UNIQUELY DESIGNED HEADSTONES AND MEMORIAL PLAQUES

in Pontypool and throughout South East Wales
Are you looking for a headstone or memorial plaque of a specific style? Get in touch with Gwent Memorials.

You can discuss your requirements with us, and we’ll design a beautiful headstone or plaque that pays a perfect tribute to the person you lost.

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Clients often ask me to design a symbol which is very personal to the person being remembered; whether it is their favorite plant, or a copy of a piece of artwork they produced, the symbol is chosen because it meant something to the person.

PERSONAL DESIGNS


This memorial was designed in conjunction with the client as a memorial to her son. Gwent Memorials encourages clients to suggest design ideas to make their family headstone unique.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

  • Customised plaques and vases
  • Beautifully hand carved inscriptions
  • Unique memorial designs
  • Laser and photo plaques
  • Choice of material and finish

    Additionally, you can choose us for headstone restoration and cremation services in Pontypool or throughout South East Wales.

  • FLORENCE’S MEMORIAL

    Florence’s memorial is an 18” high monolith incorporating designs wanted by her parents. The shape and method of installation was in keeping with the country churchyard and the memorial was made from honed black granite with high-lighted letters which ensure longevity and low maintenance. The snowdrops are designed to remind
    us of winter.

    Brandon's memorial

    The use of blue pear granite is a very apt memorial for a baby boy.The epitaph is in hand-engraved letters gilded with gold leaf and the sand-blast designs are hand-painted by our in-house artist. As a family firm Gwent Memorials encourages memorial design ideas from the bereaved which, in most cases, can be incorporated into a headstone at a very reasonable cost.

    Megan's memorial

    Megan’s memorial illustrates design features on a standard polished black granite headstone; the star-shaped cut out, painted with silver enamel, encourages glances through to the woods beyond.

    kerb sets

    Many local Councils are again allowing the installation of kerb sets in their cemeteries allowing an even greater choice for bereaved families. This is a striking example of a kerbed memorial in ruby red granite installed on a steep slope.

    Example

    The diagram above shows one example of how how a memorial is secured. It is not to scale but acts purely as a illustration to show the principles of fixing a standard of headstone and base set to BS8415.

    Before any memorial is erected, accurate reference will be made to the Code Of Working Practice and the chose ground anchor manufacturer’s specifications together with the site of the memorial, to ensure the correct components and core drill hole sizes are used.

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    Gwent Memorials
    30 Ty Gwyn Road,
    Little Mill,
    Pontypool,
    Wales,
    NP4 0HU

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