Members of The New Zealand Master
Monumental Masons Association

For Consultation: 09 236 8919

img-1Grahams Headstones and Memorials carries a variety of granite headstones and bases in different shapes and colours at our showroom and stockroom at 52 George Street, Tuakau. If we don’t have a preferred headstone colour or design, we can arrange for the memorial to be custom made overseas. This will take about 12 weeks from date of ordering.

If you have a headstone or memorial design, or idea in mind, come and talk to us and we will work with you to bring your concepts to an achievable, meaningful result.

Once the headstone design is finalised then together we can create a layout of how the inscription, artwork and photos can best be crafted on the granite.

This phase is important to ensure that, wherever possible, your headstone expectations can be met and if not, any modifications are realistic and acceptable to you and for us to create the everlasting memorial.

Only after you are satisfied and sign off the headstone layout, will work commence on the memorial. We will discuss lettering size, fonts, spacing and room to be left for future details (if applicable).

Our Monumental Mason team at Grahams Headstones and Memorials are highly skilled at converting or drawing a photographic image into a format that can successfully be cut into granite for maximum visual effect. They will strive to achieve the best headstone or memorial for you.

Indicative Pricing

The final price of a memorial plaque or headstone is influenced by the:-

• Physical size of the plaque, headstone and base
• Colour of the headstone or memorial granite – Blue Pearl and multi colours attract a premium
• Headstone or memorial shape – standard or customised
• Number of words making up the inscription on the headstone or memorial
• Type of finish on the top, back and sides of the headstone or memorial. e.g all polished, rocked,
axed, sawn, carved
• Studio time involved in transforming an image so it can then be cut into the headstone or memorial granite
• Accessories chosen; e.g ceramic photos, vases, bronze cross, statuettes etc.
• Permit fees that may apply and these vary depending on the cemetery authority/council
• Ease or difficulty of installation of the headstone or memorial. e.g. berm or no berm, slope of the land.

Below are some examples with indicative pricing (incl. GST)


Small Ashes Desk with Granite Vase Holder



Medium Granite Plate
600 x 450 x 75mm
headstone on a Granite Base with 2 Vases



Large Granite Plate
600 x 900 x 100mm
on a Splayed Front Granite base.



Large Custom Design in Granite with
Ceramic Photos and Coloured Artwork.




“To all the staff at Graham’s, who had to put up with me in arranging Denise’s headstone. Thank you so so much. IT’S BEAUTIFUL. Just like she was. Once again, thank you.”

D. Crispe

“Thank you so much for making such an exceptional job of Mum’s headstone. The whole family is thrilled to bits with it. It looks better than we could have ever imagined.”
"Warm appreciation from Maria and Bernie I would like to thank all the folk I spoke with for your help and care in arranging the memorial headstone for my late husband Roy. My family and I thought the headstone was quite special."


“Thanks for the great work you and your team did for the J E Pratt memorial at Ramarama Catholic Cemetery. The whole family was most pleased. Thanks also for the unexpected gift voucher. Thank you again.”

L Pratt

"I would like to convey to you, how pleased and appreciative we are with the finished headstone. It’s a true reflection of how we as a family wished to have our loved one remembered.
Thank you for a job well done. (Especially the onions!)"

J Hansen