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How to build a raised bed with railway sleepers

21 September 2013 / Posted in: Tips & Advice

How to build a raised bed with railway sleepers

How to build a raised bed with railway sleepers. Constructing a raised bed out of railway sleepers is amazingly straightforward. Think lego or wooden building blocks. Very quick & simple, with very little tools needed.

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How to build a raised pond with railway sleepers

21 September 2013 / Posted in: Tips & Advice

How to build a raised pond with railway sleepers

Creating a pond or water feature from railway sleepers adds a whole other dimension to your garden. Water loving plants, fish & frogs, the sound of running water, dreamy reflections etc.. Constructing a raised pond out of railway sleepers is amazingly straightforward. Think lego or wooden building blocks. Very quick & simple, with very little tools needed.

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How to build a retaining wall with railway sleepers?

12 May 2012 / Posted in: Tips & Advice

How to build a retaining wall with railway sleepers?

How to build a retaining wall from UPRIGHT or VERTICALLY placed sleepers.The advantage of using vertically placed railway sleepers is that you can vary the height of the wall in different places, and you can create a curved wall, rather than straight. Constructing a retaining wall out of upright sleepers is pretty straightforward. Simply dig a trench, lower the sleepers in vertically side by side.

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Chainsaw tips and massacres

07 May 2012 / Posted in: Tips & Advice

1) Cutting sleepers, poles and timber on site is invaluable. Yet we're amazed at how many landscapers pay £10 every time their chainsaw blades get blunt (which can be often if you do a lot of cutting or hit stones or nails etc..). Why? Why lose money and the use of your saw when you can sharpen it yourself on the job in 5 minutes, for about 20p. That's all it costs. One file for about £1 will sharpen your saw 5 times or more. The total kit will cost you about £10. (File, file guide, portable vice). It's not rocket science. We'll even show you !

2) Who are we to criticise fellow professionals !... but really... some of the knackered saws that limp to the yard, with dangling blunt blades, and users who strain life and limb to cut something with the top tip of the saw (One of the definite NO's in chainsawing). Be careful out there. Consider a chainsaw course if you haven't done one. You'll learn how to stay alive, as well as sharpening, changing chains and servicing. It'll also give you a licence to use it in a public place. Well worth it.

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Collect your railway sleepers by all means, but....

02 June 2011 / Posted in: Tips & Advice

Collect your railway sleepers by all means, but....

BE REALISTIC ABOUT THE CARRYING CAPACITY OF YOUR VEHICLE ! You are welcome to collect your sleepers or other materials from our yard - but please don't overload your vehicle ! It creates entertaining photos, and amusement to everyone else, but it's dangerous and not to be recommended! Here are a photos of drivers who are optimistic about .......

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