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Choosing a coffin

We will guide you through the process of choosing a coffin or casket for your relative or friend. As independent funeral directors we are able to use any supplier and therefore provide the coffin you want. From the traditional dignity of a wooden coffin to more unconventional designs and materials, we can accommodate your wishes.

All coffins are manufactured to be suitable for burial or cremation, are fully lined and complete with handles and an inscribed nameplate. If the coffin is to be cremated, all embellishments are made in a combustible material so they do not need to be removed prior to cremation.

Objects may be put in the coffin with the deceased, although for a cremation they must fall within the guidelines of the crematorium, for example photographs must be loose without a glass frame.


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Wooden coffins

Most are made from environmentally sound materials and from wood taken from managed forests, often carrying the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) mark. Both veneered and solid woods are available.


Alternative materials

Other options include coffins made from wool, wicker, banana leaves, water hyacinths, sea grass and bamboo. Please ask us for details.

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Call us on 01379 871168 or email susan@susanwhymark.co.uk. Calls are answered personally, 24-hours a day.