Materials, Shapes, Colours & Finishes

Memorials provide a point of affection and remembrance, a statement of not being forgotten

How to choose the material, shape, colour and finish you are happy with

Your memorial is a lasting tribute. We are here to guide you through the options available and offer no obligation quotes on the wide variety of designs available depending upon the location of your memorial.

Shapes, colours and finishes considerations


Serious consideration should be given to the durability of the material from which the memorial is created. Granite is one of the hardest materials known to man and will stand up to years of weathering without losing any of it’s beauty. Whilst marble, and the softer stones look impressive, they will not stand the test of time and will need regular specialist cleaning to keep them in good condition.

Shapes and sizes

Memorials can come in an array of different shapes and sizes. The most popular ones shown in our brochure. All of these memorials can be created larger, up to the maximum size allowed in the Cemetery or Churchyard where your memorial is to be erected. We can advise on options available, we can replicate memorials if you have something specific in mind.


Granite as with all natural stones are quarried materials and will vary in colour, shade and grain, no two pieces can ever be identical. Our colour chart is a guide and will not be an exact replica of each colour. When deciding upon a colour, please bear in mind the inscription colour will need to be considered to compliment the stone.


The most popular finish for the modern memorial is a completely polished finish. If you are looking for a traditional look, the memorial can be honed, this is more of a matt “eggshell” type finish the usual choice for Churchyards. For an authentic rustic look, your memorial can be given a pitched finish which is rougher rather than smooth finish.

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