Railway sleepers, since the 1950’s have been increasing in cost year on year. This is due to the train industry favouring modern sleepers that are made out of concrete, compared to that the typical wooden sleepers many of us know and associate with.
However, this has posed a significant problem for the landscaping industry and in particular small business owners who are now having to look further a field to stock such sleepers. It is believed that wooden sleepers from Canada cost less than that of buying direct from a supplier here in the UK, which makes little business and economic sense.
Therefore, if you’re looking to buy wooden sleepers to be used to create a raised bed or sectionalise your garden space, we would recommend searching online as you raise your chances of being able to obtain a cheaper, yet similar size, style and dimension of sleeper compared to the more expensive UK versions.