Used Railway Sleepers Provide Strength & Durability...
Used railway sleepers are often the first thing we think about when we hear the word sleepers. Their use has continued to grow in popularity over the past decade due to their versatility as substantial landscaping and building materials, as well as their low cost as a second hand product.
If gardens are an important part of your life, whether that’s as a hobby or career, you have more than likely considered landscape design using used railway sleepers.
Incorporating Used Railway Sleepers into your Landscape Design
Used second hand sleepers, because of their shape and size, have quickly become one of the easiest ways of building a garden structure, without the need for huge amounts of experience. They can also easily help you to make your outside space work for you, your family and your loved ones.
There are many different things that can be made using our used railway sleepers. Raised beds are one of the most popular ideas. The shape of the sleeper lends itself perfectly to this easy to build design.
Things to Consider when Choosing Used Railway Sleepers
It is important to note however, that used and reclaimed railway sleepers do contain creosote which can leak out at certain temperatures. This is why used railway sleepers should not be used in public areas and should always be a consideration before you start any build.
If this is undesirable and to protect your growing flowers or vegetables, you could line your raised bed with a polythene membrane, which would also act as a good moisture barrier, stopping any leakage from the used railway sleepers.
Building Retaining Walls with Used Railway Sleepers
Building retaining walls are a great way to add height to your garden. If you have flat land, adding varying heights will make your garden look more interesting. Used railway sleepers can be arranged in the same way as bricks and you will have built a great looking retaining sleeper wall in no time. Do remember to provide good drainage to prevent the collection of water and to ensure the wall lasts.
AVS Fencing have one of the largest ranges of used railway sleepers in the UK and our stocks are vast, meaning that we are able to meet the high demand of the supply of used and new railway sleepers. Get in touch with our expert team if you need more information of using your railway sleepers in your landscape design.