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Oak is probably our favourite hardwood, as it lends itself for both internal and external works.

Oak sleepers (often referred to as railway sleepers, garden sleepers, wooden sleepers or timber sleepers) can be used for a variety of landscaping purposes, including to create planters, raised beds, retaining walls, garden edging for ponds, paths and walkways, steps, patios, outdoor furniture, and much more – they are an incredibly versatile timber product!

Oak sleepers are ideal for landscaping because of their straight edge, because they are long lasting, and because can add a huge amount of character to a garden, as they are a natural, beautiful, organic product.

The standard size is 100x200mm in 2.4m lengths – some may be a bit longer as not all sawmills cut them individually. However, many other sizes are also possible, sometimes for quick delivery to your address.

Ecochoice delivers from full packs (approx. 35 pcs) to full load (approx. 480 pcs) of French Oak Sleepers to the trade.

Oak sleepers come in a range of quality grades, so it’s important to be well informed before making your purchase. Sleepers are cut from lower quality logs and come from different forests. This helps with overall forest sustainability as not every part of the log will be suitable for joinery planks. Therefore, oak sleepers will usually have lots of individual character imperfections such as corners not being perfectly square, sap, wane, shakes and splits, knots, brown stain and other marks which make it look so adorably and uniquely rustic (and cheap too).

If you’re a merchant, a landscaper or a contractor, please call us for pictures and prices on our range of beautiful oak sleepers.

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