Materials, Shapes, Colours & Finishes.
When choosing your memorial serious consideration should be given to the quality and the durability of the material from which the memorial is created. Granite is one of the hardest materials known to man. It can be exposed to the weather for centuries without losing it's intrinsic beauty or suffering from any adverse effects.
It can be worked to a variety of finishes and textures, each with it's own special characteristics. In short, granite is the ideal material for a memorial.
We recommend the use of granite above all other materials due to its durability.
It can be virtually maintenance free and is available in a vast range of colours.
Some customers prefer other natural materials for their memorial so we also offer marble, stone and slate memorials.
Marble is a softer material than many others, it will unfortunately weather over time and need regular cleaning and maintenance.
Some Cemeteries and especially Churchyards have strict rules limiting the choices available. If you are uncertain whether the Cemetery or Church in question has certain restrictions, please contact us and we will be able to advise you further.
Memorials can come in an array of different shapes and sizes. You will find the most popular selection within our brochure.They can all be made to meet your individual requirements providing they comply to the rules and regulations set out by the Church or Cemetery Authorities.
All Polished: All shown faces and edges of the Memorial are highly polished.
Part Polished: The face of the Memorial and the top of the Base are highly polished, the remaininf surfaces can be pitched, sawn, sanded, blasted or rubbed as appropriate to the individual memorial.
All or Part Honed: Similar in effect to the polished memorials except the highly polished areas are honed.
A honed finish can be best described as an 'eggshell' finish. Whilst extremely smooth it is non reflective and particularly suitable for most churchyards.
Other Finishes: Rustic can be pitched or punched, which gives a rough finish to the memorial.
All stones including granite are products of nature and no two pieces are exactly alike, as colour and natural markings are subject to natural variation, samples are representative but cannot illustrate every possible shade or marking.
Below you will find stone samples representing the range of colours within our brochure.