easier too!
Retaining Walls – Create attractive and functional walls using timber sleepers to level off different areas of your garden (Take a look at our youtube shorts on installing timber sleepers).
Steps and Stairs – Construct Garden steps or stairs using our timber sleepers as a pathway to higher area or to section of parts of your garden.
Decking or Patio – Build a deck or patio using timber sleepers as a base for an outdoor seating area or creating a space for you to have a separate outdoor dining area.
Seating – Make Garden benches or a comfortable seating area to create the perfect outdoor living area for you and any guests.
Pathways – Lay timber sleepers horizontally or vertically to form garden pathways and walkways.
Play Areas - Design a children’s play area using railway sleepers for sandboxes, mini climbing structures, or raised platforms.
Water Features – Build a small pond or waterfall using the timber sleepers for the frame.
Once treated, the timber sleepers are relatively easy to maintain.
As long as you inspect your timber sleepers regularly for any signs of damage and keep them clean, you should be able to keep them looking well-preserved in your garden.
It’s worth remember, that when a sleeper comes into contact with any substrate that holds moisture (soil, earth, clay and similar), it’s often recommend to isolate the timber sleeper with a protective barrier (such as damp proof membrane (DPM) to slow down any decay.
With a widely believed creosote ban due in Autumn of 2023, it’s important to use more environmentally friendly alternatives to preserve your timber sleepers. We suggest Creosolve, in either dark or light brown.
We also have the option to purchase individually, or in packs of 100.
They are in stock at our Nationwide Depots, meaning that you can click and collect for free, or you have the option for delivery as early as same and next day.
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