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Garden Sleepers

Will soon be using some treated garden sleepers for a border project and as they are going to be placed end to end I am considering using steel pins to to join them together.

The recommendation is to pre-drill the sleeper first, so my question is: will drilling a hole cause anything like rot or fungal infection?


  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,749

    Drilling won't cause any problems with pressure treated timber.  When my garden was done they used 6mm reinforcing rods driven through the sleepers and about 18" into the ground.

  • Ours were fixed in the same way as KT53's ... that was some five years ago and we've not had any problems. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,458

    We fixed some in a similar fashion but used 2" angle iron into the ground and bolted to the sleepers, stopping short of the top of the sleepers so as it was hidden from view by the soil.

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • Thank you for all the responses image

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