How long after someone is buried should I wait before erecting a headstone?
A headstone can be erected as soon someone has been buried as this won't disturb the ground where the headstone is placed. In fact, you can find graves which have headstones erected even before anyone is buried in the plot. However, if you wish to install a surround around the perimeter of the grave we suggest that you let the ground settle for 3 months erecting this.
How do I order a memorial & what happens after I order a memorial?
You only have to choose the stone you like and decide on the wording for the inscription. We take care of everything else including your local Council's paperwork. We're on hand to help you with suitable wording, if desired.
Is a deposit required?
A deposit of 10% is required upon any new order.
Can I order from abroad?
We have many customers who live abroad and therefore can't visit the graves of their loved-ones as often as they'd like; yet they still wish the grave to be clean, tidy and the headstone in good order. We carry out a full range of work for these customers, from grass cutting and weeding, to intensive cleaning, repainting lettering and additional inscriptions, removal of old gravestones and the installation of entirely new headstones and surrounds. When placing an order from afar, we will work closely with you by phone, post or email to ensure that your input into the work you would like us to do is not hampered by the fact that you live abroad. We will always provide you with a no-obligation quote before carrying out any work and will provide you with large format colour photos of the finished work.
Do you work outside the Coleraine area?
We install memorials throughout the 6 counties of Northern Ireland. We accept work from those living abroad, provided that the grave on which you would like us to work is located within Northern Ireland. We have installed memorials throughout the country and our work can be found in graveyards, cemeteries and churchyards in Strabane, Omagh, Dungannon, Belfast, Newtownards, Bangor, Antrim, Ballymena, Limavady, Derry / Londonderry, Magherafelt, Dungannon, Portrush, Enniskillen, Cookstown and Armagh.
How long will it take from ordering to final installation?
We encourage you to take as long as you need to tailor your memorial to your satisfaction. Once you have decided on the stone, wording and layout, we aim to erect the memorial in 7 - 10 days.
I've seen a similar product cheaper elsewhere. Can you beat their price?
Yes. We review our prices regularly and are confident that we offer extremely good value for customers. However, if you've found a cheaper price elsewhere, you can provide us with details of the item either by phone on 07593 50 57 57, or via our Contact Form and we'll come back to you shortly afterwards with our cheaper quote.
Please note that most other monumental sculptors will charge extra for the inscription (often £3 - 4 per letter) and more if you would like the engraving in silver or gold and that you may have to factor these fees into the overall cost. We at Coleraine Memorials, offer free unlimited lettering on any new memorial, including silver and gold.
I want something that's not on your website. Can you get it for me?
Most likely, yes. If you can provide us with a photo or the details of what you require, we will provide you with a no-obligation quote.
Are your products guaranteed?
All our products and workmanship are backed by a Lifetime Guarantee.