»   » RECLAIMED OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS 2.6m x 250 x 150mm

RECLAIMED OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS 2.6m x 250 x 150mm

Price: £28.8 (REF: 1988)

OUT OF STOCK

GREAT VALUE

RECLAIMED HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS CREOSOTE TREATED 2.6m x 250 x 150mm

WHOLESALE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE ON FULL LOADS - GREAT PRICES! CALL TODAY!
(Available Nationwide, Price based on delivery location)

Solid and long lasting hardwood railway sleepers . Generally fairly straight and square edged on one face, with some cracks and occasional rounded edges (waney edge) on the opposite face.

Can be heavy to lift, especially the 2.6m x 250mm x 150mm size railway sleepers which can weigh as much as 90 - 95 kilos. Bear this in mind when you are ordering your 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 and strong people, and the serious possibility of bribery or coercion. If you chose the 3.6m length railway sleepers (125 kilos) you will need to consider mechanical help or maybe 3 or 4 people per piece.

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 hardwood railway sleepers are probably between 20 - 50 years old, depending on which section of railway they came. The oak is normally square edged on one face, with occasionally some rounded edges (scallops) on the opposite face, where the oak has been cut from the outside of the tree. See pictures above.

Quite hard to cut. You'll need a circular saw / chainsaw / powered saw to cut these railway sleepers. Occasionally people try by handsaw, but you have to be very determined or fit. 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 railway sleepers!

Timberlok will probably not screw through these railway sleepers without a pilot hole, even if the drill is powerful, so it makes sense 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. This is due to the fact that these railway sleepers were cut decades ago, in circumstances when it wasn't crucial to be centimetre perfect or accurate in dimension. As it happens, most landscaping projects have an element of flexibility or tolerance in them and can cope with this. 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


ORDERING ONLINE; PRICE QUOTED IS FOR COLLECTION ONLY, PLEASE CALL 01202 579222 FOR DELIVERY QUOTE.

LOCAL DELIVERY STARTS FROM £ 24

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 Ė "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.

Next Previous Blog/News

Mailing List

For latest news & products subscribe to mailing list