Types of coffin and casket
Our traditional range are all British made out of high quality, sustainably sourced woods. There are many different styles available, from more reserved and simple designs right through to very ornate and extravagant ones. The range includes options for solid wood, veneers, viewing caskets, ornate panelling and a selection of different finishes.
Alternative coffins and caskets
Our alternative range covers a variety of different options. Coffins and caskets made from willow, seagrass, wool, banana leaves and bamboo are available and can all be personalised. We can also supply picture coffins and caskets, handcrafted ceramic and paper urns, beautiful wooden urns turned out of the finest timber and small brass keepsakes.
Scatter Tubes & Scatterpods®
Scatter Tubes are a modern alternative to traditional wooden ashes caskets. They offer flexibility and choice in how best to commemorate loved-ones. Easy to use for scattering ashes, the Scatter Tube range allows greater freedom of choice when deciding the best way to preserve, protect and remember someone close. Created from over 90% recycled materials that are 100% biodegradeable, they are an environmentally-friendly choice.
ScatterPods® are an eco-friendly and easy way to scatter the ashes of your loved one but can also be a great alternative to a standard metal urn. Available in three different sizes and across 14 different designs, each pod features a high-quality finish, with each design as seamless as possible around the sides.
Ashes into Glass
Ashes into Glass Jewellery is handcrafted by James Watts, Bill Rhodes and their team at Barleylands Glassworks in Billericay, Essex. They expertly layer together cremation ashes, coloured glass crystals and clear molten glass to create a beautiful, lasting tribute to the one you hold dear. Each stone is unique and just like your loved one, will possess it’s own character.
Coffin plates and fixings
A range of fixings and custom designed plates can be attached to most types of coffin and casket. Both religious and non-denominational symbols and accessories are available.
Samples and materials
We carry a small selection of ashes caskets, urns, scatter tubes, plates and fixings along with material samples for coffins. Please feel free to drop in to any of our offices if you would like to view our samples and discuss your requirements.
Some burial sites and crematoria impose regulations on the type of coffins, caskets and urns they will allow. Our funeral directors will guide you on suitability in accordance with the type of service and location you choose.
Environmental impact and sustainability
The range of products we offer have been carefully selected with the environment in mind. If you are keen to minimise your personal impact our funeral directors can advise you on your options, including the differences between cremation and burial.
- Traditional coffins and caskets from JC Atkinson are largely made from FSC certified British timber.
- Natural Woven Products use only sustainable and biodegradeable materials such as seagrass and banana leaves.
- Somerset Willow grow all their own willow on their farm in Somerset which supports a biodiverse habitat for many animals.
- Forever Urns are sourced from ethically sound workshops using sustainable practices and materials.
- Scatter Tubes are created from over 90% recycled materials and are 100% biodegradeable.