One of the most popular items we use in our garden designs are solid wooden sleepers.
They are so versatile, and some what reasonable costing to build with compared to stonework. Wooden sleepers are amazing for building steps, planters and retaining walls plus a whole host of other items.
We use two main styles of sleeper, one being the new fabricated sleeper and the other being the reclaimed European softwood creosote treated sleepers from beneath the tracks of assorted European countries.
The advantage of using vertically placed railway sleepers is that you can vary the height of the wall in different places, and you can create a curved wall, rather than straight.
This creates some amazing designs, some of which can be seen on our gallery pages
Here is an example of a truly stunning seating area for the fire-pit created using reclaimed sleepers topped with modern coping stones
As we often say...if you can dream it we can build it