General, Returns & Delivery
Yes we do, contact our friendly staff to discuss your business.
Sunset Sleepers delivers concrete sleepers across all of Victoria and we can even organise interstate freight for delivery if required. Our most common delivery areas are in the Greater Melbourne suburbs, but if you want to know for sure whether we can delivery to your suburb, please call Sunset Sleepers during office hours on 0410 818 242.
We will always try our best to accomodate your requested changes. Just call the Sunset Sleepers team during office hours and talk to one of our office staff about your order. Please note all changes should be made at least 24 hours before delivery.
Any changes to your order within 24 hours of your due delivery date will incur a re-picking fee. This fee will depend on the order with a minimum cost of $100+GST
Yes, you are welcome to pick up from our factory, just consider that we won’t be able to load sleepers on enclosed trailers, wagons or vans.
Our standard stock sizes are 1.8m, 2m and 2.4m. However, we can make custom sizes if required. Please call the Sunset Sleepers office during trading hours on 0410 818 242 if you require any custom size concrete sleepers.
All of our steel post products are in accordance with Standards Australia AS Standard: AS/NZS 3679.1 For custom steel, please call the Sunset Sleepers office on 0410 818 242.
Concrete sleepers can last a lifetime if maintained properly.
Yes, all of our concrete sleepers are properly engineered. Download our Engineering Certificate for a full report.
Yes, our sleepers are reinforced with two N-12 bars. Download our Engineering Certificate for a full report.
The C channel is usually placed at the end of the retaining wall, whilst the H channel is normally used as a double C channel connecting two segments of sleepers. There is also 45 and 90 degree channels available.
In most cases, unless otherwise specified by an engineer, is that the post has to be buried down matching the height of the wall (50% in 50% out). For example, a 600mm high wall must have 600mm of steel in the ground. Therefore, the steel length should be 1200mm.
It is recommended that you have at least 600mm into the ground.
Yes, you can build your own retaining wall. Always check prior with your council about the regulations in your area. Be sure to research what is needed for a successful and up to code retaining wall.
Product cost does vary due to the size and variation of the wall. Feel free to contact us and we would be happy to provide you with some installer details, they will be able to cost the full install for your needs
Concrete sleepers are heavy, so installation can be difficult. Sunset Sleepers can provide solutions to help with installation such as Grab hire for a small daily rate.
Retaining walls above 1 meter must have council approval. If council approval is required, it is because a retaining wall may pose a danger to people or the environment around it unless it is properly constructed.
The only way to ensure that it does not is to have the wall designed and approved by professionals. In some areas, you will need to engage the services of a structural engineer.
In this case, you will need to:
- Lodge a building application.
- Have a qualified drafter or architect draw your plans or an engineer
- Hire a building certifier, who will approve your plans and make periodic inspections to ensure the retaining wall is being built according to specifications.
If you think your retaining wall may need council approval, it is probably a job best left to the experts.
Each sleeper has a maximum height retained for engineering purposes.
Please refer our Engineering page for Maximum Retained Heights for all of our concrete sleepers.
If you have any questions, please call the Sunset Sleepers office during trading hours on 0410 818 242.