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Skillfully creating different levels in an established garden with reclaimed railway sleepers

24 August 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Skillfully creating different levels in an established garden with reclaimed railway sleepers

A sensitively made project that is perfectly in keeping with this established and beautiful setting. The railway sleeper design enhances, by gently adding different levels and wooden steps to the garden, without being overpowering or brash. The weathered railway sleepers appear as though they have been there for ever, despite your brilliant 'work in progress' photos showing otherwise. Great landscaping.  https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/skillfully-creating-different-levels-in-an-established-garden-with-reclaimed-railway-sleepers

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JERSEY - A WEALTH OF AZOBE RAILWAY SLEEPER WALLS!

24 August 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JERSEY - A WEALTH OF AZOBE RAILWAY SLEEPER WALLS!

Thanks to Barry for sharing his wonderful landscaping. A great collection of timber walls built from the 'champagne' of railway sleepers- Azobe tropical hardwood. Azobe is very heavy, very hard to cut, (although his professional bandsaw looks the business), and very durable. When new, the Belgium railway networks laid them down hoping for a potential life expectancy of up to 100 years. Their working life is now finished on the railway track, but at 50-60 years old they've still got some happy productive years left in retirement as they enhance Barry's beautiful Jersey garden! 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/jersey-a-wealth-of-retaining-walls-from-azobe-hardwood-railway-sleepers

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A king size bench, enormous hound and multiple use of railway sleepers

20 August 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

A king size bench, enormous hound and multiple use of railway sleepers

As Michael says, a beast of a project, that is definitely something to be proud of and which will be admired by the railway sleepers community. The reclaimed oak railway sleepers provide such an effective and substantial way of levelling and retaining the sloping ground, and the 9ft king size bench looks majestic enough for 20 enormous hounds to hang out on. A great project, and one that is clearly approved of!
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/decking-patios-with-railway-sleepers/a-king-size-bench-enormous-hound-and-multiple-use-of-railway-sleepers

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TRIPLE WIN SITUATION!! UKRAINIAN oak railway sleepers have just arrived!

22 July 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

TRIPLE WIN SITUATION!!  UKRAINIAN oak railway sleepers have just arrived!

FIRSTLY it's a great opportunity to support the D.E.C.'s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. However you might perceive the war in Ukraine, it is crystal clear that there is massive suffering, displacement & hardship, and so for every piece of Ukrainian oak sold we will donate £3. One online order for 20 railway sleepers will generate £60 of humanitarian support.  
SECONDLY it's a chance to support a family sawmill in Ukraine that had to close when the war started, as they are situated close to both Kyiv and the Belarus border. When they started production again several months ago, they used returning lorries to bring back humanitarian aid. As they said at the time: 'Difficult times. We won't give up, and we will carry on to support Ukraine'. 
THIRDLY it's a chance to buy wonderful new oak railway sleepers that are brilliant for those wanting a longer lasting alternative to softwood, with a crisp, clean and neat landscaping appearance that can look architectural and stylish. They are also FSC certified, which means they come from approved well managed forests. WIN, WIN, WIN!
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/railway-sleepers/new-railway-sleepers/new-ukrainian-oak-railway-sleepers

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JAMES'S INSPIRING CURVED SEATING AREA with old tropical hardwood railway sleepers

19 July 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JAMES'S INSPIRING CURVED SEATING AREA with old tropical hardwood railway sleepers

What an impressive and imaginative use of reclaimed railway sleepers to create such an attractive seating area. James's pictures are a wonderful and meticulous step by step display of how he built his project and transformed a small functional area of his garden into a place of beauty. A curved magical oasis. All credit to him, his family and a definite inspiration to others. 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/jts-inspiring-curved-seating-area-with-old-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleepers

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A MAGICAL TRANSFORMATION WITH OLD OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

02 July 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

A MAGICAL TRANSFORMATION WITH OLD OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

What an impressive change to the garden. A great achievement, especially as all the work is done by Andy on his own.  It always seems amazing how a chaotic pile of earth & scattered railway sleepers can become such a beautifully landscaped garden. Obviously there is a huge amount of hard graft, but there is also something almost magical about the transformation. I especially love the corner with the steps and different terraced levels of railway sleepers.    
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/atb-constructions-landscaping-with-dutch-oak-railway-sleepers

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Andy's bold steps & terrace walls with old oak railway sleepers

02 July 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Andy's bold steps & terrace walls with old oak railway sleepers

Old oak railway sleepers are perfect for both retaining and 'framing' different sections of the garden, whether seating areas, lawns or raised borders. They add a touch of aged charm and sturdy strength that is a striking contrast to the neat patio tiles or manicured lawn. To top it off, the chunky railway sleeper steps are a perfect connection between the different levels of the garden, and ooze with bold rustic character. All credit to Andy.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/andys-steps-and-walls-with-old-oak-railway-sleepers

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DAVE & JANE'S PATIO & PATH WITH OLD AZOBE RAILWAY SLEEPERS

29 June 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

DAVE & JANE'S PATIO & PATH WITH OLD AZOBE RAILWAY SLEEPERS

A very imaginative way of using old Azobe railway sleepers to link the front and back of the garden, by creating an eye catching pathway and hard standing area to sit the wooden shed on. Particularly attractive is the way in which you've displayed the 'train track' side of the railway sleeper to highlight the timber's railway history and character. Really effective.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/decking-patios-with-railway-sleepers/dave-janes-patio-and-path-with-old-azobe-railway-sleepers

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CALKE ABBEY'S COMPOST BAYS WITH OLD RAILWAY SLEEPERS & STEEL H-BEAMS

29 June 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

CALKE ABBEY'S COMPOST BAYS WITH OLD RAILWAY SLEEPERS & STEEL H-BEAMS

Calke Abbey is a wonderful place to visit with miles of sweeping parkland and a rambling 'time capsule' mansion with abandoned rooms, peeling wallpaper and a vast collection of strange and unique objects – presented and preserved exactly where the National Trust found them. Top of my list is the fantastic walled working vegetable garden with all the original tools and garden buildings largely untouched. Of course any amazing working garden needs to process tons of plant compost and huge bays have been created by slotting old railway sleepers into steel I or H-beams
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/calke-abbeys-compost-bays-with-old-railway-sleepers

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