Children’s Memorials Bristol
Choosing a craftsman to develop a headstone for your child is a difficult choice to make. There are many dedicated headstone providers available. South Wales Monuments have vast expertise and experience in headstone design and style, creation, installation, maintenance and restoration. South Wales Monuments are passionate about making each headstone unique to each individual person. You and your family will be provided with compassionate and personalised service and you will be helped through the entire process. If you would like more information on our services in Bristol or to talk about the creation of a child’s memorial in Bristol please contact us through our website or call us on 02920 887 188.
South Wales Monuments offer our clients the freedom to decide on the type of headstone and the kinds of images and text they wish to use. Every letter plays a significant role and will determine the overall outlook of the design and style. You will have the option of these subsequent kinds of headstone;
- Flat headstones can either be designed parallel with the floor or raised a little bit while slanting from the back.
- Upright headstones are pinned to the ground and supported by a cement base.
- Kerbed headstones are full-length headstones which lay flat, parallel with the floor.
- Memorials for cremation resemble vertical headstones, with the addition of a container to hold cremated remains for both sides. An additional notable variation is that these memorials are installed away from the headstone.
- Cremation benches are also available with some designs able to contain the remains of up to 6 people. Cremation benches are generally useful to greatly enhance the appearance of memorial gardens.
South Wales Monuments can also help you with the type of headstone material you would like. Headstone material choice is a vital decision as it can influence your placement options and visible features on your headstone. The available materials are White marble which is generally vibrant, granite which is one of the most versatile and durable substances of all. Bronze memorials are very resilient, however, the bronze does darken after a while but does not require a lot of upkeep. Portland headstones are made of a grey limestone which discolours and hardens after a certain amount of time. This produces a weathered and worn look and is widely used in churchyards. Lastly, we offer Nebresina headstones which are also a type of limestone which includes a beige hue. It’s usually rubbed to get a smooth finish.
After choosing your headstone material you will be invited to select a finish that will resonate with you. A finish of a headstone can significantly establish the sturdiness and appearance of a headstone. The options available at South Wales Monuments are polished, pitched, partly polishes and honed.
After you have chosen the material, size and shape for your headstone you will be able to style and design it. It is important to try and make the headstone unique and include a hint of your loved one’s personality as this could bring you comfort in the future. Some of the designs you may choose on the headstone can include different fonts, images, colouring, stones, contours, moulding and children themes.
You will then need to choose an inscription. This could possibly be the most daunting part of the headstone creating process, to complete. This can be the final message you are able to send to your loved one. The inscription ought to be short and sum up the person’s life in a nutshell. South Wales Monuments can provide you with three choices when it comes to showcasing your message, including, epitaph, engravings and memorial plaques.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Your headstone may need aftercare or maintenance once made. South Wales Monuments offer excellent aftercare solutions carried out by trained craftsmen. The aftercare and protection come as a 5-year inexpensive insurance policy. This insurance will commence as soon as the memorial is fitted.
South Wales Monuments
South Wales Monuments have been helping families to create memorable ways to remember their loved ones for nearly 40 years. We take a huge amount of pride in every stone built and handcraft each stone to our client’s exact wishes. We make sure that you are thrilled with the memorial to your loved one. If you would like more information on our services for children’s headstones in Bristol please contact us today on 029 2088 7188.
Sarah Wirth is the content writer for South Wales Monuments and updates our blog regularly with helpful advice and new information.