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Decorating with sleepers

Outdoor vegetable plant

Railway sleepers are becoming increasingly more prevalent as more people start landscaping their gardens prepared for the summer.


Many people are moving into new homes and have been left with a very simple and dull garden. Others are finding that their existing garden is becoming very tedious.


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5 Ideas For Using Sleepers

Sleepers in Garden

For your garden, there are so many great ways to use them to improve your garden’s aesthetics. With the benefits of sleepers, read to find out 5 ideas for using sleepers.

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Designing a Garden using Sleepers

Garden bench in woodlands

Using sleepers can be a creative way to create new furniture, walkways and water features, all for your garden. Even though sleepers are a simple material, they have an unlimited number of uses. When carrying out DIY in your garden, it is best to use a mixture of new and reclaimed sleepers.


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Reclaimed Sleepers: Architecture

Reclaimed Sleepers - Architecture

Architecture with sleepers can be astounding – the small details, the curves, the edges, it all looks so perfectly put together and thought out!

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Modern Ways to Use Sleepers

Hillsborough Modern Ways to Use Sleepers

We’ve noticed that in the past decade trends have repeated themselves in regards to everything; fashion, interior design, colour, food etc. In the 50s and 60s wood panelling was all the rage, but quickly fell out of fashion in later decades and was replaced with bright, vibrant coloured wallpaper. But like we said, trends repeat themselves – meaning wood panelling is back! 

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Caring For Your Sleepers

Sleeper steps

As we mentioned in previous articles railway sleepers can be used for a wide array of different outdoor applications. Surprisingly untreated ones may also be placed indoors, serving as furnishings such as benches and tables, stair treads, shelving, and even a mantelpiece.

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Railway sleepers are great


For nearly three decades, our company has been producing and selling high performance garden and fending merchandise. Perhaps some of the most popular products in our collection however are the M-Track railway sleepers.

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Quality is vital in sleepers


Railway sleepers are surprisingly versatile and can be used for a wide array of different landscaping and gardening projects. They come in a selection of timbers, finishes, and sizes, allowing property owners and landscapers to be creative when using them. The one thing to always keep in mind though is that the success of a project and the longevity comes down to the sleeper quality.

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Amazing Uses for Railway Sleepers


Did you know Hillsborough Fencing offer both new and reclaimed railway sleepers? They’re great for building all sorts of garden centrepieces, and can even be used for furniture inside the home as well. They look great, being large, sturdy timber, and they’re really made to last.

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Railway Sleeper Myths - BUSTED!

railway sleepers

Railway sleepers are versatile and helpful in the design and development of your garden, making great outdoor furniture, foundations for patio and decking areas, and being adaptable for use indoors. However, due to the many different types of wood used to make railway sleepers, rules around treating them, and what they can be successfully and safely used for can be difficult to pinpoint. 

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