Our Pine Sleepers boast both form and function because not only are they of the highest quality, but they are also supplied at a great value at Stone Zone. These sleepers are popular amongst both our Retail and our Trade customers. We supply them at the standard size of 2.4m x 195mm x 95mm.
These popular sleepers are A-grade and are 100% PEFC certified. As they are treated tanalised, it offers protection against fungi and insects. These are softwood pine timber sleepers and can easily be sawn by hand.
There are many uses for these beautiful sleepers, such as garden borders to plant flowers in, a raised vegetable bed or you can test your creativity by building a sand pit!
Our Railway Pine Sleepers are a natural, soft green colour which fades over time to a beautiful silvery grey.
These FSC Certified Sleepers are untreated and are freshly cut from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified timber, meaning they are sustainably sourced without damaging forest areas.
- Ideal for edging, borders and raised vegetable beds
- Treated Tanalised to last at least 10 years
- Measures 2.4m x 195mm x 100mm
- Sustainably sourced
Need less than 10 sleepers? Call 01202 874207 to order over the phone.
Pine Sleepers as Raised Beds
A common way Pine Sleepers are used is to build raised plant beds either in your garden or an allotment. Pine Sleepers, more often than not, are easy to manoeuvre and therefore very easy to saw by hand if needed, making them suitable for those wanting to do a quick job in their garden. However, if you want to be even more precise they can always be machine-cut as well.
We think it's a great idea to keep your plants in an elevated plant bed because it reduces the dangers that can occur when they are on the ground - namely, they are significantly less likely to get eaten by slugs. Furthermore, having them raised a few inches above ground level, makes upkeeping a little easier as well because you don't need to invest in a kneeling pad where you're weeding or digging.
Pine Sleepers for Garden Edging
A very popular design for gardens is to have borders adorned with flowers all around the edges or to use them as a divide between two different areas within the garden.
Pine Sleepers are a great option for flower borders on ground level. The light brown shade of the pine adds to the colour palette of your garden and makes the colours of the flower pop. These flower beds are very simple to put together and they are able to hold a whole range of things such as flowers, herbs, shrubs and more. We recommend using Wessex Soils to promote healthy growth or maybe Woodland Mulch to make the edging look attractive.
Whether you have a tiered garden or not, or you are considering having divides within your garden to separate different landscapes, these Sleepers are an effective way to achieve this. Pine Sleepers are an attractive accompaniment with a range of different landscapes such as natural Paving, Porcelain paving ad even Artificial Grass. Furthermore, to enhance the area even further you can consider adding Chippings or Decorative Stones.
Finally, they can also be used to create edging for outdoor paths. If you are considering using Path Chippings within your pathways, then Pine Sleepers will coordinate very well, with the colours complimenting each other for a rustic, classic look.
How to Create a Raised Sleeper Bed
Building your own raised sleeper bed is a simpler DIY project than many people might think, as long as you have all the correct materials and equipment you need, it can be completed by anyone with some DIY experience. As a result of our Sleepers being perfectly rectangular shaped, it makes them easy to construct by attaching them with Hex Head Timber Screws. Follow our helpful guide for all the tips you'll need!
- Spirit Level
- Sand Paper
- Exterior coach screws
- 10mm Flat Wood Drill Bit
- 32mm Flat Wood Drill Bit
- 17mm Socket and Rachet
- Weed fabric
Begin with placing your sleepers where you want the beds to go. Be careful where you decide to place your raised because there are several factors you will need to consider before doing something permanent. If you are considering planting fruits and vegetables, we suggest you pick an area that will get a good amount of sunlight. Sunlight is also something you need to consider for just regular plants and flowers.
After you have chosen the best spot for your beds, keep them there for the moment and use a spade and start digging out the area, remember to include enough space for the sleepers to go in. We suggest that you dig at least 30mm deep into the ground and carefully remove any debris during the process. For extra accuracy, go ahead and use a spirit level to ensure that everything is level.
Furthermore, we strongly advise that you purchase a weed fabric to place at the bottom of the sleeper beds. Now is the best time to install the fabric because you can remove the sleepers and determine how much fabric you will need to cover the area. Go around the fabric and cut out the amount you need plus a little extra and lay it down in the proper place.
Optional but recommended, you can also decide to lay down a porous aggregate to go on top of the weed membrane. This will allow the entire to have good drainage, which means your plants won't get oversoaked and your sleepers will be less likely to start rotting. We recommend you use either Scalpings or Crushed Concrete for an affordable solution, you only need a 10mm layer to cover your weed fabric.
You can now go ahead and put the sleepers back in their original spot. Drill 2 pilot holes into the end of the outer sleeper, and the shorter sleeper. This can be easily achieved if you use a 10mm flat wood drill bit. Once that is done, get a 32mm drill bit to drill ~ 1cm into the wood on top of the 2 holes you drilled earlier. This will enable the screw heads to be recessed. Now you can place the 15xm coach screws into the holes and tighten them carefully with the 17mm socket and ratchet. Now repeat this process on all 4 corners.
Going forward, you have a few options you can take when layering multiple sleepers on top of each other. One option would be to drill pilot holes into each corner of the top tiers that go into the sleepers below and then secure them with coach screws - same as what you did earlier.
On the other hand, if you can get your hands on some batten wood - which you can easily find in builder's merchants, you can place them in each order and drill a pilot hole and secure each screw. Both methods are effective and will ensure that your beds won't budge.
To conclude, make sure you remember to use sandpaper and smoothen out the corner edges of the sleepers and any areas that you may seem fit, so the overall look is smooth and polished. When doing this, please take care and wear gloves, dusk masks and goggles because it will not be nice if any of the debris gets in your eyes, now or mouth!
How to Buy Pine Sleepers
Our Pine Sleepers can be collected for free at one of our depots in Wimborne, Bournemouth or Dorchester, or can be delivered for free to local postcodes in Dorset! We also deliver nationally to anywhere in the UK.
We can deliver less than 10 sleepers to your home address or direct to the site. Please call our friendly team on 01202 874207 if you require this service.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of our Sleepers, the colours and finish may vary. We would recommend choosing them from one of our depots if you are looking for consistent colours.
Buy With Confidence
- Our Garden Sleepers can be purchased with a minimum order of 10 online; you can phone us if you require less than this
- Please select the number of sleepers you'd like and add them to your basket
- Our Sleepers will either arrive on a hiab lorry that can be used to lift the stone onto your garden, or it will arrive on a pallet for kerbside delivery; depending on your address
- You can choose a free collection from one of our Depots or fuss-free, home delivery.
A Service You Can Rely On
- Our reliable service offers prompt delivery to any area in the UK
- Stone Zone is a family-run business that has been well-established since 1998
- Our efficient customer advisors can help you with your purchase
- We pride ourselves on offering a range of affordable garden supplies
A Delivery Service you can Rely on
You don't need to be there for delivery; if you're happy to do so, our delivery drivers can deliver bulk bags to your front garden without a signature.
Alternatively, our experienced drivers can operate their lorries to deliver bulk bags over fences at the front, side or back of your property, you will need to be present for this delivery type.
Please let us know if there are any access difficulties to your road or property. If your property has very tight access and we need to use a small lorry, a surcharge of £30 + vat will apply.
Any questions? Use our live chat to speak to an advisor, alternatively, you can fill out an enquiry form or call us on 01202 874207.