Railway sleeper news...
10 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
What beautifully crafted walls and raised garden beds Pete has made with his new oak railway sleepers. Blended perfectly with the lattice fencing and old brick walls, they create a private and intimate patio area, to enjoy those refreshing jacuzzi soaks or summer barbecues.
06 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Such a beautiful sweeping design, with flowing curves that melt into each other with elegant softness. Beautifully designed and exquisitely built. Pristine new pine railway sleepers are really versatile in highlighting the attractiveness of raised beds, patios and steps on different levels. A stunning garden.
05 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Many thanks for the photos of Susie & Rob's beautiful garden project. There is a really serene and gentle quality to their creation that is a tribute to both their design and handiwork. The oak railway sleepers provide clear architectural lines, and yet also a natural weathered appearance as they change colour in the summer sunshine. A memorable tranquil garden.
04 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
It would be fair to say that most decent golfers don't go scrabbling under bridges in search of their ball. Instead they cheerfully walk down the centre of the fairway, totting up the number of pars they've accumulated, and dreaming of their next birdie. But this is where they miss out. The more adventurous players explore the extreme edges of each hole, trecking through bushes, ponds and ploughed fields, admiring the natural beauty of unexpected undergrowth, whilst amassing long lost balls. An opportunity to discover the hidden delights of aged railway sleepers, and plan your next landscaping project. It may not help you in your quest to break 100 shots, but it may sweeten the pain of the eye watering club membership fee, as you sit contentedly in your newly designed garden.
04 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
A great collection of landscaping pictures, from muddy excavations to a beautiful finish. A well designed compact garden in Nottingham using new railway sleepers to create stylish walls and raised beds.
22 April 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
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.
14 April 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
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!)
13 April 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
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!
06 April 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
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.
17 March 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
It's wonderful to see what Aaron created, and the amazing progress he's made from computer visuals, to a fully fledged landscaped garden. The curved railway sleeper backdrop behind the water feature looks particularly impressive.