Railway Sleeper News

LUNA'S GLOBAL FAME INCREASES AS PHONE LINES JAM WITH REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS.

08 June 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

LUNA'S GLOBAL FAME INCREASES AS PHONE LINES JAM WITH REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS.

Following our recent announcement that Luna, at the age of 2, had qualified as the youngest Railway Sleeper Inspector in history, we have been bombarded by the world media. Endless reporters and camera crews proposing TV programmes, radio interviews, magazine features, and even a range of clothing. Luna is now a global superstar!

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NIKKI & STEVE'S PATIO WITH TROPICAL HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS

06 June 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

NIKKI & STEVE'S PATIO WITH TROPICAL HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS

I love the solidness & simplicity of the wooden deck and 'stepping stones' you have created with your tropical hardwood railway sleepers. The rich contrast between the lighter colours of the gravel & stylish rattan furniture, and the gorgeous weathered reddy brown of the reclaimed railway sleepers is really effective. An eye catching design.      
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/decking-patios-with-railway-sleepers/nikki-steves-patio-with-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleepers

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PHIL'S IDYLLIC GARDEN RETREAT EDGED WITH NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

06 June 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

PHIL'S IDYLLIC GARDEN RETREAT EDGED WITH NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

What a wonderful wooden building to retreat into! The oak railway sleepers create a perfect low level wall and edging that will season to a lovely silver grey in the next few years. All in all an idyllic garden hideaway, nestling in a beautiful setting.  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/phils-garden-retreat-edged-with-new-oak-railway-sleepers

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Martin's stepped borders with new oak railway sleepers

27 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Martin's stepped borders with new oak railway sleepers

Thanks to Martin for showing us what he has created with his new oak railway sleepers. Constructing planting beds on two seperate levels is a really attractive and eye catching way of presenting the plants in both his garden, and also the road side front of his property. A lovely project, and clearly appreciated by his neighbours!  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/martins-stepped-borders-with-new-oak-railway-sleepers

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WORLD FIRST! Luna becomes the youngest ever inspector of railway sleepers.

26 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

WORLD FIRST! Luna becomes the youngest ever inspector of railway sleepers.

Luna was always destined for great things, but even her closest friends could scarecely believe it when she reached the prestigious heights of official Railway Sleeper inspector at the age of TWO! It was an arduous studying process moving from stick control, bone examination, snowball exploration, and finally graduating in the scrutiny and assessment of heavy duty railway sleepers in May 2022. Having sponsored Luna for several years, Railwaysleepers.com were thrilled to announce that Luna, following her graduation, had joined the staff of RailwaySleepers.com as an official inspector of new and used railway sleepers. Despite her age she showed remarkable experience and skill in quality assessment. https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/unusual-usages-of-railway-sleepers/world-first-luna-becomes-the-youngest-ever-inspector-of-railway-sleepers

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Aaron Worthington edges a patio with new oak railway sleepers

25 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Aaron Worthington edges a patio with new oak railway sleepers

Thanks to Aaron for the photos of the oak railway sleeper landscaping by Worthington Landscape and Design, and Z.Garden & Landscapes. Great to pictures of the patio being constructed from the beginning - from the initial collecting of the oak railway sleepers (looks a little precarious), all the digging out & clearing of the area, levelling the hardcore, cutting the oak railway sleepers to size, tiling the patio, jet washing everything and then the finished project in all its glory. Another job well done.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/steps-with-railway-sleepers/aaron-worthington-edges-a-patio-with-new-oak-railway-sleepers

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BEN'S LAWN EDGING with new pine railway sleepers

13 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

BEN'S LAWN EDGING with new pine railway sleepers

A well constructed landscaping project. There's something very straightforward and clean-lined about using new railway sleepers in your garden. They are so easy for framing lawns and patios, and building simple raised beds and steps, and manage to look exceptionally smart and yet natural at the same time. On a completely different note, I notice that you have used artificial grass. I think I used to have an automatic old fogey dislike to plastic grass, in the same way as I impulsively did to PVC windows, electric bikes, brick-effect render and plastic gnomes. But I'm softening in my old age. I can see that that it looks really good all year round, is of low maintenance, probably from re-cycled plastic and deters moles.  But there again, I wouldn't be able to play with my mower..... yet on the other hand I'd create no petrol fumes.... Aghhh.... Endless impossible decisions.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/assorted-landscaping-with-railway-sleepers/ben-parkers-lawn-edging-with-new-pine-railway-sleepers

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RAILWAY SLEEPERS & PRICELESS JEWELLERY

13 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

RAILWAY SLEEPERS & PRICELESS JEWELLERY

Great to see the development of James's impressive workshop table for his wife, from the initial cutting and attaching of the different pieces of railway sleeper, to finally seeing the bench in use. A solid and sturdy base to fashion some beautiful jewellery. Whether she creates a spectacular gold leaf Faberge egg encrusted with priceless diamonds and dripping with rubies, or some simple silver earings, your heavy duty jewellery bench will be an inspiration for decades. 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/tables-made-from-railway-sleepers/jamess-jewellery-workshop-bench-made-from-new-pine-railway-sleepers

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INSPIRATIONAL SCHOOL VEGETABLE BEDS from new pine railway sleepers

12 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

INSPIRATIONAL SCHOOL VEGETABLE BEDS from new pine railway sleepers

No wonder the school was thrilled. You've created an amazing garden full of raised vegetable beds that will inspire a new generation of gardeners and vegetable eaters... (well, here's hoping!). The stacked railway sleepers are at a height that is perfectly inviting for young fingers to learn the earthy delights of planting tomatoes and picking runner beans and collecting slugs and snails! All in all a magical children's project that has been brilliantly constructed by yourselves, and will be the envy of many schools and allotments. Congratulations.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/inspirational-school-vegetable-beds-made-from-new-pine-railway-sleepers​

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MICHAEL & LINDSAY BUILD A LOW WALL AROUND THEIR GARDEN WITH OLD TROPICAL HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS

12 May 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

MICHAEL & LINDSAY BUILD A LOW WALL AROUND THEIR GARDEN WITH OLD TROPICAL HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS

These reclaimed tropical hardwood railway sleepers are perfect for building a solid garden wall around your lawn, or creating a weathered boundary edge, that looks as though it has been there for years. Not only do railway sleepers separate the grass from the flower borders or hedge, as well as framing the patio, but they also double up as a endless bench-like seat when the weeding or mowing gets too much and you fancy a rest.  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/edging-a-lawn-and-patio-with-used-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleepers

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