The decision over a memorial should not be made hastily and may be delayed until after the funeral. Ideally, you should inspect examples of the work supplied through the monumental mason or funeral director involved. Many monumental masons are members of the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM). They offer advice regarding all natural stone memorials and have introduced a code of working practice regarding the erection of memorials.
Every memorial and inscription placed in a cemetery is checked and approved by the cemetery authority against the registered details of the burial. Subsequently, the actual placement is confirmed to ensure it is located on the correct grave. A permit fee is charged by the Council, which will normally be paid by the monumental mason and re-charged to the client. If you would like to order a memorial please download an application form.