coffins and caskets

Coffins and Caskets

As with many things today, the choice of coffins can be a bit overwhelming. You are best to consider a few basic requirements first so that you can get some idea of what you’re looking to achieve before you finally make your selection.

For example, do you want a coffin or a casket? A coffin is ‘coffin’ shaped i.e. wider at the shoulders and a casket is rectangular. But there are other shapes too! Do you want a luxury coffin, an economy option or something mid-range? Would you like it to be personalised or traditional? Have you got an eco-friendly coffin in mind? Perhaps you’d even like to design it yourself – naturally we’d help you with this!

We’ll be happy to talk you through the options in as much or as little detail as you wish. The choice is always yours and we promise to support you in whatever decision you make.

Please see below some typical examples of coffins and caskets – we will be happy to show you the full range and prices once you feel you are able to make a choice.

TRADITIONAL VENEERED COFFINS

Veneered woods are favoured by many. Using timber from sustainable sources these coffins and caskets give a quality appearance whilst keeping costs to a modest level. Using appropriate handles and decorative trimmings they are suitable for both burial and cremation. These coffins represent excellent value and the choice in styles, colours and designs is vast. You can select one from a popular standard range or choose one with ‘Mum’ or ‘Dad’ carved on the side, or perhaps you’d prefer one stained to a particular wood shade.

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SOLID HARDWOOD COFFINS

For those seeking a bespoke coffin or casket crafted from the finest oak or mahogany, these classic options appeal. Plain sided or panelled, these coffins can be fitted with high quality handles and decorative embellishments and are lined using the best materials available.

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COFFINS FROM NATURAL MATERIALS

Generally hand-made, using renewable and sustainable materials, these bio-degradable coffins and caskets often utilise willow, bamboo, seagrass, wool or banana leaf. Favoured by those seeking a more eco-friendly funeral, they lend themselves to being decorated with simple flower garlands. It is worth noting that some crematoria have imposed restrictions regarding the use of these types of coffins and caskets, as well as others constructed using similar materials – please ask us for details as no common policy exists across all crematoria.

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AMERICAN STYLE CASKETS

We have a wonderful selection of American style caskets which are imported from the USA. Created in solid timber, including oak and poplar, these really are the epitome of excellent craftsmanship. Some are available with split lids and may be available for cremation.

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COLOURFUL COFFINS

Perhaps you’d like to reflect the interests of a loved one. Our personalised range of colourful coffins enables you to do just that! It may be a field of poppies, a beach scene or a bar of your favourite chocolate – you choose and we’ll do the rest!

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CONTEMPORARY COFFINS

Many people opt for a more contemporary design of coffin today. These are often plain in design and unadorned except for simple handles.

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Professionally qualified Independent Funeral Directors, arranging and conducting funerals all over the UK.