Monumental Masons Swansea


At South Wales Monuments we are renowned for our personalised and compassionate service, supporting you and your family in the creation of your memorial tribute. Our trained and compassionate team will guide you through the process of choosing a memorial and creating an inscription and epitaph. Our expert craftsmen will design, manufacture and fit bespoke memorials to commemorate your loved one. For Monumental Masons Swansea, and the surrounding areas, covering the whole of South Wales, call us on 029 2088 7188.

Our Products

South Wales Monuments provides customers with the option to choose the type of headstones and the kinds of images and texts they would like to use. Each letter plays a significant role and will determine the overall look, style and design. You’ll be asked to choose between the following kinds of headstones:

Flat headstones

Flat headstones are occasionally known as flat tablets or flat markers and are commonly created by working with bronze or granite. They can either be constructed in parallel with the terrain or elevated a little bit with a slant from the back. Like traditional headstones, they come in a wide variety of materials, sizes, colour and surface finishes.

Upright headstones

This represents one of the most conventional style and design normally constructed from limestone, marble or granite. Upright headstones are pinned to the ground and supported by a concrete base. The size and style essentially depend on the customer’s requirements, however, the conventional designs feature a height of 45 inches, a width of 30 inches and depth of 6 inches.

Kerbed headstones

These are generally full-length headstones that are manufactured lying flat in parallel with the ground. The most popular width dimension is normally4 inches and provides a lot of space for personal expression. Kerbed headstones can make use of combining bevel and slant markers in conjunction with the conventional upright headstones.

Memorials for cremation

Memorials for cremation have a great deal that resembles vertical headstones; with the addition of a container, ordinarily hollowed granite, to hold cremated remains on both sides. An Additional notable difference is that these memorials for cremation are installed away from the headstone.

Cremation and remembrance benches

You can alternate headstones with cremation benches should you not need a cement base. Some designs have the capacity to keep the remains of 1 to 6 people. Cremation benches are largely used to greatly enhance the appearance of memorial gardens.

Traditional memorial
book of life headstone with decorative border
rustic traditional headstone

Choice of Headstone Material

South Wales Monuments enables you to select the type of headstone material you would like. Headstone material choice is vital since it influences your placement options and visual features of the headstone style and design. In addition, the type of stone you select determines the durability of the headstone.

White marble Headstones

It’s commonly bright material consisting of extraordinary grey and blue composition. Craftsmen habitually give it a fine rub to get a smooth appearance and feel. Nevertheless, it’s prohibited in some church surrounds and not well suited for really damp locations due to its fragility.

Granite Headstones

Granite is considered the most flexible and durable material of all. It comes in a wide array of colours and surface finishes. Granite headstones are generally accepted in churchyards as people like their visual attributes.

Bronze Memorials

They are popular because of their durability. The side effects of bronze are it darkens after some time. Nonetheless, it won’t need lots of routine maintenance. It is more expensive than marble, and rarely found in churchyards.

Portland Headstones

It’s a kind of grey limestone that discolours and hardens with time, resulting in a weathered and worn visual appeal. It’s regularly used in churchyards. It is difficult to read inscriptions on it due to its colouring, and one has to depend on shadow, so it demands the usage of capital letters and heavy cuts. A lovely headstone when manufactured by our experts.

Nebresina Headstones

It is also a form of limestone that includes a beige hue. It’s usually rubbed to secure a smooth finish. They’re permitted in churchyards but are not as long lasting as white marble and granite.


South Wales Monuments have been helping families create attractive headstones, gravestones, memorial stones and memorial benches for nearly forty years. We take great pride in each and every piece we produce and handcraft each and every stone, to your wishes, ensuring that you’re delighted with the remembrance piece of your loved one.

Our Services

Cleaning and maintenance

Due to unmanageable factors such as weather, air pollution as well as placement, your headstone might need aftercare or maintenance. South Wales Monuments gives faultless aftercare solutions accomplished by our highly trained craftsmen. The aftercare and protection options come as a 5-year policy which commences the moment the memorial is fitted.

Whilst mishaps are unusual in cemeteries, memorial safety factors are always important, which explains why local authorities have to perform checks within their cemeteries. South Wales Monuments have procedures for erection such as ground anchors which are fitted underneath memorials. This tends to ensure that the memorial never tumbles over. Ensuring a lasting memorial for your beloved.

Selecting Headstone Finishes

After selecting headstone materials, South Wales Monuments will invite you to decide on a finish that resonates with you. A finish significantly determines the durability and appearance of the headstone. The choices you will find at South Wales Monuments consist of pitched, polished, part- polished and honed.

Picking your style and design

Once you’ve decided on the material, shape and size of the headstone, and after you have completed your epitaph and selected your images, we will help you with the design and style. Whilst there are different sizes and designs, you can customise your headstone. Some of the layouts you may choose on the headstone consist of fonts, artwork, colouring, stones, contours and mouldings, military services outlooks and children designs.


Selecting the wording is the last component and for most people, probably the most overwhelming to complete. This is the final personal message you are able to send to your loved one. It ought to be short, dignified and sum up their whole existence. Once determined, South Wales Monuments provides you with three options for presenting this message, including epitaph, engravings, and memorial plaques.

headstone inscription


South Wales Monuments will work with you to make sure your memorial tribute is completely unique by providing you and your family a compassionate and tailored service. We have a team of skilled staff members that will take you step by step through the entire process of selecting a headstone, tombstone or memorial, and creating the very best inscription and your epitaph that commemorates your loved one.

To learn more about our products and services and Monumental Masons in Swansea, and the surrounding areas, please phone our warm and friendly team on 029 2088 7188.