Railway sleeper news...
20 February 2016 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
THE memory of well-known Ron Wakelin was honoured at Calliope Historical Village in Australia. His family and friends unveiled a handmade chair, built from old wooden railway sleepers, featuring a plaque honouring his life. Mr Wakelin died 4 years ago, but left a lasting impression on his grandchildren who remember him for his heroic deeds. His daughter Helen said: "He was a man with a big heart who wanted nothing but to help other people."
04 January 2016 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Sometimes you see something in life that makes your heart leap with excitement. This stunning, imaginative and unique building is one of those moments. A beautiful and daring use of railway sleepers that that is jaw droppingly fabulous. Reclaimed railway sleepers have been chosen to create the walls of this library in Azkoitia, Spain, which is positioned at the town's former railway station.
05 November 2015 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
If you are thinking of building a water feature using railway sleepers and don't know where to start, or how to design it, or what materials to use, or how much it may cost, then take a look at the website 'makeawaterfeature.com'. Yes, there's only a choice of one project, but the instructions and step by step photos are really excellent, and someone has taken a lot of time to pass on their wisdom. Shame there's not a human being to thank!
24 October 2015 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Amongst the acres of fragrant lavender, there are numerous railway sleeper raised beds to be found perching against the agricultural buildings that make up Norfolk Lavender. Wonderfully bleached by the sun, the railway sleepers make up a gentle contrast to the rigid block faces of the farm buildings.
09 October 2015 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
The outstanding Kilgraney garden is finished at last. A beautiful design. Both with and without the plants you can see what an exceptional creation it is. A garden palace made from oak railway sleepers and intricate stone paving. The lighting is stunning and provides a night time wonderland. Quite wonderful.
22 August 2015 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
The early morning chaos of tired commuters racing into work has just received a welcome lift courtesy of Qais Zakaria and the Bee Friendly Trust. These beautiful railway sleeper raised beds brimming with scented flowers are the antidote for any monday morning blues! Maybe every station in the world should contain these wonderful mini gardens!
18 July 2015 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
A really original and unique industrial style table using dramatically weathered Jarah railway sleepers to support a one-off cast concrete table top.
A very impressive creation that combines and contrasts the rough, beaten finish of the reclaimed railway sleepers and rough edges of the cast concrete, with the polished concrete table top.
08 July 2015 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Graham sent us impressive pictures of his new railway sleeper wall, and generously added these crumbs of comfort:
By the way, keep believing in Nottingham Forest; I’m a life-long Stoke City fan, and we’re having some time in the sun at the moment; It comes around to all of us eventually!
Hmmm... It's all very well for them. I can't remember the sun shining for decades!
01 July 2015 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Our telegraph poles have been used over the years for many original purposes and performances, but few have been so stunning and breathtaking. Staggering to watch. 66 foot high!
20 June 2015 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
The wonderful part of walking around the 'Open Gardens' afternoons, is that you never know what you are going to find. Especially in a secret garden that you'd normally never get a chance to see. Go round a corner, and then Voila! Railway sleepers!