An introduction to the finishes we use for our memorials

There are a number of final finishes which we are able to provide for our memorials. To provide you with some information about this, we have provided a overview of some of these finishes which are applied which include:


All visible areas of the memorial are polished with the exception of any design work or inward facing surfaces. Suitable for virtually every cemetery except those run by the Church of England.


A honed finish can be best described as an ‘eggshell’ finish. Whilst extremely smooth it is non reflective and particularly suitable for most churchyards.

Part Polished

The polished or honed area of a memorial is restricted to the inscription face and top of base where applicable. All other surfaces will be pitched, sawn, sanded, blasted or rubbed as appropriate to the individual memorial.


A pitched finish is one that has been obtained by using a bolster and hammer which gives a rough finish to the memorial.

Find Out More

If you would like to find out more information on the various finishes which we can provide, please feel free to contact us at anytime