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RECLAIMED RAILWAY SLEEPERS - GRADE C

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GRADE C - RECLAIMED RAILWAY SLEEPER CREOSOTE TREATED 2.6m x 250 X 150mm (Sizes do vary)

Grade C railway sleepers are generally older, more weathered and with more imperfections, damage, or decay than Grade B. Various colours of light, medium and dark brown with some silver grey if bleached by sun. Sometimes spots of tar on surface.

Easier to lift than the used hardwood railway sleepers. Approx 65 - 85 kilos. Always bear this in mind when you are ordering a particular size of railway sleeper. How do I plan to carry the railway sleepers into position? (e.g. the back of a garden). You'll need at least two willing people, with the possibility of incentives to sweeten the lifting process.

Creosote treated. Handle with gloves. Avoid using them around children's play areas, schools, public areas or places where people may sit on them or regularly come into skin contact with them. Probably best to chose a different type of railway sleeper if you want to grow vegetables, through possible risk of contamination. Used railway sleepers will commonly weep tar in the summer, although it is hard to predict which ones will or won't. For further details about creosote please read notice below.

These reclaimed railway sleepers are probably anything over 55+ years old, depending on which section of the railway they were taken up from. They have similar characteristics of higher graded sleepers but can have more serious damage to most sides.

You can use a circular saw / chainsaw / or even handsaw to cut these railway sleepers. There is quite a smell from the creosote as you cut it, so avoid getting sawdust on your clothes or skin. Use gloves. As with any project, it makes sense to try and limit the amount of cuts you need to do. Try and plan a design that fits with the size of our sleepers!

Timberlok will probably screw through these railway sleepers without a pilot hole, so long as the drill is reasonably powerful, so no need to pre-drill.

All sizes are approximate. That means that although a railway sleeper is described as 2600mm in length,depth or width it may in fact be several centimetres or inches longer or shorter. If your project needs exact accuracy in length, width or depth, then you may to cut them to your precise specifications yourself, or think of using a different type of railway sleeper


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Please Note
Because of recent findings relating to creosote there are restrictions on where creosote- treated timber can be used. The vast majority of applications are still absolutely fine, and the times when you cannot use any of the creosote-treated sleepers; marked on the following pages with this: -TR- Are basically when you are making seating, using railway sleepers indoors or making a play area for children The full list of prohibitions, according to EC & EEC regulations, is as follows: Inside building, whatever their purpose. In toys. In playgrounds. In Garden furniture. In gardens where there is a risk of `frequent` skin contact – "frequent" is advised by the DTI to mean "habitual or constant" so no furniture or leaning posts!

The practice observed by us and all our customers is simply to wear gloves when handling treated railway sleepers.

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