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.
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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