Choosing railway sleepers for your garden and landscaping projects has never been easier. AVS are one of the leading suppliers of UK sleepers and our unbeatable stock levels and expertise will ensure you get the perfect set of railway sleepers that are just right for your project.
So if you're planning a landscaping project or something a little more adventurous, you'll find that our garden sleepers will be the perfect material to work with.
Railway Sleepers for Sale from the Experts at AVS
The railway sleepers for sale here at AVS are carefully chosen and competitively priced and because we have large and varied stocks at all of our branch and dispatch locations, we can get your garden sleepers to you fast.
Choose from our comprehensive range including brand new softwood and reclaimed second hand sleepers. The reclaimed variety are great for use when prolonged ground contact is required, while our top quality new oak railway sleepers require no timber treatment before being positioned in your garden.
Our Garden Sleeper Range, Both New & Reclaimed
New railway sleepers are available in either treated softwood or sawn oak, which is left untreated. The reason oak railway sleepers are left untreated is because oak is an incredibly dense and durable timber and does not rot readily when in ground contact.
Because these railway sleepers are untreated, they can be used to build indoor furniture, such as rustic coffee tables of fireplace hearths and are great for vegetable beds in the garden.
Building your own railway sleeper raised bed couldn't be easier
These simple diagrams demonstrate how easy it is to assemble your railway sleepers into almost any shape, for a variety of uses.
An alternative way of joining railway sleepers at a corner is to use either a cut down piece of a sleeper or another sawn section of timber.
The lower cost softwood sleepers are pressure treated for extra protection against rot, as softwood is not naturally as durable.
This does mean that the new softwood garden sleepers are lighter to manoeuvre around your garden, but are less suitable for prolonged ground contact.
Sleepers are incredibly versatile and can be used for a wide range of projects.
Some of the most common include raised beds for plants and vegetables, ponds, edging and retaining walls to support banks of soil.
They are also ideal for creating stream bridges, outside benches and steps.
Creosote Treatment for our Reclaimed Garden Sleepers
Reclaimed railway sleepers have been treated with creosote and are incredibly long lasting. Creosote treatment allows the timber to be used for years on a railway track and still be suitable for resale, such is the effectiveness of the treatment.
They are frequently used for soil retention and are particularly durable so ideal for supporting large banks of soil, although we would not recommend they are used to make vegetable beds.
Because these sleepers have been treated with creosote, they should not be used indoors, in areas with a risk of frequent skin contact or in contact with foodstuffs and should not be used in public areas. When handling these sleepers, you should wear gloves.
If you would like any advice on how to use sleepers in your project, or help on deciding which type of railway sleeper is best for you to use, please get in contact with our sales team who will be happy to assist.