New Australian Hardwood Sleepers

  • Ideal for steps and prominent feature areas.
  • This is a new sawn timber that will fade within three months to drift wood colour.
  • A very good sleeper that is easily handled cut and modified on site.
  • Grade: A Grade – NEW
  • Colour: Chestnut brown that will fade to a drift wood color.
  • Treatment: Non-Treated. Suitable for all uses.
  • Description: Top and sides are generally square with minor weathering. The four sides are well defined. Minor Wane (outer log surface) could be present.
  • About: Due to these sleepers not having been placed in a railway network they do not have the grit , dirt and stones that can be embedded in used sleepers, making them ideal for projects that require adaptable timber that is simple to cut and easy to work with on designs to specification. Consistency in colors, size, shape & weathering.
  • Using product: Cutting, drilling and using fasteners is possible on these sleepers with preferably commercial tools and equipment. Perfect for serious DIY projects and commercial applications. Stainable and sand-able (machine sanding) for a richer, sleeker finish. Takes well to regular oiling.
  • Interlinks comments/notes:
    A product that has only just begun its life, incredulous durability. Fantastic for continuity on larger projects with strong supply ability. Fantastic to utilize with other new products & designs.
    Ideal for incorporating various building materials (raw & manmade). Provides a clean & seamless transition between settings & designs such as new house builds to existing landscaped surrounds.
  • Delivery & logistics: 2.1M Bundle of 20 = 1300 kg / 1.3M3, 2.75M = 1700kg / 1.7M3 transport by  (minimum) tandem trailer size with adequate tow bar rating is advisable.


  • Facts/ myth debunking:Dense, tight grained, hardwood railway sleepers, especially tropical timbers, are completely different to light, softwood railway sleepers which have to be treated with either creosote or pressure treatment to prevent them rotting and collapsing. Hardwood railway sleepers are much more durable and naturally longer lasting.
    • —African Azobe railway sleepers, for example, are often used untreated by British Waterways under water, due to their natural preservative qualities. Jarra, Karri, Mora, and Greenheart are likewise placed untreated on the railway track by Network Rail, and are expected to last for up to 100 years.
    • —-So, untreated railway sleepers are popular with those wanting to keep clear of chemical treatments, or contamination, and wanting to use something that is naturally very long lasting. An original used Australian hardwood railway sleeper. Not treated with any preservation chemicals due to the natural durability of the Australian hardwoods.

    Jarrah and Iron bark are the well-known Australian hardwoods, however 23 hardwood species are certified for use in the Australian railway networks, from Grey River Red gum, Tallow wood to Mahogany for example. Which are timber species that are far more durable or higher in strength ratings than Jarrah and Ironbark. Other hardwood species that are logged through out the world in the 21st century are border line if not illegal in their logging operations, Purple and Green heart timbers used in wharf structures from the north east areas of South America “Suriname ‘  or Azobe hardwoods from the African Congo up to Cameroon region . Where the international certification FSC*  struggles to police and regulate logging legally. Australian however works with their own specific sustainability legal requirements set up and strongly enforced by the Australian Federal Government.  Use Australian hardwoods and help protect the fragile Rain forest timbers of our world.

    *(Forest Steward Council; FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests)