What is a no fuss, direct cremation?
This type of service takes a variety of different names in the UK;
- direct cremation
- no service cremation
- cremation without a ceremony
- cheapest funeral
- a no fuss funeral
It is the most practical, legal type of a funeral available, removing the fuss, stress and financial burden of a traditional service.
It helps to separate the cremation from the ceremony, allowing you to focus on remembering them in your own way.
It also removes the rushed nature of a traditional funeral. As the committal takes place without your attendance, so you can arrange a personal goodbye at your own pace with no time restrictions.
We can also help to arrange a lasting memorial item such as jewellery containing your loved ones ashes or created from their fingerprints, please see our memorial products page.
There are many direct cremation providers that have opened in the last 12 months. Although we welcome such a wide range of options to allow personal choice, it may not always be good for you. You may have noticed we call them direct cremation providers and not funeral directors offering a direct cremation service. This can be explained by clicking the 'selecting the right provider for you' button below.
We are immensely proud that we maintain a high standard of care and service, regardless of the type of funeral service requested.
Unfortunately not all direct cremation providers feel the same way.
Please click the button below for advice on selecting the right provider for you.
Our no-fuss funeral director's cost of £350 includes (please be aware of additional costs below);
- Bringing a loved one into our care from anywhere in England or Wales.
- Qualified advice and assistance to gain a death certificate and understanding the Coroner’s procedures.
- The arrangement, assistance and completion of all cremation paperwork from the comfort of your own home.
- The highest level of care for your loved one at our funeral home until the time of cremation.
- Dignified conveyance of your loved one to our selected crematorium.
- The collection of ashes from the crematorium. We can deliver them to any mainland address via trackable courier service for £25 or hand-deliver them to you for £145.
If you wish to attend the service but still wish to keep a no-fuss approach, we do offer a simple service nationwide.
Possible additional costs
We have a close relationship with a newly built, private crematorium.
Should you wish us to use a specific crematorium this will be added on top.
Due to the doctor's paperwork needing to be completed by the last doctor who attended your loved one, he/she will need to be kept local to the doctor for them to be able to attend and complete the necessary forms.
If the death has occurred at their home or nursing home we will arrange for a local funeral director to provide the initial care of your loved one.
Dr's Certificates Fees
These certificates are not applicable if the death is under investigation by HM Coroner via a post-mortem or inquest.
Should there be a need to instruct doctor's to complete certificates this would inccur £164 costs (£82 per doctor).
A Dignified Coffin
Although we offer a full range of coffins, for a non-attended funeral we offer a simple but dignified, wooden-effect coffin.
NOTE: For clients requiring a coffin over 6'2" tall or 22" width and/or weighing in excess of 20 stone we require additional costs of £250, due to staffing needs and bespoke size coffins.
We require this information during our initial conversations to ensure the correct costs are invoiced. If we are not notified prior to the initial collection it may result in additional fees being charged.
for a no-fuss funeral
By paying for the funeral now, you can remove the fincancial burden and stress your family would normally be left with. It will also tell your family and friends of you wishes. The cost is fully guaranteed so your family will not be asked for another penny.
The cost of a pre-paid funeral plan is higher that our at need service as it includes cover of all eventualities such as the possible need of doctor's cremation certificates and also provision of costs if a death occurs away from a hospital.
A pre-payment plan can be arranged by post, telephone or online by clicking the button below. You can either pay by installments or in a single, one-off payment.