An introduction to the materials we use for our memorials

We use various materials to produce the memorials which we provide. To provide you with some information about this, we have provided the following list which gives an overview of some of the materials which we use for our memorials:


The most durable stone of all and very suitable for British weather. It comes in many colours including black, red, blue and grey. Polishing brings out the true beauty and deep colour of the stone. Granite is highly recommended.

White Marble

White in colour, veined with blue/grey markings. Due to its porous nature marble is not recommended for use near to trees or damp areas. Always given a finely rubbed finish which is very smooth but never polished. Not permitted for use in churchyards.


This fine hard limestone, fawn/beige in colour, is suitable for most churchyards and finished as white marble.


A soft light coloured stone which discolours relatively quickly giving an aged look and is mostly used in churchyards.

Other types of stone are available but not necessarily in general use. If a customer specifies a particular material not mentioned in this brochure we will advise on its suitability and availability.

Find out More

If you would like to find out more information about the range of materials which we use for our memorials, please feel free to get in touch at anytime