If you're looking to buy a gravestone, headstone for graves or monument for a cemetery or churchyard it's important to remember that these places often have rules governing and regulating the kinds of memorials that can be erected. The headstone inscriptions and memorial ornamentation may also be subject to review; these regulations often vary from place to place so it is always advisable to check before making any final memorial design decisions with our stonemasons.
Cremation sites: Some crematoriums simply have a central memorial which universally commemorates all those buried nearby. In others, memorials in the shape of headstones or plaques can be erected on individual plots. NB: Before a memorial, be it a headstone or a plaque, can be erected in a churchyard or cemetery, written permission has to be obtained from its management. Your Memorial Group memorial mason will see to this for you.
Responsibility of your memorial is yours and not that of the cemetery or churchyard management. If it should become dilapidated or unsafe it is your responsibility to maintain it. Please remember that if the memorial or headstone becomes unsafe then certain steps may be taken to lay it down or to remove it.
It is therefore wise to arrange for the gravestone to be regularly maintained and even insured. The Memorial Group offers maintenance schemes that include the cleaning and checking of memorials.