Timber Sleepers

At The Larch Cladding Company, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality timber sleepers that blend functionality with natural beauty, ideal for a wide range of landscaping and architectural projects.

Treated Railway sleepers | Garden Timber sleepers

Our timber sleepers, sourced from sustainably managed forests, are especially valued for their durability, strength, and resistance to decay, making them an excellent choice for garden beds, retaining walls, steps, and outdoor furniture. With a distinct, warm hue and a texture that ages gracefully, timber sleepers add a rustic yet refined charm to any outdoor space. Whether you’re embarking on a DIY project or seeking professional-grade materials, our timber sleepers offer a sustainable, long-lasting solution that enhances the natural appeal of your surroundings.

Timber Sleeper Range

Sleeper Timber

Larch Sleepers

Larch sleepers, known for their impressive durability and natural resistance to rot, make an ideal choice for outdoor landscaping projects, offering a robust and aesthetically pleasing solution for gardens and structural applications.

Cedar Sleepers

Cedar Sleepers

Cedar sleepers are celebrated for their rich color, aromatic scent, and exceptional resistance to decay and pests, making them a premium choice for creating visually striking and long-lasting garden features and landscapes.

Timber Sleepers

douglas fir sleepers

Douglas Fir sleepers are renowned for their strength, structural integrity, and ability to withstand the elements, providing a sturdy and reliable foundation for a variety of landscaping and construction projects.

Applications of Timber Sleepers
Garden Edging

Timber sleepers make excellent garden edging materials. They can be used to create defined borders between different sections of your garden, preventing soil erosion and maintaining a neat appearance.

Retaining Walls

For sloped or uneven landscapes, timber sleepers can be used to build retaining walls. These walls help stabilise the soil, prevent erosion, and create level areas for planting or seating.

Steps and Pathways

Timber sleepers can be cut and arranged to create steps and pathways in your garden. They provide a natural, rustic look while offering a sturdy and durable walking surface.

Raised Beds

Gardeners often use timber sleepers to construct raised beds for planting flowers, vegetables, or herbs. These raised beds improve drainage, prevent soil compaction, and make gardening more accessible.

Timber Sleepers FAQ

We use high-quality timber to ensure durability and strength in our sleepers. The types of timber we use include Larch, Douglas Fir, and Cedar. These varieties are chosen for their natural resistance to decay, rot, and pests, making them ideal for both landscaping and structural projects.
The lifespan of timber sleepers depends on several factors including the type of timber, environmental conditions, and whether they have been treated. On average, our sleepers made from Larch, Douglas Fir, and Cedar can last between 10 to 15 years when properly maintained and used in conditions that do not persistently expose them to moisture or direct soil contact.
Absolutely! Timber sleepers are a popular choice for garden landscaping projects. They can be used to create beautiful, natural-looking retaining walls, steps, garden beds, and edging. Their robustness and aesthetic appeal make them a versatile option for enhancing any garden space. Additionally, the natural resistance of Larch, Douglas Fir, and Cedar to decay makes them ideal for outdoor use.

Yes, our timber sleepers are available both treated and untreated. For added durability and longevity, we recommend our treated sleepers, which have been processed to resist moisture, fungal decay, and insect attacks. This treatment extends the life of the sleepers beyond what is naturally expected of Larch, Douglas Fir, and Cedar, ensuring they maintain their strength and aesthetic appeal for longer, even in harsh outdoor conditions.

Maintaining timber sleepers is key to prolonging their life and keeping them looking great. Here are a few tips:If untreated, apply a wood preservative annually to protect against rot and insect damage. Keep soil and wet materials away from the sleeper surfaces as much as possible to prevent moisture accumulation. If used in ground contact or areas with high moisture, consider using a gravel base for drainage and to reduce direct soil contact. Regularly inspect for signs of wear or damage and address any issues promptly to prevent further deterioration. By following these maintenance tips, you can extend the lifespan of your timber sleepers, whether they’re made of Larch, Douglas Fir, or Cedar.

Our Reviews

glen britton
glen britton
2023-04-28
The service and quality of the timber outstanding
Nick Woodcock
Nick Woodcock
2022-04-08
Very help and will be ordering soon
Rob Monshin
Rob Monshin
2021-04-02
As always fantastic service , timber cut to size perfectly , delivered on time .
Peggy Romer
Peggy Romer
2020-10-29
Possibly the most friendly and helpful company I've used. Always kept me up to date and provided useful advice. Will be using them again soon!
Lloyd English
Lloyd English
2020-07-14
Super company to work with. I found Mathew and his team really helpful, and the examples they have of different cladding helps no end when deciding what to go for. Great value and the fact the wood is grown, felled and sawed in Wales proves it truly is a local product. Highly recommend this company.
James Scott-Cook
James Scott-Cook
2019-12-18
Bought some waney Edge larch cladding from this company good price, good quality did two gable ends with it looks great