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Fairoak Sleepers

Situated near Southampton we are a family run business offering friendly honest advice, prompt supply and a delivery service if required.  Our site at Frith Farm is between Wickham and Swanmore on Frith Lane close to the, A32, A3M, M27, M3, Alton, Bishops Waltham, Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.

Railway Sleepers are increasingly popular for use in landscaping projects, for example, gardens, construction sites, Golf courses, Equestrian Centres, Waste sites and car parks.  In creative landscaping they are often used for raised flower beds, earth retaining walls and other features to enhance the appearance of gardens and drives of new and older properties.

Viewing by appointment please ring Mark Benson on 07756-160146.

Stock and Pricing Guide

Tropical Hardwood Reclaimed Grade B Railway Sleepers:
Approx. (mm) 2600 x 250 x 125 (Untreated Hardwood)       
                              Grade A:                                                    £25.00
+ VAT 
                              Grade B:                                                    £20.00
ea + VAT
Tropical reclaimed hardwoods are straight and make good rustic edging, garden features and retaining walls where an attractive ‘seasoned’ look is required.  They are extremely hard, durable, strong and suitable for load bearing applications.

They do not need treating and have attractive colour and surface texture however as grade ‘B’ may have some splits.  Existing for many years due to their durability they are made from a mixture of species including Jarrah, Ekki, Karri, Angelim Vermelho & Angelim Pedra

Oak Reclaimed Railway Sleepers
Approx. (mm) 2600 x 260 x 150 (Creosoted/Hardwood)
                               Grade A: 
                                                   £20.00 ea + VAT
                               Grade B:                                                    £18.50 ea + VAT
                               Grade C:                                                    £17.00 ea + VAT

Reclaimed, these are very durable, originally Creosoted and made from ‘seasoned’ Oak.  They have quite a ‘Rustic’ appearance and are very good for duties where strength is required, for example retaining walls and bridges. We always try to stock the highest grades which are generally straight with good surfaces.

Unlike new Oak sleepers, they are very stable and are very unlikely to deform or split further.  Our good quality Oak sleepers offer exceptionally good value for money and are heavier and stronger than softwood types, thus helping to ensure a stable, durable structure when in place

Conifer Rustic Reclaimed Grade A Railway Sleepers:             £19.00 ea + VAT
Approx. (mm) 2600 x 250 x 150 (Tanalised or Creosoted)

Reclaimed, they are fairly straight and make good rustic edging, garden features and retaining walls where a ‘seasoned’ look is required.  However sometimes they have rounded edges and are not so suitable for laying edge on edge.

As genuine reclaimed Railway Sleepers they have surface marking and may have weathered bolt holes. Being originally Creosoted and having existed for many years their durability is assured.


New Tanalised Pine Sleepers                                                 £20.00 ea + VAT
Approx. (mm) 2400 x 245 x 115 (Softwood)
New Tanalised Pine Sleepers                                                 £16.00 ea + VAT
Approx. (mm) 2400 x 200 x 100 (Softwood)

 Ideal for an attractive ‘fitted’ look, being accurately sawn to size.  They are an attractive golden brown, durable, straight and relatively light to handle.


Features utilising these sleepers have an ‘engineered’ look that many find appealing.  Their ‘flatness’ makes them ideal for steps or a base for a structure and they are readily laid edge on edge or flat on flat.  It is wise to use a non-permeable ground sheet between the sleeper and soil.


New Untreated Oak (natural colour) Sleepers:                       £20.00 ea + VAT
Approx. (mm) 2400 x 200 x 100 (Hardwood)                                

Although accurately machined and an attractive golden brown when first produced they quite rapidly turn a light grey and are prone to warping and splitting.

Unlike reclaimed ‘Rustic’ Oak types new Oak sleepers are likely to move after installation.  This is partly because they are usually made from ‘Green Oak’ which may not be properly seasoned.  They are more durable than new Tanalised Pine if properly treated prior to placement. We categorically recommend new oak should always be treated if in contact with the ground.  A non-permeable ground sheet is recommended between the sleeper and soil.



Delivery Charge: £15.00 - £35.00 + VAT (subject to distance & load)


Prices Negotiable on large orders and sleeper condition


Payment required in full by BACS, cash or cheque upon delivery


Please contact us for further information, or to arrange for viewing and collection from our stock. A ‘Telehandler’ is available on site for loading.


Please note! Gloves must be worn when handling our sleepers, particularly when they are Creosoted or Tanalised


Please note:    

There are regulations regarding restrictions on where Creosote treated timber can be used.  Where contact with skin is likely i.e.: seating, interior use and children play areas Creosoted timber is not acceptable.

The prohibitions on usage, according to EC & EEC regulations are as follows:-

  • Inside buildings (whatever the purpose), in toys, in playgrounds and in garden furniture.

  • In garden situations where there is a risk of ‘frequent’ skin contact.  ‘Frequent’ is advised by the DTI to mean “habitual or constant”.

  • It is important to wear gloves when handling treated sleepers not only because of the treated surface but also to avoid skin damage.

Fairoak Sleepers trusts that this information is of assistance in your enjoying safe usage of our products and would like to make the following comments:

  • It is our understanding that you can grow produce, (veg etc.) inside a space contained by treated sleepers but not on them and that they can be used for retaining slopes in say a garden or commercial environment.

  • Probably the main issue with reclaimed sleepers is not necessarily toxicity, since the more hazardous low molecular with contaminants and water soluble phenols will have long since dispersed, but the dirtiness of the entrained Bitumen.  Bitumen is potentially more of a problem with pressure treated Pine compared with Oak since Pine has a much more ‘open’ wood grain absorbing more Bitumen and therefore having a greater tendency to ‘bleed’ in warm weather.

  • Reclaimed Railway Sleepers are a natural product inevitably of considerable age and therefore one finds there is a variation of quality between loads.  We recommend viewing a potential consignment to be sure that you are happy with it. 

For Railway Sleepers in the Kent, East Sussex, Surrey, Essex and London area please contact Mark Johnson of Sevenoaks Sleepers sevenoakssleepers@hotmail.com stocking one of the largest range of sleepers in the UK.



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