The selection of a memorial is very personal and our aim is to make it easy for you to choose one that is a fitting tribute to your loved one. Our skilled staff provide an extensive range of memorials in many different types of stone to suit the majority of requirements. We can also design and produce individual memorials if you have a specific need.
Our award winning artists and craftsmen pride themselves on creating unique, highly detailed pieces of art for use in many different ways on our range of memorials. This helps ensure that any memorial chosen is personal enough to respectfully mark a person’s life. More intricate custom designs are always available. We can transform a basic idea into a beautiful design to compliment any memorial. An official badge or a family crest can be translated into a memorial design to suit most spaces. For an extra special touch, we are able to translate a child’s own drawing into a personal design suitable for use on a vase, desk or memorial.
The choice of material may be affected by the location of the proposed memorial. For example, a marble memorial under a tree could result in staining from tree sap or decaying leaves. In this case, it would be better to use granite which is virtually non-porous. Do remember that all natural stone, by its very nature, can vary in colour.
Lettering and existing memorials
We can advise on the style of lettering and wording of the inscription. Your choice of lettering may depend on the material you choose. Gilded letters typically look better on dark, polished memorials, whereas cut and painted letters are better suited to granite or marble.
In the case of an existing memorial, it will probably be necessary to remove it from the grave prior to the funeral and we recommend that we keep it safely for you. This will enable us to provide a report and estimate of costs for necessary work. The report will include details of the stone’s condition and wording of the inscription.
Types of masonry
A selection of our most popular Headstones are shown below, the full range is shown in our brochure which can be downloaded.Click an image to open in fullscreen
1. Lawn memorials
Starting at £956.00
2. Scrolls, books and hearts
Starting at £935.00
3. Children’s Memorials
Starting at £872.00
4. Desks and vases
Starting at £96.00
5. Churchyard memorials
Starting at £525.00
6. Kerb set memorials
Starting at £2,468 (excluding headstone)
Separate vases can be obtained to match most memorials.
We are able to provide statues carved from marble of Jesus, Mary The Virgin, cherubs and angels as well as statues of your own design.
Ceramic photo plaques
Photo plaques are available in different styles and colours. A good quality photograph is required from which to work.
Maintenance and aftercare
As well as providing memorial masonry we can offer you a range of services to restore and maintain memorials.
We offer an insurance policy that covers all types of memorial. As standard the product offers you insurance for:
- Damage to the headstone – Despite your love and care it is possible for the headstone of a loved one to suffer damage. Sadly a headstone can be the target of vandals or be damaged by falling branches. This can be distressing and naturally, you will want the headstone to be restored as quickly as possible. The Headstone Insurance Policy ensures you have the funds to arrange a speedy restoration.
- Public liability – A member of the public may hold you responsible if the headstone injures them. The Headstone Insurance Policy provides you with the cover you need should this happen. The insurance company will deal with the claim on your behalf and will pay defence costs and any damages awarded against you.
For further information about The Headstone Insurance Policy, please ask us for a leaflet and application form.
The type of memorial that can be placed is governed by the regulations in place at the churchyard or cemetery. These specify the height, width, depth and material that can be used. All memorials must be approved by the relevant authorities. A permit application will be completed by us and submitted on your behalf. Approval must be received prior to the memorial being placed in situ.