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We understand that the wide range of styles, materials, engravings, and personalised choices, along with the need to follow cemetery regulations, can seem overwhelming to navigate. However, our caring team of memorial experts is here to offer guidance and support throughout the entire process of choosing the perfect cremation memorial.

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Feel free to contact us if you have a particular design concept, have come across a memorial design elsewhere, or wish to explore the options for a personalised cremation memorial. Our team of skilled stonemasons is capable of crafting any custom memorial to your specifications. Get in touch with us today.

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WE OFFER THE FINEST MEMORIALS FOR BRISTOL’S CEMETERIES

Choosing the Perfect Cremation Memorial

Celebrating the memory of a beloved individual is beautifully expressed through unique engravings on a cremation memorial, capturing their essence and personality. Our team of compassionate and skilled memorial craftsmen is committed to creating a variety of meticulously designed cremation memorials tailored to your preferences. With our extensive range of styles and personalised craftsmanship in masonry, we offer the perfect way to preserve the legacy of your loved one.

For more than 110 years, Summers has been serving families in Bristol and beyond. Our experienced team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality memorial services and expertise.

If you wish to explore our cremation memorials in more detail or delve into the intricacies of a custom design, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.

Cremation Memorial Materials & Colours

We offer a diverse selection of materials and finishes for our cremation memorials, including a range of colors and shades for specific materials.

Each material for our cremation memorials boasts its own distinct advantages, whether it’s in terms of visual allure, longevity, or the level of upkeep it necessitates.

Kindly keep in mind that the provided material and color samples are intended solely as reference points.

The superior-quality materials we utilise are sourced from nature, which means that every cremation memorial will inherently possess a one-of-a-kind quality, displaying variations in color, shade, and pattern from one to the next.

POPULAR CREMATION MEMORIAL MATERIALS:

Granite cremation memorial material

Granite

Limestone cremation memorial material

Limestone

York Stone cremation memorial material

York Stone

White Marble cremation memorial material

White Marble

Portland Stone cremation memorial material

Portland Stone

Forest of Dean cremation memorial material

Forest of Dean Stone

Sandstone cremation memorial material

Sandstone

Nabresina cremation memorial material

Nabresina Stone

Welsh Slate cremation memorial material

Welsh Slate

POPULAR CREMATION MEMORIAL COLOURS:

We offer a wide range of colours and shades, although options will be dependent on the memorial material that is used.

Below you can view an indication of the various colours and shades that are available in our granite and natural stone materials.

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour

Black

Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Light Grey

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Dark Grey

Avon Grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Avon Grey

Star Galaxy granite cremation memorial stone colour

Star Galaxy

Brown granite cremation memorial stone colour

Brown

Bahama Blue granite cremation memorial stone colour

Bahama Blue

Blue Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Blue Pearl

Ruby Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ruby Red

Balmoral Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Balmoral Red

Twilight Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Twilight Red

Teak granite cremation memorial stone colour

Teak

Pink granite cremation memorial stone colour

Pink

Emerald Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Emerald Pearl

Fir Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Fir Green

Imperial Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Imperial Green

Ocean Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ocean Green

Tropical Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Tropical Green

Yellow York Stone cremation memorial stone colour

Yellow (York Stone)

White sandstone cremation memorial stone colour

White

White Marble cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

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We are here to sensitively address your needs concerning cremation memorials.

To discover further details about our cremation memorials, please reach out to us and schedule an appointment today.

 

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FINE-CRAFT ETCHING

Infuse character, personality, and an unparalleled sense of uniqueness into a cremation memorial through intricate and expertly crafted etchings of images or photographs.

WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR CREMATION MEMORIAL?

  • Established memorial masons since 1906
  • Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship
  • Over 110 years of industry experience
  • The Summers 30 year memorial guarantee
  • The Summers price promise
  • Fully accredited by BRAMM
  • A remarkable selection of colours, materials & styles
  • The Memorial Aftercare® service
  • Available home visit service
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Installation Services

After our team of highly skilled memorial stonemasons has meticulously designed and crafted your cremation memorial, the next crucial step involves the expert installation of the memorial at your chosen burial site.

With our extensive knowledge of the cemeteries in and around Bristol, we are uniquely positioned to offer expert guidance and recommendations on the most suitable types of cremation memorials for various cemeteries and churchyards in the Bristol area.

When you entrust us with your cremation memorial installation, you can find comfort in knowing that your selected memorial will be installed with the utmost precision and dedication to excellence.

For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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CREMATION MEMORIAL FAQS

What Are Some Helpful Tips For Choosing A Cremation Memorial?

Choosing a cremation memorial can be overwhelming, but there are several things you can do to make the process easier.

One helpful tip is to request a brochure, which can provide you with plenty of styles, materials, and examples to help narrow down your search.

You can also browse cremation memorials at your local cemetery or online, or make an appointment to speak with one of our advisors and view some memorials and stone materials in person.

By exploring your options and discussing them with a professional, you can come to a suitable decision for your cremation memorial.

What Options Do You Have For Cremation Memorials?

We offer a wide range of cremation memorials crafted by our highly skilled memorial masons in various materials and finishes. Some of our popular memorial types include books, scrolls, desks, hearts, raised desks, and tablets. If you have a specific design in mind, you are welcome to present it to us and we will do our best to craft it for you.

What Should I Consider When Choosing a Memorial Stonemason?

Choosing a memorial stonemason is an important decision that requires careful consideration. Here are some key factors to keep in mind:

  • Experience: Look for a company with a strong track record in monumental stonemasonry.
  • Accreditation: Check if the stonemason is accredited by relevant professional bodies or organisations.
  • Craftsmanship: Assess the quality of the stonemason’s previous work to ensure they can deliver a memorial that meets your expectations.
  • Knowledge of the Cemetery: Make sure the stonemason has knowledge of the specific cemetery where the memorial will be placed to avoid any issues or conflicts.
  • Communication: A good stonemason should be approachable and able to communicate with you effectively. Gauge this during your initial meetings with their family advisors.
  • Direct Contact: Consider going directly to an experienced and established memorial mason instead of a middleman, such as a funeral director or agent.
  • Deposits and Costs: Ensure that you have complete confidence in the stonemason’s ability to complete the memorial and stay in business to avoid losing your deposit.
  • Reputation: Choose a well-established memorial stonemason with a strong reputation to give you peace of mind.

By keeping these factors in mind and doing your research, you can find a reputable and skilled memorial stonemason who can create a fitting tribute for your loved one.

Can You Assist Me In Selecting A Cremation Memorial?

We are happy to provide you with a detailed overview of your options to help you choose the best type of cremation memorial. Our expert advisors can discuss the benefits of different materials, present a range of styles that fit your preferences, and review the available colours and customisation options for each memorial type.

Additionally, we offer engraving, fine etching, and bespoke Swarovski crystal designs to add a beautiful finishing touch to your cremation memorial.

With so many choices available, we can work with you to identify the perfect option that meets your needs and preferences.

How Do I Choose The Right Material For My Cremation Memorial?

Selecting the ideal material for your cremation memorial will depend on several factors, such as your choice of memorial, desired lettering or carving, preferred colour, texture, tone, and location.

As a reputable memorial stonemason, we offer a wide range of popular materials including granite, slate, limestone, york stone, and more.

Our team can guide you through the selection process and provide recommendations based on your specific requirements.

How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Cremation Memorial?

The minimum amount of time that you should wait before getting a cremation memorial may be dependent on the cemetery.

Unlike other memorials that may require many months of waiting, cremation memorials can often be installed much sooner. Some cemeteries may even allow cremation memorials to be installed immediately after the plot purchase has been confirmed.

With that said, you may still be well advised to take plenty of time to thoroughly consider the cremation memorial you would like to choose.
There is certainly no rush and you want to ensure you make the best decision with regards to the style, material and any inscription, etching or design additions.

 

Is It Possible To Select A Cremation Memorial That Isn't Included In Your Brochure?

Yes, in most cases we can accommodate any cremation memorial design request. Our team of skilled memorial stonemasons have a wealth of experience in creating bespoke designs for cremation memorials. We welcome you to share your ideas and images with us, and we will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

What Is The Typical Timeframe For Creating A Cremation Memorial?

Crafting a cremation memorial requires expertise and precision, and therefore, it can take a significant amount of time to complete. While we strive to complete each order promptly, the actual timeframe may vary depending on the complexity of the design and the availability of the chosen stone material. Typically, the production process may take several weeks to months. To get a more accurate estimate, we recommend asking for an up-to-date lead time at the time of order. We value transparency and will provide you with the most accurate wait time possible.

Is It Possible To Make Additions To An Existing Cremation Memorial?

Certainly, if there is sufficient space available, it is possible to add an extra design, etching or inscription to an existing cremation memorial. We will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and suggest the best course of action to achieve your desired result.

 

What Is The Typical Cost Of A Cremation Memorial?

Providing an average cost for a cremation memorial is difficult since each memorial is unique and the price varies based on the material, type of memorial, and any custom additions. To get an accurate quote, we recommend contacting one of our representatives and providing us with the specific details. However, we do offer a price promise that ensures our prices are competitive and we provide a discount if you find the same quality product elsewhere from a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director.

Is It Possible To Order A Cremation Memorial In Advance?

Certainly, it is possible to arrange in advance for the purchase of any type of cremation memorial. This allows your specific wishes or those of a loved one to be fulfilled exactly as desired. Planning ahead by choosing a cremation memorial can also ease the burden on family and friends after the passing of a loved one.

Do You Offer A Guarantee With Your Cremation Memorials?

Certainly, all of our cremation memorials as well as any other type of memorial come with our 30-year guarantee.

Do You Hold Any Memorial Accreditation?

Yes, we are BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) approved, and a registered and fully licensed memorial mason with over 100 years industry experience having first established ourselves way back in 1906.

Can I View Proofs Of The Cremation Memorial?

We can provide you with proofs of the cremation memorial design for your approval before moving forward with the creation process. If you are not satisfied with the initial design, we can make adjustments to the layout or style to better suit your preferences.

Do You Ship Cremation Memorial Orders Overseas?

We have experience in shipping memorials overseas, but it’s important to note that there are additional expenses involved. These may include specialised packaging, insurance, and taxes or fees.