Due to events beyond our control resulting from significantly delayed shipments from overseas, memorial orders are currently being received later than expected. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We are endeavouring to limit any disruption to a minimum.
If you are considering purchasing a memorial, we encourage you to place your order at the earliest opportunity to ensure its installation as early as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Yes, we can quote for any Memorial from any catalogue or from photographs.
We always send our customers a template of how the inscription will look before placing it on the memorial. This is always subject to customer approval.
We have many designs on our computer, ranging from animals, football badges, flowers, religious symbols, sporting emblems etc. Alternatively, if you have a favourite picture or badge you would like embossed onto your memorial, we can do this for you.
Some Burial Authorities require 6 months to allow the ground to settle before a memorial can be fitted. This safeguards against subsidence, which is common in the more established graveyards. Some burial grounds have a concrete plinth placed at the back of the grave to allow for immediate installation.
A cremation memorial can normally be fitted once the ashes have been interred.
No. Some Churches and Cemeteries have rules & regulations about what type of memorials they allow. We will advise you.
Yes, our price will include the installation of the memorial at the Cemetery/Churchyard.
A NAMM approved anchor system is a safety device that is secured into the ground and the memorial to prevent it from falling.
A Grave Owner is the person who holds the deeds for the plot. In most cases it is the person who arranged the burial with the Local Authorities.
The local authority i.e. local council for cemeteries or vicars for churchyards charge a fee for the right to erect a memorial. This fee covers administration costs and Cemetery/Churchyard upkeep etc.
Cemetery fees vary from council to council. We can find this out on your behalf or you can ring the council in charge of the cemetery to find out. The fee charges can vary dependant on the type of memorial, whether it is a new memorial, a replacement or renovation. The fee may also be dependant on whether or not the deceased lived in the local area.
No, we do this on your behalf. The payment of the application fee is paid to us with your memorial payment. When the application is ready to be submitted to the Council/Vicar we will submit your fee, which will be a cheque from A K Lander. We do not charge any extra for this service.