Headstones for Burials and Cremations

Graham Walker, Headstone Consultant, now with Harold Wood Funeral Services, is an expert stonemason. He has spent nearly 40 years helping families to successfully choose & place memorials for loved ones.

We are privileged to now work with Graham, based full-time in our Hainault & Chigwell Funeral Home, 45 New North Road, Hainault IG6 2UE Telephone 020 8501 1735, email memorials@hwfunerals.co.uk. (Parking is available with four wheels on the pavement outside our office, all times except 11.30am-12.30pm, or in local roads).

Graham offers friendly, no-obligation appointments in our funeral homes, or in your home if you are within a reasonable distance. Graham is truly an expert in every aspect of stonemasonry. As a teenager he trained as a stonemason and carver. Then eventually becoming a manager of a national monumental masonry company, he went on to specialise in every aspect of headstone production and installation.

He can now provide advice second to none for both burial and cremation stonemasonry, whether for placing in a cemetery, churchyard, or in a garden. Graham Walker, alongside our colleagues, can provide:

  • Estimates and quotations for new headstones and additional inscriptions, plus renovations / restorations of older monumental masonry.

  • All new headstones come with 100 letters included at no extra charge.

  • We can also advise about many types of cremation memorials, including garden birdbaths, sundials and benches.

  • We can answer any questions about headstones including:

    • How much does a headstone cost?

    • What’s the difference between marble and granite?

    • What’s the best type of lettering?

    • Can I mix and match different headstone designs?

    • Can I see a layout of the headstone inscription before ordering?

    • How long do I have to wait after a funeral?

    • How long do I have to wait after ordering?

    • How much deposit do I have to pay?

    • What words can I have on the headstone?

    • What is the difference between a lawn or traditional grave?

    • Can I have a headstone for ashes?

    • What guarantees do I have for any headstone work?

    • Can I email a photograph of an existing headstone to you for an estimate?

    • Can I have an additional inscription on my existing headstone?

    • How much are cemetery permits?

Please call on Graham Walker on 020 8501 1735 Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, or email memorials@hwfunerals.co.uk.

PICTURED BELOW ARE ONLY EXAMPLES – PLEASE CALL FOR A BROCHURE WITH AN EXTENSIVE CHOICE.  If what you need isn’t illustrated, we can still provide what you need from expert craftspeople.