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Sleeper retaining walls and raised beds, Shropshire


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Large sleeper retaining wall - Telford, Shropshire

You do not have to use brick for retaining walls. Sleepers are even stronger than brick and will suit both traditional and modern designs. Sleepers retaining walls are a lot more cost-effective as the materials are cheaper, and sleeper walls can be constructed a lot quicker than a brick walls so the labour is cheaper as well.

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Retaining walls using sleepers - Shifnal, Shropshire

If you are looking for a contemporary design such as this one, then sleepers can be used to great effect. They are perfect for small terraced areas and raised beds.

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Retaining wall adjacent to driveway - Childs Ercall, Shropshire

The drive needed to be extended but this required a deep bank to be cut out from the the extended drive area. A retainer was required so sleepers were used to hold back the remaining 18" of bank and this was turned into a small decorative bed.

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Raised beds using sleepers - Telford, Shropshire

As well as being used as a very cost-effective alternative to brick walls, sleepers are perfect for defining the different areas within the garden, and the best way of doing this is with raised beds.

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Retaining walls and steps with sleepers - Oswestry, Shropshire

In this example, sleepers have been bolted together to form a strong wall which can also double as a seat. Note we do not use original sleepers as these contain tar which breaches current Health & Safety legislation. new tanalised sleepers look similar to original sleepers but do not contain tar, they are presssure treated to preserve the timber.

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Sleepers retaining walls - Shrewsbury, Shropshire

This is a good example of how sleepers can be used in a small garden to serve multiple functions.

A retainer was required to hold back the bank from the new patio but the customer also wanted some raised beds and a water featrure.

We therefore built a box section retainer out of fully tanalised treated sleepers to server all functions.

The left side was built up higher and a pond liner and pump installed to create a self-contained water feature. The right side was filled with top soil and used as a raised bed and the steps separate the two.

Simple but effective in a small garden.

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Sleepers retaining walls - Newport, Shropshire

A strong retainer and timber fence was required to hold back a conifer hedge and also for security, as the garden could currently be accessed through the hedge from the road.

The quickest and most economical way of building a strong retainer for this purpose is to use timber sleepers. Timber is also stronger than brick and you don't have the same maintenace issues with frost damage that exposed brick can have.

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Sleepers retaining wall and raised beds - Telford, Shropshire

Here is another example of where we have used sleepers as a divide between two levels and also created some useful raised beds at the same time.

Sleepers will outlast brick, they are cheaper to install than brick, and they look fantastic in any garden.

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We can build retaining or decorative walls in your area.

We are based in Telford and we serve the Telford area including, Admaston, Apley, Aquaduct, Arleston, Brookside, Church Aston, Dawley, Dawley Bank, Donnington, Donnington Wood, Doseley, Edgmond, Edgmond Marsh, Hadley, Homer Lake, Horsehay, Ketley, Ketley Bank, Lawley, Lawley Bank, Leegomery, Lightmoor, Lilleshall, Little Dawley, Madeley, Muxton, Newdale, Newport, Oakengates, Old Park, Overdale, Priorslee, Randley, Shifnal, St Georges, Spring Village, Stirchley, Sutton Hill, Trench, Wellington, Wombridge, Woodside, Wrockwardine, Wrockwardine Wood

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