Choosing a memorial headstone is a lasting tribute to your loved ones and your love for them. At Harry L Marks Memorials, Each custom headstone is bespoke to their loved one. We are expert craftsmen and BRAMM registered and more than willing to give you advice and help in your selection when choosing a Cemetery Headstone.
Cleaning with acid rather than by machine or hand will initially look similar but could cause a blooming effect. At Harry L. Marks Memorials, our trusted stone masons techniques close the pores in your marble and protect its longevity. We also offer insurance.
As well as specialising in Headstones for graves, we also offer assistance with existing memorials such as removing and storing them in our yard when a further interment takes place, carving additional inscriptions, renovations and restoration work and refixing to the NAMM code of working practice (National Association of Memorial Masons).
We welcome our clients to view the manufacture of their individual memorial in our factory and to discuss with the craftsman their particular requirments. We pride ourselves in being able to produce individual monuments and welcome the oportunity to assist in designing and undertaking unique commissions. Our headstones designs are bespoke the each client and their loved one.
It gets better…
At our premises we have a comprehensive show area displaying some 50 odd different memorials.
Along with our library of photographs of previous commissions we feel sure we are in a position to help you with your indvidual requirments.
I would like to thank you for such a good job you have made in carving an additional inscription on my mother's memorial stone to my late father's memory. I was moved to tears when I visited the cemetery last week as I had not expected to see that the work had been completed.
I just wanted to say a very big thanks you for all your help and assistance with regards to my late fathers ledger!! Its beautiful, just delighted, along with the fact it was in "situ" for what would have been his 64th Birthday.
On behalf of my myself and my daughter, thank you for the work you did on my husbands memorial at Northfields church. We are very pleased with it, it is so nice to see it level and cleaned and is much appreciated.
Thank you both for all your help & support. The service in which you carried out was very professional and met all out needs.
I cannot tell you how much it meant to me and family and friends that dear Gerry's headstone was in place in such good time. The headstone itself is exactly how I wanted it down to every small detail and so well engraved.
How much are cemetery headstones?
Not all memorials are the same, the cost is determined by material chosen, design, finish and lettering style and content. As a manufacturer we can offer memorials to meet all tastes and requirements, like for like we are very competitive. We will not however get into a price war as we are not prepared to manufacture a memorial to a price at the expense of quality. Please contact us on 0121 444 1840 and we will be more than happy to provide an accurate quotation.
How long do Headstones for graves take to make?
All memorials must be submitted to the relevant authority for approval. This can be as quick as by return of post or in some instances several weeks. Being a manufacturer with a large stock of raw materials we are in a position to be able to supply memorials far quicker than our competitors who are generally factors for outside companies.
How do you efficiently clean a memorial headstone?
The cleaning of memorials should be determined by the material it is made from. Marble and the softer stones should be cleaned by machining down to a new level off stone, which along with cleaning the material would also deal the pores and in doing so retard deterioration. The common use of excessive aside or cleaning substances actually destroys the stone. All repairing or re-fixing work we carry out to the National Association of Memorial Masons code of working practice.
How are cemetery monuments made?
Firstly, we obtain the material from quarries or mills around the world. When choosing Harry L Marks you can be assured that your memorial will be supplied by out own craftsmen with many years of experience.
We have our own 4 metre saw which can cut the raw slabs up to a thickness of 200mm. It can then be shaped and polished on our Jinny Lind. Once prepared it will go into one of our lettering shops for hand carving of the inscription, alternatively it could be inscribed on our state of the art computer assisted lettering machine. Any ornament would generally be hand etched onto the memorial at this time. After lettering the memorial would be prepared for installation in the cemetery.