Railway sleepers have grown in popularity as a garden feature in recent years and are now regularly used in landscaping. They can be used for many different purposes and having been used to excellent effect on TV shows such as Ground Force they are now a popular addition to any garden. AVS Fencing, suppliers of decking, driveway gates and garden fencing, are one of the leading suppliers of railway sleepers and has a superb range of affordable sleepers in stock.
Railway sleepers originally became widely available for recycling and started become popular after the Beeching Report closed a considerable part of Britain’s branch line rail service. Many people would use reclaimed railway sleepers for building bridges across ditches in their gardens as well as using them to hold up or to retain soil. Reclaimed sleepers made an excellent retainer for gardens that were on different levels as well as to create garden terracing.
Although their speciality might seem to be in garden fence panels and fence posts, AVS Fencing is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of garden railway sleepers. Selling both new sleepers and secondhand sleepers they retail thousands of sleepers every year and their excellent sourcing of these products allows AVS to pass the savings onto customers.
Mark Whiting, marketing director of AVS Fencing who offer both new sleepers and secondhand sleepers said, “Sleepers can be used for almost anything and the only limit is your imagination. In essence sleepers are a substantial and strong piece of timber and so they will last for many years. The durability of your garden railway sleepers will depend on the type of sleepers that you purchase. The most durable sleeper is the reclaimed hardwood railway sleeper, then the hardwood new railway sleeper which is untreated and finally the treated softwood new railway sleeper. The life expectancy of your treated softwood railway sleeper will very much depend upon the quality of the treatment and also the application.”
Secondhand sleepers are generally used for ground contact work and used where there is not the risk of frequent skin contact due to the nature of their treatments. New sleepers are either made of Oak and hence are durable without further treatment or from softwood pressure treated with preservatives that stay largely fixed in the timber unlike the recycled or secondhand sleepers. AVS Fencing stocks a wide range of both reclaimed and new railway sleepers and a combination of high quality products and affordable prices mean they deliver literally thousands of sleepers to satisfied customers every year.
Mr. Whiting added, “We sell thousands of sleepers every year, which means that here at AVS, we buy these at fantastic rates and ensure these savings pass on to our customers. We are experts when it comes to fencing posts and new sleepers are exactly like these, so our customers know that they are not only going to get the best rate but the highest level of customer service and product knowledge from the team here at AVS Fencing.”
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