Railway Sleepers

Looking for railway sleepers?

Typically 8″ x 4″ x 8ft (200mm x 100mm x 2400mm) but they can also be purchased in others sizes.  Lengths can be 4ft (1200mm) 6ft (1800mm) or 10ft (3000mm).  Widths can also vary such as  up to 10″ (250mm) and depths thinner at 2″ (50mm) or thicker at 5″ (125mm). Note inch / mm approximate.

Most people will relate to the typical 8″ x 4″ x 8ft (200mm x 100mm x 2400mm).

They are ideal for garden landscaping, especially raided beds.

Choices of wood are:

  • Reclaimed sleepers, but these often will leak tar in hot weather
  • New untreated sleepers
  • Treated sleepers. more ECO friendly

Ensuring railway sleepers are secured

Sleepers are particularly heavy and it is important they are secured properly, whether just as single layer such as a path edge or more importantly if stacked upon each other to make a raised bed.

Various specialised products are available to help achieve a secure environment.