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STEVE'S WALL WITH RSJ BEAMS & AFRICAN AZOBE RAILWAY SLEEPERS

22 April 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

STEVE'S WALL WITH RSJ BEAMS & AFRICAN AZOBE RAILWAY SLEEPERS

What an impressive railway sleeper construction. The sheer graft of digging into and terracing the slope, clearing and levelling tons of soil, boring holes for the steel beams, and installing 60 tons of tropical hardwood railway sleepers is a fantastic feat. Whether you call them steel beams, RSJs or I or H beams, they are a very strong and efficient way of building a retaining wall, and when matched with the amazingly durable African Azobe railway sleepers, they create a really tough and long lasting wall that should proudly stand the test of time. All credit to you. 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/steve-builds-a-impressive-wall-with-rsj-beams-azobe-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleepers

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GIVE IT A GO! AS SIMPLE AS LEGO OR JENGA BLOCKS.

14 April 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

GIVE IT A GO! AS SIMPLE AS LEGO OR JENGA BLOCKS.

Small raised bed planters are one of the easiest garden projects to create. Yes, even for those who are convinced they can't build anything (or who have been told so by their nearest and dearest). Imagine stacking lego bricks or Jenga blocks on top of each other. New 1.2m railway sleepers are so light to handle, easy to assemble and fix together, (just a few screws to put in with a drill), and you can make them whatever height you want. Perfect for vegetables, flower displays and even small trees. A definite must for any garden (or flagpole!)
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/four-layered-raised-bed-from-new-pine-railway-sleepers

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ZIP WIRE & CLIMBING FRAME MADE FROM NEW LANDSCAPING POLES

13 April 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

ZIP WIRE & CLIMBING FRAME MADE FROM NEW LANDSCAPING POLES

Thanks to VLM Adventure Consultants for the pictures of their zip wire and adventure climbing frame. A very exciting and well designed project. Wooden landscaping or machine round poles are very popular for building playgrounds, whether for balancing poles, swings, play houses etc.. Not only for their natural looks, but also for the ease of construction, as there is no taper on them - they have the same diameter top and bottom, like a pencil, and so are straightforward to assemble. Inspired? Then make a start on that dream three storey tree house! You're only young once!   
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/play-projects-using-railway-sleepers/zip-wire-and-climbing-frame-made-from-new-machine-round-landscaping-poles

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PARESH'S NEW RAISED BED WITH RAILWAY SLEEPERS

06 April 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

PARESH'S NEW RAISED BED WITH RAILWAY SLEEPERS

Thank to Paresh for the photos of his project. They perfectly show the process from initially chosing the site for his railway sleeper planter, digging out the turf, and then displaying the finished raised bed in all its glory. I hope he's recovered from cutting the 3.6m railway sleepers in half, which can sometimes be quite strenuous depending on your cutting equipment. All in all, a very successful project!
PS. Paresh has also been very generous with his kind words of appreciation.

https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/pareshs-raised-bed-with-new-pine-railway-sleepers

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THE MAY'S IMPRESSIVE OAK RAISED VEGETABLE BEDS WITH NEW RAILWAY SLEEPERS. DRUG FREE!

25 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

THE MAY'S IMPRESSIVE OAK RAISED VEGETABLE BEDS WITH NEW RAILWAY SLEEPERS. DRUG FREE!

BEHIND THE FINISHED ARTICLE IS A TALE OF HARD GRAFT. If you come across a collection of raised oak vegetable beds, in a beautiful village setting overlooking an expanse of open fields, you naturally admire them, and imagine all the wonderful vegetables that will be produced and enjoyed in the coming season. What you probably don't realise is the really arduous and impressive hard graft that has gone into creating them. The gruelling shifting of 5 tons of oak from a grass track into the bottom of the garden. The .....

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WINTER OLYMPIC GOLD FOR THE MOST RAILWAY SLEEPERS PRODUCED!

24 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

WINTER OLYMPIC GOLD FOR THE MOST RAILWAY SLEEPERS PRODUCED!

Days after the end of the Winter Olympics we came across this amazing historical photo of one million railway sleepers, that had been cut over the winter of 1928 in British Columbia by a Swedish crew. An astonishing achievement worth of any gold medal!  
 

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JULIE'S GARDEN PATIO WITH NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

24 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JULIE'S GARDEN PATIO WITH NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

It's great to see what Julie has created with her new oak railway sleepers, especially as she's used the slightly thinner ones, which are much easier to lift and cut. They provide a perfect edging material between the different levels of the patio, and gently frame the various textures of tile, cobble and soil. Once they have weathered to a silver grey, they will look even more amazing! 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/julies-garden-patio-with-new-oak-railway-sleepers

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