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Reclaimed Railway Sleepers

Rob Byrne - Friday, December 28, 2012

It’s no real surprise that consumers place such great emphasis on gardens when they are looking for properties. They can provide children with a space to run around and burn off their seemingly endless energy and they are great for people who want to be able to enjoy some fresh air and relaxation in their own little piece of the outdoors.

When done right, gardens can have a magical feel. By using pathways, plants and other features effectively, it’s possible to create stunning visual effects.

Old Fashioned Charm

If you’re keen to make sure your outdoor area has a certain rustic charm, you might want to steer clear of using too many synthetic materials in it. For example, cluttering the space with plastics can detract from its natural feel.

In contrast, wood is perfect. You can use timber for decking, furniture, pathways and much more and in doing so, you should be able to give your garden a warm and inviting feel. On this theme, you may be interested in reclaimed railway sleepers. These items have a real charm to them. Each of the beams has a history and they blend in to their surroundings seamlessly.

A clear conscience

Meanwhile, this is recycling at its best. By purchasing these items, you’re ensuring they do not go to waste and the great thing is, the wood is not appealing despite its past, its previous use makes it even more attractive. The distressed look created by years of use in the great outdoors gives it a character that’s virtually impossible to achieve in other ways.

Get creative

Of course, how you use the wood is entirely up to you. You can let your imagination run wild and come up with a variety of different applications. For example, perhaps you’re keen to use the railway sleepers to make the perimeters of raised beds. This can look fantastic.

Another option is to create pathways using the timber. This is an alternative to flag stones, pebbles, woodchip and so on.

We can help

Here at Natural Stone & Timber we’re well aware of the amazing potential of these sleepers and by taking a look around our website, you should be able to find versions that tick all of your boxes.

As well as reclaimed sleepers, we also offer softwood and new oak products that may take your fancy.

Feeling proud

By using the best materials around to help enhance the look of your garden, you can ensure that you’re able to take great pride in the space. That feeling of satisfaction when you see the reactions of visitors to your property can be great.

To see our full range of products, including our slate tiles and other items, just take a look around the rest of our website. You might be surprised by the level of choice on offer. Also, making changes to your garden doesn’t have to cost the earth and it requires relatively little effort, so it’s well worth investigating the options open to you.