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Sleepers

Sleepers are a hugely popular garden construction material. They look good, they’re rugged, they last for years when properly maintained and can be used for all kinds of builds from garden steps to raised beds to basic garden furniture.

Reclaimed Sleepers.

Our reclaimed sleepers measure 2.6m x 225mm x 150mm.

Tar leaching out of reclaimed sleepers should always be considered when used in a garden.

In 2003 the British government ruled that old railway sleepers treated with creosote could be used in parks, gardens, and outdoor recreational and leisure facilities but
a) should NOT be used where there is a risk of frequent skin contact, (e.g. schools, play areas, benches etc..)
b) should NOT be used where they may come into contact with food stuffs, (e.g. picnic tables)
c) should NOT be used inside buildings. (e.g. fireplaces and lintels)
– Don’t use creosoted sleepers around children, food, or indoors.
– Don’t put them in places where people may sit on them or regularly come into skin contact with them.
Reclaimed sleepers should always be handled with Gloves, and a dust mask must be worn when cutting.

New Oak Sleepers.

 

These new oak sleepers are very popular sleepers. They will age and season, eventually weathering to a silver grey. They are suitable for garden furniture (e.g. tables and benches, so long as you allow for potential movement, shrinkage, and cracks as they dry out), as well as lintels, steps, decking, retaining walls and other landscaping projects. Like many durable hardwoods, they are not treated with any preservative.

Our stocked oak sleepers measure 200mm x 100mm x 2.4mtrs.

Other sizes are available to order, Please call with sizes and quantities for prices.

 

UC4 Treated Softwood Sleepers.

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Our UC4 treated softwood sleepers are the most popular of all our new sleepers. Frequently used for those wanting a clean neat landscaping look, with the option of staining or changing colour. Great for gardening, as they are very simple to stack and construct with, not to mention lifting, drilling and cutting. Popular for steps, walls, raised beds, decking, ponds, furniture & areas where creosote treatment is unsuitable.

Sizes are available from stock are

:- 200mm x 100mm x 2.4mtr

:- 250mm x 125mm x 2.4mtr

Other sizes are available to order, Please call with sizes and quantities for prices.

 

Rustic Sleepers.

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Rustic sleepers retained the bark and have curved edges on two sides which allow the Rustic Sleepers to seamlessly blend into the garden. The Redwood timber used for our sleepers is naturally durable and is pressure treated for added durability. Available in 2.4m lengths x 200mm wide x 100mm deep (Due to the round edges the 200mm measurement may vary slightly).

These sleepers are in stock at our Cornwall branch and available to order through our Devon branch.