Sleeper Retainers, also known as RSJs (Rolled Steel Joists), I Beams, or H Beams, are widely used in structural steelwork. With their versatile application, they are commonly referred to as Universal Beams.
These metal beams are skilfully crafted, making them an ideal choice as Sleeper Retainers for a wide array of construction and garden projects, especially when paired with Railway Sleepers. The unbeatable combination of these sturdy elements creates an optimal solution for various applications, including retaining walls, raised flower beds, embankments, and essential structural support. A retaining wall is designed to prevent soil erosion and to hold back soil, by utilising these Sleeper Retainers along with Sleepers you will be able to manufacture a very strong wall.
Each Sleeper Retainer is made from galvanized steel, ensuring excellent protection against the elements and potential damage, thus ensuring the longevity of the retaining structure. It's a highly reliable product for long-term outdoor use. Steel has immense strength and durability when it is compared to a wooden or concrete post so will make for a very long-lasting solution for a retaining wall. This galvanisation process ensures exceptional resistance to corrosion, extending the lifespan and longevity of your retaining structure.
Sleeper posts and Sleepers are two versatile components that offer endless possibilities for enhancing your garden and construction projects. Sleeper Posts and Sleepers can transform the landscape, creating raised garden beds, retaining walls, pathway borders, and even garden furniture! Their adaptability allows them to seamlessly blend into different environments, from modern urban gardens to rural countryside landscapes.
The dimensions of this metal Sleeper retainer are 127mm x 76mm, with a total length of 1500mm and a weight of 19.6kg. We understand that one size doesn't fit all which is why we have Sleeper Retainer posts in choice of lengths including 1200mm, 1800mm and 2000mm.
Using Sleeper Retainer RSJ Posts is a straightforward process that can help you create sturdy and visually appealing garden structures. There are many different ways to use our RSJ Sleeper Retainers and Railway Sleepers such a raised garden beds, retaining walls, pathway borders and even garden furniture. Depending on what you are using your Sleeper Posts for will determine how you install. Please see some guidance below on how to use Sleeper Retainer post.
For constructing a retaining wall or flower bed, it is recommended to bury the RSJ 50% of the total height of the bed. For example, if your wall will be 100cm high, the post should be buried 50cm, making the 1500mm RSJ Sleeper retainer beam ideal for the job.
If you need to cut the galvanized steel beam, you can use various methods such as band saws, angle grinders, or oxyacetylene setups. Ensure accurate measurements before cutting and utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and necessary precautions. However, these beams are available in different lengths, so it's advisable to calculate and order the appropriate size to avoid the need for cutting.
To securely anchor the steel beam into the ground, we recommend using a product like Post Mix. Typically, two bags should be sufficient per post, but please take professional advice when building a retaining wall. The two holes indicate the bottom of the post, and this end should be buried into the ground.
To further prolong the life of these steel Sleeper Retainers it is recommended to paint them with a good quality outdoor metal paint.
Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or an avid gardener, these posts offer a reliable and practical solution to enhance your outdoor space.
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