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AVS sleepers as planters with decking

A RANGE of new railway sleepers has been launched by AVS Fencing Supplies Ltd with the same long-life treatment as their acclaimed timber fence posts that have a 15-year guarantee

Sleepers have traditionally been used for raised borders and large outdoor projects – and for soil retention in major landscaping work.

Used railway sleepers (which are still available and very popular) are treated with creosote – excellent in outdoor situations on large landscapes . . . but not in situations where frequent skin contact is likely.

In smaller gardens, where children play, AVS Fencing recognised the need to provide new sleepers, deep-pressure treated with a process leaving no smell or residue.

As a result a special deep penetration ACQ treatment process has been developed which gives sleepers (and AVS fence posts) virtually total protection from fungal decay and insect damage.

AVS Fencing ( has sourced and carefully selected pine (redwood) which has been properly kiln-dried (to around 28 per cent moisture content) before treatment.

This gives the railway sleepers and fence posts a guaranteed lifespan of at least 15 years – one of the few guarantees of its type in the fencing industry.

Mark Whiting, marketing director of AVS Fencing, says: “The secret is that we choose the right species of timber and ensure it is properly kiln-dried before treating the sleepers.”

“All timber is cut from British pine, which is redwood, rather than spruce which is whitewood – this allows the treatment to penetrate more deeply into the timber, which is why we insist upon it for ground contact products.”

The AVS Fencing range of railway sleepers and garden fence panels (which they also supply) are selected to blend harmoniously for a superb professional finish for gardens and estates.


With branches across the South of England, AVS is a major supplier to the fencing industry - including professional fencers, landscapers and builders.

Retail customers can also conveniently buy online at

“We pride ourselves on a very personal service and supply every type of fencing need,” says Mark, from the head office at West Grinstead near Horsham in West Sussex.

Managing director Ian Faires and purchasing director Richard Norton have years of experience in the fencing industry and AVS is a major supplier to corporate clients and the construction industry.

Here the company is renowned for its traditional timber fence posts as well as concrete fence posts used extensively in the housing industry for new build and maintenance.

Timber for decking and decking boards together with railway sleepers also form a significant part of AVS business.

AVS Fencing offers easy solutions for procurement officers, quantity surveyors and buyers looking to purchase security fencing and all types of fencing and gates for:

• Industrial Security
• Leisure Fencing
• Business premises
• Public Sector
• Transport Security
• Infrastructure Security

Six fully-stocked branch outlets are located at Henfield near Brighton (West Sussex), Guildford (Surrey), Lewes (East Sussex), Rudgwick (West Sussex), Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) and Wokingham (Surrey).

Orders go out daily across London, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.

Large shipments are also made as far afield as Ireland and Scotland using dedicated hauliers with articulated vehicles.

The company’s large delivery fleet includes 7.5-tonne trucks, 16-tonne crane self-off-loading lorries and transit pick-ups.

With a highly-qualified team throughout the organisation, all fencing inquiries and requirements can be met by AVS Fencing Supplies Ltd.

Details: 01403 740200

PRESS CONTACT: Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media on 01273 495619 or 07889 707807. E-mail:

PICTURES: All types of garden fencing and sleeper landscape application shots available. Call 01273 495619

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