Our reclaimed sleepers measure 2.6m x 225mm x 150mm.
Tar leaching out of reclaimed sleepers should always be considered when used in a garden.
In 2003 the British government ruled that old railway sleepers treated with creosote could be used in parks, gardens, and outdoor recreational and leisure facilities but
a) should NOT be used where there is a risk of frequent skin contact, (e.g. schools, play areas, benches etc..)
b) should NOT be used where they may come into contact with food stuffs, (e.g. picnic tables)
c) should NOT be used inside buildings. (e.g. fireplaces and lintels)
– Don’t use creosoted sleepers around children, food, or indoors.
– Don’t put them in places where people may sit on them or regularly come into skin contact with them.
Reclaimed sleepers should always be handled with Gloves, and a dust mask must be worn when cutting.