Choosing a Memorial 2017-05-16T13:41:39+00:00

Choosing a Memorial

Memorials for Cemeteries

Cemeteries are council maintained or privately-owned and usually allow memorials made from any natural material. However, memorials must comply with the sizes restrictions laid down by the cemetery regulations which, in many cases, restrict the use of certain types of memorial, in certain sections of the cemetery.

Memorials for Churchyards

Permission for memorials can only be given by the incumbent vicar if they comply with the rules laid down by the local diocese. Only memorials with an unpolished finish are allowed in churchyards and in some areas, designs are restricted. Suitable materials include medium and light grey granites, Yorkstone and Purbeck. White marble memorials are not generally permitted but designs in Nebresina, which is buff coloured, are quite acceptable.

Permit Fees

Permit fees are charged by both cemeteries and churchyards and these will need to be added to the cost of the memorial.

Stone

You will notice there are many different colours and designs in the headstones and memorials; these are all interchangeable, although some motifs will not show clearly on lighter coloured stones. Granite is very hard and durable and therefore not affected by weathering and is easy to maintain. The slightly softer marble, Nebresina and Sandstone however, lends itself to more intricate designs and allows delicate carvings and details.

Our Guarantee

We always want to exceed your expectations with the memorial we produce. In the unlikely event that you do find a fault in what we’ve made for you, or if a fault appears over time, we offer conformity guarantees of three years, for both work and materials, from the date of completion.

We guarantee to keep the memorial level, free of charge, for a period of three years from the date of fitting.

A trustworthy and honest service

As members of NAMM (National Association of Memorial Masons), we are required to work to agreed standards of business and working practice. The NAMM Code of Working Practice is the recognised standard used by all reputable memorial masons in the UK.

All fixing work is carried out by our own masons who have been professionally trained and have attained accredited qualifications.

We are able to offer a guarantee that all memorials we supply or renovate will be to the standards laid out in the Code of Working Practice in force at the time the work is carried out.

We guarantee to provide you with the very best in customer service, as well as supply you with a memorial stone of the highest quality.

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Manufacture & delivery times

Orders for standard memorial designs will take approximately 12-16 weeks to manufacture and deliver from the date we receive your signed order and deposit.

If your order is for a non-standard memorial, it is quite likely that the manufacturing and delivery time will be greater than the above estimated time.