Add character and warmth to any space with Gardoo’s beautiful brown treated softwood 2.4m x 100mm x 200mm railways sleepers. Incredibly versatile, Gardoo’s railway sleepers have a huge range of uses, both practical and decorative and have been used by gardeners and professional landscapers throughout the UK.
Why Use Gardoo Railway Sleepers?
All softwood sleepers are Fsc Certified Timber
From managed & sustainable sources
Gardoo softwood railway sleepers are manufactured true to size 2.4m x 100mm x 200mm
Gardoo’s sleepers are softwood and treated to provide long term protection (10-15 years)
PLEASE NOTE: TWO PEOPLE must be available on the day of delivery to assist in offloading. Please see our T's & C's for details.
Our beautiful and superb new & natural softwood sleepers, often referred to as railway sleepers, allow you to create stunning garden features and redesign areas of your garden simply but to great effect.
Our brown 2.4m x 100mm x 200mm sleepers are pressure treated with Tanalith E for a long life (in normal use 10-15 years) and Tanatone for a warm brown colour. Over time your softwood Railway sleepers will gradually fade to a silvery grey, this is a natural part of the ageing process with softwood timber. This provides a beautiful and natural looking feature in your garden but if you wish to keep your railway sleepers as new and provide better protection we suggest an annual brown treatment which is available on our site.
Our railway sleepers are easy to use, if you wish to cut and reduce the overall length you must treat the newly exposed surface with an appropriate timber treatment to ensure your sleeper is protected, you can buy this from Gardoo.
If you wish to fix your sleepers we have two sizes of timber screws available, 6.5mm x 150mm and 6.5mm x 250mm, very easy to use with the magnetic hex drive bit we offer. These screws are designed to work hand in hand with all your sleeper projects and provide a long lasting fixing.
For practical applications softwood sleepers represent a simple and effective solution to creating retaining walls. They also work very well when used to construct garden steps and raised beds for vegetable and flower growing.
Treated railway sleepers can also be used for creating unique garden furniture, outdoor seating, garden benches and tables. We have many customers who create fantastic BBQ & entertaining areas with railway sleepers.
Sleepers also look wonderful as an edging for vegetable gardens, parterres, patios, paths and driveways.
We do not recommend the use of our brown treated sleepers for building ponds where the timber surface has contact with the pond water.
Our brown railway sleepers are also available as 1.2m x 100mm x 200mm, 2.4m x 96mm x 196mm planned and bevelled and 2.4m x 120mm x 240mm.
As a natural product, all our sleepers are unique, there may be slight colour variations, splits, knots and wanes and due to overall timber density each sleeper can vary slightly in overall weight. Most of our 2.4m x 100mm x 200mm brown softwood sleepers weigh between 20 & 30kg
So in summing up our sleepers can be used for many projects including :
· Retaining walls
· Drive, lawn and path edging
· Raised vegetable and flower beds
· Garden structures and furniture
· Pergolas, garden arches and arbours
· Garden sculptures
For children’s sand pits and play areas we recommend the use of our smooth Planned and bevelled railway sleepers to help provide extra protection
The Possibilities are endless, so get creative and have fun.
Please Note: two people must be available on the day of delivery of all railway sleepers to assist the driver in offloading.
If you are not in the driver will not be able to deliver and you will be charged the cost of redelivery. Each delivery is allocated 30 minutes for unloading.
Economy Delivery (3-4 working days)
Delivery is as standard 3-4 working days. You may also select a later date for delivery at basket stage, using our simple delivery calendar.
Please note our delivery times are between 8am and 6pm and you may receive your delivery at any time within this period.
To ensure you get the most competitive delivery price, we calculate this charge based on your delivery postcode, allowing us to provide you with the most competitive delivery rate to your area. You will be asked to enter your delivery postcode at Shopping Basket stage.
ǂGardoo endeavours to deliver within the stated date and timeframe. However, this cannot be guaranteed. If a delivery is delayed due to any cause beyond our reasonable control, we will contact you to advise of this.
Gardoo delivers to all areas of England, Wales and Scotland, with the exception of the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands and the Scottish Highlands and islands (please call us for a delivery quote to these areas).
Delivery Terms & Conditions
Delivery is kerbside only or the nearest safe point to the address.
Customers should have a minimum of 2 people at the delivery address to assist the driver in unloading all sleepers and timber orders by hand, you may require more if your order if your order is large. Unfortunately, our drivers are not able to assist with unloading. For delivery of other products, you will only require 1 person at the delivery address to receive the goods. Each delivery is allocated 30 minutes for unloading. Where possible the driver will unload with a pallet truck via the tail lift to a level and safe area nearest to kerb side, the driver will not be responsible for delivering beyond this point.
Your Order will be delivered on pallet/s. The delivery vehicle is not fitted with a crane or winch. Please be aware that the driver will not be able to lift your orders over walls or fences or up steps and slopes and we cannot deliver onto uneven surfaces such as gravel driveways, grass, unmade roads etc.
Please Note: Deliveries cannot be made on gravel driveways.
Taking delivery of your order
Gardoo will only deliver to the address you specify on your order. It is therefore vital that this address is accurate. Gardoo cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to your order once it has been delivered in accordance with your delivery instructions.
Please take care when handling/lifting your delivery and follow correct procedures for safe manual handling to avoid accident and injury.
Where will my delivery be unloaded?
All Gardoo deliveries are kerb side. This means that our delivery driver will unload your order at the kerb side, or the nearest point of delivery to your address (i.e. your driveway); whichever is closest. If you have any specific questions/requirements regarding this, please contact us.
How will my order be delivered?
Your order will be delivered on a pallet.
The delivery vehicle will not be fitted with a crane or winch. Please be aware that the driver will not be able to lift your order over walls or fences or up steps, slopes, etc.
If your delivery address falls within an area in which it is illegal for our delivery vehicle to park or offload, Gardoo will not be able to make delivery.
If you have any concerns with how our delivery vehicle can access/unload to your delivery address, please contact us before placing your order.
How big is the vehicle that will deliver my order?
Vehicles may be up to 20 tonnes gross weight. Vehicle dimensions will be a maximum of 8 metres long by 4 metres wide by 5 metres high. If your delivery address does not have sufficient access, Gardoo will not be able to make delivery. When considering access, please consider width restrictions, parked cars, trees, low bridges and power lines etc.
If you have any concerns regarding if/how our delivery vehicle can access/unload to your delivery address, please contact us before placing your order.
Can I request a specific delivery time?
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee specific delivery times. Please see Delivery Times above for details.
Can I request a specific delivery date?
If you have a specific date you'd like to receive your delivery, providing it meets with the terms of our Delivery Times, as detailed at the top of this page, you can enter this in the Special Instructions box at checkout.
Are there locations or situations where Gardoo cannot deliver?
Please see ‘How will my order be delivered?’ and ‘How big is the vehicle that will deliver my order?’ for information.
Can you lift my delivery over walls, fences, up steps or slopes?
Unfortunately, this is not possible – please see ‘How will my order be delivered?’ above for more information.
What if I need to change my order?
All changes must be made by emailing our Customer Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that changes made after this point may be possible but may incur a charge.
What if I need to cancel my order?
All cancellations must be made by emailing our Customer Services team at email@example.com. Please note that there may be a charge to refund your card. Items which are cancelled after leaving our depot will incur a restock charge, which can be the full cost of haulage paid.
Will you need access to my property?
No. All deliveries are kerb side, although we will deliver closer to your delivery address if this is possible, for example, on your driveway. If you do not wish for us to unload on a driveway/anywhere other than kerb side, you must let us know by entering this request in the Special Instructions box at the checkout OR by contacting us immediately.
Do I need to return pallets once empty?
You do not need to return any packaging to Gardoo. We recommend that customers reuse/recycle empty bags and pallets responsibly.
We deliver to almost all areas of England, Wales and parts of Scotland including:
Sleepers Kent, Sleepers East Sussex, Sleepers West Sussex, Sleepers Hampshire, Sleepers Wiltshire, Sleepers Dorset, Sleepers Somerset, Sleepers Devon, Sleepers Cornwall, Sleepers Surrey, Sleepers Essex, Sleepers Oxfordshire, Sleepers Bedfordshire, Sleepers Cambridgeshire, Sleepers Norfolk, Sleepers Suffolk, Sleepers Buckinghamshire, Sleepers Middlesex, Sleepers Hertfordshire, Sleepers Gloucestershire, Sleepers Yorkshire, Sleepers Northumberland, Sleepers Northamptonshire, Sleepers London, Sleepers Leicestershire, Sleepers Warwickshire, Sleepers Worcestershire, Sleepers Derbyshire, Sleepers Nottinghamshire, Sleepers Staffordshire, Sleepers Lincolnshire, Sleepers Berkshire, Sleepers Cheshire, Sleepers Herefordshire, Sleepers Cumbria, Sleepers Shropshire and Sleepers County Durham.
Questions and Answers
Are Gardoo railway sleepers from Sustainable sources?
Yes, we care about the environment and the illegal timber trade and we are proud to say all our sleepers are from sustainable sources and certified under our membership of the FSC Certification process.
What is the treatment to ensure long life?
Our brown sleepers are treated with Tanalith E to provide a long life, on average treated softwood sleepers last between 10-15 years in most situations, oak sleepers have a much longer life of between 25 and 35 years depending on use and situation. No matter the treatment softwood sleepers are a natural product and will overtime deteriate, you can extend this life span with an annual treatment of preservative. But remember you must treat any areas you have cut to ensure long life. For the finished colouring our gardoo sleepers are treated with Tanatone for a warm brown colour which overtime will fade to a natural silvery grey.
Will I be able to lift them
The 2.4m x 100mm x 200mm brown weigh between 20kg & 30kg, we always advice that you should always lift sleepers with two people to avoid injury.
Which sleepers should I use?
The choice is totally up to you, softwood sleepers are a fantastic choice for most projects around the garden but our Oak railway sleepers being a hardwood will last much longer than softwood sleeper’s but they are considerably more expensive and much heavier making them much harder to handle.
If you are using sleepers in areas such a children’s sandpits or seating areas it is better to use our planned and bevelled softwood sleepers which are available in a green or brown finish.
Are the fixing screws strong?
Yes they are designed for timber structure fixing
Why do they have splits, knots and wanes?
Timber sleepers are a natural product and will always have some type of blemishes, part of the drying process with timber will create splits and twisting but this is part of the natural look when using sleepers.
How are they delivered?
Our sleepers are delivered by various pallet network operators, they are packed on a non-returnable timber pallet, more information is available under the delivery section.
|Material:||FSC® certified softwood|
|Size:||2.4m x 100mm x 200mm|
|Weight:||29kg average weight (as a natural wood product, weight can vary depending on a number of factors, so actual weight may be higher or lower than this).|
|Treatment:||Pressure-treated with Tanalith E and coloured with Tanatone. Tanalith E is a water-based wood preservative that contains copper and proven organic biocides. Tanalith E pressure-treated timber has a long-term protection against fungal and insect attack when used both in and out of contact with the ground, in appropriate applications.|
*As part of the natural weathering and ageing process, these brown sleepers will gradually mellow to a dark brown/ grey colour. This process will take approximately 3-6 months for sleepers that are used outdoors, with the sun helping to bleach the wood.
This weathering process does not indicate any loss of preservative protection.
However, if you wish to retain the original colour of your sleepers, we recommend that you retreat your sleepers by applying a stain/preservative or varnish before the original colour fades. Continue this retreatment annually to maintain that colour.
The stated dimensions of our sleepers refer to the finished size.
As a natural product, each sleeper is unique. This means that there may be colour variations, splits, knots and wanes.
As a processed wood product, please be aware that sleepers may contain splinters. Care should be taken in handling sleepers and we recommend wearing gloves when handling.