Timber Sleepers

Whether you're a homeowner looking to enhance your garden or a contractor undertaking a large-scale project, we have the perfect timber sleepers to meet your needs!

High-Quality Timber Sleeper Supplies

Transform Your Projects with Quality Timber Sleepers

Timber sleepers are a versatile and attractive material used across a variety of projects. There are large rectangular sawn timber pieces that were traditionally used to lay rail tracks. Today, their use extends far beyond railroads, making them a popular choice for various landscaping and construction projects!

At Gowan Lea Timbers, we are committed to providing top-notch timber products that elevate your landscaping projects. We offer an extensive range of softwood and hardwood sleepers that are not only durable and stylish but also environmentally friendly. Explore our range today and discover how our timber sleepers can transform your outdoor spaces into beautiful, functional areas.

High-Quality Timber Sleepers

Timber Products For All Your Needs

The versatility of timber sleepers makes them ideal for adding both functional and aesthetic value to any outdoor space. use them for garden beds, retaining walls, pathways, and more – the possibilities are endless!

Why Choose Us for Your Timber Sleepers?

Unmatched Quality and Durability

Choose a timber supplier you can trust. Having supplied high-quality, certified timber to clients across the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, we know what we’re talking about!

We understand the importance of reliability and precision when it comes to your projects, which is why we select products that consistently meet the highest standards of quality.

Not sure what timber you need? No problem! Our extensive experience ensures that we can offer the best guidance, insights and knowledge to help you find the perfect timber for your specific requirements.

Ready to elevate your project with premium timber sleepers from Gowan Lea Timbers? Contact us today to discuss your needs and discover how our expertise can bring your vision to life!

timber sleeper boards at a timber yard

The Benefits Of Timber Sleepers

Why Invest In Timber Sleepers For Your Project?


Timber sleepers are known for their strength and durability, making them ideal for supporting heavy loads and withstanding various weather conditions. Whether used for retaining walls or garden beds, timber sleepers provide robust structural support that enhances the stability and longevity of your outdoor projects.


Timber is naturally beautiful. Available in a variety of finishes and sizes, timber sleepers are easy to customise so that they complement your design preferences. 

Long Term Investment:

Choosing timber sleepers is a wise long-term investment. Their durability and stability ensure they maintain their strength and aesthetic appeal over many years, reducing the need for frequent replacements – saving you time and money!

Low Maintenance:

Timber sleepers are low maintenance, requiring minimal upkeep to retain their integrity and appearance. Regular sealing or staining can help prolong their lifespan and protect against natural elements, ensuring they continue to look great with minimal effort.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t decide between hardwood sleepers or softwood sleepers? Both options have distinct characteristics and advantages depending on your project requirements:

Hardwood Sleepers

  • Strength and Durability: Hardwood sleepers are known for their exceptional strength and durability. Many of them are also naturally resistant to decay and pests, making them suitable for long-lasting structures like retaining walls or garden edging.
  • Appearance: Hardwood sleepers often feature rich, attractive grains and colours that enhance the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor spaces. Their natural beauty adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any project.
  • Longevity: Due to their durability, hardwood sleepers typically require less maintenance and offer a longer lifespan compared to softwood alternatives.

Softwood Sleepers

  • Affordability: Softwood sleepers, such as those made from treated pine, are generally more affordable than hardwood options. This makes them a practical choice for budget-conscious projects while still offering decent durability and strength.
  • Versatility: Softwood sleepers are easier to work with and can be stained or painted to match your desired colour scheme. They are suitable for a wide range of applications, from simple garden beds to decorative pathways.
  • Maintenance: While softwood sleepers may require more frequent maintenance compared to hardwoods, regular treatment and care can significantly extend their lifespan and appearance.

Yes,  our timber is sourced sustainably. We prioritise the use of responsibly managed forests and engage with suppliers who adhere to sustainable forestry practices. By doing so, we ensure that our timber products meet environmental standards, minimise negative impacts on ecosystems, and support the long-term health of forests. Rest assured, we are committed to providing sustainable timber supplies to our customers. 

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When deciding between traditional timber and composite timber for your project, several factors come into play. Traditional timber offers a natural and authentic aesthetic, while composite timber provides enhanced durability and resistance to environmental elements. Consider your project’s specific requirements, such as desired appearance, maintenance needs, longevity, and budget, to make the best choice. We can assist you in evaluating these factors to determine which option suits your project best. 

Choosing the right timber for your project involves a number of considerations. Start by assessing the project’s location, climate conditions, and intended use of the timber. Factors like strength, durability, resistance to pests and decay, and maintenance requirements should also be considered. Our experienced team can guide you through the timber selection process, considering your project’s specific needs, and recommend the most suitable timber options available. 

Utilising timber in construction offers a number of benefits and advantages.  

  1. Timber is a renewable resource that provides natural insulation, reducing energy consumption.  
  2. It boasts excellent strength-to-weight ratio, allowing for efficient structural designs.  
  3. Timber construction is also known for its versatility, aesthetic appeal, and ease of modification.  
  4. Additionally, timber products can contribute to a healthier indoor environment by regulating humidity levels and promoting better air quality.

Incorporating timber into your construction project brings together sustainability, functionality, and visual appeal. 

  • Yes, timber is an environmentally friendly material. In additon to it’s renewable nature, responsibly sourced timber comes from sustainably managed forests, where trees are selectively harvested, and new trees are planted to maintain a healthy ecosystem.  
  • Additionally, timber production often has a lower carbon footprint compared to other building materials. Lastly, timber is biodegradable and can be recycled or repurposed. 

Protecting timber from pests and decay is essential to ensure its longevity. Proper timber treatment, such as applying preservatives, can safeguard against insect infestation and fungal decay. Additionally, regular maintenance, including sealing, staining, or painting, creates a protective barrier and enhances timber’s durability. If you are looking for additional advice, our team can provide expert advice on timber protection methods suitable for your timber materials. 

Yes, timber can be used in a wide range of outdoor applications. However, it is important to select the right timber species and apply suitable treatments to enhance its durability and resistance to weathering. Hardwood species like spotted gum are often preferred for their natural resistance to decay and insect attacks. Similarly, proper maintenance, including regular cleaning, sealing, and reapplication of protective coatings, is essential to ensure the longevity of timber in outdoor environments. We can assist you in choosing the appropriate timber and maintenance practices for your specific outdoor application. 

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