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Choosing the right memorial for your loved one is not only a fitting tribute to their life and memory, it’s also one of the last gifts you can give to them. You can trust us to be with you every step of the way as we help you create the perfect memorial.

At our stonemasons H.L Perfitt, our award-winning craftsmen are trusted by the UK military to hand carve the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire. The same expert craftsmen are here to help you create the perfect tribute for your loved one.

Helping you choose the perfect memorial.

We will guide you step-by-step through the process to help and support you make all the decisions involved when choosing  a lasting and individual memorial.  Our simple five-step process enables  you to consider the type of quality stone, the choices of beautiful memorial shapes, lettering styles and words as well as the designs that you may like to feature to reflect your loved one’s unique personality. Whatever kind of memorial you want, we are here to help you create it and help you commemorate your loved one with words, images and carvings that reflect their life and interests. 

  • Step one

    Choose your stone

    From highly-polished black granite, through to traditional light grey granite or a striking blue pearl – we can create your memorial from the best quality stone of your choice.

    Some churchyards and cemeteries have regulations about the type of stone. We’ll  guide you through choices at the chosen final resting place

  • Step two

    Choose your headstone shape

    There are many shapes that you can choose from and we are happy to discuss the most popular options with you.

  • Step Two

    Choose your cremation memorial shape

    Capture.PNGThere are many shapes that you can choose from and we are happy to discuss the most popular options with you.

    Some churchyards and cemeteries have regulations about the shape of memorials. We’ll guide you through choices at the chosen final resting place.
     

  • Step three

    Choose the memorial design

    Hand crafted or etched images can also be chosen to reflect the personality and interests of your loved one. You can choose from our selection of etched simple, complex or hand carved designs. Alternatively, prices are available on request, for our craftsmen to hand draw or carve any image of your choice.

    Any designs you choose will need to be approved by the local clergy or those  responsible for the final resting place of your loved one. 

  • Step three

    Choose your words, lettering, style and finish

    The inscription on the stone truly personalises the memorial to reflect the life and personality of your loved one. You could choose a significant date, a religious verse, a simple poem or even something your loved one often said.

     

    It is important to remember that any words you choose will need to be approved by the local clergy or those responsible for the final resting place of your loved one. 

  • Step five

    Choose your finishing touches

    Depending on the colour of stone you have chosen, you may also wish to consider finishing your tribute with the ultimate in quality and distinction – by choosing gold leaf or alternatively, contrasting silver or even black or white enamel. You may want to add a vase  to your headstone. 

Aftercare and renovation

When you commission a memorial we will not only advise you on how to keep it looking its best, the stonemasons at H.L Perfitt can also help to maintain your memorial and protect it for generations to come.

We also offer a range of aftercare services, including memorial renovation services. We use skilled and sensitive techniques to remove weathering, stains and lichen.

For further information or to discuss your masonry needs, contact your local East of England Co-op Funeral Services branch.

Unique and personalised tributes

Every person’s life is special. That is why  we use our skills to portray a glimpse and lasting memory of the person you have lost. Please remember this brochure showcases only a small sample of our  work. To discuss a totally unique memorial or monument call our specialist team at  Diss on 01379 652211, North Walsham  01692 403344 and Bungay 01986 892359.