Monumental Masonry - Information for ordering memorials.There are various stages in creating a new memorial, and sometimes it can be a lengthy process. This page describes the procedure, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.EnquiryIf possible, we recommend a visit to our workshop to discuss your requirements with our stonemasons and to see the stones for yourself. We will be happy to produce drawings to help you in your decision. When we have finalised the design we will send you a formal, written quotation.Quotation If you are happy with the quotation you receive, we ask that you sign and return one copy to us. We normally require a deposit of one-third to confirm the order.Cemetery or Churchyard ApprovalWe must gain approval from the cemetery or churchyard authority for each memorial. We will send you a form for the grave owner to sign and return to us. We will then complete the form and send it on. We can only proceed when approval has been granted.Ordering StoneIf you are commissioning a new memorial, the stone may have to be ordered. Depending on your choice of stone, it can typically take 6 to 12 weeks for it to be delivered to us.LayoutWhen we have the stone, we will mark out the inscription and any carving or design. This will be done in pencil for hand-cut letters, or as a computer print-out for machine-cut letters. We will invite you to check it as changes can easily be made at this stage.CuttingWhen you are wholly satisfied, we will cut the inscription. At busy times, there may be a small delay between checking the inscription and cutting it.CompletionOnce the work is complete, we will send our final account. When this has been settled, we will fix your memorial within seven days, weather and ground conditions permitting.