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Phone: Whakatane (07) 307 1111 Fax: (07) 307 2111 Opotiki:(07) 315 8888

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Headstones & Memorials

We are committed to providing the best tribute for your loved one, be it a head stone, plaque or memorial.

We specialise in all types of memorial work, from unique, specially carved memorials through to your more traditional headstones, cremation and burial plaques.

 

We have a design, size and colour range to suit all budgets. Just let us know your requirements and we can cost it for you.

Often the best place to start is to visit our show room and talk your ideas through with us and we will work with you to create a memorial that will honour your loved one.

The steps involved in choosing a memorial

Step 1: Memorial style decisions
 

number-1.gifMemorial Size and Shape: Are there any restrictions?

number-2.gifFinish: Polished, Rock or Axed Edges

number-3.gifSpacing: Do you want to leave space for a second inscription at a later date?

number-4.gifGranite Colour: Black, Grey, Blue Pearl, Red, White and many other colours are available.

number-5.gifInscription: Wording of the inscription is very important - especially if there is to be a later addition.

Suggestions for inscription headings on a memorial
Suggestions for an epitaph on a memorial

number-6.gifFont Style: Block letters or script

number-7.gifLettering Colour: Silver, White, Gold

number-8.gifBase: Matching or contrasting base, Granite or concrete base.

number-9.gifVase pots: do you want holes for vase pots in the base

number-10.gifTraceries: These are engraved and painted pictures like roses etc.

number-11.gifEngraved images: These are a black and white reproduction of a photo and look best on black granite.

number-12.gifPhoto Ceramic: A photo of the person printed on long lasting ceramic.

 

Memorial Style Key

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Step 2: A Proof is Supplied

Upon instruction to proceed, we will produce a proof of your chosen memorial, and work with you to finalize the exact wording and other additions such as artwork or photo ceramic portraits.

A final proof will be provided and when signed off by you, we will go ahead and arrange to have this made for you.

Step 3: Installation

If requested, we can then have the headstone, plaque or memorial installed at the cemetery of your choice.

 

Step 4: Maintenance

We can also take care of any existing headstone, by repolishing, adding new inscriptions or cleaning them up and repainting the lettering to make them look new again.

Headstone Selection

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T28 Book Plate
M5 Splay Base

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Camber and Check
Square Base

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Tear Drop
M5 Splay Base

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Saddle
M5 Splay Base

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Wave
M5 Splay Base

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Checked Saddle Plate

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Camber Plate

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Double Heart A Plate

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Single Heart Plate

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Heart Plate with Carved Roses

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Teddy Bear

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Closed Book Plate with
Coloured Spline

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Eternity

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Split Saddle M5 Splay Base
with Vase Holes 

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Rock Boulder

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Desk

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Upright Wanganui Rose
Small or Large

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Open Book

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250x150x10mm Ashes Plaque
(Hillcrest Cemetery)

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M5 Various Sizes
with or without vase pots


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Square Base Various Sizes
with or without vase pots

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Dome Vase

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Trumpet Vase

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Tulip Vase