Any additional lettering required will match your existing inscription regardless of the original method. Memorials with lettering in a very poor condition can be re-faced and re-cut. All methods of lettering can be produced including cut and gild, cut and lead, cut and enamel and raised lead.
It is common to cherish a favourite picture as a way to remember a loved one’s life. Whitbys Memorials can reproduce almost any design / picture you wish according to the stone you choose which produces a truly unique and personal memorial. We can even create a special personalised etching from a photograph. Etchings are an appropriate choice for decorating polished granite memorials found in most cemeteries.
The vast majority of memorials can be cleaned and renovated to a very high standard. If you require any work on your memorial please contact us and we will provide you with a free no obligation quote. Renovation of your memorial is undertaken at our workshop and may include cleaning and re-dowelling. We will then re-fix the memorial back in the cemetery to meet with all the Health and Safety and NAMM standards. A new Foundation and Ground Anchor System is fitted where necessary.
Please be aware, however, that in some very rare cases renovation may not be possible due to the very poor condition of the material.
We will carefully clean and restore the surface of the gravestone and replace lettering and engravings. We are experienced in renovating gravestones and great care will be taken while the memorial is being restored. An inspection must be undertaken to see what work is required, once this has been done, only then can a quote be given.
Memorial Insurance Plan
The information below is only a summary of the cover provided. For full terms and conditions of the cover please refer to the policy document which is available for downloading on this page. STONEGUARD ® cover is arranged exclusively by Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd and is solely underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc. Cover is provided for a five year period for “All Risks” of loss or damage to your memorial headstone up to the replacement cost. Cover is also provided for liability in respect of injury to members of the public up to a limit of £2,000,000. SIGNIFICANT EXCLUSIONS The insurance does not cover depreciation, wear and tear, the action of light, atmospheric conditions or other gradually operating cause or any process of cleaning repair, restoration and re-siting other than such costs involved following insured damage. Liability cover excludes injury to the Insured and certain family members.
What’s not covered:
There are some exclusions which apply to this policy, including depreciation, wear and tear and damage caused over time by sunlight and weather. Cleaning, repair and restoration – other than that following insured damage – is also excluded.