new Guyanan Greenheart

Colour: Varies from a pale greeny brown to a darker shade when wet. Often bleached silver in the sun.
Description: This new greenheart is unseasoned (means it's been freshly cut in the last 6 months) and untreated. Tight grain. Very long lasting, especially under or around water. Normally fairly straight & square. The red ends are painted in Guyana to limit splitting as the timber dries. (UK Customs were initially interested !) Timber species is approved untreated by Network Rail for use on GB railway system.
Comment: A stunning piece of hardwood timber, licenced from sustainable sources through the Guyanan Forestry Commission. Bought directly from Bethany, an indigineous Amerindian village community near Supernaam Creek, with income supporting the community school & health centre. Used for centuries constructing piers and harbour supports. Also suitable for furniture, lintels, landscaping, steps, decking etc.. Serious weight, so plan for strong help ! Should last for decades. Splinters can go septic, so be careful.
Very heavy to lift. Ranging from around 200 lb (90 kilos)
Bear this in mind for carrying sleepers onto site (e.g. the back of a garden). You'll need at least two strong people.
Hard timber. You'll need a circular saw / chainsaw / powered saw to cut these railway sleepers.
Attaching / Fixing:
Timberlok or sleeper screws may just about go through these without a pilot hole with a very powerful drill, but you might consider a small pilot hole first.

NEW African Azobe + grade
Approx length
Approx width
Delivery area
Price + vat
Greenheart 8' 6" / 2.6m 10" / 250mm 5" / 125mm untreated
Nottm / Collect
£45 (£54)
Greenheart 8' 6" / 2.6m 10" / 250mm 2.5" / 63mm untreated
Nottm / Collect
£23 (£27.60)

Guyana is an Amerindian word which means "land of many waters". The country is aptly named because if its profusion of rivers, creeks, and other bodies of water. It is located in the northern part of the Amazon Basin of South America. The three main rivers are, from west to east, the Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice Rivers. Guyana, formerly British Guiana, is the only English speaking country in South America, and its neighbors are Venezuela, Brazil, and Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana) to the west, south and east respectively. At 83,000 sq. miles (215,000 Guyana is about the size of the United Kingdom, and is the largest country in the West Indies.

Bethany, is an indigineous Amerindian village near Supenaam creek, and the Essequibo river. Two members of the indigineous community met with ourselves, and proposed supplying us with timber from their reservation. Income would benefit the local school & surgery, as opposed to the Malaysian multi nationals who harvest many of the forests in Guyana. We happily agreed and initially started with one container of Mora (their most common tree), followed by a container of Greenheart..

Recently the village has gained solar power, and the the primary school, health post, community centre are all using solar powered electricity on a 24-hour basis.