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Railway sleepers can be used for a variety of projects in the garden. They make attractive raised beds and ponds, can be used to edge beds and, when used vertically, make stylish retaining walls.

Retaining wall

Railway sleeper retaining wall by Miles Garden Design -


Many suppliers offer a cutting service for a small additonal charge.
Timberlok is a great product to fasten railway sleepers together. They do away with the need to pre-drill large holes for coach bolts.

Useful links

DTI factsheet outlining legislation on creosote in old railway sleepers.

Paving Expert's advice on building with railway sleepers.

Gallery of projects from

Project ideas from - hundreds of customer photos of their railway sleeper projects.

Railway sleeper suppliers

Just Sleepers - Competitively priced railway sleepers in the UK, supplying over 12 types of railway sleepers.

Kayser UK Limited - Supply a wide range of both new and reclaimed railway sleepers at competitive rates. - Everything you need to know about railway sleepers whether for gardening, construction or furniture making. A wealth of project ideas and facinating pictures. Supplying 20 different types of railway sleepers.

Sleeper Supplies - Specialise in the supply of new & used railway sleepers, crossing timbers & Telegraph poles.

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