Q – My headstone has been marked as unsafe by the cemetery/churchyard?
A – Almost all councils and churchyards are operating a memorial safety scheme to comply with Health and Safety Guidelines. We will usually inspect the memorial before giving you a definitive quote but in most cases your gravestone can be brought up to the latest specifications for around £180. If however your memorial has kerb surrounds this cost is usually considerably more.
Q – I would like to order a headstone but I don’t know what wording is appropriate, can you help me with this?
A – Yes, you can order a memorial without the wording being finalised, the only things we need to place an order is simply the memorial code (next to stone in brochure) and the colour i.e. “All polished black granite”. When you place an order with us we will help you with the layout of any wording you may already have; there is no need to worry if you don’t know where to start as we will be only to happy to help you with the inscription layout.
Q – We are wary about ordering online, can we order our memorial on the phone?
A – Yes.
Q – Can I pay over the phone by credit/debit card?
A – Yes.
Q – Can we have a portrait of the deceased on the headstone?
A – In most cemeteries photographs are allowed on headstones, or alternatively an etching cut into the memorial face. However most Church of England churchyards do not allow human or animal representation
Q I would like to design my own memorial stone, as I can’t see one I would like in any brochure, is this possible?
A In most cases we can arrange a totally bespoke headstone service assuming the local authority is happy with the drawings of it. We occasionally may need to advise against certain materials and colours.
Q Do I need to pay fees to the council/church for the introduction of the memorial?
A Yes, most councils and churchyards charge fees to permit any gravestones to be installed in their burial grounds, we will always advise you of these fees when quoting you.