Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of using granite for headstones?

It’s no surprise that granite is such a popular choice for headstones:

  • Granite is incredibly durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions
  • It’s a versatile stone with many colours and finishes available
  • Designs and lettering etched onto granite won’t fade
  • Granite is a traditional material for headstones
  • Honed granite is allowed in most churchyards

Which letter colour lasts longest?

The letters for your inscription can be simply cut into the stone and left plain or they can be painted black, white, silver or gilded with gold leaf. They are all equally resillient to the weather but conditions will vary from location to location so the colour chosen should be based simply on personal choice. It is also worth noting that lettering which is placed on flat surfaces (ie on the top of a headstone base) will weather more quickly than those on the face of the headstone.

How much is the cemetery fee?

Cemetery or Crematoria fees are not a standard price but if you tell us the grave location details we will be able to find out for you. Alternatively the cemetery would be able to give you the information directly if you prefer to call them yourself.

Once you have placed an order, the process of obtaining a permit is carried out by us on your behalf and is generally straightforward.