Headstone prices in Widnes vary depending on where you buy them. At Birkenhead Monumental, our prices are fair for quality stone and workmanship. Shop around before choosing a headstone supplier. You don’t want to compromise on the quality of the stone nor do you want prices to soar when you are charged for every letter engraved and the engraving materials as well as delivery fees. The final bill may be more than a headstone would have cost if you had gone to Birkenhead Monumental who is licenced by the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons.
In Widnes, headstone prices at Birkenhead Monumental depend on the type of stone used, be it granite or marble, polished or rustic. The larger the stone, the higher the price. The beautiful finished product that you see did not start out as a smooth finished stone. The stones are rough and heavy, requiring a lot of skill and labour to prepare for engraving. The cost of a headstone depends also on the amount of engraving and artwork you want. Do you want to add a photograph or a sculpture? Coloured granite generally is more expensive but the stones are beautiful. You will save money if you order and pay for your headstone during your life. Some do that just as they prepay their funeral and burial site.
You may be prepared to pay headstone prices in Widnes for a large engraved monument with 3-dimensional sculpture and a one-hundred word poem. However, the regulations of your cemetery may not allow such a monument. They may insist on markers that are flush with the ground. Birkenhead Monumental know the rules of most local cemeteries. The emotional state of the grieving family immediately after a loved one dies makes them vulnerable to over-thinking the memorial design. The cemetery will want you to wait as much as a year before placing the stone, so the ground can settle. Give yourself some time to think through the headstone purchase. If you would like to find out about reasonable headstone prices, contact Birkenhead Monumental.