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Our Process

How to order a Headstone, Gravestone or Memorial Plaque.
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Step 1 – consultation

Once you call or email us with your initial requirements, we will collaborate with you to set up a time to discuss your needs in detail. We have many years of experience in the creation of top quality headstones, gravestones and memorial plaques and will be more than happy to talk you through the best options for honouring your loved one.

All of our memorials are bespoke, so feel free to make any request. We can advise you on practical matters such as stone types, wording and the design aspects of your memorial. Our years of experience mean we have a catalogue of our previous work, so there will always be examples to illustrate your different options.

How to order a Headstone, Gravestone and the Grave Stones Process

Step 2 – Design

Following your consultation, we will create a series of sketches to give you a look at your options. It is one thing to discuss certain materials or lettering types and another thing to see what they look like in sketch form. That is why we will give you several options to choose from as a starting point for your design.

We will develop your chosen design, consulting with you all the way, until we reach the final choice. You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and alter your gravestone design. We want to make sure you are completely happy with your design before proceeding to the next stage.

Drawings of Headstone Options

Step 3 – Creation

Once we have worked together to reach a final design, we order the stone direct from the quarry and begin work on your memorial. Where possible, we choose stone from the United Kingdom, minimising the environmental impact of our work and ensuring the materials are suited to the British climate.

In most instances we V-carve our lettering rather than sandblasting them, giving our memorials a timelessly elegant, professional finish. With Hertfordshire Headstones, you know you are getting an excellent service every step of the way.

We take the hassle out of the process by making sure the memorial fits all of the requirements of the cemetery or churchyard it is destined for. We can handle all of the associated paperwork.

How to order a headstone

Step 4 – Installation

Our qualified technicians can install our headstones anywhere in the UK. They work according to the National Association of Memorial Masons’ Code of Working Practice and British Standards for Memorial Fixing, giving you the peace of mind that they are laid professionally and safely.

Our service includes design, memorial production, applications for permits and installation of the headstone. Contact us for more information.

Memorial installation service

We offer a complete  service, from memorial design to installation. Call: 01442 956 959

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Part of Artisan Memorials Ltd.


Hertfordshire Headstones

23 White Hill Court Berkhamsted HP4 2PS

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