A simple, no fuss approach
What is a direct cremation?
A direct cremation is a non-attended cremation service that aims to reduce the price of a funeral but allows you to remember your loved one in your own way.
It means you and your family can have time to focus on either a personal service elsewhere, a family meal, a party or to simply just sit and remember them.
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. The difference between the two options is quite considerable. On one hand you will pay alot less to a direct cremation provider as they are unlnikely to have the correct mortuary facilities and care setting. The person looking after the arrangements is likely to be part of a call centre, meaning you are just a number.
With a funeral directors you will receive support from an experienced funeral director who is trained in all aspects of the profession. This means, should there be an issue with paperwork or need specific support in difficult cases, they are there to be leant on.
We are immensely proud of the high standards we maintain in both care and service. You will speak with the same funeral director throughout the arrangements and we can make almost any request possible.
when death has occured in a hospital
when death has occured at home, a nursing home or hospice
The crematorium that we use for this service is Charlton Park, Andover whereby we will convey your loved one to the crematorium. You are able to specify a crematorium of your choice however this may incur a surcharge. We will ensure that the cremated remains are safely delivered back to you if you live a distance from our office. Alternatively, they can be collected from one of our branches.
The coffin selection
The direct cremation service includes the provision of a basic coffin.
Our full coffin range is available to you, should you wish to enquire but this will only be discussed if requested.
For coffins larger than 6’2″ x 20″ there would be an additional £250 due to custom building of a coffin and additional staffing needs.
Family, friends and members of the public are not able to attend this service. We will ensure you are kept informed of the day of the service however should anyone attend, the crematorium may add a surcharge.
Due to the simplistic nature of the direct cremation service, any additional services requested may also be subject to an administrative surcharge.
Pre-paying for a Direct Cremation
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.