Eric F. Box Funeral Directors

Celebrating remarkable lives with memorable funerals

Things To Consider

When choosing a memorial for a loved one there are a number of things to be taken into account from maintenance to regulations.

  1. Regulations: Churchyards and cemeteries have regulations that govern the size and type of memorials allowed within the grounds. We will advise you in this area.
  2. Location: It is important to consider where the memorial will be placed. Might it be too close to a tree or hedge leading to staining of the stone?
  3. Lettering: Lead lettering should only be used for marble memorials and gilded lettering looks best on polished granite. Again, take our advice!
  4. Colour: The colour of the material can be used to enhance the effect of special designs. For example, mottled and light­ coloured stones may be less effective than plain, dark­ coloured materials.
  5. Maintenance: All memorials require cleaning to maintain their appearance and to avoid deterioration. Polished materials are usually easier to keep clean.
  6. Materials: There are many types of materials available for memorials but the most common are granite, marble and stone.
  7. Design & Wording: When you have chosen the type of material you want for your memorial, you will need to consider the wording you would like. There may be local regulations regarding this and we will be able to advise you.