Sleepers 2.4m 200mm x 100mm (8ft 8x4)

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2.4m x 200 x 100mm softwood sleepers.

Railway sleepers are versatile, practical, low maintenance, easy to install, long-lasting, and decorative. They are great for use in gardens and outdoor areas.

They are pressure treated in order to protect against rot and decay and will last up to 15 years. Please note that if you wish to cut and reduce the overall length you must treat the newly exposed surface with an appropriate timber treatment to ensure your sleeper is protected.  

Perfect for a whole range of practical and decorative projects including the following:

  • Raised vegetable, herb and flower beds 
  • Steps
  • Decking 
  • Walkways, paths and driveways
  • Drive, lawn and path edging
  • Pergolas, garden arches and arbours
  • Garden sculptures, structures and furniture
  • Upright solid fencing
  • Retaining walls 
  • Parterres, pavers and patios
  • Children's sandpits (ensure they're smooth-planed)

In natural light it is normal for wood to fade to a pale silver colour - it's perfectly ok to leave it like this, or you can stain it a colour of your choice provided it is suitable for wood. You may see small splits, warps or cracks appear over time, this is not uncommon for worked timber in quick-drying weather conditions. These will normally go back when humidity rises. Timber is a natural product and this is completely normal - it will not affect the durability or strength. Some perceived “flaws” are perfectly normal in wood. This is why the below list of features are completely acceptable and fall within industry-accepted tolerance margins:​

* Knots in the timber
* Providing they are less than 2cm and don't compromise structural strength, knots that have fallen out (holes can be filled with wood filler)
* Fading or blue-coloured patches from the treatment process
* Cracks and splits - provided they are not wide-open and cutting through the planks
* Torsion/warping that does not affect structural strength