Monumental masons and craftsmen. Specialists in stone design, construction and installation.

Monuments

Monuments Plaque | Memorial Plaques

One of the best ways to honour the memory of someone you love is to design a monument or memorial plaque which is a true commemoration of their life. Funerary monuments mark the place they were finally laid to rest and provide a fitting way to remember their life and accomplishments. Memorial plaques often take the place of a monument in the instance of cremation.

Advanced Stone have the knowledge and know-how to create almost anything imaginable with stone. By listening carefully to customers and applying their craft with sensitivity and understanding, our monumental masons provide customers with the best possible design solution no matter what budget families have to work with. We understand how important it is to have a lasting and suitable monument or memorial plaque to mark someone’s life.

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Choosing a monument

Today, monuments and memorial plaques can be created in a wide range of types, shapes and sizes and can be decorated as simply or as ornately as required. Monumental masons can add elegant inscriptions, artwork, portraits and other decorative features, with the myriad of headstone shapes, base designs, granites and accessories to choose from.

The Advanced Stone monumental masons draw on traditional techniques and blend them with modern technology to create beautiful stone monuments, which have pleased families for over 35 years.

Advanced Stone have the knowledge and know-how to create almost anything imaginable with stone. By listening carefully to customers and applying their craft with sensitivity and understanding, our monumental masons provide customers with the best possible design solution no matter what budget families have to work with. We understand how important it is to have a lasting and suitable monument to mark someone’s life.


Anatomy of a monument.

Virtually all monuments are built using the same basic construction technique by our monumental masons. Cut from slabs of granite in various thicknesses, the individual components are then polished, inscriptions are then sandblasted and gilded before being transported and assembled on site using either cement, silicon or epoxy resins.

The illustration to the right shows the individual components that are assembled together to create a monument. Each of these components can be customised to suit an individual’s needs and as in some cases can be deleted altogether. As is with the Ashlar, which is generally only required by choice or if stipulated by the cemetery.

There are a myriad of options available for each component, but in particular the headstone, slab and front stone. Various stones can be mixed together with great effect to create truly unique monuments. All components are available in a variety of stone finishes.

Granite is impervious to all weather conditions and as such endure wide ranges of extremes in dryness and moisture as well as hot or cold climates. It can also withstand acid rain pollution without any noticeable change over thousands of years. This makes granite the most suitable choice of stone for gravestones and memorial plaques.

Anatomy of a memorial
3D Render of a proposed single and monument

A step by step guide to creating a monument

Single, double and lawn monuments are made using essentially the same core components. Advanced Stone has simplified the task and produced a simple step by step approach that will guide you through the whole process illustrating what options are available and how they can be applied to your memorial to make it truly bespoke.

Our sequence for monument design

  1. Choose a headstone shape (single, double & lawn monuments)
  2. Decide on a base style (single & double monuments)
  3. Select the best stone (single, double & lawn monuments)
  4. Create an inscription (single, double & lawn monuments)
  5. Pick some accessories (single, double & lawn monuments)

Remember that a monument should be as individual as the person it honours. This guide is only a sample of what our monumental masons can produce for you. If you have your own ideas or specific requirements we are happy to explore those with you.


Start creating a monument by choosing a headstone

Monument showcase

A gallery of our latest and most popular memorials

  • Alipanopoulos
    Alipanopoulos
  • Allawi
    Allawi
  • Amad
    Amad
  • Amato
    Amato
  • Bentley
    Bentley
  • Bonello
    Bonello
  • Bottari
    Bottari

Our monuments archive


Other memorial services

Memorial plaques
Memorial plaques

A memorial plaque can be personally tailored. They are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They are suitable for display at cemetery, on a mantle or other dedicated space. Memorial plaques are popular gifts for posterity and allow frequent remembering without the need to visit the grave.

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Mausoleums
Mausoleums

A memorial plaque can be personally tailored. They are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They are suitable for display at cemetery, on a mantle or other dedicated space. Memorial plaques are popular gifts for posterity and allow frequent remembering without the need to visit the grave.

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Renovations
Renovations

Advanced Stone has specialized in renovating and restoring gravestones, stone plaques and headstones for over 30 years. Simple repairs and renovation ensure that the gravesite remains a beautiful memorial to the deceased and a pleasant space for family to visit and pay their respects.

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