Burial & Cemeteries
Although a more expensive option than cremation, burial is still the preferred choice by over 30% of the UK population.
Graves can be purchased for up to four people depending on the local borough, and for between 25, 50 and in some cases 75 years.
Unfortunately, not all the cemeteries have availability, or may be at maximum capacity for new graves. This is commonly known as a ‘closed’ cemetery, and burial can only go ahead in a closed cemetery if the plot has been purchased ahead of time.
"How much does a burial cost please?"
Sadly, there is no such thing as an 'average cost' of a burial. Costs can and will vary greatly depending on a number of factors.
The burial costs will vary depending on the borough that you choose and the type of grave that you would like.
There will be a fee made to the cemetery for burial within their grounds, and this can increase dramatically if the wishes are for the deceased to be buried in a cemetery outside of their own local borough.
If you choose the borough where the deceased lived, then it will be considerably cheaper than using another cemetery in another borough which can charge up to 4 times what they would charge a resident, and can run into many thousands of pounds.
This is particularly true of London cemeteries.
4 little questions - 1 accurate quote!
Just give us 4 essential pieces of information regarding the deceased and your funeral choices, and we will provide you with a non- obligation quote that will cover approximately 80% of the burial costs so that you will have a clearer idea of what costs will be involved.
This will then be typed up and sent to you either via email or post, with breakdowns of what has been quoted for.
This is a free, non obligatory service.
In the first few days, we were so confused, but your initial quote really helped to put things into perspective which we really needed.
Sherene Smith, August 2014
You're in good hands
At an appointment either at your home or at our central South London offices, our funeral arranger's will then guide you through the funeral process, listen to your wishes and organise all the services you need for a beautiful funeral day.
They will assist you with as many or as few services as you would like - the choice is yours.
We have 3 distinct levels of service for you to choose from, and we will help you plan a truly memorable and beautiful occassion regardless of your budget.
Call us now for your free email quote by providing us with answers to 4 little questions on freephone 0800 009 3453
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