Commissioning a memorial

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This page will hopefully help to de-mystify the commissioning process.
Making contact
A memorial is a lasting symbol of remembrance, and as such it is important to allow oneself time to consider what would be an appropriate tribute to your loved one before commissioning.

This time will vary between individuals; some clients may have a clear idea after a burial some may take several years.




Arranging a visit


When you feel ready to discuss the memorial, come to the workshop - bringing other members of your family too.

We will talk over your thoughts and ideas.



The Order


Following our meeting I will produce an initial memorial design sketch which will be sent to you with the estimate of the costs and a schedule of the time needed to make the memorial.

This estimate covers meetings, calls, initial design plus one alteration and liaison with the burial authority. (It includes the fees payable on your behalf to the burial authority) and for all materials.


Once you have approved the final design I ask you to sign off the drawing and return it to me. This is what I will work from. At this point you will be asked for a deposit. Once the deposit is paid the stone is then ordered from the quarry.




Fixing the memorial


The estimate also includes the setting of the memorial stone at the place of burial.

I feel strongly about fixing my own memorials, taking as much care over this part of the commission as the rest. I am a BRAMM approved fixer and all my memorials are installed to BS8415 and conform to NAMM Code of Working Practice.



Final settlement of account


I will give you a call once I have set the headstone.

The invoice will be sent out within seven days of this showing the final balance due.

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S Bradley Memorials
contact Shaun Bradley
Tel 07961322529