How to use railway sleepers in your garden: a comprehensive guide.


Our railway sleepers in Kent are a great way to tidy up your garden and add some extra functionality. In this article, we will discuss the different ways that you can use railway sleepers in your garden. We will also provide some tips on how to choose the right railway sleepers for your needs. So, whether you're looking to create a raised bed, border or pathway, read on for some inspiration!

railway sleepers in kent
railway sleepers in kent

Using Railway Sleepers to Create a Raised Bed




If you're looking to create a raised bed, railway sleepers are a perfect choice. Not only will they add some extra height to your garden, but they will also help to keep the soil in place. When choosing railway sleepers for a raised bed, it's important to select ones that are untreated and free of any chemicals. You can then paint or stain them to match the rest of your garden.


Building a Border with Railway Sleepers


Another great way to use railway sleepers is to create a border. This can be used to separate different areas of your garden, or simply to add some extra definition. When choosing railway sleepers for a border, it's important to select ones that are the same height. This will ensure that your border looks neat and tidy.


Creating a Pathway with Railway Sleepers


If you're looking to add a pathway to your garden, railway sleepers are a perfect choice. Not only will they provide a firm surface for walking on, but they will also add some extra character to your garden. When choosing railway sleepers for a pathway, it's important to select ones that are the same thickness. This will ensure that your pathway is level and even.


So, there you have it! Three great ways to use railway sleepers in your garden. If you would like to get in touch with the HSW Timber team about our current stock levels of railway sleepers in Kent, via our two timber yards (one in Chislehurst and the other in Brasted), please send us a message using the contact form below.


The Various Types of Sleeper for your Garden from HSW Timber


There are various types of timber garden sleepers, each with their own unique benefits.

The most popular type of sleeper is the treated softwood sleeper. This type of sleeper is made from pine or spruce and has been treated with a preservative to make it resistant to rot and decay. Treated softwood sleepers are a cost-effective way to create raised beds, edging, and other garden features.


Another type of sleeper that is popular among gardeners is the hardwood sleeper. Hardwood sleepers are made from oak or beech and are incredibly durable. They're perfect for creating long-lasting garden features such as steps, retaining walls, and pathways.


No matter what type of sleeper you choose, you're sure to create a stunning garden feature that will last for years to come. We hope to hear from you soon about how you plan to use our railway sleepers in Kent to make your garden tidy, more functional, and perfect for your home.