- 10/07/2020 - Everyone at iWood would like to thank you for your continued support during the pandemic.
As more of our customers have started coming back to work we have seen an influx of orders. As such we are currently working to a lead time of 14-28 working days (some products have longer lead times as described in their individual descriptions). We are still following government guidelines to keep our staff and customers safe.
Please note that iWood is a wholesale timber merchant, and because much of our timber is imported to order, we have a minimum order amount of £750 ex VAT (£900 inc VAT).
Every year our main mill on the continent shuts down for three weeks due to extended European holiday laws.
Oak sleeper loads before the summer shutdown are now full, with new orders being delivered in September.
Solid oak railway sleepers cut to your bespoke sizes. Order bespoke Fresh Sawn Oak Sleepers suitable for landscaping cut to your requirements. Enter your sizes below and buy online.
Example pricing for iWood Timber Oak Sleepers
If you enter the following settings into the calculator above, this is the price you'll get:
Fresh Sawn Sleeper Grade 150 x 150mm x 2m
£29.17 inc (£24.31 ex)
(Product #: IW-05-32-18
Looking for Constructional Beams?
The sleepers on this page are not suitable for constructional use.If you are looking for constructional Oak, please see our European Oak Beams section
Our European Oak sleepers are fresh sawn and cut to the sizes you need. They have many uses including:
- Building a retaining wall
- Bordering flower beds and water features
Oak Sleeper Grading
Please be aware that sleepers are more of a utility product rather than decorative. Compared to our constructional grade oak beams, it is normal for sleeper-grade oak to contain sapwood, bark and waney edges, knots, ring-shakes, pith, cracks, splits and checking.
Please be aware of how sleepers are graded, and what is normal and acceptable within the sleeper quality grading. If you need more perfection in your oak, please look at our constructional grade oak beams.
Sleepers are suitable for projects such as raised beds and retaining walls. Sleeper grade oak should not be used structurally in buildings (even for garden structures) or for joinery. For structural grade oak, see our Fresh Sawn Structural Oak page.
These oak sleepers are yellowish brown in colour when they are supplied and they contain wane, sap and knots which gives the timber plenty of character. As your sleepers age and keep in direct contact with sunlight they will start to weather and turn silvery grey. The natural silver-grey colour that the timber goes to is usually the look people go for when buying sleepers and it takes time achieve.
European Oak is one of the most durable timbers available so you will get the most out of the timber however you decide to use it. The wood is naturally resistant to rot and infestation which helps to keep them low maintenance.
Oak Sleeper Grade Compared to other Beam Grades
It's important to know the grade of oak you're purchasing when buying sleepers.
Unlike the constructional grade timber, there are no industry-standard grading rules for Oak Sleepers. Each sawmill has its own specification as to what's acceptable. Here is what iWood's mills allow in sleeper grade compared to oak beam grades:
|QPA||Highest quality, most knot free, grade of oak beam we offer, suitable for construction|
|QP1||Second highest quality, more knots than QPA, also suitable for construction|
|QP2||A lower grade of oak beam allowing multiple defects|
|Sleeper||A lower grade than QP2 where the following is allowed:
- Wane and bark on more than one edge
- Sapwood on more than one edge and on faces
- Dead knots
- Frost / ice cracks
Oak Sleeper Sizes
We supply Oak sleepers in section sizes of between 100mm x 150mm and 300mm x 300mm with lengths between 1.2m and 3m.
Please note, as is industry-standard, our oak sleepers are not exactly cross-cut to length and are provided over-length to be cut down on site.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long do our deliveries take?
We get the very best timber directly from sawmills, because of this deliveries usually take place around 14 to 17 working days after you place your order.
Costs of delivery
We base our delivery costs on where you're located. Make sure that you check out our delivery costs page
Aside from delivery locations that are priced on application, your delivery will be provided with means of offloading from the truck. This may be by HIAB (lorry with a crane arm), or by supplied manpower. The method will be determined by the haulage company we use based on your location and available options at the time. Please note, both offload options will drop your order to the side of the lorry, they won't be able to carry it around the back of a property, for example.
For areas that are priced on application, by default, we will quote for delivery on a flat-bed lorry that you'll need to arrange to offload yourself. We can quote for offloading on request, but to these areas it's usually prohibitively expensive, and cheaper for you to hire a forklift, or arrange to have enough people on-site to offload.
How our orders for wood work
Once your secure order is placed, you should get an email that confirms exactly what you've ordered. Once we receive you're order from our sawmill and wood suppliers and we're ready to ship it out to you, we'll give you a call to confirm a delivery with you.
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