An important part of remembering our loved ones is to ensure their resting place is kept in the condition it deserves
- We undertake all types of restoration and repair work
- Keep headstones looking well presented and tidy
- From small repairs to full rebuilding service
Cleaning & Repaints
To simply keep headstones looking well presented and tidy we offer a repainting and cleaning service which brings the lettering back to new. We start by cleaning the headstone and base to remove lichen and dirt that has built up, then we remove of any remaining paint from lettering, and finally we repaint or gild the memorial. This is done onsite, and is weather dependant.
We can also clean the concrete and plaster bases with gentle water cleaning and spraying with slow release cleaners. This can also be done to historic grave sites in accordance with council guidelines for looking after headstones in historic cemeteries.
Sometimes space is left on a headstone or plaque for the surviving spouse or partner. We are able to complete a new inscription when the time comes – If possible we will complete the work on site but sometimes we may need to temporarily remove the stone.
Cleaning and repainting the existing inscription is a part of this service.
Sadly, some cemeteries fall prey to vandals. If this happens we are usually able to carry out any repairs required to bring the headstone back to new.
We offer a full rebuilding service for deteriorated graves and headstones. Sometimes the concrete work breaks away due to the lack of availability of good quality memorials or simply poor workmanship. We can clear the grave site, take the headstone back and to our factory, and re-do the concrete and plaster work from scratch either exactly as it was originally or to a simpler more modern design. Another common task carried out is filling in the grave area if it has concrete walls or kerbing around the grave. This is generally done when it is decided that there will be no further burials in the plots