Members of The New Zealand Master
Monumental Masons Association

For Consultation: 09 236 8919

For Burial Plots

Most Council administered cemeteries provide for burial in areas where a concrete berm for headstones and memorials has been prepared in advance and the headstone or memorial can be erected on this berm.

Depending on the slope of the land in the cemetery, some levelling foundation work may be required.

If the burial has been in an area without a berm, we will need to construct a concrete footing as a solid foundation for the headstone or memorial. An extra charge may be made for this work.

When thinking about headstone or memorial design please be aware that public cemeteries have bylaws as to the size and height of memorials.

The height restriction of a headstone or memorial is usually one metre. We can check these details before confirming your design.

Most public cemeteries have a permit system with a fee payable, this is to ensure headstones and memorials are safe and comply with bylaws.


Cremation Memorials

A range of options are available for cremation memorials.

Within the Franklin District there are:

  • – Garden berms which allow an upright headstone
  • – Recumbent desk or raised plaques
  • – Rose garden berms with granite plaques
  • – Ashes niche walls with granite and stainless steel plaques
  • – Some allow interment or placement of ashes, while others just have room for the memorial plaque
  • – Bronze plaques are also acceptable in some of these areas.

The memorial will provide a wonderful focal point for visits, leaving floral tributes, helping with the resolution of grief, and a place for future generations to visit.

Even if you decide to scatter your loved one’s ashes, it is still possible to place a memorial and then the family has a place to visit and remember at special times.

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“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