Aggregate for railway sleeper foundation?

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Hi
So I'm getting a new shed built but to save costs I'm doing the foundation my self and have chosen to use 8 new tantalised sleepers, the shed is 8'x12' and of a heavy duty construction. I want to make sure it's going to stay steady as it will be a wood shop, so will weigh a lot!
I have thought of digging out the ground and laying aggregate under and around the sleepers. My problem is I have looked up aggregate online to try and get costs etc but for the life of me I can't figure out what type I need, I think Travis Perkins had 7 types.
What type do I actually need, do I really need it, would new sleepers suffice or should I pay a little extra and get old ones and is 8 overkill or would 6 do?
I know there's a lot going on there I'm no builder but I want to give it a go and do it right first time!

Thank you
Peter
 
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