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Quality Gravestone Maker Serving Hertfordshire, london and the South east.

Hertfordshire Headstones

 

Hertfordshire Headstones

Gravestone Maker – Premium, Handcrafted  Headstones, Gravestones and Memorials.

At Hertfordshire Headstones we are a gravestone maker that understands the importance of honouring your loved one appropriately after they have passed. Our headstones, gravestones and memorial plaques are therefore handcrafted from the finest choice of stone and feature V-carved lettering for a premium, authentic memorial that will serve as a beautiful reminder of your loved one for years to come.

Yorkshire Sandstone

A beautiful honey coloured sandstone from Yorkshire with excellent weathering properties. 

Nabresina Limestone

A favourite in the memorial industry, it carves crisply and is perfect for the UK climate. 

Welsh Slate

Perfect for intricate, detailed carving, this fine grained stone will defy the elements for centuries to come.

Portland Limestone

A hardy white limestone used for buildings and memorials in the UK for centuries. 

Good Design

By putting good design at the heart of everything we do, we are able to create beautiful, personal memorials to suit the individual needs of our clients. We listen to your wishes and can advise you on the perfect design to suit your needs.

Expert Craftsmanship

With over 30 years experience as a professional letter carver, calligrapher and gravestone maker, our expert stonemason, Mark Brooks brings true expertise and craftsmanship to our premium and authentic memorials.

Finest Quality Stone

We believe that a truly lasting memorial starts with using the right stone. We choose to use stone that comes from either the UK or Europe in the memorials we offer our customers. That means a higher quality finish and a superior feeling product.
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Our Services

Hertfordshire Headstones is proud to offer a premium service, making headstones and gravestones with a masterful finish at affordable prices.

Memorials should last a lifetime, but many find the cost of true quality to be excessive – at Hertfordshire Headstones, we bridge that gap by providing superior quality workmanship at more accessible prices.

  • Consultation and Advice
  • Design Proposals
  • Applications for Permits
  • V-carved inscriptions
  • Installation and Fixing

Mark did an amazing job with my mother’s gravestone; we wanted a beautiful gravestone for her and I can’t recommend Mark highly enough. He is a true artist with a great eye for typography and design. Having seen suggestions from two other companies before approaching Mark, Mark’s design was pretty much perfect straight away and the end result of how the carved letters and a carved scallop shell look on the slate stone is truly beautiful. Mark is very easy to work with, and he also went above and beyond, helping us with the paperwork and liaising with the cemetery over the installation – he is also a perfectionist and installed the stone beautifully. Moreover, he is also a really great guy to work with and that really helps when commissioning a gravestone for a loved one. Thank you Mark for our beautiful memorial stone.

We are  an experienced gravestone maker

We Have Over 30 Years of Experience in The Industry

We have extensive experience in customising our designs to the specific needs of our customers, making our service truly bespoke – we can provide gravestones, headstones, and memorial plaques tailored directly to you.

We use the lessons learned from many years of working with stone to provide a fantastic finished product that befits your nearest and dearest. You can have as much or as little to do with the project as you like – however you want to work is how we’ll make it happen.

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True Artisan Quality.

When you work with us, you will be partnering with a highly experienced stonemason who can help you tailor a memorial directly to your preferences. By using the services of a true stonemason, you will be getting a memorial that has had its lettering and designs painstakingly designed and carved for the best possible finish.

We continue to use the time-tested techniques we have learned over generations of working with high-quality stone. Our approach also means we’re able to offer our customers a much higher degree of customisation and can accommodate a wide variety of designs, letter forms and layouts.

 

Unique and Personal Memorials

Simple Commissioning Process

Competitive Prices

Serving Hertfordshire, London and the South

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COntact Us

We can help take you through your options to find the perfect stone, as well as discuss with you your personal requirements for your individually designed memorial message.

Call

01442 956959

Email

info@hertfordshireheadstones.co.uk

Office Location

23 White Hill Court Berkhamsted HP4 2PS

Open Hours

M-S: 8am – 6pm, Sun: 9am – 5pm

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does an inscription last?

A number of factors contribute to the longevity of an inscription. These include the type of stone, location of the stone, and the depth to which the letters at cut into the stone. When designing your memorial ,we will take these factors into account, recommending a stone type according to location and aesthetic preference, and using bolder, or deeper cut letter styles where necessary.

Do I need permission to install a headstone?

Permission to install a headstone is always required and we obtain this on your behalf. The process takes about 4 weeks and requires a signature from the grave owner. 

A small fee is normally payable by you to the churchyard or cemetery for installation. This is not normally more than £150.

what is the best stone for a memorial?

All our stones are suitable for the UK climate, but some weather better than others and some carve better. When selecting a stone, consideration should be given to the location, as damp shaded locations tend to age a stone quicker. We normally recommend using Welsh Slate, Nabresina Limestone or Yorkshire Sandstone, as all are hardy, carve well and offer a range of shades.

when is payment due?

Once we reach an agreement on a design proposal we require a payment of 50%.  At this point we order your stone and get to work on your memorial. Final payment is made following installation. It should be noted that a small installation fee is normally payable by you to the churchyard or cemetery.

How much does a memorial cost?

Our hand crafted stone memorial plaques start from £895. Headstones and gravestones start from £2,775. Kerb set arrangements start from £3,500.

How do i write an epitaph?

An epitaph is a chance to say something lasting about the person being remembered. It necessarily should be short and concise and in our experience the best ones are both uplifting and comforting to those visiting the grave, without being overly sentimental. Often inspiration is taken from literature or biblical texts. If you need help we have compiled a library of quotes and inscriptions to guide you.

How long should we leave before adding a headstone?

Installing a headstone is normally permitted after a period of 6 months from the time of burial. Even so it is common to see memorials that have tilted, and this is because the burial ground had not fully settled at the time of fixing. For this reason, we recommend waiting longer. Often clients like to commemorate the first anniversary of passing with the positioning of the memorial, giving more time for the ground to settle.  

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Address

Hertfordshire Headstones

23 White Hill Court Berkhamsted HP4 2PS

Email Us

info@hertfordshireheadstones.co.uk

Call Us

01442 956959

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