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Anyone tried using these?

looking to redo the garden and add in some raised beds and level out a slope at the back with a little retaining wall. I was thinking of using sleepers, but i don't think i will get them in the car and seem like it would be tricky to build compared this - https://www.woodblocx.co.uk/blog/how-to-build-with-woodblocx/

Anyone on here used woodblocxs before? seem fairly easy to do, but not sure if im just over complicating things.
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,036
    Railway sleepers can be delivered!   Are you advertising?
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Dave HumbyDave Humby HampshirePosts: 1,131
    Lego for adults. I can see a market for them but they don't appear suitable for a retaining wall application that you describe. They rely on have four sides to give structural strength which you won't have in a retaining wall (unless you are considering building it as a long narrow 'raised bed').
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,519
    I wouldn’t pay out those, the sites a bit pushy, two pop ups immediately one to ‘chat’ the other to take the news letter. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • KT53KT53 South WestPosts: 6,820
    My thoughts are that it will probably a lot cheaper to get the sleepers delivered than it will be to do the job with woodblox.  As Dave Humby says, I'm not sure they'd be suitable for your requirements anyway.
  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener EssexPosts: 1,195
    I looked at using woodblox for making a retaining pond but went for sleepers in the end as it was much cheaper (and we got them delivered but didn't have to pay delivery as we had a landscape guy working here so he collected them for us)
  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    Be careful not to get sleepers that have been dunked in tar and creosote if you plan to sit on your wall or grow vegetables behind it or will have little kids climbing on it.  Get the tantalised ones for preference. 
  • yeh, I had looked at getting them delivered but I had planned to get the sleepers from a friend of a friend. Could just use timber from travis perkins, I suppose but just wanted the easiest solution as i know it will end up taking me for ever.

    If i went down that route, has anyone experience of the incised timber vs the oak timber? https://www.travisperkins.co.uk/Product/Gardens+Landscaping/Timber-Sleepers/c/1500128





  • Helix said:
    Be careful not to get sleepers that have been dunked in tar and creosote if you plan to sit on your wall or grow vegetables behind it or will have little kids climbing on it.  Get the tantalised ones for preference. 

    Good advice Helix, that was another concern when it came to the old sleepers to.
  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener EssexPosts: 1,195
    I do like the idea of "tantalised" sleepers....
    (I think you mean tanalised)
  • :D yes @Singing Gardener ... tanalised will probably last longer than the elusive tantalised sleepers!
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