When you enter the world of horticulture, you’ll find it has an entire language of its own. While this is certainly quite exciting, it can also get quite confusing, especially when you’re trying on what’s best for your garden. If you want to find out more about Oak railway sleepers, the team at Vetraland Selective Timber are here to help. 

We’ve spent many years supplying high-quality Oak railway sleepers to our customers and can provide you with an ample opportunity to understand what they are and how you can best put them to use in your garden. Once you are ready to invest in Oak railway sleepers, you can purchase directly from our timber yard in Greenwich, South London. 

What are Oak Railway Sleepers?

Oak railway sleepers are rectangular beams that would traditionally be used to support the rails on railroad tracks. They are usually laid horizontally and perpendicular to the rails to ensure the tracks are spaced properly and remain upright, even today they are a staple in railway systems around the world. 

Over the years though, their use in the garden has become just as prevalent as they use in the railway industry. These rectangular timbers are incredibly useful, with a variety of functions, ranging from vegetable patch partitions to furniture making. Their flexibility is one of the reasons that they are so popular today.

Do Oak Railway Sleepers Last?

One of the great things about Oak railway sleepers is the fact that they are made out of Oak timber. Oak is a prolific hardwood timber that has a long life expectancy. Timber is strong, durable, and rot resistant, the perfect material for your garden. You can expect your Oak railway sleepers from Vetraland Selective Timber to have a lifespan of around 100 years, even without regular maintenance. Oak railway sleepers are an investment for your garden. The versatility of the material means that, even if you no longer need it for an area of your garden, you can repurpose it to work in another. 

How Do You Look After Your Oak Railway Sleepers?

Oak railway sleepers are easy to look after, and you have several options if you do choose to treat them. In the past Oak railway sleepers have been treated with tar or creosote, but in today’s day and age, you can just use a quality stain. If you’d like to find out more about the best way to look after your Oak railway sleepers, then don’t hesitate to ask a member of our team. They can offer you the advice that you’re looking for. 

Would you Like More Information?

You’re welcome to visit our timber yard in Greenwich, if you’d like to ask your questions before you arrive, then feel free to contact us directly at 0208 858 6441 or enquiries@vetralandtimber.london.