Bennetts Undertaker Services, Memorial Stone Masons for Granite Headstones, & Marble Gravestones in Essex
The memorial stone masons at Bennetts Funeral Home in Essex, craft beautiful memorial masonry, granite headstones, gravestones & plaques.
Bennetts, your local funeral directors and undertakers are proud to be able to offer to our Essex families, memorials of distinction. Our monumental stonemasons, combine traditional memorial mason’s engraving skills with modern technology. Bennetts Funeral Directors and Undertakers in Essex, provide granite gravestone and marble headstone memorials of the highest quality and durability.
As a long lasting tribute to your departed loved one, the memorial gravestone you choose from Bennetts Undertaker Services, can be tailored to your individual requirements in terms of size, colour, design and ornamentation. Personal ornamentation and designs can be included to make your choice of granite gravestone or marble headstone truly unique, whether it is a particular sport, pastime or hobby, or perhaps some special achievement, we can create a memorial design for you that will encompass all those thoughts and memories within a choice of materials. Our Essex stone masons offer differing ornaments, frames and vases which may also be added or replaced. When choosing a memorial mason in Essex you should also take into consideration the durability of the stone. Granite headstones are far more durable than marble headstones and granite is suited to etching and sandblasting of detailed designs on headstones. Bennetts Funeral Directors and Undertaker Services of Billericay and Brentwood have a large selection of memorial mason stone in stock, along with a selection of brochures showcasing personal and unique marble headstones, granite gravestones and memorial plaque designs, either modern or traditional in style. Call our Essex Funeral Home for further advice.
Before you decide on your memorial marble gravestone, granite headstone or plaque, an application must be made on your behalf to the local authority or local church minister for permission to erect monuments made by memorial stone masons, or to inscribe an additional inscription onto an existing gravestone within a cemetery or churchyard. Diocese rules for churchyard memorials outline that only a headstone or gravestone of an unpolished finish is allowed and white marble memorial masonry is not permitted within a churchyard. Some local parish councils have similar rules and regulations. A cemetery can and will refuse any headstone, gravestone or memorial plaque that does not meet their particular requirements. The Diocese rules are quite complex, Bennetts Funeral Home can offer further advice on these rules.
At Bennetts Funeral Directors and Undertaker Services our Essex gravestone and headstone memorial masons can also supply house plaques and pet memorials.
National Association of Monumental Masons (NAMM) Regulations
For centuries people have created memorials to remember their loved ones. Our skilled memorial stonemasons are all members of the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) which ensures they are experienced in designing, engraving and preparing memorial headstones and gravestones of the highest quality.
As reputable monumental stonemasons, Bennetts your local funeral directors adhere strictly to the NAMM Regulations for the fixing of memorials. Any new monument made a memorial mason or older memorials re-fixed following renovation or additional inscriptions, must be fixed using the NAMM landing and ground anchor, this is to reduce the possibility of the future toppling of the headstones and gravestones.
There are exceptions to these in some cemeteries, such as Woodman Road, in Brentwood, Essex. Upminster, Essex and the City of London where provision of a concrete beam enables fixing directly to that.
Cleaning and Renovating Granite & Marble Memorial Headstones
All memorials will be affected by the elements. Some granite headstones will look as good as new for years, however the soft stones can deteriorate more quickly. We recommend that granite headstones and marble gravestones are wiped over with a damp cloth a few times a year, but take care not to rub the letters. Soft stones may be carefully scrubbed with a soft brush and water.
Memorial headstones and gravestones will need professional cleaning and renovating from time to time. Letters may need re-leading, re-blacking or re-gilding and the memorial may need straightening, this may necessitate a new NAMM landing. Please contact us for an estimate, you will be under no obligation.
For more information on our Memorial Stonemasons for Gravestones Service please contact us on 01277 210104/210654
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